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Stephanie Wei  Golf reporter, journalist & blogger (freelance). Bilingual (Mandarin). Proud Yale women's golf alum. I've never been called boring. SEA➑️NYC πŸ‘»stephwei

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Had the pleasure of playing Tamarack CC in Greenwich, CT, for the first time last Saturday (opening day for the season, I believe, after what's been the crappiest "spring" I've experienced in NYC in 12 years -- though I managed to avoid as much of it as possible! What a delight! It was my first time, but had heard wonderful things, and I mean, it was designed by golf architect and fellow #Yalie Charles Banks, who was mentored by #CBMacDonald and #SethRaynor. I hear those two names and chances are very high that I'll be a huge fan. #Tamarack didn't disappoint. And check out the video at the end for the enormous Biarritz green--longest in the world?!? I've seen quite a few and it certainly is in my book, but I am by no means a design guru. In fact, up until a few years ago, I really had no interest in course design, architecture, etc. -- they all looked the same to me as a kid. I had no appreciation while I was at Yale. I was not even aware of the famous design features, like the Redan, Eden, Biarritz, Short, Road, Cape, Alps- now completely makes sense why I've always thought the 8th hole at Yale was so sneaky hard and dreaded that difficult approach shot!-and where their inspiration was drawn from, but none of my teammates did, either). I'm certainly fortunate to be making up for lost time in the last 7 years, though! #latergram #golfgeek #golfdesign #golfhistory #yale #hiddengems

Always love popping by Paramount CC just to see a few of my favorite people @sscottpga & Brian Chapin! Bonus is getting to play a great and fun track! I even managed to put up with @eamonlynch -- who had mini-lessons before *and* after from best in biz @sscottpga-- for the entire day. It's handy that he has a car. (Eamon was generous enough to lend me Steve for a few min to help me work through my legit case of bunker yips! Finally clicked! Thanks, Steve! You're the best!) @paramountcc_ny

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#tbt 2014 the Monday after #themasters. Thrilled for my cart driver/partner on winning his first major! Sergio Garcia, #masterschampion πŸ™Œβ›³οΈπŸ’šπŸ˜‚πŸ€³

Happy Masters Sunday! (2015)
Who you want to win this thing? So many options on this star-studded leaderboard. We all win. Full πŸ’š πŸ’šπŸ’šcan't lose ⛳️⛳️⛳️

This has been on my TV screen for over two hours and every time I've looked up, I'm still wowed--LIKE IT IS THE FIRST TIME.
Who will Willett be helping into the Green Jacket?? Heart with Sergio. Brain (and money /pools) with Spieth. And who doesn't love Rickie. I mean, no way we can be letdown this Masters Sunday...right?? Oh. Right. Whatever, gonna be fun no matter what. ⛳️
#starstudded πŸš¨πŸ‘€πŸ”₯πŸ’―β­οΈβ˜„οΈ #themasters #masterssunday #augustanational

This πŸ‘» filter! πŸ’―πŸ”₯πŸš¨πŸ’šβ›³οΈ #latergram
6am wake up call for an early morning tee time to kick-off #themasters Saturday and opening day at Tamarack CC in Greenwich, CT. Really enjoyed the layout, company and the golf, but oh man, the series of unfortunate events...#shitshowsaturday All you can do is laugh! And I'm so out of shape. Still too spent to think. Icing feet as I type! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but seriously, super thankful for the amazing @themasters app , especially the live streaming channels-- which saved my sanity sitting in gridlock traffic for 3.5 hours (12 miles) #95sucks #nycgolferproblems #worthit πŸ’©πŸš—πŸ˜©πŸ™πŸ˜‚πŸ“±β›³οΈπŸ˜ŽπŸ™

#fbf 25 years ago on Sunday... #92masters #fredcouples #augustanational #amencorner #boomboom
And at age 57 after 36 holes, he's in contention again. But that's nothing new. It wouldn't be the Masters without Freddie popping up on the leaderboard in the second round. It's my favorite tradition even though I've seen how this movie ends. Still hanging on to the fairytale ending, though. After all, this fellow Seattle native was a big inspiration for me to start playing golf. Yep. True story.

#fbf yep, another shot of Amen Corner from the first day I stepped on the hallowed grounds at Augusta National in 2011 #themasters

#tbt 2011 first time covering #themasters. Never will forget the moment I walked down the hill on no. 11 (so much more intimidating in person --both the tee shot and especially approach) and reached Amen corner. It was incredible.

Dude, remember this guy? And that time he set a record at Augusta National during the 2009 Masters when he reeled off 11 birdies in the second round? I miss him. Where in the world is, AK??? Someone please find him for me. K thanks. #themasters #2011masters #anthonykim #augustanational

I mean, as a founding member of the Nat'l Klutz Club, I can relate all too well. I've been there, dude. It sucks and I landed on my lower back, too, and I feel really, really hard down a very steep long flight, so it hurt for a while. I'm not, like the incredible athlete DJ is, though, so I'm sure he'll bounce back quickly.
Best wishes and here's hoping for a speedy recovery...like in 12 hours-- 🀞he can tee it up and finish tomorrow and the rest of the week. β€’β€’β€’
Don't forget to sign up for the WUP #MastersPool! No entry fee, fun times, awesome prizes; no brainer! LINK IN PROFILE. weiunderpar.com
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(Repost via @golfballed)

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