My name is Adam but folks call me Bubba.
Happy Birthday to my sweet mama Lally Henley! She is a great mama, grandmother, friend, travel agent, and just an all round cool chick. Happy 42nd Birthday, Lally!!
Greetings from a shady Super 8 Motel in Mt Vernon, Illinois. Never thought I’d be in Mt Vernon, IL, but here I am. One thing I like about IL is there is no helmet law. I went for a jog this morning (it’s 100 degrees here) and I saw lots of folks ridin motorcycles with no helmets. I once did that in the great State of South Carolina and it just makes me happy when I see people riding with no helmets. Don’t get me wrong, motorcycles are dangerous and a good way to get killed, but I sure did enjoy owning one a few years ago, and I especially enjoyed riding with no helmet. OK, that’s about all I can say for Mt Vernon, IL……
The Wichita Open has great local support. Check out these nice crowds on Thurs and Fri. The winds died down and the conditions were perfect for the first two rounds. Lots of sunshine and blue skies, it was great to be out there. It was a lot of fun to play with Tour veteran Skip Kendall and his caddy Austin. Those guys were a lot of fun to be around, we had a great time the first two days. I really like Skip Kendall, even if he does play with a yellow golf ball……
It was also a lot of fun to play with Casey Wittenberg the first two rounds. OK, that’s not true. Let me re-phrase. It was a lot of fun to “watch” Casey Wittenberg play the first two rounds. You don’t really “have fun with” Casey Wittenberg on the golf course. He is 100% business 100% of the time. But it obviously works for him. He’s in contention this week and he finished T-10 at The US Open last week. Do it Casey. He has a real cool caddy Benjy and we enjoyed a lot of laughs the first two rounds. Hope to get to work with Benjy again soon, or at least get a beer with him soon!
I am happy to report a victory in both of my Caddy Races. The first day I got a sneak attack head start on the other 2 caddies and beat them by a hair. #norules The second day there was a little pushing and shoving on the way to the green but I was able to get a foot on the green first after I pulled off a little move called a “7-iron trip” on the caddy who looked like he was going to beat me. Whatever it takes. It’s not how you play the game, it’s whether you win or loose. Caddy Race Team Win.
In the past two weeks I have been to Leon, Mexico, Mexico Beach, and Mexico, Missouri. I wonder if anyone else in the world has been to those 3 places in the last couple weeks?
Left on Sat morning with Steveo drivin to Evansville, Indiana for the next tourney. It’s only a 10 hour ride……but cheaper than flying… #caddylife
On Fri night the neighbors of my host family invited a big crew of us over to their house. They cooked homemade pizzas which were awesome. Tim, the man of the house, made the pizza dough from scratch, made the sauce from scratch, added all the fresh ingredients, and then handed them off to his buddy who cooked the pies on the Green Egg. I’ve never had pizza cooked on an Egg before, they were awesome! This community showed all of us such hospitality, it was great to make some good buddies in Wichita! Many many thanks to Mama Sue and JD our hosts, and mainly thanks to Sophie AKA Mrs. Beagie, the other member of their family.
I know it’s not easy to put up with my bro and me, or any members of the Nationwide Tour Traveling Circus of Fools, and we really appreciate your friendship!
Something really cool happened on #7 on Thurs. Dusty hit a really skanky hook 3-iron on the short par 4 that started way right, hooked across the fairway, and almost went into the water hazard. Then he had a 4-iron into the green and he cold-shanked it out of the rough and directly into another water hazard……SPLASH! So we go up and drop it in some more thick rough and I paced off the yardage, he had 46 to the hole. He was making a royal mess of this hole, but he did not get mad about it. Any ammeter like me would get really upset and probably hit another in the water or skull one over the green or hit another terrible shot and probably make a quad, but not Dusty. Just before he hits the shot he looks up at me and says “10 push-ups if this goes in.” I say “Sure” but I’m thinking to myself “no chance.” Well, of course he pures it out of the rough and the dern ball one-hops into the bottom of the hole. Our host family were around the green along with a lot of other fans who all went crazy. Dusty looked at me with a dead straight stoic face and said “Gimme 10.” I hit the ground right there in the rough and pushed out `10 and was glad to do it! #keepitlight Just goes to show what a pro Dusty is bc if he would have gotten upset about that hole he would have never been able to focus and hole it out from 46. Solid par dude. Mark it 4.
In two weeks we are playing in Salt Lake City and there is a little contest called Mustache Madness. Everyone grows out their staches in honor of some charity, I think it’s MD or something like that. Well, you can imagine how much I love this. The Fu Man Chu is already begun. I will not shave it till after Utah. May even keep it longer than that. We need some good breaks, maybe my Good Luck Fu Man Chu will be just what we need to get in the winner’s circle again! Stay tuned. #mustachewatch
My sweet mama took my little dudes to the Children’s Museum in Macon. Check out this huge snake they got to pet.
Grosses me out, but my little guys liked it! Gotta love little boys! #missthoseguys I am ready to get to Indiana for the next event, ready to check out a new course, and ready to do everything I can to help me little bro play well. But I am also looking fwd to next week when I get to see my boys and take them to the beach again. It is tough to be away from those boys, but we make the best of our time together. Also I’m glad there is a 4-month off-season when I will be with them a lot more. They are such good little dudes!
I didn’t get a chance to wear my good luck Kent Wool pink socks this week. I wear them only on Sundays, so I plan to wear them in the final group this Sun afternoon in Indiana. They look really smooth with my Nike Air Max 2 kicks.
It’s becoming obvious to me that #caddylife can be real tough, especially out here in the minor leagues. Three of my good buddies have split with their players in the past few weeks. That is always sorta sad for me but these guys just keep on truckin and find another bag. Gotta keep on keeping on. It’s a Doggy-Dogg World out here. (is that the right phrase? You know what I mean)
Hasta La Vista de Mt Vernon!!