Travel writers gone wild: In Reno/Lake Tahoe
Is it harder to be responsible for a few teenage kids or 25 fully grown - and supposedly mature - golf travel writers? I’ve never had either group under my care, but I’m starting to lean toward the latter as the bigger headache.
Anyway, on this trip - where rental cars are supplied to all the golf writers - one self-intrepid reporter reportedly ran out of gas. She is the only woman in the entire group and I’m sure she could have kicked my butt on the golf course. If only she could have figured out that gas thing and made the tee time.
Another golf travel writer definitely backed his rental car into a ditch. He bragged about it himself (though in fairness, he’s from Texas, he’s almost as old as McDonald and he did recover to escape from the ditch that jumped up and swallowed his back end).
Meanwhile, I’ll I did is lose every single ball the sponsors handed out and pop a shot straight up in the air that landed behind me. Feels good to be the angel of the group.
But seriously, would you want to be responsible for 25 golf travel writers?
Think about that all you fresh-faced kids on the college PR fast track.
For more on the unique wonders - and characters - of Reno-Lake Tahoe sierra golf, stay tuned to the latest On the Spot column this week.
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Yeeoouch! OK, so if I read this self-analysis correctly, her "B" game is good enough to wallop most of the big name lady golfers on tour...right, and if she only brought her "A" game to the championship...she would have destroyed the field of lesser what "hackers."
OK, maybe I’m over reacting here, and admittedly I think she’s going about things the wrong way (her Millions in endorsement contracts notwithstanding), but in two recent post-event interviews with MW, she has let us into her view on where she stands in the golfing world. After her missing the slot at the U.S. Open sectional she said (following the prerequisite and pre-planned interview response: I had fun out there, giggle, giggle etc...) she goes on to say after a question about the controversial way she’s beginning her pro career, that she'll do what she wants to do; and now after a major LPGA tourney including some of the best lady players in the world (including a hall of famer or two): "I played my 'B' game and I was still in the top five."
C'mon...don't tell me the other accomplished ladies on the tour are going to let that one just lay there...are they???
She's got talent, she can win tournaments, she's no doubt the major golfing story, but jeesh, could some one teach her patience, humility, regard for the game and respect for her fellow sportsmen. I think she can expect continued sub-zero shouldering from the ladies of the LPGA, and I can't blame them fro giving it. A shame, because she could probably benefit from a seasoned mentor on the tour, but heck...few of them can beat her "B" game anyway, so why should she bother.
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