Paula Creamer U.S. Women’s Open

July 10, 2011 by staff 

Paula Creamer U.S. Women's OpenPaula Creamer U.S. Women’s Open, If you saw the U.S. Women’s Open on television Friday that could be a little confused about what is happening. I do not see Paula Creamer, last year’s U.S. Open champion, the use of two different teams?

Blame Mother Nature. Blaming the rain thunder and lightning coming through the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in beautiful Colorado Springs, where it develops the tournament played in the Field of Broadmoor Golf Club East.

There was a plan on Thursday was the first round Friday was the second round. Then the field of 156 is reduced to the low 60 players (and ties) and any player within 10 strokes of the leader. Players who made the cut could compete on Saturday and Sunday for the title.

However, the program goes according to plan. On Thursday, the game was suspended about noon due to weather. Twenty-five players had finished the round 1. Fifty-nine players somewhere in the course. The players on the field had to mark her ball and return to your hotel, and 72 players had not wealthy but out in the first hole.

Friday, the game started at 7:45 am the driving ranges open at 5:30! Players who had been on the field when play was suspended game are resumed from her balls marked. The interruption of the game – and the loss of momentum – can take a toll. The 72 never teed off on Friday, expected Thursday, when he played her first round without interruption – Creamer, was one of them. In fact, they faced a day when they could expect to start her second round in the afternoon and maybe 36 holes in.

Yeah, that’s the answer to two teams of Paula Creamer. After completing Round 1, took a short break, changed clothes, maybe have time for some food and headed out to start round 2.

The demand of golfers in the tournament is many. The altitude of over 6,000 meters makes the ball travel more – especially if the stroke height. And the altitude is a physical effort for some. Then there is the rain. Not everyone reacts the same way to the stoppage.

The USGA does a great job, fantastic interview the players and promptly send the transcripts of the media. When Christie Kerr, a former U.S. Open champion Women whose ball was in a fairway bunker when play was halted Thursday, was asked by an interviewer USGA, “how frustrating it is to interrupt?” Kerr said: “It is, and you know, I have a tough shot that came later at least I’ll get to practice in the morning to know before you go.”

When Amy Anderson, a fan from North Dakota who qualified for the Open was asked in another interview for the delay time, she replied: “You know what really I like the rain, which will soften the course, do a little easier? Annotate Yes, the drive, it does indeed slow until I wanted to go ahead -. At least I wanted to finish my set on the 13th hole, but I really cannot be control the time I go. Go out and just pretend that I’m starting on hole 1, I guess, tomorrow. ”

The good news is that Round 1 is officially over. At that time, Amy Anderson was tied for second with Lazette Salas, a graduate of USC. Both are one shot behind leader Stacy Lewis, the winner of the LPGA Championship earlier this year. It seems that the attitude of Amy served.

But the bad news is that the game was suspended on Friday at 6 pm this means that while some of the fields have been able to complete rounds 1 and 2, many did not. The conclusion is that the cut not be made until Saturday. And unless the USGA is how to obtain final two rounds in the afternoon on Sunday the tournament will likely have its final round on Monday and the prize trophy.

So far, I’ve been talking about the players. But Ben Kimball, director of the U.S. Ladies Open, along with the course superintendent and his team has had to work hard for them too.

The large undulating greens are a unique feature of this course. Think of it this way: a big house might be hiking than 6,000 square feet, which is the size of many vegetables and some are even bigger. Pin placement is crucial. Due to the influence of “gravity hill” upward-facing slopes may actually be downhill. For each round, there is a different set of pin locations. (Y T areas on some holes are moved each day so that the course has different lengths).

On Thursday, Amy Anderson stops the game on the green 13 in the first round. When play resumed Friday, had to putt with round pin 1 locations. But when the players were playing their Round 2 (as they actually ended at 18 on Thursday and could end Round 2 on Friday), which had to be a new round of placing 2 pins in place.

I’m looking at the lists for placement of holes that I received from the USGA. In Round 1, the hole on the green 13 (450-yard par-4), in the right corner of the green. In Round 2, the place was back to the left.

Think greens equipment and logistics of the change in Round 1 Round 2 holes in a short period of time. His work is very impressive and maybe the tournament director to tell us more about the challenges posed by Mother Nature.

I’m on my way to Colorado Springs to cover the Round 2 and the cut, and view and write about the final rounds. But I’ll take an umbrella because then I know it will not rain!

Nancy Berkley, Berkley Consulting president of Golf, is an expert in women’s golf and junior golf-girls. She is a frequent contributor to / womensgolf. His book, “Women welcome here! A guide to grow women’s golf,” published by the National Golf Foundation, is an industry benchmark in golf marketing to women and tracking trends within the industry. It provides information and advice on golf industry and is common in national publications. He was editor of “Golf for Women” magazine and a consultant to the foundation of the “Journal Girl golfer.” Her interviews with women in the golf industry now appear in Nancy lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Harvard and Rutgers Law School. After a career in business and legal, she decided to write about the game he learned and loved as a teenager. She describes herself as a bogey player with good potential permanent.

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