Three of my former Microsoft golf team buddies suggested we get together for a round to celebrate my birthday. So I was up early for a 7:06 tee time at Druid’s Glen. What a spectacular morning. A light fog still hovered over the various ponds, deer bounded across the practice range and Mount Rainier loomed impossibly clear.
After a shaky start –six over par after three holes– I settled down, finishing the front nine with a 34-foot birdie putt. I ended the morning with a satisfying 89, my best score at Druid’s with it’s 134 slope rating. It’s the first time I’ve broken 90 on a course with a slope rating of 130 of higher.