7 Rounds later......
I shot pretty consistent.....89, 93, 93, 90....on the Panther course (6500 yds), took 4th place overall on the money list. My condo (4 per condo) was 1st on the money list.
The weather was 96 - 98 *....very hot!...so hot, my car wouldn't start. I had to get it jumped a couple times. We had a lenthy delay on Thursday afternoon due to a thunderstorm where a nearby telephone pole was struck and split. Afterwards the weather calmed down, cooled off and we resumed play.
Courses were in great shape as they have had a lot of rain this year......Only 2 greens out of 36 were damaged.
In the mornings we played our "points" game on the Panther Creek course and adjusted points each day with our "10 Game moving average)....in the afternoons we played the Cougar Trail, 2 man scramble, 3 man scramble & 5 man scramble. All scramble pairings were points based and the teams were within one or two points of each other and we set pairings so that you played with most of the other players not in your own condo. This was our effort to allow the players to get to know others better. For the 5 man team scramble, we drew numbers, then averaged the points. The best had to get 25 points.......my team only had to get 18 points. Well, what we looked like on paper was not how we performed.....We birdied the first 6 holes!...and finished at 11 under and +40 points. The second place team was +33, then there was a +29, +28 & +23.
For the evening meals, my condo went in with another who got a little Cuban lady to prepare and freeze three meals for each condo. that way we did not have to go out after 36 holes. On the last night, we had a group dinner for our two condos with mojo pork, black beans & yellow rice. Some of us also brought wine and we had 6 different bottles of red to taste and compare. Of course the gathering usually lasted past midnight each night with 8 & 9 AM tee times the next morning.
All in, every player won something, with the difference between the top money winner and the second being only $1! The total payout for the 7 rounds was $3400.
I do believe this was the most fun we have had to date (I've been going for 5 years).