Crouch and Woodhead entertain fans at Senior Open
By: Bill Schammert
Professionals weren't the only ones taking swings at Omaha Country Club Wednesday afternoon, Eric Crouch and Danny Woodhead played a little golf too.
It was all part of a junior clinic that included Fred Funk and Hale Irwin.
Almost 1,000 fans showed up for the event that featured a long drive contest and an accuracy competition.
“You can't be the fact that you're out in your hometown enjoying a wonderful event on home turf,” said Crouch.
“When you're with world class golfers, Eric and I are just trying to not look funny,” Woodhead laughed.
Easier said than done. The final challenge was to hit a driver as hard as possible, but make the ball travel as short as possible.
Woodhead skied one 100-feet in the air that Fred Funk tried to chase down like a wide-receiver. It was close, but not the winner.
Crouch took a one legged swing that connected, and traveled a winning distance of about 20-yards.
“We edged them out on that last trick shot there, I was just flying by the seat of my pants. But it's nice to know I edged out Danny today,” Crouch said.