1. Pack rain gear and check the weather link on the home page. It says high probability of rain but Bob says they forecasted rain last weekend 100% and they didn't see a drop. Mother nature is no match for this tragic event.
2. Print three docs on right side of home page. Master info, Rules and info doc, and putting bracket.
3. Vote for your caddie....
4, Quit practicing and start drinking. If you see Johnny Helpenstill walking around aimlessly with a 12 pack of Bud Light under his arm you know you are getting close to the right place. It's time to get your drink on....
April 16th - 19th, 2015
Bay Saint Louis, MS
The Bridges Golf Course And Hollywood Casino
What Does a Hubbell Tourney Rookie Look Like To A Veteran ?
It's getting really close now....
In a mere 2 weeks, the 1st Round will be in the books and 4 lucky guys will be sleeping on the lead. (and the Sub Hub winners will have probably blown all their winnings in the casino.)
The website has been updated sometime in the morning www.hubbellclassic.com so go check it out. Chances are excellent that it will undergo more slight changes between now and April 14th, but hopefully nothing major. Our advice would be to wait until you are about to depart before printing out all the pertinent documents.
We are very excited about this years' field - and this years' format. We think the teams are going to be very competitive and the guys making the 12-footers stand an excellent chance to win.
A few housekeeping items:
The Sub Hub is full and it promises to be a really fun round. We feel so strongly that no single Pink Ball can survive these 18 holes that we are doubling the survival chances and giving each team 2 Pink Balls. Format & rules for the Sub Hub are on the website, but basically if you lose Pink Ball #1, you don the Pink Hat and immediately replace it with Pink Ball #2. The loser of Pink Ball #2 will put on the Pink Shirt - signifying your team is no longer in the Pink Ball competition. (Try not to be the guy wearing both the Pink Hat & the Pink Shirt.) Obviously a team finishing with both Pink Balls would win over a team with only one Pink Ball. It should be fun - and a bit nerve-racking - and make for some good stories at the 19th hole.
For the actual tourney, we have a "celebrity" appearance this year. Young Bobby Hubbell has an unavoidable conflict on Friday that will require him to miss Friday's round. The one & only Bill Pitcher was coerced out of semi-golf-retirement to fill in for Bobby on Friday. So when the teams are unveiled on Wednesday night, if Bobby Hubbell is on your team, please know that he will play on Thursday & Saturday, but Bill Pitcher will be the man on Friday. Bill really wanted to join us but felt with the April 15th tax deadline, he couldn't get there in time to play on Thursday. In addition, he wasn't sure his body could take 3 straight days of golf. When this opportunity presented itself, he jumped on it. Bill won't be there for the Wednesday night festivities, but he will get into town sometime on Thursday.
The Putting Tourney has room for one (1) more but the Shoot Out is full. All the payouts are listed on the website as we once again have 100% participation in the Hole-in-One pledge An "ace" will net you $1030 in small bills. Good luck!
The Wednesday night festivities will take place at the golf course Pro Shop. There is a nice meeting space there that can accommodate our group. The grill will have sandwiches and there will be a cash bar. We have 52 guys playing on Wednesday, and the last group should be off the course by 7:15pm. So if everyone could plan to gather at the Pro Shop, we will have welcome introductions and begin revealing the teams around 7:30pm. We will do this by playing a bingo-style horse race, with each team trying to cross the finish line (be completed) first. If you don't finish first, you will want to finish last. There are cash prizes for both. Everyone should enjoy it and most importantly, it takes absolutely no skill to win! Pari-mutual betting will follow.
Upon check-in at the hotel, you will be given a Players Card with $10 in free gaming loaded onto it, along with a coupon for a free buffet. Try not to lose it. We will have a couple tables set up at the Pro Shop with name tags. We encourage you to wear them as lots of folks tell us they really appreciate it.
For those needing rides, it looks like we have a couple guys getting into New Orleans around 3:00pm on Wednesday afternoon. If this describes you and you want to avoid renting a car, let us know and we will get you hooked up with a shuttle.
That's all for now, but continue checking the website for updates. We hear that the course is in great shape so let's hope for good weather. Looking forward to seeing everyone in a couple weeks.
Here is last year's video with another tribute to our hosts.