It has to be terrible being a collegiate golfer- free equipment, travel, and golf at the best courses around the country. It probably makes up for all those impossibly difficult training sessions of hitting range balls, chipping, and putting. I do
n’t envy them at all.
Today, the Men’s Golf Program released their schedule, and it’s chocked full of great courses and elite competition.
They open at Pebble Beach for the Carmel Cup. Then they go to Pumpkin Creek Golf Club in Oregon, then they go to Crooked Stick in Carmel, Indiana. You know when they arrive in Indiana, they’ll look out at the farmland and protest, “I thought we were going back to Carmel? Where are the cliffs, the vineyards, the absurdly wealthy?” But then they realize they get to play Crooked Stick, a Top 100 Course in the World, so they aren’t hurting too badly.
They finish the Fall in Windermere, FL, at the Tavistock Invitational. You may be familiar with Windermere as the home of many professional athletes, one former one, Tiger Woods. If you go looking for the fire hydrant he crashed into, you won’t find it. It has been removed from the neighborhood, but the Perkins is still there.
They end the Fall in Atlanta at East Lake Country Club. That’s where the PGATOUR finishes their year. So, yup, Vandy Golf is doing alright.
In the Spring, they open in Gainesville (sucks). Then off to Cabo for some Spring Break
Golf action (doesn’t suck). Then back to FL for the Valspar Collegiate (meh), and back to Middle TN where they host the Mason Rudolph at Legends (doesn’t suck). The ‘Dores finish their regular season at Shoal Creek (def doesn’t suck) before the post season play.
In Post season play, they will go to Sea Island for SECs and Scottsdale for NCAAs. So basically, they are going on every dude’s fantasy golf trip all in one year. They’ll probably win, too.
Excuse me, I need to go. I’m going to see if I have any eligibility left.