The Goofy Game of Golf Searching for the Answer

Today we played 36 holes. The first course we played was Blackhawk in Beaver Falls Pa.  which turned out to be an interesting experience. Blackhawk has 36 holes but we couldn’t arrange to play 36 holes because of various league committments, which was fine. We teed off at 7:04 am and played the front 9 in 1 hour and 30 minutes. Then the staff was a little confused as to what would be our next nine. You see they number the nines 1, 2, 3, and 4. They must have been up all night thinking of that one. Usually when you play nine number one you go to nine number two to finish your 18 holes. Now as we were playing the 9th hole one of the staff stopped us and said we should go to course number 3 because they were spraying course number 2 with God knows what and we couldn’t play there. Then we were done with the 9th hole, we were stopped again and there was a little confusion whether we should go to 2 or 3. We had to wait a couple of minutes to see what the final word would be. Again we were told to go to good old course number 3. Well, as we were heading over there to the 1st hole of course no 3 we were stopped again this time to tell us that we would have to speed things up because we would be holding up a womens league start up. Now remember we had just gone around the front 9 in 90 minutes and they were the ones that had stopped us twice no less because they did not know what the hell they were doing. We hustled on over and believe me the women did not have wait, God forbid.   The course it self was ok. It is a relatively short course that is in pretty good shape. It plays about 6000 yards and greens ran a solid 6 on the stimpmeter. The hot dog at the turn was just mediocre at the bottom of barrel when came to taste. Needless to say we won’t be going back to play the other 18 holes as I don’t want to get in way of the local yokels and lets hope they all live a long time with all their children wanting to play golf. This was the first public golf course  I have played in 53 years that had an attitude. The group played fairly well. I had a 77, Pete a 79 and Donna a 90. Then we went down the road 3 miles to play Rolling Acre. This golf course plays 6600 yards with greens a little slower at about 5. This course has nice variety of holes is fairly wide open with some hilly holes. The other thing about this course which is a little unique is the par is 73. They also have a very nice clubhouse which is a log cabin which is very nice inside. The hot dog at the turn was very good and cooked very well. The course was in good shape with some dry spots in the rough. This course is worth the trip. I kind of found magic in a bottle as I rattled off 12 straight pars before making a birdie 2 at the 13th hole. However I made a couple of bogeys coming down the stretch but a one over par 74 was very nice. Pete shot 81 and Donna had some problems and shot 100. It was a very hot and humid day in the low 90’s and I think the heat got to all of us at the end of the day. Rolling Acres has a third shorter nine and they call the courses North South and West. I did suggest that they call the nines 1,2, and 3 but the guy at the counter just gave me a funny look and said that will be 27 dollars with a cart sir. They always call you sir when they think your a little crazy. I played the last 27 holes one over par today so maybe I am coming out of this funk I have been in forever, or maybe I just play better when I am dehydated and ready to pass out. Thiry eight down and Fifty Two to go.

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