Zurich Classic of New Orleans
April 22-28, 2013
Where can you find more clubs than on Bourbon St.? The Zurich Classic of New Orleans!
Fore the best PGA golf tournament this spring, drive on over to the Zurich Golf Classic at the TPC Louisiana course in Avondale, which is also one of the 10 golf courses on the Audubon Golf Trail. 156 of the best golfers in the world will be trying to chip their way to the lead. Here is the big challenge for these pro golfers: with all of the great food in New Orleans and on the course, it’s going to be difficult for them to not partake in Charbroiled Oysters from Drago’s, or the great food from Arnaud’s, Galatoires, The Bourbon House and Mr. B’s Bistro to name just a few. These and several other restaurants will be cooking their specialties on the golf course as well as in their restaurants. Get one of Drago’s Charbroiled Oysters, let it cool off a bit, open your mouth and let it slide in. That’s a hole in one here in New Orleans.
Here are the specifics:
Monday and Tuesday: Free admission for the Practice Rounds (a fairway to watch golf)
Wednesday: $25.00 Pro-Am
Thursday – Sunday: $25/day for the Tournament Rounds (or $75 for the entire week — not much green for a whole week of great golf!)
There are also specialty packages that you can take advantage of. Click here for details.
I will be there to sample as much food as possible. It’s a rough assignment, but I hope to wedge in a few Charbroiled Oysters. I guarantee you the food will be above par (and hopefully the golf below par). As you know, I’m searching for the best gumbo in Louisiana, but I hope they are not serving eagle gumbo, and I plan to trap myself in the food tent until I am asked to bogey on home.
This may have been one of my cornier blogs, but trust me, even if you are not a golf fan, you will have a great time at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, and you will be helping a great charity, Fore Kids Foundation.
The Louisiana Travelin' Man