Our weekly Birdies for Education update is that I tallied 14 more birdies the week of April 29 at the Nashville Golf Open, bringing the total to 167 on the year and a total of over $201k raised for Curriki. Unfortunately my birdie production has declined slightly as of late as I finished tied for 60th, but I can promise that I am working hard to make more birdies and fewer bogies!
After missing the cut in San Antonio, my caddy Travis and I flew to Nashville a day early to play a 9-hole golf course called Sweetens Cove near Chattanooga, and it definitely did not disappoint. It is a top 100 golf course in the country (despite only being 9 holes), had some of the most interesting and fun hole designs I have ever seen, and even had two holes cut in every green so that you could play it twice. As crazy as the greens were, it felt like two different golf courses! And for just $40, the greens fee is every bit as understated as the entrance sign… It was really a treat to play.
The Nashville Golf and Athletic club, where the tournament was hosted, was very different yet interesting as well. It was a pretty extreme golf course, and the toughest walk of the year. You get a bit of a sense of the scale of the elevation changes by looking down the 7th hole… And the first green was one of the crazier greens I have ever played. It was only 9 steps wide, with a bunker right and sloping into the water on the left. And we had to hit our approaches from 170+ yards.. I holed a bunker shot for birdie on the first hole of the tournament here!
But the best part of the week was getting to stay with Peter and the Webb family. Peter is my agent, but between the upstairs soccer games with Reins and Addison and Brooke’s protein pancakes (see @kbstyled on Instagram to find the recipe!), I had a fantastic week off the golf course.
For those who have pledged, thanks again for all your support, and please continue to spread the word about B4E!! For those who have not yet pledged, an exciting part of the season is coming up–Raleigh, Greer, and Springfield, and a busy July and August.