Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Toshiba Classic Revisited

Loyal fans of this blog (all two of you) know that I love going to golf tournaments and have on occasion gone to the great Toshiba Classic, home of a Champions Tour event at Newport Beach Country Club. I went back to the tourney this October and below is a short photo essay of my adventure!

It was Military Appreciation Day at the tourney which involved bagpipers. I personally think they should station each of these guys at a hole and have them play Rod Stewart's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" if a player makes a birdie. A guy can dream.

You don't get more California golf than palm trees throwing shade on a green. I was surprised by the number of palm trees on the course, it made me feel like I was in Palm Springs.

Even though there palm trees and 80 degree weather, there still were some hints of Fall in the air.

I don't know why this photo essay is turning into a tree essay but I was fascinated by the trees at Newport Beach CC. They had all of these trees around the course that looked like giant bonsai trees. It was a very cool effect.

One last tree picture (I promise!). The downside of having some many palm trees on the course is that eventually you will have to play your way around them. I bet these trees wish they were planted somewhere else when the members play the course.

I broke my promise about pictures of trees but this was too good not to post. About the tourney, it was well run per usual and all of the volunteers were super friendly. There is such a laid back vibe at Champions Tour events and I always enjoy going to them, especially great ones like the Toshiba Classic.

The signature hole at Newport Beach CC is definitely the 17th. A downhill shot over water, it is an amazing hole and serves as a natural amphitheater for spectators and tent villages full of Korbel champagne and tasty food (pro tip, trip the brownies).  This is a great place to chill out and watch fantastic golf.

Photo essay recapped!

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