With the US Open followed by the Travelers Championship, and several other unique golf events in between, there'll be no shortage of stories, and the fact that so much of the action is taking place in my neighborhood (so to speak) makes it ultra-accessible and all the more special for me.
The US Open 2009
I'll be at Bethpage Black Friday through Sunday, and with some stellar partnerships in place, I hope to be able to provide a unique view of this year's US Open, from the perspective of a passionate golf fan and golf lifestyle enthusiast. Earlier in the week I'll be bringing you some off-course stories on colorful pieces of US Open history and Open-related activities and events. Newsflash I: Though I hadn't planned to be at Bethpage on Thursday, Shane Bacon just let me know I was sort of expected to be there, to cover a particularly provocative pairing, so I may need to make some last minute arrangements.
There's so much going on at the Travelers Championship this year: Michelob ULTRA 19th Hole Concert Series, Women’s Day, kids events and an awesome new on-course Fan Zone. I'm set to be at TPC River Highlands Thursday through Sunday bringing you on-the-scene coverage of all this and more. Newsflash II: I'm trying to work Wednesday into my schedule as well. With a stellar Pro-Am field that includes Luke Wilson, Joe Pesci, Aidan Quinn and Jennifer Rizzotti - a CT friend, former UConn Basketball star and University of Hartford Women's Basketball Head Coach - I think I need to be there.
CVS Caremark Charity Classic
It's an ultra-awesome event that's right there between the Open and Travelers. It takes place at Rhode Island Country Club and includes some of the shining-est golf stars. The format promises to be fun and fascinating; there'll be several co-ed teams along with the all guy teams, and the stars include Camilo Villegas, Natalie Gulbis, Boo Weekley, Morgan Pressel Anthony Kim, Julie Inkster...too many other sparklers to name. And, it's a great charity event for New England families and children in need. Local golf hero Billy Andrade co-hosts with Brad Faxon. It doesn't look like I'll be able to be on the scene but I've got several
Shine with the Stars and Big Shots
I will be on the scene for a couple of days of celebrity golf and entertainment at Foxwoods Resort and Casino and Lake of Isles Golf Course. I'll join athletes and actors for the activities on the course and at the resort. Power players of a different sort will be there too. "Big Shots Titans At The Tee," the new Long Drive TV series for Fox Network - Prime Time, will be filming, and I'll be there for it.
See what I mean. It's going to be an exciting couple of weeks. Stay tuned for all the stories.