Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rick plays in the Palm Creek Golf Tournament

I have really enjoyed playing golf at Palm Creek. The folks are very friendly and I have played with and gotten to know many different people. Plus, the course is beautiful and is very well maintained. This picture is on the walkway between the 6th and 7th hole -- the flowers are always beautiful!

The Palm Creek Golf association is made up of residents who volunteer their time to put on a variety of scrambles, league play and the annual Tournament. This is quite an undertaking with each player having an established handicap (created during other events held at the course). These handicaps are used to create 4 "flights" of golfers of comparable playing ability, so each person has a fair chance by playing folks of similar skill.

Rick had never tried anything like this, but figured "What the Heck", and signed up. He was assigned to the second flight with folks of 10 - 16 handicaps (which was right for Rick with his 14 handicap). The fee was $40 which included 2 -18 hole rounds of golf and a reception on the last day -- a pretty good deal! The first day, Rick had the best round of his stay at Palm Creek and shot a 60 (par for our 18 hole Par 3 course is 54) and he was thrilled. This score was good enough to tie for the first round lead in our flight, so it all came down to the second day's round.

Here, Rick shows his trusty 6 iron after the round in which he shot a 66. Not as good as Monday's round, but still good enough to win our flight! He was really pleased -- especially when he learned that there were CASH prizes!

He was delighted to receive a $50 bill for first place! Perhaps a new golf club might be in order! All in all, this was a great event and the many friendly folks playing made it very enjoyable.

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