The first week of October, 2011 is the Champions Tour event, the Insperity Championship at the Woodlands Country Club in the Woodlands, Texas. The Woodlands is the former site of the PGA TOUR’s Houston Open. In addition to competing at the Woodlands on the PGA TOUR, J.L. played the Woodlands frequently in 1996 and 1997 when he and his family lived in Houston, so this golf course is very familiar to him. J.L.’s tee time on Friday of the event is 10:50 am CST. The tournament scores can be followed live at PGATOUR.com.
The Insperity Championship puts on a project called Champions Tour Tees for Charity. This is the third year the tournament has hosted this project. In 2009, with the help of the competing golfers’ participation and creative efforts, the project raised $25,000 for charity. The project involves each Champions Tour golfer competing in the event and their wife, significant others and/or family members by asking them to decorate an oversized fibergrlass golf ball and oversized golf tee. The professional golfers autograph the ball they have decorated and it is entered into a silent auction to raise money for charity.
I helped my parents, J.L. and Dawn, with decorating their golf ball and tee this year. At the beginning of the project, the plan for the finished project was supposed to be a golfer teaching several children. However, once I realized that my adult stick figure would be larger than the trees, I decided to stick with just one golfer! Below is a picture of the project while the glue was drying.
The finished product was shipped to the Insperity Championship, where it had a plaque made for it and pictures taken in preparation for the silent auction. I had a wonderful time putting this project together! We all look forward to seeing how much money the decorated golf balls will raise for charity.