I played in one of the best events this week I have been part of in a very long time, and there was even a three hour rain delay. I was fortunate to be asked to play in the Dubliner Classic this year at the Glenn Dale Golf Club. This is an event that has been put on for 32 years by Daniel Coleman, owner of The Dubliner in Washington D.C. The Dubliner is one of the best Irish pubs in D.C. and is located by Union Station. I could tell this was going to be a fun event from the moment I arrived on Monday. It might have been the coolers of drinks and beer already set up for us, to the BBQ lunch that was being prepared or maybe the many Irish accents I heard – I mean who has more fun than the Irish?
The thing I loved about this tournament was, in Danny’s words, “it is the only real golf tournament left.” We did not play the traditional scramble format you find in so many of these events. Instead we played net two best balls in the foursome. Basically, it was real golf – play your ball from tee to green and take the two best scores. They also required you to prove your handicap so I don’t think we had the normal sandbagging going on. They also had Irish crystal trophies for the first five places in the tournament. Read more about the event and how we did. [Read more →]