NFL Pro Bowl Week – Golf in Hawaii?

As you can imagine, it’s been a tough week to be a Baltimore Ravens fan.  The two-week stretch between the NFL Championship Games and the Super Bowl could have meant so much more!  But alas, I’m forced to swallow my anger and turn my focus to, well, jealousy, as NFL All-Stars and Media have arrived in Hawaii for Pro Bowl Week.

I certainly understand that Greed is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, but then again, I’m dealing with 30-degree weather in the Washington, DC Region, and they are in Hawaii!  What hurts most of all is that they have access to some of the greatest golf courses in the world, while I’m trapped in Winter with my next round months away from being able to play locally — well, it does not hurt as much as the Ravens loss, but still a very harsh reality for a golf enthusiast.

Just a couple weeks ago, Johnson Wagner won the PGA Tour Sony Open held at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.  Wags turned in a final round 67 en route to taking home the $990,000 winning share of the $5.5 million purse. 

In the past, Waialae CC has also been host to the Pro Bowl NFL Charities Celebrity Golf Classic pairs Amateur golfers with current and former NFL stars, including current and former Pro Bowl players as well as members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  I could not confirm whether or not this NFL Golf Event will take place this year, but was able to locate information for the Seventh Annual NFL Charities Super Bowl Celebrity Bowling Classic, which will be held during Super Bowl Week at a local bowling alley in Indianapolis.

Don’t get me wrong, the Ravens loss stings — it stings badly — but it helps to learn of these wonderful fundraising events, and certainly facilitates the transition from football season to golf season.