Saturday, May 5, 2012

Playing golf with the bigbyte pros at the Legacy

One of my favorite things to do is spending a few days at the Legacy. The Legacy is comprised of two championship, award winning golf courses, a team of incredibly friendly, professional and honestly loving employees and a warm, welcoming and fun towns folk in the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota. I take every opportunity to stop by there for a few days and play as many rounds as I can (last year in September there was a Sunday when I completed 81! holes).

So this time was like all others. I got up there from Minneapolis and everything was perfect. Chuck, the golf Pro will advance my game, Kerry in the restaurant makes sure I am happy with food and drink and Clayton gets me the best deals for accommodation (this time a cabin on the lake with a deck and three bedrooms). And then it's time to play golf.

The Legacy's two courses are incredibly well kept. Bobby's, a Par 73 with a special treat on hole 13 - an Eagles nest with Leslie breeding every year - goes by lakes and woods and is named after its designer Bobby Trent Jones. Dutch, which inherited its name from Legacy's owner (Dutch Cragun) and son of the inventor of Paul Bunyan and Babe the blue Ox, is a five star, award winning course.

So this time I received a special treat and was invited to play with Teresa Puga and her boyfriend Alex Osowski. Alex is one of the two guys we have been sponsoring with bigbyte (the other being Brandon Myers). These two young men have incredible talent and play an awesome round of golf. But Teresa ups that one with the most beautiful swing I have ever seen - on TV or on the course! When we teed off on hole 1, I had no idea about all of that and expected Teresa to shoot from the reds. After she drove the ball 280 yards from the mens white, I had to apologize.

Teresa plays on the Spanish Ladies national team and has been a member of the University of Minnesota's Gophers for four years.

Needless to say it was yet another great round of golf but even more important - wonderful times at the Legacy! I love that place.