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Where Did Summer Go?

FRED Altvater

You KnowYou are a Golfaholic if: You wake up at 4 AM on your

day off, to drive two hours for an early tee time on the weekend.

The Game brings

out the Best in us

and the Best will

always bring out

their Games at

the Ryder Cup

~ Arnold Palmer talking

about Ryder Cup


It’s October, signs of Halloween are everywhere fromWalmart to the front

door. Fall breezes will soon be blowing the leaves around, the air has a

definite chill and the days are shorter.

What happened to Summer?

An Englishman, Danny Willett won the Masters and World No. 1 Jason

Day captured the Players Championship. The year has taken a turn for the

worse for Day, however, he has been forced to withdraw from his last two

starts in the FedEx Cup due to back issues.

A rules controversy marred Dustin Johnson’s win at the U.S. Open. The

Greenbrier was canceled, when rains of biblical proportion flooded the

course. Henrik Stenson captured the Claret Jug and Texan Jimmy Walker

won the Wanamaker Trophy, while only the bravest of golfers headed to

Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics.

Justin Rose added a Gold Medal to his trophy case, with Stenson and

American Matt Kuchar joining him on the medal stand.

On a sad note golf lost its King; Arnold Palmer passed away in September

and his ashes were strewn around his beloved Latrobe Country Club.

A 16-year-old golfing phenom from Korea, Eun Jeon Seong defended her

U.S. Girls’ JuniorTitle and thenwon the U.S.Women’sAmateur the following

week. She is the first woman in history to pull off this amazing feat.

On the LPGA, Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson and Ariya Jutanugarn became

the new “Big 3” of women’s golf, but In Gee Chun made her presence

known by winning the Evian Championship. Only, 22 years old, Chun has

two wins on the LPGA Tour, but both are majors. She also won the 2015

U.S. Women’s Open.

To top it off the Ryder Cup, held at Hazeltine National Golf Club to

officially end the 2016 golf season, was won by the United States 17-11.

It was a phenomenal year of golf around the world, but the band never stops

playing. The LPGA Tour wraps up their season with the Race to the CME

Globe, while the PGA Tour starts all over with the wrap-around schedule at

the Safeway Open.

Tiger Woods is scheduled to play at Silverado, so 2017 promises to be

even more exciting than last year.

I gotta go. I’m getting in a few rounds before the snow flies and I’m on the tee.

I’ll catch you on the Back 9.

NWO Golf Links