I was just thinking about the Tour Championship this weekend, our friend Ralph Kepple out at East Lake, and what kind of a great sports day it's going to be on Sunday with the final day of the Tour Championship and week three of NFL football.
But man, can't they please catch a break out there? All this rain coming through Georgia. Just last year we were talking about their drought. Two years ago, burnt greens. Now they're in a deluge.
The New York Times contacted Kepple and asked him about what he's going through this year. Click here for the story. Apparently Kepple still has water in his basement at home, but at work the greens, tees and fairways are looking pretty good. Good for them.
Soon after the story I received an emailed press release from the folks at SubAir reminding me that it was their SubAir system that was installed on the greens at East Lake. They are alluded to in the story.
Meanwhile, Anthony Williams, CGCS of Stone Mountain (Ga.) GC sent me some photos of his course, included in this post. In the first photo, that's a lake in the background, the foreground is the practice putting green. Obviously, the lake is spilling outside its natural boundaries.
Here at GCSAA HQ in Lawrence, trust me when I say we've had an entire summer of what is the nicest weather I've experienced in my 13 years of living in Lawrence. It's been blue skies and mild temperatures for a while now. We're wishing some of this nice weather towards our friends in Georgia... they've got a big golf tournament to host this weekend, after all!