Playboy Golf Finals
• 30 March 2011 •
Location – Los Angeles
Horn fans…this was the most amazing experience…I will attempt to describe it as I saw it and make you experience the same excitement!
A gorgeous sunny day in London, car full to the brim with Wilson Horn bags, Woolfie and I arrive at Heathrow excited and intrigued about the trip ahead! LA, Playboy and golf, what a great combo!
A long but bearable flight and then a long and unbearable queue to get through LA Airport, we get a taxi to the Hyatt Century Plaza.
The Hotel address was fairly exciting in itself….Avenue of the Stars, baby! Pulling up at the hotel….the nerves kicked in a little…could of had something to do with the huge Playboy golf signs and the hoards of pretty girls walking around the lobby….even though it’s Playboy, you never quite know what to expect. Dressed in my tracksuit and cap from the flight, I made a quick dash to my room with the intention of freshening up and heading down to the bar to soak up the atmosphere….I ended up ordering chicken noodle soup and falling asleep….what a party girl Horn…crazy!
Thursday was registration day……lines of rather big busted girls queuing to register and pick up their ‘Girls of Playboy Golf’ uniforms! Unbelievably I could skip the queues and scoot over to the ‘Celeb’ check in….wooohoo! Issued with a smoking jacket (priceless) plus lots of other great stash the rest of the day was spent by the pool which had the most amazing hot tub…it doesn’t get much better…LA, hot tub, sun shine! That night was the Welcome party at the hotel’s ‘X Bar’….this time I managed to venture down to the action! The bar was packed with an array of interesting people….the best place ever for people watching!
Friday was golf day….kicked off by a big bowl of ‘Lucky Charms’….I couldn’t resist the sugar packed treats, a cup of tea then to the coach for the 45 minute journey to the awesome Industry Hills GC! Even though the event was just getting started I had a little inkling this could be mad!!
Arriving at Industry Hills GC, the atmosphere was great, everyone buzzing, the music blasting from the DJ booth, the sun shining and hundreds of golf carts lined up! Considering it was 10am, it was odd to see people digging into the Prosecco and Bloody Marys but I wasn’t complaining, it was fantastic…this is the way golf should be! I headed over to the range with two glasses of Prosecco and a bucket of balls….I’m not sure whether is was the sunshine, the bubbly or the Lucky Charms but I was striking the ball better than I had all year which brought a huge smile to my face!
A telephone interview with Bleacher (love those guys) followed by some filming for Golfing World and Horn was on a high….loving every minute! 45 minutes after the planned start time, organisers try to steer everyone towards their carts…30 mins later and we’re all set A quick hi-five as we pass the Playboy girls and on to the first tee. A cracking first drive plus a great team…you could hear the music echoing all over the course! We made it to the 5th hole greeted by a bar, DJ and a bed with bunnies pillow fighting…as you do! This theme continued throughout the round as did the flow of alcohol We all managed to play pretty well considering and having pulled up on the 8th tee after 5 hours on the course we headed back, lol! I’m not sure how many people…if any at all completed the full 18 holes….a truly enjoyable day!
Until tomorrow Horn fans,