With 92 participants, Puttin' On The Ritz might be the biggest golf event I've ever played. I could feel an electric excitement as I made my way through the breakfast buffet. I felt like I was in the middle of a flash mob on the practice green.
My team was the first wild card at Puttin' On The Ritz and it was a very fine draw! As the round unfolded I was equally in awe of Ginger -- my 90-year old teammate who played a steady, consistent game right down the middle of every fairway and who reminded me with every shot she took that I have many, many years of golf ahead of me -- and of Karin -- our A player whom we elected to captain our team while we waited for our turn at the first tee -- who brought the added value of a leadership style that combined technical skill with the ability to bring out the best game all of us carried in our bags to our team effort. We played a round of golf the likes of which I've never before experienced, carded 60 and took runner-up on a scorecard playoff. I'm on for next year!