A few photos from our trip to Victoria:
The World Team at Thursday night dinner.
Waalkes and Sharkey in Friday’s curious fashion choice.
The always-organized Cheever.
Harrison enjoyed a year off from captaining.
Jenkins sported the week’s only hoodie, thanks to Cheuk.
A view of the 10th green at Bear Mountain.
A view of the 14th green at Bear Mountain.
Benezra won both his Friday matches, and then didn’t win again.
Harrison/Jenkins d. Cheuk/Sharkey 70-75 at Highland Pacific.
Nelson, shown here with Benezra and Fessler, shot two 79’s on Saturday.
Fessler carried his partner to a Saturday afternoon win.
Singles match of the year that wasn’t.
Entertainment at Olympic View.
Jenkins closed out Cheuk on Olympic View’s gorgeous 17th.
Cox holed a ten footer on the last hole to win the Cup.
A victorious captain.
Cox and teammate Joe Stansell.
The look of victory.
Chillin’ on the Clipper ride home.
A few photos from our stay in Reno-Tahoe:
Team Seattle won despite playing with an eleven-man roster.
A few pics from the tournament at Gold Mountain and Chambers Bay:
The team pic.
A few pics from our trip to Pinehurst (the rest):
Waalkes busted out the 1998 sailor shirt for the practice round.
The 2013 Seattle Team.
The 2013 World Team.
Business partners and BFF’s with very different views of “dress up.”
BBQ delivery made for a nice dinner.
The Carolina Room.
Not a poor area.
This was once a bunker.
Waalkes does not want to remember this Saturday afternoon shot.
Jenkins fished a ball out of the bunker on his way to a singles victory over Waalkes.
The World Team donned Back 9’s for Sunday singles.
Last year lots of guys brought their cameras to Bandon Dunes. This year it was basically me who acted as the tournament photographer. A few of my favorite pics:
Our first-ever horse race.
Newcomer Baron Kofeod (shown here on Friday) went 3-1-1 for the Seattle Team.
Veteran Brian Patten went 5-0 for the World Team …
while Norman Cheuk went 4-1 for the now five-time defending champions.
The Seattle Team’s Saturday Callaway salmon shirts — glowing.
The Friday- and Saturday night barbecue deliveries were a big hit among the guys, many of whom were weary of picking up other peoples’ restaurant tabs.
Jenkins went 2-3 with two borrowed drivers and a bent putter …
while teammate Aro had some tough luck on the way to an 0-5 year.
We wound things up on Sunday night at Tumble Creek – just before darkness fell.
Like last year, several guys brought digital cameras to take pics at the picturesque Bandon courses. A few of my faves:
Perfect attendance through fourteen Greenspans.
A wind-blown Pacific proved to be too much course for Smith -- and the rest of the field.
Waalkes iced his left leg after injuring his right one -- and then made a hole-in-one on both of them the next day.
The green- and bunker complexes at Old Mac provided some interesting challenges to Gran, among others.
So close, but yet so far.
But for one unfortunate putt on Saturday afternoon, O'Brien was one of the World Team's most reliable players.
Down three on Sunday morning, the World team rallied to take nine points -- and the Cup -- in a singles route.
Anderson (shown here with Aro) escaped with a half point in singles after Stonesifer five-putted from twenty feet.
Sharkey, shown here with fellow captain Harrison, improved to 9-1 since the tournament moved to Bandon.
A few too many beers, pics and ice cream cones combined with some very sketchy timing almost caused the Crab Shack Seven -- Anderson, Jenkins and Benezra among them -- to miss their flight home.
Guys finally brought out their cameras at this year’s Cup. The setting — Bandon Dunes — had something to do with it. Mine can be viewed here (the ones on my family blog here). Among the better ones:
Half the Seattle Team at Friday morning breakfast.
Sharkey/Gran were down 5 after 9 in this Friday morning match -- and won.
Those grays weren't there thirteen years ago.
Waldner -- still striping it.
The fog on Pacific's 4th brought new meaning to the phrase 'blind tee shot.'
Norman was victorious on this day.
Gran pulling a Kozmo Kramer.
This was about the only rain we saw in three days.
Newcomer Ben Smith joined longtime vets Haight, Gaston and me for Saturday afternoon fourball tiebreaker.
Hanging out after Saturday afternoon's matches.
Leo Madden made quite the statement in his, uh, medical pants.
Tony's Crab Shack made for a great post-event outing.