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Round Played: with Guy and Terri Munselle and Stephen Cope –
By Wayne Halm –

Question – What do Silicon Valley and Palm Springs have in common?
Answer – Good golfers.

On September 10th 2014 I played the Kauai Lagoons golf course with Guy and Terri Munselle of Palm Springs, California and with Stephen Cope of Cupertino, California.  This was a fun day, we all played pretty well, and there was always something to cheer about.

Steve has a powerful swing – and his wedge shots almost made his putter redundant.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - Steve has a big swing - yes, he hit the ball farther than I could see it.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club – Steve has a big swing – yes, he hit the ball farther than I could see it.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - I believe this was Steve's longest putt - he drained it.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club – I believe this was Steve’s longest putt – he drained it.

 

The 5th hole was a ‘happy hole” for our group – Everyone finished with the same ball they started.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - 5th hole - Big smiles - Guy because his ball flew across the canyon - Terri because I told her the red tees were on teh other side.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club – 5th hole – Big smiles – Guy because his ball flew across the canyon – Terri because I told her the red tees were on the other side.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - 5th hole - Steve wasn't sure his ball carried the canyon - but Wayne knew they both made it across.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club – 5th hole – Steve wasn’t sure his ball carried the canyon – but Wayne knew they both made it across.

 

Not every shot was good – but our group had something to brag about on every hole.  Even the 8th hole had its high points.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - 8th hole with the ball devouring lake.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club – 8th hole with the ball devouring lake.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - Here is a golfer who already made his 'tap-in' par watching the rest of us.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club – Here is a golfer who already made his ‘tap-in’ par watching the rest of us.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - 8th hole - Here are the three players in our group that did NOT put a ball in the lake.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club – 8th hole – Here are the three players in our group that did NOT put a ball in the lake.

 

The Octopus plant, with its bloody red tentacles, was as creepy as ever.  Terri was brave enough to pose before it.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - Terri and the Octopus plant  – the tentacles quivered but did not wrap around her.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club – Terri and the Octopus plant – the tentacles quivered but did not wrap around her.

 

The beauty and simple WOW of the ocean holes put smiles on everyone’s faces.  No matter where the ball went the smiles remained.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - Wow-ed by the Ocean.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club – Wow-ed by the Ocean. 

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - Terri on 14th tee.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club – Terri on 14th tee.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - Terri, still smiling.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club – Terri, still smiling.

 

The views along the ocean are awe inspiring – Jack Nicklaus probably intended them to be a distraction.  But by the 16th hole “golf” is in danger of being the distraction.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - By the 16th hole everyone was posing with the views.

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club – By the 16th hole everyone was posing with the views. 

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - Golfers by the Ocean - Oh yeah!

Kauai Lagoons Golf Club – Golfers by the Ocean – Oh yeah!

 

On the 18th hole I put a ball in the lagoon, not on the approach shot but off the tee.  However, not even the resulting “double” could take away from this fantastic day on the course.  The way it should be.

Come play golf with me.

 

The Kauai Lagoons Golf Club 800-634-6400 or http://www.KauaiLagoonsGolf.Com .

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