Last week, my brother and I took our dad out to the Shell Houston Open on Good Friday. The Shell Open is now always Easter Weekend and the weekend before the Masters, so it makes it a good tournament to watch.
My dad was an avid golfer and when I was little taught me the game. I grew up playing golf and earned a college golf scholarship, so golf is something that is special to me and something my dad and I (and my brother) have always enjoyed together & had in common. He rarely missed a tournament of mine. My dad is in poor health now; he can’t play golf and can’t walk around the course, so we wheeled him around in a wheelchair and I think he really enjoyed it.
We were able to see Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson tee off on #1 and watch several groups finish up on the 18th green. Overall it was a great day & one of my favorite annual Houston events. If you are looking for a fun hole to hang out on, my favorite is the 16th green gallery. Everyone bets/cheers on the caddies to see who makes it over the bridge first. It’s a fun hole (maybe it’s the close proximity to the beer tent)!!
Save the date for next year: March 28th, 2016-April 3, 2016
A group finishing up on the 18th
Ernie Els walking up to the #1 Tee Box
Ernie giving the crowd a wave
Phil walking up to the #1 Tee Box
My brother & I with my dad