Don’t mess with Texas… golf fans.
According to a story in USA Today, the Henggeler family, whose home sits on the edge of Colonial Country Club, were not going to let the COVID-19 restrictions stop them from enjoying the PGA Tour’s annual stop in Fort Worth, so they set up grandstands in their backyard to watch the action (photos here).
Rising above their backyard fence, the dark green grandstands reportedly took two days to build and cost about “a few thousand dollars.”
The elaborate setup, situated behind the parking lot, and adjacent to the 15th green and the 16th tee box, included “a live announcer to introduce the players, full bar, TV screens to capture all the action, port-a-potties and even a charity collection for the nearby Colonial of Kids CASA organization, which typically fundraises during the event with a lemonade stand near the club’s entrance,” wrote USA Today’s Tim Schmitt.
A handful of other viewing platforms were seen during the broadcast, but the Henggelers’ grandstands were by far the most inventive.
When asked if the family would consider building a similar structure every year, Henggeler said no.
“No, we won’t do this in the future, in upcoming years,” Henggeler said. “We don’t want to compete with (the Colonial’s) tickets.”