Round Played: with Frank and Roe Ciuffani –
By Wayne Halm –
Golfing in the sunshine –
On January 29th I played the Kauai Lagoons course with Frank and Roe Ciuffani from Monroe Township, New Jersey. Dr. Andy Lee from Oahu joined us. This made a fun four-some. (Click on the pictures for a larger view – then use the browser ‘back’ button.)
I was happy. I had good company and I struck the ball well. Not a well as Andy, but well for me – Andy can hit the ball a solid country mile.
It didn’t take long for our group to settle into “good-time mode”. We were scoring well and everybody seemed to know a new joke.
We were a happy congenial group when we got to the ocean. I made everyone pause for a picture on the 14th tee – I knew what was going to happen.
There is something about the obvious challenge on the 14th hole. Few want to admit it, but it ratchets up the competition a notch.
Competition or not, golfing beside the Pacific Ocean on Kauai put a smile on my face. It was contagious – everyone caught the smiles.
A par on the signature 16th hole is special. It is a good feeling. It affects different people in different ways. It makes some people friendlier.
Andy continued with his monster drives, crisp irons, and accurate putts until the end – no slump for that guy.
This was a great day on the course. We paid our respects to the Golden Bear. Then walked off the course laughing with our scores low and our spirits high – the way golf should be.
Come play golf with me.
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