Lill and I were going to go to the Getty Center but Tony had extra tickets to a PGA golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club and asked us to come along and I, never having been to a golf tournament, said sure let’s go.
The logistics were impressive, they had rows of buses picking up ticket holders at the Promenade in Santa Monica and once at the venue every station, immunization card check, bag check, ticketing, was well-manned and smooth. The return was equally easy-peasy.
We went early, before the contenders even teed off so it was amazing to me how uncrowded it was and how we could walk right up to a tee or the putting green or position ourselves at the spot where all the tee shots were landing. We walked the whole time, around the entire course. By the end contenders were on the field and the growing crowds started to sit in the stands built at most holes.
There was plenty of swag, some complimentary snacks and beverage, and a few golf-ish games for the guests. There was plenty of trash receptacles and toilets too, and food and drink and souvenirs to buy. All in all a most commendable day out.