Archive for category: Ace

Old Back Nine – Bend, OR

09 Sep
September 9, 2018

Old Back Nine, Bend, OR. Now I understand!

Sometimes you need a woman to set things straight. Wait, let me rephrase that. All the time, you need a good woman to explain the obvious to you. At the first tee, I noticed the marker stating it was Hole #10. “Hello, Hello, anybody home? Hey, think McFly, think”. Karen had to explain to me… Read more →

Homestead Golf Course – Lakewood, CO

09 Aug
August 9, 2018

Entrance to Homestead Golf Course

They way I played the 9, wine, and dine event at Homestead Golf Course it should be named the 9, wine before, wine during, wine after, and dine event. We started our round at #17 on the Mountain back nine. The day started with another senior moment, but I’m going to blame my young co-pilot, Greg, for my error. The young guys need to take care of us old fogeys! Here is what happened.

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Northwood Golf Club – Monte Rio, CA

01 Aug
August 1, 2018

Northwood Golf Club – Greeted by Redwoods

Out of the fog and the clouds of San Francisco and into the sunshine between the giant Redwoods at Northwood Golf Course.

Trees, fences, signs…if they are present Woody (thus the nickname) will find them. As we stepped to the first tee, the GIANT Redwoods loomed before us. The bets started to fly as to whether Woody would play pinball through this mammoth forest. My guess, 2nd shot; Dave, 2nd shot; and Ed, 1st shot. And the winner is  Read more →

Hidden Valley Golf Course – Cottage Grove, OR

18 Jul
July 18, 2018

Hole #4 – Par 5, 500 yards. Tree trouble right but play the slope.

Character and Characters – that is how the members of the Men’s Club described themselves and their course. I had a chance to interact with these characters after my round and you know what? Read more →

Scenic Knolls Golf Course – Mitchell, NE

28 Feb
February 28, 2018

Hole #2 – Par 4, 315 yards. Risk/reward hole.

Here are some of the comments I read about this course: a challenging track; need to think your way around the rolling terrain; name says it all – scenic & located on a high knoll; huge, undulating greens on which you will often three putt; difficulties include elevation changes, ponds, canals, side hill lies; and a good mix of short and long holes. But you can’t believe everything you read on the internet, correct? Read more →

Santa Ana Golf Club – Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

17 Jan
January 17, 2018

Santa Ana GC, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. Land of Enchantment!

Standing on the first tee, you find yourself surrounded by the Jemez Mountains to the west, the Sangre de Christos to the north, and the Sandia Mountains loom to the east – welcome to The Land of Enchantment. As Steve and I started our round on the Star Course, it felt more like The Land of Bewitchment. Read more →

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