Driving down to Toronto from Ottawa, we had a bit of a detour as there was a large accident on the 401 which closed both lanes Westbound. With a detour across Ottawa in rush hour, we reached Glen Abbey around 1:30 for our 2:12 tee time. Starting out on the back nine, the 10th hole was the warm-up for the 11th which is a spectacular downhill par-4 with the green over water. I had a great drive over the tree, setting up a wedge to the green, which I managed to pull left into the green side bunker (the first green side bunker and not the last…). It was the first two holes of a tough back nine, finishing up with a smooth 51 which I followed up with a 48 on the front for 99 (managed to keep it under 100). The fog started to roll in, and the closing holes were increasingly hard to play as visibility dropped to about 100 yards.
Even with a dreadful score, I enjoyed my first round ever at Glen Abbey, and I am hoping that my sand play improves when I get to Scotland! Off to the hotel and prepping for tomorrow’s round at Bond Head before we fly out.