What a Month!
If you’re a fan of watching professional golf up close and personal, the month of August in the Pacific Northwest was about as good as it gets! I’m talking about the opportunity to watch the games best talent plying their trade on the Witch Hollow course at Pumpkin Ridge, fighting their way to earn one of 25 PGA TOUR cards available for next season. How did they fare? Brice Garnett, after carding a 1-under par 35 on the front nine, stormed to victory on the back nine, scoring a 5-under par 30 to clinch the number one spot on the regular season money list and a ticket to the PGA TOUR schedule next season. Also, earning one of the 25 cards was hometown favorite Aaron Wise. The 2016 NCAA Individual and team championship winner with the University of Oregon, Wise carded a 1-under par 70 tying for 16th and secured the 18th position in the top 25 players. “The fans were great all week and came out to support me, and it’s pretty cool to be the Oregon kid everyone is rooting for,” said Wise. Another hometown favorite was Freddie “Boom Boom” Couples who competed at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge for a chance to win the region’s premier golf tournament The Boeing Classic, now in its 13th year. Fred competed hard but could not close out the elusive championship finishing tied for 20th. Even if you’re not a hardcore fan of golf, the views of the Cascades combined with the opportunity to see some of your favorite legendary golfers is worth the price of admission. Of course, the official start to the event is about as dramatic as you can imagine with one of Boeing’s commercial jetliners flying up the 18th fairway over the Clubhouse. Props to Wisconsin native and Champions Tour rookie Jerry Kelly who shot -19 over the threetournament to win his first PGA TOUR Champions event and set a Boeing
Classic record in the process. After leading all three rounds, Kelly finished strong against a tough field. The 50-year old shot 65 on Friday, 66 on Saturday and closed out Sunday with another 66 for the championship. Defending champ Bernhard Langer threatened late in the day but
finished tied third.
SWING OIL…WHAT NOW?
Finally, this month, I wanted to mention a new product (at least for me) on the market called Swing Oil. No, it has nothing to do with some kind of synthetic lubricant that will ‘grease’ up your sticks or some new ‘fandangled’ swing aid. I’m talking about the internal kind of lubricant for the body. After a friend recommended I try it on my next round, I dutifully gave it a try and I’m glad I did. In a nutshell, Swing Oil’s mantra is “Get Loose, Swing Smooth’ and with that notion in mind, I consumed one of the 3 oz. lemon-line flavored packs. Did I experience an instant state of golfing nirvana? Well, no, but what I did experience was a pleasant state of mind and even more pleasant lack of fatigue and focus. Marketed as a supplement, Swing Oil is a liquid product easily consumed and digested containing mostly natural ingredients both easily recognized and pronounced. Think glucosamine for joint health, Ginseng for focus, and Turmeric for…well, I’m not 100% sure, but taken in their entirety, Swing Oil proved to be a delicious elixir and potentially effective supplement to my round of golf. Did I break 80 after consuming a pack? Well, no, but did I end my round feeling sharp, relaxed, and happy. I like the last state of mind, best. Please visit www.swingoil.com