|Still Milwaukee's "Big Units" all these years later. Bob Madden, Steve Czaban, Brian Nelson.|
Good, lord! I mean, really. Really?
So we at least got the B&B Open - Presented by Leinenkugels "in" this year (we were due for a drencher, and we got it!) but it certainly lacked the "festiveness" of all the previous Opens played in spectacular July sunshine and pleasant mid-70's temps.
In fact, by my thermometer, we woke up Friday at Grand Geneva in the high 50's... and never got better than 70 until my boy Gitter noted with deadpanned sarcastic enthusiasm on Sunday at 6:09 p.m.: "Oh, hey. It's finally 70 degress. Super."
|The boys with Carrie Wendt in studio. (NOTE: Carrie embargoed me posting any pictures besides this one. #boo!)|
The Bloody Horns 3 went off without a hitch. I can't say thanks enough to Dave Bachmann Jr. at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms. I have much more media to follow, but let's first tip the cap to our winners below.
These kids can flat out BALL their dimples! (Go with it, I just made it up!) I can't wait for them to join us in Vegas for CzabeVegas and play golf, becuase we are going to HUSTLE the living crap out of some high rollers out there.
|Winners: RJ Schwalbach and Brian Balistierri.|
With damn rainpants falling to the ground as he gives it a mightly lash.
Sheesh. Kids today...
Anyhow, they outlasted Eric Madlung and Mike O'Neil in a very taught 5-hole sudden death playoff with about 40 people watching from their carts. Always good fun when that happens! At one point, Madlung had a tournament winning putt just HANG on the lip, in complete defiance of gravity.
Amazing. Agonizing. Tough break fellas.
|Balistierri cuts a drive into the teeth of a stiff wind on the nearly impossible 18th at The Bull.|
|Schwalbach simply destroys a drive downwind on #10. Note the pants.|
Sorry my super awesome QB is going to set a new QB rushing record at Lambeau on that reconstructed knee (I'm guessing 232 with 2 scores).
Thanks to Boucher Automotive for providing me a luxurious new Suburban to haul me around this weekend, thanks to Gitter for both driving everywhere and also the utterly silly uniforms he made us wear at the Bloody Horns. Thanks to GM Annmarie Topel and PD Joe Calgaro for taking care of all of my diva-like demands.
And one last thing: take it easy on Ryan Braun, okay Brewer fans? He's still gonna be your best slugger when he comes back. You don't have to love him, but I think he'll still produce.
|Me and Gitter, wearing his unfortunate choice of "Team Cap" for the Bloody Horns. We shot 78, good for 10th.|