Athens, GA (Mar 31, 2009) - Working with the fine folks from Jackson Spaulding, a public relations firm based out of Atlanta (with an office here in Athens), I have been credentialed to provide coverage from the Athens Regional Foundation Classic. This is the fourth year for the Nationwide Tour event here in Athens, which will take place at Jennings Mill Country Club from April 14-19, 2009.
Because of scheduling conflicts with University of Georgia baseball games in Athens, I will be out at the course from Sunday of the Masters through the morning/early afternoon of the second round on Friday the 17th.
What I would like to know from my readers who are golf fans is what kind of stories you would like to hear from the event? What is it you would like to know about an event like this that you normally do not get to read or hear? For example:
- Would you like to read a backstory on a former PGA Tour winner like Tom Byrum, who is now toiling on the Nationwide Tour? One personal backstory is that I caddied for his twin brother Curt at the Greater Milwaukee Open back in 1982.We made the cut only to play one of the weekend rounds in a driving rainstorm.
- Would you like to hear stories about the Nationwide Tour caddies who are out there hoping to get a bag with an up and comer that will take them to the big show one day?
- Would you like to read about Jeff Curl, son of former PGA Tour professional Rod Curl, who is trying to follow in the footsteps of his father?
- Should I break out my caddy shoes (oh how I long for those FootJoy sneakers) and loop for a player in a practice round, perhaps twittering as we make our way around the course?
Any and all ideas/suggestions are welcomed and encouraged.
Athens Regional Foundation Classic Web Site
Athens Regional Foundation Classic Hitting Full Speed (from AthensWorld)
Playing Golf In The Shadow of The Tour Championship(from nowPublic)