Fast Round at Great Oaks

Last Friday afternoon I achieved a golfing first. I got around my home course in less than two and a half hours — on foot.

I didn’t set out to make it a speedy round, but with no one in front of me and starting on the back side, I decided to play briskly. My motivation was to get in a full round, even though I was supposed to be at a friend’s house for dinner around 6.

Often when playing by myself I’ll hit some extra shots, but not this time. I played the first nine in a surprising hour and five minutes. “Wow!” I thought. “I can get this in if I hustle.” The second nine is longer. Still, I made it around in an hour and 15 minutes. Whew!

Oh yeah, I shot a 79. Not bad, considering I had a couple of doubles.

The Armchair Golfer

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Neil Sagebiel

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