Today, members of the sporting press will aim their popguns at the thousand new bunkers (it would seem) and resist distraction from grand new sightlines at the remodeled Sand Point Country Club in Seattle.
The re-do was undertaken by David McLay Kidd, whose portfolio of golf architecture (Bandon Dunes, Gamble Sands, Tetherow) is surpassed by no one in the Northwestern regions of Grey Goatee Nation.
The occasion is the season-ending gathering of the Northwest Golf Media Association, for which the sightlines are not so clear and bright.
The 3GA: It stops here
TUMWATER USA — Here in the valley of the shadow of the brewery, so near Grey Goatee Global HQ that we can feel its hum, we go to battle, steady in the scrutiny of the golf universe. We are the Grey Goatee Golf Association (3GA) Tour, and this is our time.
We’ve gone our way quietly, in this most unusual of golf years, through five tournaments leading to our finale grande at Tumwater National Golf and Polo. But now, we cinch tight our Footjoys, accessorize boldly against every article of our golf haberdashery, and emerge gleaming into the full light of a sporting Saturday.
Our quest is for The Cardigan, revered like no other green garment in the game. Yeah, and we got a little money in play, we talk some shit, we drink some … it’s what we do.