Here’s a really nice article on the atmosphere of the FBR Open at the Tournament Players Club in Scottsdale.

Here’s a selection of quotes.

Many women came dressed in lowcut tops or designer dresses, wearing platform shoes or stiletto heels. A few guys stood near the walkway, sipping beer and making catcalls as the women passed.

” It’s crazy,” he said. ” This is not a golf tournament, it’s a party.”

” Its kind of like spring break for adults.”

Scottsdale residents Dave Leonard and his wife quietly observed the golfer’s putts on the low-key fifth hole. ” We just came for the golf,” Leonard said. ” Our partying days are over.”

I’m with Dave Leonard on that one.

So, if you’ve been planning on retiring in Scottsdale, buy now and catch the entire FBR Open next year. And if you move quickly I can have you in your new Scottsdale home by March, the height of spring in the desert.