|Ticket and autographs from the day|
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Children's Miracle Network Classic Golf Tournament - Lake Buena Vista, FL
This past weekend Duane wanted to go to the Children's Miracle Network Classic PGA Golf Tournament that was being held at the Magnolia and Palm Courses at Disney. Since he doesn't ask to do much I said sure sounds like fun. We went on their website and found out that tickets were only $13/per person and that they were having a Wine and Walk on the back 9 holes of the golf course. We were instructed to park at the Magic Kingdom and that they would shuttle us to the golf courses. We were able to get right in and park and sure enough they had shuttle buses waiting to take us over. They instructed you at the parking area, no cell phones or cameras allowed. The bus dropped us off right in front of Will Call. They were extremely organized and it took us maybe 5 minutes to grab out tickets and be on our way. They also had a place that you could check bags, cameras, cell phones or any of the other items that were not allowed in. Upon entering the area the excitement of the tournament was crystal clear and a buzz flowed through the crowd. The beginning of the week they held the pratice rounds and the Pro am, but Sat and Sun were all about collecting that last big paycheck for the PGA golfers. It was incredible how close we were able to get to the golfers on the holes. At one point they were less than 3 ft away from the ropes. Duane and I walked the entire back 9 focusing on different groups rather than just following one particular group enjoying the gourmet food and beverages along the way. Towards the end of the day I saw a lot of golfers leaving the 9th hole and signing autographs and so of course I had to go and get some. I ended up with a total of 9 autographs from some pretty notable golfers - Davis Love III, Rickie Fowler, Chris DiMarco, Spencer Levin as well as some others. Overall it was a great time and I can't wait to go back next November. I think we may even do another day or so.