KG Played Champions-Tour DICK’s OPEN, Endicott June 24-26!
June24-26 2011: Dick’s Sporting Goods Open
En-Joie GC · Endicott, New York
TEE TIMES: (see http://www.pgatour.com/players/00/14/44/scorecards/2011/s008.html )
RND1/Fri 1:05pm: Tom Wargo, Mark Calcavecchia, KEN GREEN => 39-37=76
RND2/Sat 9:30am: David Eger, Tom Wargo, KEN GREEN => 37-38=75
RND3/Sun 8:30am Jay Sigel, Gary Hallberg, KEN GREEN => 38-38=76
Anyone wanting to send a heartfelt THANK YOU message to Dick’s Open Tournament Director John Karedes for giving Ken a SPONSOR’S EXEMPTION in both 2010 & 2011, here is his email address which I Googled to earlier today:
Tournament Director, Dick’s Sporting Goods Open
…And, ABOVE ALL, say “THANKS!” to the Dick’s people by doing ALL of your Sporting Goods shopping at DICK’s SPORTING GOODS!
They’re all over the place – see http://www.dickssportinggoods.com – or, of course, order your stuff Online at Dick’s.
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KG’s Blog Post #109 – 6/6/11 5:21pm (Playing June24-26 Dick’s Open/Endicott)
10% has opened his trapped once again. The good people of Dick’s Sporting Goods has granted me an exemption if I so desire to play (June24-26 http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/s008 ). I can’t tell you how honored I am that they actually asked told me well in advance that they want me there. Most of you know that I’m insanely loyal to people who befriend me. I will never ever buy anything from any other store than Dick’s, It’s a huge pick me up to myself. I’ve had 3 days of absolute minimal pain and it felt oh so good. Sadly, today has been a nightmare but I’m so glad I was almost normal. The idea that maybe we might be slowing down is like a kid waiting for Xmas. I see the head doctor in a couple of days, but just had to spit out my news. . .
Anyway, I will keep you posted and I really hope to be better soon. I pray it was not just a fool’s dream of health.
Be good my friends,
= = = = = = = = KG’s Blog Post #111 – 6/22/11 2:51pm
Hello and just a quick update on my new infamous leg that I don’t have at the moment. I flew down to Orlando on Monday to get the new devil delight and there was some sort of malfunction on the foot, so I must now wait for it to be repaired. Kind of a let down because I was really looking forward to it. I’ve had a few really decent days in the pain meter, so I’m thrilled about that part and pray that maybe my boat of pain is finally shrinking. I’m straight off pull-yanking my way into the thicker than usual rough at the Dick’s Open Pro Am. Our team fired off a ripping 6 under par to shatter the field. I have a day to figure out the swing and the putter, so that should be no worries. – Ken
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =KG’s Blog Post #112 – 6/28/11 2:30am “DICK’s OPEN REFLECTIONS”
So many good things to say I’m not sure where to start. I actually played golf for 5 days in a row for the very first time, although my only ankle on my body is not really happy. Although much weaker compared to my drives from last year, I thought I did half way decent for me. 76-75-76 is very deceiving, but that is golf sometimes. I’m hitting some really good quality shots mixed in with some damn “Alice what fart is the matter with you?” ones. I was 13 shots over par, and of those 9 were related to lies on hills that I simply fail to hit good shots. I’m not sure how many shots the leg cost me because I didn’t quite hit it close enough with other shots that from hills that I did manage to make par but not birdie. In my opinion, which is usually right, the best news to report is that it was the least amount of physical pain I’ve had to play in to date. If the nerve issues are a thing of the past I will be an easier person to be around and a better golfer, I hope. Two years of that constant electric slam blasts are enough. Three people have already told me they stopped at a Dick’s Sporting Goods in my honor and I want to say thank you to them. The Dicks people were great to invite me, even though they knew I stink at the moment. Quite honestly they have figured out 2 things the others haven’t yet. One is that the leg and good golf is a story and the other is that that I’m still one of the best pros to play with in a pro-am. The Champions tour is about making sure the corporate world people have a fun time; the golf is secondary, however good it is they play. -Ken.
= = = = = = =Quite an article, leading up to Dick’s Open:
6-15-11: “Ken Green Is Enduring Unimaginable Pain To Write Golf’s Great Comeback Story”
Written by: Eric Adelson, ThePostGame (Yahoo Sports)