Anyhow, we're lucky to be headed to the clubhouse for the tourney. Phew. Otherwise we would not be able to eat an $18 BLT named after Sergio Garcia (the previous years' winner wields the right to change the menu at the ol' club and he also gets some money - 1.7 million dollars - but I'm sure he is more psyched about the BLT). Below is the grill room. In the end, all clubs look similar in a few predictable ways at this level: Wood paneling, leather chairs, single malts, cigars, polo shirts. A bit too boys-clubby for every occasion.
We can always invite friends to the members rooms or tents to dine during the event but truth be told, we're young and fun. I have to bust out the pique and roll around in camphor before turning up for dinner at Champion's in the clubhouse. Besides, PGA events are an unmitigated zoo. I much prefer to have a private room for a Saturday celebration or have people in either for brunch before the leading party tee's off at 2 in the afternoon, or for dinner Saturday evening. Brunch for a before-event gathering would require a lot of help to be sure I am out of the house in time to deal with the aforementioned parking, so I am leaning towards Saturday evening.
Top row: Green event, Kentucky Historical Society. Green flatware, replacements.com. Green cake, perfectwedding.com. Rosemary centerpiece, Fiore Blossoms, Seattle. Middle: TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra, FL. Lime on napkin, celebrations.com. Moss bowl, HGTV.com. Green textured favor boxes, squidoo.com. Bottom: Fresh hydrangea napkin ring, southernliving.com. Placemats, horchow.com. Mossy spheres, potterybarn.com. Green and white hydreangea centerpiece, realsimple.com.
I choose the William Arthur Green Plaid Border card, below. Again, you understand it has something to do with golf, a game originating in Scotland therefore the plaid, but I did not hit you in the face with a juvenile golf shoe invitation or some similar horror (yes, the neighbors are aware when an invitation of this caliber has arrived from my animated behaviour and occasional fainting spell at the mailbox.).
Za'atar Pita Wedges and Hummus Selection
Veg and Marmalade Dijon Dip
And with that, I am on my way to a great Players celebration. What are you planning?