Each year around April, most of the snowbirds pack up and leave the desert. For us, we delay it as much as possible. As Canadians, we have to rush back to get our taxes in order because the deadline is April 30th. With the Kraft Nabisco LPGA tournament in April, we always try to make our departure date to be after the Kraft so that we can see our favourite LPGA players before they head out to Hawaii for the Lotte Championship on Oahu.
This year, the Kraft Nabisco was renamed to the ANA Inspirational. All of the memorabilia in the pro shop had already changed and there was really nothing left with the old name or logo, but people still referred to the Kraft when talking about it to fans.
One of the best places to stand for an autograph on pro-am days is near Poppy’s Pond where the white picket fences are. Stand there and wait for the group to finish and you will surely get an autograph and maybe some personal time with the player. Here in line is my wife who is waiting for Paula Creamer, the Pink Panther to sign her hat. Be patient and she will sign it for sure. My wife decided to congratulate her for getting married too. Her bag proudly displays her ‘Mrs. Heath’ designation but she still holds on to her maiden name which the world still loves. Go Pink Panther!