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The Travelers Championship/Corona Country Club Update

The Travelers Championship/Corona Country Club Update

The Travelers at TPC River Highlands The Travelers at TPC Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut  is usually just another tour stop on the PGA Tour with many of the "big name" players skipping the event.  During the pandemic, our quest for live sport has given this...

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PGA Tour Resumes Play-Charles Schwab Challenge

PGA Tour Resumes Play-Charles Schwab Challenge

The PGA Tour resumed play last Thursday (June 11th) at the Colonial Country Club in Dallas Texas.  The tournament is now known as the Charles Schwab Challenge featured most of the leading PGA Tour players with the notable exception of Tiger Woods.  The PGA Tour is the...

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Corona Country Club-Part XII

Corona Country Club-Part XII

Putting During the Pandemic Most public and private golf courses in California have been open since May 1.  The openings were a welcome respite from the quarantine and shelter in place rules in place that had eliminated play for the last three months.  A number of...

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Corona Country Club-Part XI

Corona Country Club-Part XI

It's been a tough week to focus on golf given what is going on in the world around us.  My sense is that it would be "tone deaf" to try and conjure up any humor so the World Match Play at the Corona Country Club has been suspended.  There are no words that are...

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Corona Country Club-Part X, Covid 19 Charity Match

Corona Country Club-Part X, Covid 19 Charity Match

Covid 19-Charity Golf Match Sunday, we were treated to a Charity Golf Match pitting Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning against Phil Mickelsen and Tom Brady at Tiger's home course in Jupiter, Florida.  The objective of this match was to generate enough interest to raise...

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Corona Country Club-Part IX

Corona Country Club-Part IX

It was another week where golf afforded some of us the opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy ourselves.  The courses have done a great job in complying with California county rules and I haven't heard any complaints or whining about the rules.  There is a...

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Corona Country Club-Part VIII

Corona Country Club-Part VIII

Golf is open in California.  A major milestone for the resumption as life as we knew it has been passed.  We played both Monterrey Peninsula Country Club courses-Dunes and Shore as well as Spyglass Hill.  Golf course conditions are obviously excellent as the courses...

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Corona Country Club-Part VII

Corona Country Club-Part VII

Hallelujah!  Hallelujah!  Golf courses in California are reopening on Monday, May 4.  I have a tee time on May 6, which will not be missed.  It certainly is not business as usual for the public and private courses but, no matter, I don't care.  I'll be walking...

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Corona Country Club-Part VI

Corona Country Club-Part VI

Golf Update Another week of no golf.  We are encouraged that our club started taking tee times on Monday for the first week of May.  I now have a tee time for Wednesday, May 6 but I doubt it will ever happen.  The "shelter in place" current order expires on May 3 but...

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Corona Country Club-Part V

Corona Country Club-Part V

After many weeks in San Jose, we headed to Pebble Beach to change the venue of our shelter in place.  Monterey County is devastated.  An economy that is almost entirely dependent travel and leisure pursuits is virtually completely shut--Pebble Beach Golf Links,...

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Corona Country Club-Part IV

Corona Country Club-Part IV

Its Master's Weekend and instead of playing and watching after playing, we continue to be house bound watching tournaments of prior years.  What's not great about this is having to listen to Jim Nantz pontificate from his Pebble Beach home.  Of course, we could always...

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Corona Country Club-Part III

Corona Country Club-Part III

We had another zoom phone call this week with Shivas Iron, President, Director and newly minted Club Professional. There was no video for this call either and the dial in number was 23 x's. Shivas was his usual chipper self...how ye doin wi yir game? R ye havin fun?  ...

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Golf at the Corona Country Club-Part II

Golf at the Corona Country Club-Part II

We may have discovered that the Corona Country Club exists but it might be only available if you have 5G.  It seems that Corona might have some structure but it is ethereal at best.  An apparition by the infamous golfer, Shivas Irons, revealed some interesting...

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Golf at The Corona CC

Golf at The Corona CC

Golf at the Corona Country Club Golf at The Corona Country club is illusory.  It started out as a club that you could play only by walking and carrying your own clubs-the way golf was meant to be played.  There are no golf carts, caddies, ball washers, towels, shoe...

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No More Golf?—Carnage at Bay Hill

No More Golf?—Carnage at Bay Hill

It's finally raining here in Northern California and I'm watching the 2019 Player's Championship.  The 2020 event was cancelled after the first round as the entire sporting world is shut down with the  exception of ridiculous airing of live boxing and MMA.  I would...

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