After a wonderful dinner at the Beach Club last night, the 10 of us teed it up on Dye Fore for Day 2 of the trip’s Stableford Tournament. We just made the times and had no opportunity to warm-up, hit any shots or practice any putts. It was right to the tee on Chavon and go! It was going to take a few holes just to get loose. Continue reading
We teed it up Thursday Morning to begin the 3-day Stableford Tourney in Casa De Campo. With 10 players on the trip, the top 4 players based on their final position in relation to their quota will get paid. A player’s quota of points each day is 36 minus the player’s handicap. My quota is 33 points daily.
The Teeth was severely over-booked by the resort and the round lasted almost 5 hours with long waits on each shot. Most of the par 3’s had 2 or 3 groups backed up. Even with that, I played well until the last hole – more on that later. Continue reading
I’d forgotten that golf is hard.
Welcome to our game of Wolf at Dye Fore – a Pete Dye course at Casa De Campo Resort that is, in a word, a Beast! We played the Chavon / Marina nines from the Blue Tees at about 6500 yards. Continue reading
And so it begins . . . the Casa De Campo golf trip.
We flew in on Monday afternoon and got the first round in on Tuesday morning, Dinner was at the Beach Club that evening and we had a great time.
How about this view for breakfast in the morning?
The weather has been pretty cold and wet for the past couple of weeks and I haven’t gotten out to play until yesterday (Saturday, 1-19-19). Mike, Dave, Steve and I braved cloudy and low 40’s temps to get in a game of Wolf before our trip to Casa de Campo (more on that later).
The range was bleak as our only practice had been at 24 X 7 Golf in Millville using the simulator. The course was still a bit soggy and we had to use the mats to warm up.
It was our usual Wolf Game and I did a little better than last time shooting 75 with a double and 3 bogeys. I was up 14X after the front nine and ended up 16X overall. Putting is still an issue and I ran out of gas on the last two (2) holes – limping home with a double on 17 (water ball) and a bogey on 18 (missed 6 footer). Click here for my scorecard if interested (Jeff’s Card)
My highlight of the day was number 4. I went Wolf (doubling the value of that hole) based on what I thought was a good drive. It was me against the other three (3) players and they doubled on the tee, knowing that my drive had caught the trees on the left and fell short – I should have paid more attention on the tee. Continue reading
Yesterday was in the 50’s and partly sunny – a beautiful day at the Creek to play some golf with the boys. After starting the year slowly, I was looking forward to a better day of ball striking and putting; especially putting. Things don’t always work out the way you plan them.
Putting remains an issue (37 putts for the day), but ball striking was pretty solid (12 of 14 fairways & 14 of 18 greens). Here is my card if you are interested: Jeff’s Card
However, in a game of Wolf that doesn’t always mean you’ll do well. Continue reading
Golf can be a tough game as the stakes get higher. Putts that would be given in a simple $5 Nassau are suddenly met by silence from your opponents. This phenomena was never more on display than Sunday at the Creek when I played a game of Wolf with my boys – Dave, Steve and Mike. Our Assistant Pro Ryan played along . . . and here they are:
Friday, January 4, 2018
The Delaware State Golf Association (DSGA) conducted a “Frozen Friday” tournament at my home club – Cripple Creek – and I decided to play. Luckily, my friend and fellow member Alan Bloom also signed up for the tournament. Unluckily, I also decided to forget that I’d ever putted on Cripple Creek’s greens! Continue reading
We started the new year with decent golfing weather at the beach – high in the mid-60’s, but Cripple Creek was wet and soggy as we have had rain for several days. I love to play golf on New Year’s Day and this year was no exception.
Heading out to the Creek around 9:30, I’d forgotten that one of our members has an annual couples event every January 1st. Getting out in front of them was my most immediate goal so I headed off #10 to play the back 9. Carrying a lighter bag with only 9 clubs, I decided to play 2 balls on each hole and take the worst of the two (2) scores. The temp was warming up, but the wind was tricky. Nine (9) holes later, I was 4 over par. My birdies (2 of them) did not count because I had to take the worse score on my second ball. Continue reading
March 26, 2018
Well it finally happened and I have officially retired after 15 years in the mortgage business in our resort towns. I’ve been contemplating this move for the past year and Sue & I decided that now is the right time to give up the stress and enjoy life more. I’m not getting any younger as most of you know
I’m going to continue with the blog, writing mostly about local issues golf, and retirement life. I know I will see most of you around our beautiful resort towns and I look forward to continuing the friendships that have developed over the years.
If you don’t see Sue & I at the Parkway, you’ll definitely be able to find me on the golf course somewhere. All the very best to everyone one of you and thank you for all of your help and loyalty over the years.