In da 'Club 14'

The Marathon Classic hosted a raucous crowd in the grandstands at the 14th hole at Highland Meadows Golf Club for the second year. Aptly named ‘Club 14,’ tournament organizers pushed for a rules-free environment for fans, players and caddies.

“I love it.  I love this type of stuff,” said Alison Walshe. “I love when the crowd is going nuts and we get involved and the caddies get involved. I heard it when I was on the first hole today.  I was looking forward to it.  So I think it's really cool.  The fans were great.  Everyone in my group got involved. So I think it's pretty special to have that.”

Players and caddies alike participated in fairway races and tossed collectibles into the crowds. Those who failed to participate were lucky to get away without receiving a few friendly boos from the Toledo crowd. Walshe said her caddie, Mike Berger, might have to work on his stamina for next year.

I raced; my caddie raced. He should have won,” said Walshe. “He had it all the way to the last five yards.  He started strong and then he was a little bit weak in the end.”

Topics: Marathon Classic

In da 'Club 14'

The Marathon Classic hosted a raucous crowd in the grandstands at the 14th hole at Highland Meadows Golf Club for the second year. Aptly named ‘Club 14,’ tournament organizers pushed for a rules-free environment for fans, players and caddies.

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