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Round Played: with Joe and Linda Deacon –

By Wayne Halm –

Oh yes – there was a birdie in our group – the guy in the yellow shirt made it.

On October 15th 2014 I played the Kauai Lagoons course with Joe and Linda Deacon from Meadow Vista, California.

I could not find it on the calender,  but Oct 15th must be the “Official Putter Holiday”.  Because none of our putters worked that day.

Close but no Cigar - This was the common result for us

Close but no Cigar – This was the common result for us

 

However, we were not about to let lazy putters get in the way of our primary objective – having FUN.  Linda hesitated but consented to pose in front of the Octopus plant.

Linda thought this looked more like a spider - but she bravely stood with her back to it anyway.

Linda thought this looked more like a spider – but she bravely stood with her back to it anyway.

 

As expected by the time we got down to the ocean the putter problems just didn’t matter – the views took over.

Ocean equals Smiles - it just works that way.

Ocean equals Smiles – it just works that way.

 

This was before Joe saw his next shot - he was still smiling

This was before Joe saw his next shot – he was still smiling

 

The 14th tee is always emotional – taking a deep breath, saying good-bye to your golf ball, and all that.

Linda took all she could but still didn't feel good about this shot.

Linda took all she could but still didn’t feel good about this shot.

 

But when it works, it works – and the smiles quickly return.

A par on 14 really is a good feeling.

A par on 14 really is a good feeling.

 

Players get used to the ocean side play – but not to the views.  The views are always a distraction.

With two ocean holes behind them confidence was returning on the 16th tee.

With two ocean holes behind them confidence was returning on the 16th tee.

 

The signature 16th hole can offer some challenges – I got caught up in them – but Linda and Joe simply rose to the occasion.

Linda got this ball up onto the green - near the pin - and without falling into the sand.

Linda got this ball up onto the green – near the pin – and without falling into the sand.

 

Let me introduce - BIRDIE MAN - yeah, it's alright to smile Joe

Let me introduce – BIRDIE MAN – yeah, it’s alright to smile Joe

 

This was a good day on the course – Joe posted a good score – Linda made some incredible shots – and me?  Well, I got plenty of exercise, fresh air, and sunshine.  Three happy golfers walked off the 18th green.  Golf 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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