It's Ironman week in Lake Placid
Over 2,000 athletes will converge on Lake Placid, with many of them staying with us at Mirror Lake Inn, as the 2012 Ironman event is less than a week away.
The anxiety is beginning to set it and nerves are starting to jangle as the competitors await the 7 AM start of the race in Mirror Lake Sunday, July 22.
Sunday's weather is expected to be sunny and warm with afternoon temps in the 80s.
More on the race as we get closer.
TURNING TO GOLF....
The Whiteface Club and Resort honored long-time golf professional J. Peter Martin Friday night. Martin has been the club pro for the past 35 years. The first hole was dedicated to Peter, while the town and village presented him with a citation at a dinner in his honor in front of 200 family and friends.
July 13 was pronounced J. Peter Martin Day in Lake Placid. It was a fitting tribute to a terrific guy.
The Whiteface Open was contested the following 2 days with local standout Bob Modzelewski birdieing the final 3 holes to win by 2 shots over Brad Griffin, who tried to hold off the eventual winner with birdies on 16 and 17.
Griffin, another exceptional Lake Placid golfer, led by a shot after 18 holes.
Modzelewski posted rounds of 73-71 for a 2-over-par 144 total, while Griffin recorded 72-74-146.
Top professional Kevin Pokorski, assistant pro at the Ausable Club in Keene Valley, pocketed $1,000 in winning with scores of 69-76-145 on the demanding par 71 layout.
Over 100 players from Canada to the Capital Region were in the field.
We have a nice blend of sun and showers in this week's forecast.
It is 77 degrees currently (4 PM July 16) under sunny skies. We should get some needed showers here and there over the next few days, but not enough to alter anyone's plans. Then, from Thursday through Sunday, just unadulterated sunshine.
So give us a call, bring the hats and sunscreen, and we'll take care of the rest.