Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The PGA And I Have Something In Common

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From jsonline, Milwaukee: Two PGA Championships. Two playoffs. Two champions who soon afterward ascended to No. 1 in the world ranking. One unfortunate 72nd-hole penalty.
Whistling Straits was built for drama, and it has delivered.
The majestic links-style golf course, designed by Pete Dye and built by the Kohler Co. on two miles of uninterrupted Lake Michigan shoreline, has produced a pair of memorable finishes in the season's final major championship.
There is every reason to believe a third is in store for the 97th PGA, which begins Thursday....
Whistling Straits' length — 7,501 yards on the official scorecard — would seem to favor a big hitter. Indeed, bombers Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson both had a chance to win in 2010. Singh, at 41, was still among the bigger hitters in the game when he won.  http://www.jsonline.com/sports/golf/kohler-course-built-in-a-way-that-produces-memorable-finishes-b99553320z1-321218431.html
I played Whistling Straits way back when and actually watched it being built when I drove from Milwaukee to Manitowoc and every now and then drove by where they were building the course.
Obviously, it's a great course and I ended up shooting about a 95 for the round.
Normally, it costs a whole lot of money to play there but a friend of a friend comped us a round.  
It was a great time and experience and I wished I could still play golf but can't because of my screwed up back.


  1. Wow, a 95 on that course is impressive, did you have a course you called home?

  2. Dan, go check out Jimmy Rowen's blog and see what he's promoting, something called Earthfest 2015 in Sheboygan Sat. Guess he wants to show what a horrible thing a golf course is.

  3. When I grew up in Milwaukee, I learned on Hansen, a Milwaukee County course, then Currie and Brown Deer.
    When I played at Whistling Straits, it probably was the best round of my life.
    Thanks for the tip but having a hard time to find it