Buzz, Update Fort Worth

Countdown to the Colonial: Meet You at 13

05/21/2016
Hole 13 pic

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Where do you watch the action when you’re at the Colonial Invitational? The Colonial Invitational – in its inaugural year as the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational – begins May 23 at Colonial Country Club.

If you’re not at Hole 13, you’re not at the party. At 171 yards, 13 is the shortest hole on the Colonial Country Club course and one of the most difficult. Time and again the challenge sets back even the most skilled golfers. Double bogeys and worse are not uncommon.

But the difficulty keeps the game, and the party, lively at 13. Seasoned Colonial spectators head to Hole 13 to catch the action among food, drinks, networking and reminiscing with old friends. 

Husband and wife Micah and Robyn Coffey both grew up going to Colonial. “To this day, we have declared Colonial Friday as another official holiday,” said Micah. “We look forward to watching the pros knock the ball around and we always end up at Hole 13.”

Their favorite memories of the tournament include countless stories that take place at Hole 13. For years, the couple cheered on their caddy of choice in the Caddy Races (until, of course, they were banned). And a few years back, during what they call “The Great Mud Fiasco,” all the women replaced their sandals with mud boots. “Anyone who made it out to 13 had to slip and slide back to the clubhouse,” said Micah. “Without fail, each year brings new memories and friendships.”

When you stop by Hole 13, grab a spot by the green or a seat on the hill behind the action. Either way, you are sure to be entertained!

Read our complete tribute to the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational: click here

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira Vista, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The BallparkVisit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

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