Archive for September, 2015
I’ve been playing around with some photo effects software. I kind of like this variation of one of my favorite pictures of Bandon Beach in Oregon:
The return trip from Denver to North Bend was pleasant and uneventful. I had a window seat and caught a glimpse of the Grand Tetons over Wyoming.
Our brief golf sojourn ended with a morning round at Red Hawk Ridge near Castle Rock, CO. This isn’t an especially scenic course but its wide fairways and generous greens present scoring opportunities for hacker golfers. I had perhaps my best ball-striking day ever tagging two 270-yards plus drives and recording no blow-up holes for a final score of 86. I finally felt like the March lessons and countless hours of practice over the past couple of months are paying dividends.
Today we were at the picturesque Arrowhead golf club near Littleton, CO. It is certainly one of the most beautiful courses I’ve ever played, especially the back nine. The Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design meanders through and around red sandstone rock formations and ponds. We even saw a rattlesnake! Unfortunately, the greens were the most difficult I’ve ever played on and our scores (not reported here) reflected that.
Today we played two rounds at Legacy Ridge in the Denver suburb of Westminster. It’s a very nice municipal course with ample fairways and huge greens and at $44/round a real bargain. The Arthur Hills design offered an excellent variety of holes with interesting doglegs that blend beautifully into the natural topography (I love Hills’ designs). I shot 87 during the morning round but stumbled to 94 in the afternoon thanks to a 9 on one hole. Still a very nice day in spite of an aching tooth.
… for three days of golf with brothers-in-law Bo and Zyg. Flying first-class with lovely weather en route.