Round Played: with John Bondur –
By Wayne Halm –
On July 9th, 2014 I played the Kauai Lagoons course with John Bondur of Sarasota, Florida.
The weather was okay. Blue skies were rare but the trade winds were light. A trade shower did catch us on the 14th tee but I spent more time getting the rain jackets out than we did wearing them.
This was a round of sharp contrasts. We hit a lot of really good shots, and our share of really bad ones – however there were very few mediocre shots.
John tagged one drive 295 yards according to the GPS. He didn’t want to believe it, but good things can happen when you’re playing golf on Kauai.
We were challenged by 10 and 12 foot putts – we missed then with depressing regularity. Forty footers were a different story, John drained two and I three. Yea us! Those are the ones we will remember.
On 14 we both missed the green. I suppose it is possible to miss right or long, but that seldom happens. Like most people we were short and had to visit the drop area. This drop area is stressful – it faces the narrow part of the green with nothing but ocean beyond. I took a deep breath and hit a high flop just short of the green, it bounced once and rolled out onto the green. Only when it stopped rolling did I breathe again. John followed my lead and even made his putt to walk away with a happy bogie.
This was a good round – lots of laughs, good stories, and good shots to remember. Golf can be fun on Kauai.
Come play golf with me.
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