When I moved back to Charlotte, I was aware that the PGA had an annual golf tournament in Charlotte at the Quail Hollow country club, previously sponsored by Wachovia Bank. When I decided to buy this condo, I was pretty oblivious to how close we live to the golf course. It is within easy walking distance (for normal people).
In a normal year, the only real effect of a PGA tour event is that the public road that runs by the country club is shut down for a week. Last year, there was not even enough interest to keep the road closed the entire week.
This year, Quail Hollow is hosting the PGA Championship event and significant activity preparing for the tournament has been evident for months. The media city has been built, and our condo association is handing out parking placards today in anticipation of having to tow cars trying to park in our parking lot.
A couple years ago, I joked about going to the PGA events wearing a John 3:16 T-shirt like the guy who used to annoy the golf TV broadcasters by positioning himself in every camera shot during the tournament. It will be an interesting week no matter what.
The medical plan for next week is to try again to put a stent in my ureter under a more controlled, non-emergency plan so small issues don’t become life threatening because you’re lacking the people and facilities to fix unexpected things in the middle of the night.