I have to say, and my friend concurs, this was probably the shittiest condition of any resort course I have ever played. To pay $170 for it was an abomination. The course was in really poor shape – greens were okay, rolling quick (10 on the stimp is what I heard one starter say), but the fairway and rough were really pathetic. Going around the course, both restrooms were locked so we used the outside walls!
When we complained after the round, this is what we were told “The key to the restrooms is on the cart key”, “we had a really bad winter”, etc. See the thing is, shouldn’t the starter tell us the restroom keys are on the cart? Also, we played Westchase on Monday, and the course is pretty decent condition (I guess they had a different winter – Tampa v/s Lutz)!! I don’t know if this course can get into shape before the Champions Outback Pro-Am in about a month. Bottom line: crappy experience, very poor value for money. I plan on writing to the manager of this podunk course to complain.
Back to Woody – he is playing from the tips of course with three other guys – I guess $20 was the overall bet. He’s hitting it a mile, and of course he’s the last to hit from the fairway. As we get to # 17 tee, we see him hitting last from the white tees (?) – turns out his tee shot was in the water, and he just threw a ball down and hit from there. That’s really not the story – he comes back to the cart muttering and cursing under his breath and bangs his clubs into his bag. Folks, in my mind that’s pretty pathetic that a tour pro is losing his temper while playing with his pick-up group. He’s a real a**hole, and it showed in his attitude and mannerisms. When he came to first tee, yes by all means he has the right of way, but no recognition for “cutting in” – and no, I didn’t expect AquaMan to come over and introduce himself, but just a nod of the head would be fine to recognize that he’s going out ahead of us. The guys looks and acts like a douche – what you see is what you get.
Sorry for the ramble…