I really didn’t play any golf this summer. I’ve lost almost all interest in the game. I attempted to explain it here in May, when I played last, but why waste time justifying and explaining? I’m ready for golf to take a back seat to endurance endeavors until my mood changes.
We chose early May for our annual golf trip to Bonita Springs, Florida. The weather was perfect and off-season rates started May 1, making for some of the highest value golf I’ve ever played. I struck the ball amazingly well all weekend.
I blasted through The Glen Club with one of the best rounds of my life. I actually can’t recall the last time I played so well on a course of such quality. For some reason, I had a feeling of calm and confidence the whole round, which resulted in a lot of memorable shots and a great afternoon of golf. Everything just came together perfectly.
Gail and I celebrate our anniversary and July/August birthdays all at once. We haven’t exchanged gifts for years, but we do do outings. This year we went to Kohler. We did spa stuff and I played golf.
I have some big problems in my golf game. I’m probably not going to do anything about it besides recognizing it, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating. My frustration is mitigated because I figure that it’s a streaky game and I’ll just come out on the other side soon. That’s the way it’s been most of my life so I just roll with it.
I play this course multiple times a year because it is such a great bargain. I played it a few months ago and was highly satisfied.
I love the Winnetka muni course. It’s difficult, well conditioned, and seems to have early Saturday tee times available pretty often. We teed off at 5:47am on Saturday ($67 with cart) and got around in 3:15. That’s blazing, which is good, but the the two eights I posted were bad. In the end I barely broke 90. Two bad rounds in a row doesn’t make a slump does it?
Schaumburg has 27 holes and the Tournament Baer combo is the toughest by far, even if they don’t have the tees back on the eighteenth hole. See, I’m already making excuses for throwing down the first 90 of the season (I have to post an 89 though).
Weekday golf in Chicago is a rarity for me. The proximity of Harborside drew me in though. I got down there with friends for some midweek twilight ($50 after 3:00) this week. That’s the time to go – no traffic on the way down, no waiting on the course, no waiting on the way back. I’m talking barely over five hours, round trip from the city.