2011 (March thru June) Year in Review- 60 Pictures & 60 Stories!

  1. 1In Puerto Rico with The Golf Channel at Trump International in Rio Grande... working hard but enjoying every moment!
  2. See Puerto Rico- a good tip!
  3. Man hunting crabs off the fairways...
  4. Like the hammock and tranquility of PR!
  5. Now I know how to spell it I will visit again!
  6. Able to spend some time with Chi Chi Rodriguez and hear some interesting stories!
  7. Played Royal Isabela in Puerto Rico- amazing golf course! Aerial of par-3 17th hole.
  8. Ground level view of tee shot at the 17th.
  9. Sitting on the 12th tee. Profile of Taino Indian face in the cliffs.
  10. View from the south end of Royal Isabela.
Note: Listed picture captions continue below the gallery:
  1. 17th green, a bit windy!
  2. Sod faced bunkers on the par-5 10th hole.
  3. With my playing partners Miguel suarez (shot 5-under) and golf writer Mike Bailey.
  4. With forecaddie Jose in front of the logo wind-swept native oak tree of Royal Isabela.
  5. 15With owner Stanley Pasarell on the 17th green.
  6. With friends Pedro and Bobby enjoying life my last night in PR.
  7. With Elaine & John, owners of 'Ola Lola" in PR.
  8. With the "Ola Lola" gang in PR.
  9. Pedro, me and Tony and the Fruit Loop dude!
  10. Reading Lil Jordan's book to Pedro Jr....
  11. Graduation night performance at the Comedy Zone in Jacksonville... some more talented than otheres, all more talented than me! I think I need to keep my day job if I had one!
  12. Back at Augusta for the third year in a row... a very special place!
  13. A quick picture with Al Geiberger... he has a plaque on Championship Way at TPC Sawgrass... the original "Mr. 59."
  14. No. 12 at Augusta.
  15. No. 13 at Augusta... I know it would be prettier if I stepped aside...
  16. Ocean side dinner with friend Sir Walter at The Reef in St. Augustine after an afternoon at the World Golf Hall of Fame... note historic PLAYERS books... doesn't get any better than this!
  17. Sunset of my life... NOT... but awesomely beautiful... bring on the dawn I am ready!
  18. Putting greens at the World Golf Hall of Fame... a very special place...
  19. Can you guess where I am... Harbour Town Golf Links... Hilton head Island, South Carolina... love the Low Country!
  20. 31This is me morphed in 20 years... not bad except for the double nose!
  21. Okay back to the present loving the beach!
  22. Love everthing about living at the beach!
  23. Here's my new but old motorcycle... same Volusia 805cc model but 2 years younger with only 2300 miles on it... convertible comes in handy for transporting my new Brazilian hickory floor!
  24. Motorcycle fits in the condo... only for long trips away from home to avoid the sea air rust that attacked my previous ride...
  25. My cousin Edward came to visit me at the World Golf Hall of Fame! quite the golfer and golf historian himself by the way!
  26. At the Beach Hut for breakfast with other PLAYERS volunteers... guy on the right is my bossman Tommy!
  27. My favorite job preparing for THE PLAYERS... washing the champions' portraits along Championship Way... during breaks I read my books and relive each PLAYERS championship! Did I tell you I am a golf nut?
  28. Tommy and I out at the 16th green at TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course... staking the back nine the Friday before tournament week... the red thing is heavy and is a great aid to pounding the stakes into the ground.
  29. Two awesome women I volunteer with at the PLAYERS- Miss Marion on the left and Chris on the right!
  30. Two great guys I volunteer with at THE PLAYERS- on the right the "one and only," the real bossman of everyone Les and on the left well let's just call him BUZZ the celebrity guy! BTW Les donated my free round of golf on the Stadium course to the Wounded Warriors... which is okay with me...
  31. THE PLAYERS was enhanced this year by the World Golf Hall of Fame Inductions on Monday... which meant I was spent by Tuesday of PLAYERS week! Class of 2011 from left to right Doug Ford, JUMBO Ozaki, President George Bush (No. 41), Ernie Els, CBS' Frank Chirkinian and Jock Hutchinson... total in WGHOF now stands at 136... you gotta come!
  32. Here's my 3 bosses at the WGHOF- Jane, Frank and Sandie and I love them all- so much much fun volunteering at the Hall of Fame even if you are not a golfer like...
  33. Quick pic with Hall of Famer Louise Suggs in front of her bronze portrait in Shell Hall.
  34. My NBC spotter friends all dolled up for the WGHOF Induction ceremony!
  35. 46My NBC spotter friends- back where they belong on a golf course... why is it that they can locate the golf balls of professionals but have great difficulty (except Gary) finding their own balls?
  36. I was lucky that day... didn't make the A-List to play with the big boys and enjoyed a round with Sandie and Debbie!
  37. My first Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) breakfast at the PLAYERS... my friend Garrett on the camera shooting an interview with Zach Johnson.
  38. Enjoying the PLAYERS on Wednesday before the Darius Ruckers concert on Military Appreciation Day!
  39. 2011 United States Open at Congressional CC outside Washington D.C.... my 4th in a row!
  40. First tee hanging out early in the week!
  41. Familiar picture pose- 18th fairway with green and clubhouse in the background!
  42. With cousin Em on Tuesday! — with Emery A Reistetter.
  43. Photo opp with Nick Watney at the Lexus booth...
  44. With brother LP on Saturday...
  45. Practicing my yoga tree position with the real thing...
  46. At the 18th green when Rory McIlroy wins a historic U.S. Open by 8 strokes and shooting 16-under par!
  47. Visit to my sister Joanne in Long Island... she and her husband Bob spoil me- Strawberry Shortcake for breakfast!
  48. Back at Augusta National for the 2011 Masters!
  49. 60I found out I lost a dear friend today- Jimmy Davis (in blue shirt)- a volunteer extraordinaire at THE PLAYERS- someone who help make Jacksonville feel like home to me the first day I met him 3 years ago! Another reminder to enjoy each day of life to its fullest!