The notification came in the mail on Saturday. By random drawing, I was awarded two daily grounds tickets for the Wednesday practice round at the 37th Ryder Cup at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
It wasn’t my first choice. I applied for two week-long tickets. I didn’t even remember my backup selection. I’m not complaining, though. It’s the Ryder Cup, after all.
I guess I’d be a fool not to go. One of the reasons I applied for the random drawing is because I have family I can stay with in nearby Jeffersonville, Indiana. Maybe I can come up with some extra tickets. I’d love to see at least one day of the actual competition.
I like the trip, too. It’s a scenic drive across I-64 from my Virginia home to Louisville. Lush Virginia and West Virginia mountains followed by the foothills of eastern Kentucky and the rolling bluegrass and horse farms surrounding Lexington.
I’ve won the golf lottery twice in the last few months. First, it was four practice round tickets to the Masters at Augusta National. And now a pair of practice round tickets to the Ryder Cup at Valhalla.
I like the way 2008 is shaping up.
The Armchair Golfer