Sunday, June 2, 2013
Whistling Straits is in Kohler, Wisconsin. They played the 2010 PGA here, and Dustin Johnson was in one of these sand traps
on the 72nd hole, along with 50 or so spectators also standing in the sand trap, which had no rakes nearby, and grounded his club, thus incurring a penalty and missing the playoff.
The club is based on Irish golf, architecture, and cuisine.
We ate lunch there with Vicki's brother Steve, and Joy,
had an excellent shepherd's pie, and Irish soda bread, and because it was my birthday they gave me a free dessert, a brandy alexander torte. Mmmmm.
The course is along Lake Michigan, and there was a 20 mph or so breeze blowing the whole time. Quite a difficult golf course, I imagine. Didn't play there, my back was still hurting, and it was ex-pen-SIVE.
Kohler is the home of the plumbing fixture company of the same name, and we toured their plant and saw their famous wall of toilets.
Also nearby is Johnsonville, world capital of bratwurst. We bought some Johnsonville brats in the Piggly Wiggly, and they had every sort of sausage imaginable there, from Andouille to Polish. Well, not quite all. I didn't see any chorizo.
More Whistling Strait pictures here.