Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Scott had lunch with Mr. Nicklaus today.

I had the famous (they claim the best on Tour) milkshake.

Memorial Monday, great day!

Congratulations Coach!

May 5, 2011
Bobby Nichols selected for Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame

Induction is June 3 in Nashville

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – One day after Bobby Nichols would have turned 70, the Ohio Valley Conference announced Thursday that the former Tennessee Tech golfer and coach and one of the state’s greatest ambassadors for the sport will be inducted into the OVC Hall of Fame.

Nichols, who passed away in March 2008, and former OVC Chief Operating Officer Ron English will be officially inducted at the annual OVC honors Luncheon on Friday, June 3 at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Nashville.

Nichols had a legendary career at Tennessee Tech, first as a player and later as a coach, while also being a promoter of the game of golf and spending three years playing professionally on the PGA Tour. Born in Algood, Tenn., Nichols grew up as a caddie at the Cookeville Golf Club and would go on to be a four-year letterwinner on the Tennessee Tech men’s golf team (1959-63), including being the team captain his senior season. That year he posted a seventh place finish at the OVC Championship while helping the Golden Eagles to a third-place team finish.

After playing professionally, Nichols took over the Tennessee Tech men’s golf program in 1979 and was responsible for establishing the Golden Eagle women’s team in 1986. During the 1990 season, he guided the TTU men’s golf squad to the 1990 OVC Championship, the first for the program in 35 years. The victory also helped the TTU athletics department clinch its first-ever OVC All-Sports Trophy. Later he would be named OVC Coach of the Year following the 2005 season. Nichols would later guide the Tennessee Tech women’s golf team to the 2000 and 2001 OVC Championships and be named OVC Coach of the Year in each of those seasons.

A 32-year veteran with the TTU program, Nichols was inducted into the Tennessee Tech Hall of Fame in 1990. After a battle with cancer Nichols passed away at the age of 66 on March 16, 2008.

The longest-tenured full-time employee in Ohio Valley Conference history, English joined the staff in July 1992 as an Assistant Commissioner. In his 15 years of service to the League, he held virtually every job, including working with tournament operations, scheduling for men’s and women’s team sports, finances, marketing and media relations, in addition to becoming the league’s first-ever compliance officer, a brief tenure as the OVC’s supervisor of men’s basketball officials, and serving as interim commissioner from February to May 2003. English also was the long-time tournament director for many League championships, most notably the OVC baseball and basketball tournaments, overseeing the evolution of both events from campus sites to neutral, pre-determined venues. He also served as the tournament manager for the 2000 and 2005 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament First and Second Round events held in Nashville.

Before leaving the OVC in October 2007, English was promoted to Senior Associate Commissioner for Operations and Chief Operating Officer. He is currently the Director of the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in Indianapolis. At the NCAA, English directs game operations for all rounds of the NCAA Men’s Tournament, and serves as the main office contact and the coordinator of all training efforts for the tournament hosts throughout the country.

A native of Detroit, Mich., English began his athletics career at SIU Edwardsville in 1983 and later spent seven years at the Missouri Valley Conference.

The Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame was organized in 1977 with the intent of honoring the coaches, administrators, faculty and staff who have been associated with the OVC for at least five years and provided extensive and outstanding service to the Conference. With the induction of this year’s class the membership will reach 69.

Photo above: Bobby Nichols talks with senior Jonathan Cox during the 2007-08 season.
Some material for this story was provided by the OVC

Sunday, May 29, 2011

We are so excited that Scott got into the Memorial. I remember talking about
this event when we were in Columbus last year. We just hoped he would get to play here someday. Who would have thought that only one year later?? Scott qualified on his own and did not need a sponsors exemption.

The field this week is only 120 players. I think it's pretty awesome to think that Scott was chosen based on this years play to be one of them!

The course is in excellent shape. They have had a ton of rain here in Columbus. Everyone at Murfield has worked so hard to get the place in such amazing shape.

We are so thankful to spend our Memorial day weekend here.

Location:The Memorial

Saturday, May 28, 2011

What happens when you miss the cut??

We have a food challenge!

Hello pancakes! Check out the size of that biscuit.

Meet Cameron... Midway through the challenge.

Scott and I both ate on this one.

Congratulations Cam for finishing the ridiculous amount of pancakes. He also got his picture taken for the wall at the restaurant.

We will be flying out to Columbus this evening. Next week is Memorial. Can't wait! Apparently, the best milkshake on tour.

Location:E Round Grove Rd,Lewisville,United States

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Interesting night...

Rookie dinner followed by...

Tornados in Dallas with hail.

Location:Morris Ave,Dallas,United States

Friday, May 20, 2011

Some weeks you have it... Some weeks you don't...

British Open qualifier Monday in Dallas.

Toms shoes sent the PGA Tour Wives these awesome shoes for participating in their 'Day Without Shoes' campaign back in April.

Thanks Toms shoes!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy ONE year Anniversary!!

One year ago this week Josh began working with Scott. We are so happy that they are going strong!! He is definitely part of the Stallings Golf team! Thanks Josh!

First Import/Upload via iPad.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The waiting game...

What's going on with the Stallings??

Scott is currently in Ponte Vedra hoping to get into The Players.  He will wait for someone to withdraw and if that means waiting all day tomorrow at the tee (hoping someone doesn't show or withdrawals).  If he doesn't get in by Thursday by the last tee time he will return to Knoxville.

Sunday-Monday, Scott will be in the Nashville for the Vince Gill ProAm.  He will leave there to get to Fort Worth, Tx for the next event.

Fort Worth, TX
Dallas, TX

Columbus, OH
(hoping to get in on his own but otherwise an exemption)
Memphis, TN

Saturday, May 7, 2011

What is MDF????

MDF is a golf term that deals with the rules on making the cut and getting paid in a four-round golf tournament. The PGA Tour instituted the new MDF rule in 2008, and since then it has sparked a good deal of resentment from the players, though some people see its merits.

The Cut
Nearly all PGA Tour tournaments involve 72 holes of golf played over four days. The field typically starts with between 132 and 156 players. After the first two days of play (36 holes), the field is cut about in half; golfers with scores in the weaker half are eliminated from competition and don't play the final two days. In many tournaments not making the cut means not getting paid. Typically the top 70 players in the field and ties make the cut.

Rule Change
In 2008, the PGA Tour Policy Board changed the rules regarding the cut, adding a designation called MDF, which stands for "Made (Cut) Didn't Finish." It remained true that the top 70 golfers and any ties still made the cut. But if the number of golfers who made the cut was more than 78, only golfers with the score nearest to 70 people played the final two days of the tournament. People who made the cut yet didn't continue on to the final two rounds are given the MDF designation for that event and paid.

A specific example from an ESPN.com article in 2008 makes this easier to understand. At that year's Sony Open, after 36 holes of play there were 87 players who finished at even par. Before the MDF rule all of them would have both made the cut and continued play. But because the number was greater than 78, some of the golfers were given the MDF designation. There were 69 players who were 1-under par or better. Since that was the nearest number of players to 70, only those 69 played the final two days. The other 18 players were given the MDF.

Why the Change
The rules were changed to ensure that the size of the fields was manageable. Having fewer people playing down the stretch in tournaments speeds up play and allows more flexibility in the event of inclement weather. There were events pre-MDF in which 80 or 90 golfers made the cut, which the PGA felt was too many. Television also favored the change, as it prevented Monday finishes that get lower ratings.

Location:Charlotte, NC

Friday, May 6, 2011

Scott is currently an alternate for The Players Championship next week. There are a couple players who are committed and injured. We are praying he gets in!!

7:55 tee time Saturday.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Huge success tonight! Over 1,400 walker and more than $100,000 raised!!!

Wells Fargo tee times....bringin' up the rear.
Thursday @ 2:00
Friday @ 8:50

Sunday, May 1, 2011

I am sad to say that we cannot get tickets for the Wells Fargo in Charlotte.

Wells Fargo Week

Busy week coming up and we are semi close to home!!! :)

I left Scott sleeping this morning. I am getting ready to head to Charlotte, NC for the Wells Fargo. Scott will be flying out this afternoon to Reynolds Plantation. If you've never been there...you need to go. It's beautiful! Scott will be playing in Chickfila's proam tomorrow and he is beyond excited. I'd say it's one of his favorite things all year. He'll arrive in Charlotte Monday night.

Tuesday, Scott will be part of FCA's game day. Game day is where local kids get to walk with a few pros within the ropes during their practice round. It's a pretty cool event that the guys put on a few times during the year. Scott will be feeing off at 8:00am Tuesday if anyone in the area wants to come check it out.

Also on Tuesday is Walk the Course Against Domestic Violence. I believe that begins at either 5:00 or 6:00pm at Quail Hollow. If you are available come out and walk 18 holes for a great cause. Scott and I will be out there walking for our team PTWA.

Im excited for some fun small events too! I've got a wedding shower to go to this week for my big sis on tour as well as our girls gathering out on tour. Lots of people will be coming in from Knoxville this week too.

Needless to say... This is going to be a great week!

Location:Airport Rd,Kenner,United States