Friday, May 01, 2009

A peek inside the Quail Hollow locker room

If you've wondered what it's like in the Quail Hollow locker room during tournament week, here's a glimpse:

It's a great locker room, filled with tall wood lockers with cushioned bench seating in front. Each player uses one of the member's lockers during the week with their own brass nameplate afixed.

Tiger Woods has a corner locker. Of course, he does.

The first thing players see when they come in is the big bar that's like the control center of the locker room.

There's a scoring computer at one end and almost every player stops to check what's happening in the tournament.

On the bar, there are at least four different daily newspapers -- the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today and the Charlotte Observer. There's also a small medicine cabinet with pain-killers, sunscreen, etc, if the players need it.

In the middle of the room, there are a couple of leather sofas and card tables positioned around a television.

Players come and go through the locker room, changing into their workout clothes before or after their rounds but barely spending much time there.

Their hang-out place is the lunch room in the back of the locker room. That's where they had a chef preparing made-to-order pasta today plus a sandwich and salad bar.

There are several tables where players sit together and talk or watch one of the three televisions mounted side by side. They're usually tuned to ESPN, a financial station and a local station.

If they want, there's an ice cream cooler stocked with Ben & Jerry's treats. Some guys can't resist.

It's a nice place to hang out for a week.

And even better place to hang out the rest of the year.


Anonymous said...

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