I’ve had the luck of photographing a lot of golf lately in the most beautiful weather. Each day on the course, it’s been breezy and sunny with lots of puffy, white clouds in the sky. So riding around for a couple of hours on a golf cart has led to nice “days at the office” for me lately.
Most of the difficulty in photographing golf, though, is identifying the players. Unlike soccer, basketball or football, the golfers don’t wear numbers on their shirts, and the coaches don’t hand out corresponding rosters.
I can usually find the golfers I need by figuring out what their tee time was and then working my way through the course while driving the aforementioned golf cart and counting groups according to tee times. Once I find the right tee time, though, I have to figure out who is in the group.
It was pretty easy this week when I asked Colin Johnson during the St. Charles Junior Golf Tournament at Pottawatomie Golf Course. He said, “I’m the one in the sick pants,” as he stood there in his very colorful orange, black and white argyle pants.
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