Forum Outing 2013 – Warm-up Day #4: Wachesaw Plantation Club

Our final Forum warm-up day and another new course on this trip.  There's been a recent thread on Wachesaw Plantation Club, and it has been talked up pretty big.  Both Jeff and I were looking forward to a more traditional layout given the 'fun' we had on Dye yesterday, and we were impressed as we drove in. The staff at the course was great and soon we were checked in, loaded up and headed to the [...]

By |2018-12-11T09:44:20-05:00October 22nd, 2013|Golf, Travel|Comments Off on Forum Outing 2013 – Warm-up Day #4: Wachesaw Plantation Club

Forum Outing 2013 – Warm-up Day #3: The Dye Club

After the typical good breakfast at the Caravelle, Jeff and I headed out to the Barefoot Resort to play a familiar friend, the Dye Club.  We got there in good time, hit some balls and headed out to the first tee.  Opening shots were nice and straight, straight into the bunker on the left.  This was to be a theme for me today, it was like "Welcome to the Beach"!  I was in a bunker [...]

By |2018-12-11T09:25:14-05:00October 21st, 2013|Golf, Travel|Comments Off on Forum Outing 2013 – Warm-up Day #3: The Dye Club

Forum Outing 2013 – Warm-up Day #2: The Tale of Two Courses

An early day.  Did I say that?  Did the alarm really go off at 4:50?  We have how far to drive?  On the road from Chesapeake at 5:30 am, it's pitch black as we make our way down towards Kitty Hawk and the Outer Banks. The first stop is the Currituck Club in Corolla, make a left at Kitty Hawk and head north.  The Currituck Club is a Rees Jones design that winds it's way [...]

By |2018-12-11T09:15:19-05:00October 20th, 2013|Golf, Travel|Comments Off on Forum Outing 2013 – Warm-up Day #2: The Tale of Two Courses

Forum Outing 2013 – Warm-up Round #1: Piedmont Golf Club

And so it begins, the Forum Outing 2013 (at least for Jeff and I).  We actually left last night after work, stopping around 2am in Gettysburg, PA around 2am.  With about 6 hours sleep and a Sausage and Egg McMuffin in our bellies, we got back on the road and headed to Haymarket, VA and the Piedmont Golf Club for our 11:30 tee time.  Highway 15 down to Haymarket was really busy with a bike [...]

By |2018-12-10T14:09:47-05:00October 19th, 2013|Golf, Travel|Comments Off on Forum Outing 2013 – Warm-up Round #1: Piedmont Golf Club

Hark, the 2013 Forum Outing Approaches

I can't believe that it's been almost 6 months since my last Blog posting.  It' been a crazy six months however, so here's a quick catch-up before I get to the good stuff! This was the summer I turned 50.  Not sure if my body was complaining about things, however I have never had so many aches and pains.  I've been suffering all summer with a left hip flexor issue that seems to have finally [...]

By |2018-12-10T13:22:52-05:00October 13th, 2013|Golf, Miscellaneous, Travel|Comments Off on Hark, the 2013 Forum Outing Approaches

First Round of the Year

A joke has been making the rounds here, and it seems really accurate for the state our spring has been in.  Here it is:  It's harsh!  I went for a run yesterday and I almost put my toque on.  I suffered through hail, sleet, rain and gusting, cold winds.  it has to stop soon!  We got an email from my club, the opening has been delayed until May 2nd.  I have some passes for the [...]

By |2018-12-10T12:37:58-05:00April 21st, 2013|Golf|Comments Off on First Round of the Year

Severe Withdrawal

Here it is the end of March 2013, and not a hope of playing golf without a 3+ hour drive each way.  This will be the first year in 10 that I have not played a round in my area in March.  Last year was fantastic, we were playing in mid-March as temperatures were in the high 20’s (that would be high 70’s for those south of Canada).  Today we are looking at a high [...]

By |2018-12-10T12:27:27-05:00March 30th, 2013|Golf, Miscellaneous|Comments Off on Severe Withdrawal

Scotland 2012 – Round 8: The New Course

Our last day for golf in Scotland, tomorrow we fly out.  We had a noon tee time booked on the Jubilee Course, however we were hoping to get queued up on the New Course and get out by 9am or so, that way we could get to Glasgow, get checked into the hotel and get the van returned so that tomorrow won’t be so crazy.  Trevor was great and got up early, fixing us big [...]

By |2018-12-10T12:06:24-05:00October 13th, 2012|Golf, Travel|Comments Off on Scotland 2012 – Round 8: The New Course

Scotland 2012 – Round 7: Carnoustie … NOT!

We woke up to a steady drizzle that did not stop as we drove to Carnoustie (about an hour away).  As we got closer, the rain got worse, and even part of the A92 was flooded and we diverted through a small Scottish town that I did not catch the name of.  We arrived at Carnoustie to an almost empty parking lot, and we started to fear the worst as we looked at puddles of water [...]

By |2018-12-07T10:00:53-05:00October 12th, 2012|Golf, Travel|Comments Off on Scotland 2012 – Round 7: Carnoustie … NOT!

Scotland 2012 – Round 6: Muirfield

Driving on the motorways, all we can see are warnings that a bad rainstorm is headed our way.  After picture perfect weather, this may be our day to experience a little true Scottish links in all its glory!  With an early morning alarm (5:15) after a pretty late night out, we gathered up the sandwiches that Trevor had left for us, grabbed a quick bite of fruit salad and headed out on the road to [...]

By |2018-12-07T09:42:50-05:00October 11th, 2012|Golf, Travel|Comments Off on Scotland 2012 – Round 6: Muirfield
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