Ready for the Weekend at The Travelers Championship

Friday was awesome.
~ The weather was stellar... if you like Connecticut summer weather... which I do: sunny, high in the low 80s, 68% humidity.
Yes, I call that perfect.

I walked my favorite holes... 15 - 18 a couple of times then stationed myself at the signature 17th for a couple of hours and watched dozens of beautiful approach shots fly over the water and onto the green. It was mid-afternoon however, and the CT sun had created a firm fast surface that didn't give up many putts.

Good weather is predicted for the weekend too, and in addition to a tournament... with quite a few marquee names on the leaderboard... there are tons of exciting activities going on.

For a family... even a non-golfing family... it's the perfect place to spend the day. There's the Subway Fan Zone with myriad interactive displays, contests and games, including the Travelers Championship Challenge where you can grab a wedge and test your short game skills. ~ Kids have their own Zone with a full minigolf course, a climbing wall and various inflatable structures to climb up and slide down.

This afternoon, once the final pairing finishes up, the Fan Zone will welcome the Michelob ULTRA 19th Hole Concert Series. The bands were just tuning up yesterday when I had take off, but we plan to be there for tonight's show.

I'm heading off for Cromwell now myself... but if you can't make it you can still watch it on TV or interactively, on

Defending Champion Kenny Perry tries his plumb bob on the bedeviling 17th green