The Goofy Game of Golf Searching for the Answer

Those that are expecting part 2 to practicing, will have to wait as we took advantage of this unusual March weather, to get in course no 63. We went to Cranberry Highlands Golf Course which is about a 35 to 40 minute drive. While it may be a little unfair to rate the condition of a golf course this time of year, we could not pass up the winter rate of 30 dollars with a cart. This golf course was built by the municipality of Cranberry, Pa., and they give their residents very reasonable  green fees. They charge a much higher than normal rate for non-residents. Under clear skies and temps in the 70’s it was a beautiful day for golf. This golf course  plays about 6500 yards from the tips to a par of 70. I have played this course in the regular golf season and it is usually in very good shape with greens that are good, but no spectacular. Today, early in the season, the fairways and roughs were very good and the greens were bumpy barely running a 5 on the stimp. This golf course has many interesting holes, and is designed very well. The course is not overly narrow but it has many good challenging holes. If you are a Cranberry resident, this is a great golf course to have near your home. For those of us not in Cranberry, then this golf course,although very enjoyable to play, is not worth the trip unless you are fortunate enough to get the winter rate like we did today on a nice day.The hot dog at the turn was just ok, as it was another one of those fat hot dogs that your not quite sure is cooked all the way through. The condiments were good with a very tasty mustard. We had a threesome today, with Pete and his nephew Matt. I took a backward step in ball striking today as this was my 3rd 18 hole round of the year and I just could not get it going. I was chipping and putting pretty well or my score of 84 would have been worse. Pete shot a nifty even 35 on the front but staggered in with a 43 for a 78 and Matt shot 95 getting the early season kinks out. Even though this was a discouraging day of ball striking, I still think I am on the right track with this latest swing thing so to speak. I think any time you are doing something that is so totally new even though you have some early success, you are going to have a setback. The practice blog will be coming soon. Maybe I should go out and practice. Anyway, 63 courses down and 27 to go.   

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