This One’s for You, Rick Williams, PGA

I’ve said this before, but I really want to say it again: One of the things I love about blogging is developing cyber-friendships with interesting, fun people I would probably never meet otherwise.

One of my favorite blogger friends is Rick Williams who lives near Philadelphia. He’s the U.S. Campaign Manager for RetailTribe, a company that, well, I don’t really don’t know anything about.

He’s also a PGA Pro who finds golf – – WAIT, I NEED TO SAY SOMETHING HERE, “Mom, Richard, Bobby, Danny, Mary, Warren, Barbara, and all my other golf friends, including me, please sit down before you read the rest of this sentence, “a peaceful, meditative activity.”

Rick is a great writer who has a healthy approach (golf term!) to life, family, food, fun, and, of course, golf.

I don’t remember how we found each others’ blogs, but for me, it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. I can’t speak for Rick.

Wherever I am, if I see something cool that’s golf-related, I like to send pictures to Rick, such as these from a road-trip to French Lick, Indiana in October 2014.

Display in the atrium of the French Lick Hotel announcing  the upcoming 76th annual Senior PGA Championship, that will be played at the hotel's famous Pete Dye Course for the very first time.
This is the display in the atrium of the French Lick Hotel for the upcoming 76th annual Senior PGA Championship, scheduled at the hotel’s famous Pete Dye Course May 21-24, 2015.
Extreme close-up of the coveted Albert S. Bourne trophy.
Extreme close-up of the coveted Albert S. Bourne trophy. In 1937, Bourne, one of the founding members of Augusta National Golf Club, commissioned Tiffany’s to create what has remained one of golf’s largest trophies. He then donated it to the Senior PGA Championship so that each year’s winner’s name could be engraved on it. (ref: www.pga.com/seniorpga/news/2014-senior-pga-championship-alfred-s-bourne-trophy,) and (http://golf.about.com/od/majorchampionships/g/alfred-s-bourne-trophy.htm.)
Okay. This has nothing to do with golf but it's a picture of the top of the atrium of the French Lick Hotel. Yes, I did lie on the floor underneath it to try to get the best picture I could.
Okay. This has nothing to do with golf. This is what it looks like when you lie on your back on the carpet underneath the highest point of the dome in the middle of the atrium of the French Lick Hotel.

You might be wondering why I’m writing about Rick Williams and golf on a snowy day in Chicago in January. Well, the answer lies (another golf term!) in the last two photos below.

But first, I need to set the scene:

This is the front of my house.
This is the front of my house.
This is the view of the golf course across the street from my house, near the 9th hole.
This is the view of the golf course across the street from my house, facing the 9th hole.
9th tee box waaaaaay back here
9th tee box waaaaaay back here

And now for the best part…

Two golf balls I found yesterday on the ground undeneath the windowboxes (see piicure of the front of my house, above.). I'm thinking poor club selection.
Two golf balls I found yesterday on the ground undeneath the windowboxes (see piicure of the front of my house, above.)
Anyone missing a couple of Tittelist 1's?
It’s snowing today, so I apologize to the people who were playing these because I had to  move the lie of the balls to see the brand. Anyone missing a couple of Titleists?

So, now,  wherever I am, if I see something  funny that’s golf-related, I’ll send those photos to Rick, as well. No one likes to slice or hook a ball, but this is ridiculous! Poor club selection, perhaps?

Links (another golf term!) to Rick’s blogs:

Mind Body Golf  https://mindbodygolf.wordpress.com/

The Inefficient Kitchen http://www.theinefficientkitchen.com/home.html

10 Replies to “This One’s for You, Rick Williams, PGA”

  1. i agree, the connections with others are what make blogging so great. at least the balls weren’t deflated due to ‘the weather’ like with our current football scandal )

    1. Hi, the other Beth!
      I can’t just say Beth because my sister gets upset. I agree! It’s so cool that I’ve met you, Rick, and so many other people through blogging. I don’t keep up as much as I’d like but I’m trying to figure out a schedule (a very foreign word to me!) so I can catch up reading and commenting on one day, writing another few days, and the million other things I need to do. I’m so glad to know you! Thanks for always liking and commenting!

  2. If you leave those golf balls where they are, you might get some chicken or duck to make it her nest, and you’ll get eggs, and maybe babies. Are you cool with that? If not, I know 8 hens who could use them.

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