This weekend is the third annual Soltstice Tournament up at Hickory Run and Francis E Walter Dam, a cross-town event. I’ve been in the previous two and I can’t wait for this years. The weekend is full of camping, parties, friends, prizes, cigars, and more. The event is put on by the Bearclaws and my buddy Mike Solt. He is stringing together a nice list of successful tourneys, especially this series. Each year, the player’s and prize packs get bigger and bigger.
I am heading up there early Friday to help set stuff up and any last minute preperations, plus get a practice round in. Now there is a random doubles match that evening at one of the courses. So, now that is 2 rounds on Friday and 2 on Saturday. That is the most I have ever played within a 48 hr window. I guess this is gearing me up for Sportsfest weekend down at my home course, Lehigh Parkway.
I’m sure there will be practice baskets at the campgrounds for some putting challenges.
The last two years at this tournament, I walked away with some sort of prize, so I hope to keep the streak alive. Just like Richie Klinger is hoping to keep his streak alive and winning all three Solstice Pro divisions. The first year I walked away with Closest to the Basket (which those in my foursome will not forget the path I took) and last year I one a portable basket from the raffle. This year I want first place in the rec division.