Alabama eating well thanks to famous friends

Sunday, October 25, 2009

WINDERMERE, Fla. - One of my favorite things about the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational is hearing the players talk about their experiences with prestigious alumni or friends of the program that come out to see them play. During yesterday’s practice round, Lee Janzen, who graduated from Florida Southern and is a member at Isleworth, was on hand to see his pals at Alabama.

According to Crimson Tide freshman Bud Cauley, Janzen is quite the jokester.

“During our practice round he would go around to our carts and put a dead snake in it to try and spook us,” Cauley said.

Aside from the Halloween-like joke, Janzen also watched the practice round to see how the Crimson Tide looked at Isleworth.

After some pointers and jokes, Janzen, who does not live at Isleworth, invited the team to his home for dinner. On the menu: fried chicken, homemade mashed potatoes, broccolli and as several players said, “This amazing fried cornbread stuff.”

Sounds yum to me.

Cauley, who shot an opening 3-under 69, said it was the first real home-cooked meal he has had in a while.

Tonight the Crimson Tide will “roll” to ’Bama alum Joe Gibbs’ house at Isleworth for dinner.

Regardless how the team finishes this week one thing is for sure: They are going to eat very well this week. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.