I've done some re working of the trip. I have paid for most of the lodging and actually found a couple rounds on groupgolfer that saved me a few bucks which was nice. I have also worked it out so that I will play 36 a day but one of the 18 I will ride on what I view as the days lesser course and then walk the nicer one. Partly to save more money walking the pricier courses and because I'll be just fine with taking my time and taking in a nicer course. I have a buddy I am trying to talk into going with me but he's getting married this year and dragging him away for 5 days might not go over well with the fiance considering we already have a Vegas trip planned for his bachelor party lol. Supposed to be warm the next few days I'm itching to get out I hope we get an early spring!
102 and no excuses.....Yes the wind was steady to gusting 15-20 mph, the greens were stupid fast and there is still mud in the low lying areas. Seriously, I thought the day was going to be pretty good as I parred the 1st and then had a wonky drive off two (wound up playing my 2nd from the #8 fairway (which parallels part of the hole), wound up with a quadruple bogie. Not another par until 13 a par 5. Best stat of the day - 10 of 14 on fairways hit off the tee. Putting was better - thanks to better than average chips/pitches that kept me within reason on putting. Also played with "new to me" irons that I need to change the grips on, they look like they have the original TM grips on them. Will be interesting to see how they play when the new grips are installed. Oh well - it was a good day as I got to play in late Feb.
Not a match that I participated in, but I was the official referee (or something?).
I don't have that many friends who play golf. Two of them, I'd guess something like 25-35 handicap range (typically score over 100), constantly bicker about who is the better player. So after one particularly contentious round, they agreed to play a high-stakes skins game. I think it might have been $20/skin which is big money compared to their normal $1/skin weekend matches. They also agreed to $100 greenies. It was around the time of the original Match (Tiger vs. Phil), so we called it "shitty Tiger vs. Phil".
I don't remember all that much specifically, except the golf was terrible. The high-stakes pressure plus high-handicap golfers was highly entertaining. They were topping tee shots, chunking approaches, and grinding over 4-foot putts for double bogey with multiple skins on the line (I think I was around a 19 handicap at the time, so it's not like I was much better). It was also excessively slow, they only made it through 12 holes before it got too dark to continue. We did not return on another day to finish the match.
I think in the end the winner was up $100 or something. No one won a greenie.