Rally for the Cure

Rally for the Cure

The morning air was cool as women golfers, both members and guests, arrived in the parking lot of the Discovery Bay Country Club.  They were greeted by male club members who took their bags, showed them to their carts and told them where to sign-in for the tournament. On September 22, 2016, the 9-Hole women’s group in the Discovery Bay Country Club held their Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament.  We are a small Country Club at the eastern end of…

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Discovery Bay Senior Men’s Invitational

Discovery Bay Senior Men’s Invitational

The Discovery Bay Senior Men’s Golf Club held its annual Senior Invitational Golf Tournament on August 12, 2016.  The tournament was held at the Discovery Bay Country Club . This is a member / guest tournament where a Senior Golf Club member invites a non-member to play as a part of his two-man team.  The invited member must be at least 50 years old and have an established handicap (GHIN). As President of the Discovery Bay Senior Men’s Golf Club…

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Fine Scottish Weather in Discovery Bay

Fine Scottish Weather in Discovery Bay

The weather in Discovery Bay, California has been overcast with a smell of rain and temperatures in the 60’s.  Fine Scottish weather.  Occasionally, it has rained.  Not necessarily hard but if you are outside you get wet.  Although we can always use the rain and hopefully snow in the mountains, the nerve of it to rain on my golf days. Are you a Fair Weather golfer or do you play the game as it was intended- all conditions? Golf- this…

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The MASTERS – It’s Sunday Part 2

The MASTERS – It’s Sunday Part 2

Danny Willet wins the 2016 Masters. The back 9 is now done and what a finish.  It’s hard to believe.  It was hard to watch (not really) although I felt for Jordan Spieth. Did you watch it.  My friend Ron in North Carolina sent me a text saying simply “Unreal Masters”.  Personally, I was rooting for Jordan.  I think the kid is special as a golfer and a person.  The ‘golf gods’, who I blame for all bad things on…

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The MASTERS – It’s Sunday

The MASTERS – It’s Sunday

The first 3 days. This years Masters began similar to previous years except, although there, Arnold Palmer did not hit a ceremonial drive. Jack Nicklaus did not out drive Gary Player and I read he got some good natured ribbing from Rickie Fowler. On the Day 1, Ernie Els was snake bit on the first hole and 7 putted from 3 feet for a 10.  I feel bad for Ernie but it sure should make us amateurs feel better, for…

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Define Stymie

Define Stymie

The other day while playing golf, my ball was sitting on the green when one of my foursome buddies chipped his ball onto the green and it landed behind mine.  In other words, my ball was between his and the hole.  For some reason I said Stymie instead of my normal you can show me the way.  I got ready to mark my ball and asked him where he wanted my mark.  He asked what’s the meaning of Stymie.  I told…

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Four Person Golf Games

Four Person Golf Games

What Golf Games Do You Play? Do you Play Team Golf Games?   This past week, my Senior Golf Group played a very interesting match.  We were broken up into foursomes and average team handicaps were mostly equalized. Each team had an A, B, C and D player.  The A player is the low handicapper and the D player the high handicapper.  This team play is normal however, this week we added a twist. We all played from the forward tees and could…

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Play Match Play Golf

Play Match Play Golf

There are many ways to play golf.  Perhaps I should say there are many different games you can play when playing golf.  All of these games require at least 1 partner but in fact you don’t even have to be playing together.  You can play separately and compare score cards later.  Most people play stroke play and compare total score after the round.  Again, there are 2 scores: a gross score and a net score, after adjusting your score based upon your…

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Playing Red Hawk Resort- Sparks, NV

Playing Red Hawk Resort- Sparks, NV

Red Hawk Resort, located in the hills above Sparks, Nevada, is a beautiful setting with two 18 hole golf courses.  The lower course is called the Lakes and the upper course is the Hills.  In mid September I was fortunate enough to play both on consecutive days in a basically couples golf tournament.  My wife is not a golfer but fortunately the group has its share of widows so myself and other single golfers were able to be paired with a golf partner. …

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Private Club Golf

Private Club Golf

Our friends, Bud and Lorraine, visited us from Pennsylvania.  We had a great time visiting, eating and drinking.  I knew Bud was a golfer so I had proposed that we play a round while he was with us.  Bud and Lorraine attended our wedding in Lake Tahoe and a group of us, including Bud,  played golf the next morning at Edgewood.  I had told him that he didn’t need to bring clubs as I have extra sets.  Fitting in golf could have been…

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