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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Byron Nelson Golf Tournament

Spent yesterday, or most of yesterday at the HP Byron Nelson Golf Tournament. We arrived about 11AM and left about 4PM. By that time we had enough sun and crowds. We watched golf on holes 1, 2, 17, 16, 15 and 10. We spent the most time on 16 and 17, just because it was easy to find a place to stand in the shade close to the green. The greens are really the place to watch. The green at 16 was very interesting and to see the way the Pros read the green was interesting also. This had a hole location that if you got behind the hole, their chance of making it on a single putt was very limited, and once past the hole, the ball ended up on the bottom of the green. The course is well designed for people to watch at the greens with each one in an amphitheater type setting so the spectators can sit/stand on the sides and above the green. The number of people was tremendous. The age range of attendees seemed to favor the 20-30 year olds. I think that more than half that age group had a beer or other adult libation in their hand. Not that I did not want one or two myself, but I have found that in hot weather, water is the better choice. On the way out I got a couple of souvenirs. Might not get to another Golf Tournament of this size. Of course there was a ban of taking pictures, so the souvenirs and the pass are the only evidence that I have that I attended.

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