The notification came in the mail on Saturday. By random drawing, I was awarded two daily grounds tickets for the Wednesday practice round at the 37th Ryder Cup at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
It wasn’t my first choice. I applied for two week-long tickets. I didn’t even remember my backup selection. I’m not complaining, though. It’s the Ryder Cup, after all.
I guess I’d be a fool not to go. One of the reasons I applied for the random drawing is because I have family I can stay with in nearby Jeffersonville, Indiana. Maybe I can come up with some extra tickets. I’d love to see at least one day of the actual competition.
I like the trip, too. It’s a scenic drive across I-64 from my Virginia home to Louisville. Lush Virginia and West Virginia mountains followed by the foothills of eastern Kentucky and the rolling bluegrass and horse farms surrounding Lexington.
I’ve won the golf lottery twice in the last few months. First, it was four practice round tickets to the Masters at Augusta National. And now a pair of practice round tickets to the Ryder Cup at Valhalla.
I like the way 2008 is shaping up.
The Armchair Golfer
7 thoughts on “I’m Going to the Ryder Cup”
Great…have a great time. Even though I grew up in KY, I’ve never been to Louisville, but I bet it’s beautiful there at the time of year the Ryder Cup is played. The games they play at the Ryder Cup somewhat resembles golf, but also leaves a little bit to be desired in my judgment. Still, quite an honor to be chosen and to get to go.
It should be interesting with Faldo and Zinger as captains. Will the Americans reclaim the Cup? Or will Europe continue to dominate? Only 11 months until we find out.
Another score! You know, you should now try to consider somehow going for the Spectator’s Grand Slam–if not next year, then another. Or you could always go for the Spectator’s Career Grand Slam.
Of course, I expect your exquisite writing to continue during those weeks so I can live vicariously through you! 😉
Wow.. that is great. I am still wishing I can attend such event one day… Anyway, enjoy yourself.
Keep us posted, will you ?
Congratulations yet again!
Tom: I like the Spectator’s Grand Slam idea a lot. I’d be surprised if I ever got all four in a year. I’d be thrilled just to see them all in a lifetime.
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