Taking advantage of whatever the hell the weather was a couple weeks ago, I played early Saturday 2/25 at Rattlewood. Played in a foursome, and got around in 3 1/2 hours (note- it can be done) despite a couple guys in our group struggle to start. You don’t need to play well to play fast. We played ready golf and used continuous putting which really cuts down on your time (if you’re asking).
The course was in good shape given that it’s late February. Greens were rolling pretty quick but that seemed to be a function of our dry weather of late along with a steady wind all day that was blowing in the 1-2 club range. Given the cold snaps we’ve had I can’t vouch for things right now. I have a bad feeling that the course superintendents are going to have their hands full over the next several weeks if this rollercoaster keeps up.
While I’m sure that many courses are thrilled to see tee sheets full this time of year, the guy in the pro shop made a solid point- most courses aren’t yet staffed up yet for the season (and if you’ve seen this weekend’s weather forecast, March can be a rollercoaster).
Really hoping that after this coming weekend’s cold snap that we see a return to seasonal temps since I’m slated to cross a biggie off my local bucket list in a little over a week.
Being a blogger and a Twitter user who’s trying to build an audience (why don’t you follow me on Twitter? Come for the golf, stay for the complaints about Liverpool FC, rugby league (go Canberra Raiders the mighty green machine) and my love/hate relationship with the Toronto Maple Leafs (and the occasional music retweets). If you’re already following me, have I mentioned what good taste you have?
So it was in the spirit of learning, discovering something new and growing that I downloaded the Golfmatch App a month or so ago. I stumbled upon them on Instagram and it looked simple enough, but as I’m want to do I gave it some thought, and some more thought. Out of the blue I signed up and downloaded the app.
I signed up for their event next Saturday 3/18 at Bulle Rock (crossing my fingers for decent weather). To paraphrase, you had me at Bulle Rock. This course has been on my “must play” list for years so to finally have the opportunity to play it is something I’m really looking forward to. I’ll be sure to take photos and try to put together a course review that gives you a sense of what to expect should you play there.
SONG OF THE DAY
Just discovered this. Catchy as hell. It’s the music that the kids are listening to and damned if I don’t like it. Give it a whirl.