Round Played: with Tom Smith –
By Wayne Halm –
The Hawaiian Sun Likes White Meat –
On November 19th I played the Kauai Lagoons Course with Tom Smith from New Haven, Connecticut. We only had time for 9 holes – we chose the ocean nine and set our sights on FUN.
Tom took the warning “The Hawaiian Sun Likes White Meat” seriously and applied sunscreen to his fair Connecticut complexion.
We got Tom a set of rental clubs and took off on adventure. Six balls come with the rentals and I was a little worried – the ocean nine has a famous appetite for golf balls. It was ‘wasted worry’.
At first the brisk Trade Winds were an issue for Tom. But by the time we got to the holes near the airport he had figured it out.
Tom’s confidence was firmly established before we reached the 14th hole. That was good – confidence is required on this intimidating par 3.
The scenery can be distracting on this course. Tom commented, “Maybe Jack Nicklaus designed it this way to create photo opportunities.” That made sense to me – so we took some photos.
There is no other way to say it – the 16th hole belonged to Tom. He played it like it was his home course.
On 17 and 18 we did our share to help re-surface the lagoon bottom. But that was okay, we were on our way for a beer and rehash of a fun round.
This was a fun day on the course – we got some memories and some stories to tell – it was the way golf should be.
Come play golf with me.
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