Golfing from the Seats at Citizens Bank Park
This was a cool experience. I went golfing from the seats at Citizens Bank Park. The last time I was in this building I left as miserable as I could possibly be. 46,000 other people also left completely miserable as we watched the Phillies absolutely collapse in games 6 & 7of the NLCS. This was a much better experience.
Upper Deck Golf goes into professional sports stadiums around the country and sets up 9 ‘holes’ in the field and 9 ‘tee boxes’ in the stands. You move throughout the entire building through the 200 and 300 levels. It was definitely a cool thing. The tickets for this are in high demand, because when you buy them you only get to choose a window for your booking. We got 7:20, on a Saturday morning, in November. Luckily it was realtively warm when we started. Eventually the wind did kick up which made you feel a little shaky when you were hitting off a riser in the 300 level. It was especially problematic when the wind was at your back! It played with your mind a bit. Even though I knew I wasn’t going to fall off after my swing, my brain still kept me from fully following through. Overall it was a fun experience. If they come back it’s something you should try.
Look at this form I have from the 300 level. Good thing this is a still shot, because like I said, my brain made me not follow through and it was ugly.
This is a group you want to golf with at a normal course. Music, drinks, laughs, lunch! Our friend Albert, Me little Dan V and Big Dan V.
Big Dan V. the best golfer of the bunch taking a shot from the 200 level in right field.
My Brother setting up to not get the ball out of the infield. I’m serious. The wind was howling directly in our faces. This shot landed to the left of where the 2nd base bag would be.
The layout of the 9 holes stretching from left field to right field. Scoring was a birdie if you made it in the circle of the designated flag, a par in the designated green and a bogey if outside of the green.
You’d think for the price of tickets they could afford a better ball retrieval method. Instead it’s whatever guy does motocross and has all his protective equipment available.
A great shot of center city Philadelphia on a blustery November day.