The 2009 Orange & White Cup Matches got underway yesterday out at UT Golf Club with Foursomes (alternate shot) matches. Yesterday’s weather and course conditions were designed for golf. 70 degrees, sunny, slight wind, greens rolling fast and true. Those guys there studying a putt on the third green are two of Austin’s finest amateurs, Greg Meserole and Steven Bright. Today’s format is Fourball (best ball), and the Cup matches will wrap up on Sunday with Singles play.
Here’s a shot of the 9th green and approach area out at UT Golf Club. This hole has dozens of great photographs just waiting to be captured. It’s a great par-5, too. Big, bending, well-bunkered with a small green. The only thing I don’t like is that it looks like the safe play is left of the green. Not so. There’s a big shaved collection area over there that’s a fairly tough up-and-down. At least for someone with the yips me.