Music, Fun, and Games
Growing up listening and dancing to House Music in Chicago gave me a different insight into what a party should be. In 2000, I started DJing because everywhere I turned to saw DJs not bringing the energy and playing the music that I felt would produce a great party. That is still true today.
Because I'm spontaneous and creative, I also wanted to host my own version of Family Feud. People absolutely love playing "The Feud" because it's different and allows people to socialize and be a part of the fun. I play this game exactly like it is played on TV. Sound effects, a big board, buzzers, and everything is included. In addition to the Feud, I host a variety of other games such as Birthday Trivia, Hood Jeopardy, Hip-Hop Charades, The Dating Game, and Name That Tune.
I'm also an avid golfer and have planned a variety of golf events during my 25 years of playing the game.
On the par 4-1st hole at Palmira Golf Club, Eric's approach shot comes to rest in the greenside bunker. After a couple of practice swings, he addresses his ball without his club touching the sand. But on his backswing however, Eric's club brushes the sand; he continues with the swing and hits the ball directly into the hole. "Birdie" Eric screams!!
Chuck then says, "Unfortunately, your club touched the sand on your backswing, so a two-stroke penalty must be accessed. Your score is a bogey on this hole."
"I saw that too Chuck!" Garlande says. You are accurate in saying that he gets a penalty, but it's only a one stroke penalty, not two. So Eric gets a par on the hole," stated Garlande.
Eric then says, "I noticed that my club did brush the sand on my backswing. However, with the new rule changes instituted in 2019, it is now allowable for your club to touch the sand. Therefore, my birdie should hold up." Who's correct?!?!?!
Driving the last quarter-mile to Kierland Golf Club lets you know you're arriving at someplace special. Using the bag-drop, the attendants placed my clubs on a cart, then parked at the driving range which is only a short walk from the clubhouse. I paid only $59 to play on Sunday at noon. The rack rate at the time was $129, and it's well worth it.
The course is surrounded by mountains, but housing blocks some of the natural beauty. Although the houses and resort lodging are gorgeous, I'd rather see the mountains. One notable aspect of the course is its challenging nature. With over 300 bunkers, large lakes, dry washes, desert trees, fast greens, and tall fescue you will be tested by its layout. Whether you're an avid golfer or simply appreciate the beauty of a well-designed course, The Westin Kierland Golf Club offers a captivating and enjoyable experience amidst the stunning desert surroundings of Scottsdale, Arizona. (Click here for a tour, it is an amazing golfing experience).
A special season is arriving here in Arizona. Shade Management occurs when playing golfers find shaded areas to park the golf cart. It gets really hot and parking in the shade helps to prevent you and the cart from overheating.
I relocated on July 5th of last year so I've already endured an Arizona summer. Not once was it ever too hot for me to tee it up. In fact, I'd often go for a practice round after work, in 100+ degree heat. It doesn't really bother me much. With Shade Management and cool towels that I place on my head/neck while drinking plenty of water, I can enjoy the game that I love, every day of the year.
The answer to "Do You Know the Rules?!?!" Touching the sand with your club immediately in front of or behind your ball, during a practice swing or during your backswing is a penalty (see Rule 12.2b(1)). If you do this, you get a loss of hole penalty in match play or two penalty strokes in stroke play. Other touching of the sand in a bunker is generally ok, as long as you are not deliberately testing the condition of the sand. So Chuck was correct
See ya in da Short Grass!!!