2010 Year in Review (Part 1) – 58 Pictures & Stories!

1Frisky bull at Tavistock Cup!

Man with Jesus Car… one of the nicest guys I ever met… there is a lot of faith out there on tour… as well as on the highway!

Man with Jesus Car… side view…

Daughter brings elderly father out to see the pros play… lifetime memory… of mine… many stories here!

Andy “working” 17th at Bay Hill… one must enjoy the sunny bright days of life!

Everyone has nicknames out on tour… there’s a Frosty… this is “KFC”… Kathy from Canada!

Rain delays can be boring… or FUN with these 3 Musketeers!

Best picture ever of Frosty!!!

Me and My Buddies… Ike (short for Mike, don’t ask me why?), Embassy Suites, Frosty the short guy and me!

The key during rain delays is to get your rest so you are ready to go when the golfers are… this guy liked his quiet places- note the sign… i wonder if the raindrops were quiet for him?

Back at the Masters, 5th time, second year in a row, for the entire week!

Tiger Woods returned to golf on Monday playing a practice round with Freddie Couples…

Even the State Troopers were taking pictures!

Andy was on the story, all over the story!

New practice facility opened in 2010- looked like it had been there for 80 years!

My buddy Chuck from Binghamton made it to his first Masters… on the first tee with his favorite golfer- Ben Crenshaw, Gentle Ben.

Chuck taking a swing on the par-5 second hole. Even though he laid up he made birdie… in his own mind!

Does this guy look HAPPY or what???

The BIG guy with the little guy… Amen!

The Masters is all about tradition and this is the traditional Masters picture!

My favorite spot at Augusta National… under the old oak tree up by the clubhouse… a spot dear to my good friend Dick Donovan, now up on the big course in the sky… Amen!

From Augusta it is a short trip down to the Low Country and Hilton Head Island for the Heritage Classic…

With heritage in golf you have to have a hickory golfer as well… here is a picture of two hickory golfers!

Beautiful Hilton Head Harbour… that’s why they called the course Harbour Town Golf Links….

The openness of the 18th fairway with the hole playing towards the iconic red and white lighthouse… recall playing this course with Joe & Tim on our way to the Masters in 1999! Joe almost aced the par-3 17th!

The CBS sports cake!

Low Country is home to many artists including this one that found a nice spot along the fairway to work during the tournament!

Shade, comfortable, inspiring setting…

Awesome talent!

The one she was working on that day!

Early May is PLAYERS time at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida!

PLAYERS Volunteering is awesome fun. Here I am with friends Jimmy, Anne and “Uncle BUZZ.” Sadly Jimmy (blue shirt) passed on recently and will be forever the spirit of PLAYERS volunteers.

This is Chris and her husband Ted- two of the nicest people you will ever meet. Sadly Ted passed recently and his presence will be terribly missed next spring at THE PLAYERS.

My buddy (and volunteer boss man) Tommy pounding a stake… I am on the course prep team and we “stake and rope” the stadium course the Friday before THE PLAYERS… hard work but good fun!

Tommy & me… note no sweat marks on my shirt- this is during the tournament proper…

This is me with my “adopted” mom Sarita, literally the first person I met in Ponte Vedra Beach… a place of honor behind the “Paradise” bar…

The PLAYERS gang gathered at Sarita’s home, of course…

Maureen & April at Sarita’s “Paradise” bar…

Another activity during PLAYERS week- wine tasting at ABCs!

Maureen, SJ, April & my YMCA buddy Bruce…

Of course a trip to the local microbrewery Ragtime is in order during PLAYERS week…

Wednesday is a big day at THE PLAYERS- military appreciation day, any lifetime achievement award and other happenings- in 2011 Monday will be the Hall of Fame induction in nearby St. Augustine. This is the Tim McGraw concert…

F16s coming…

F16s here!

On the balcony of the clubhouse- my “home away from home” besides Panera Bread!

Of course there is “work” to do during PLAYERS week… here is some of the NBC gang…

More of the motley crew, excluding the corporate NBCers of course!

another pose before going to work!

Trying to look “presidential” in the President’s Cup library in the TPC clubhouse…