Mini Post: Not the Only Game in Town –
By Wayne Halm –
Neither Dan Roton nor I were invited to play in the US Open. To show them that they weren’t the only game in town, we drove up to Princeville and played the Makai Golf Course on June 16th 2016.
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We felt good about our decision. We played a superior golf course and avoided the crowd distractions. However, our round did have three things in common with the US Open – weather, high scores, and controversy.
The weather — We played under mostly blue skies, but the day before was a washout. The course was still very wet.
High Scores — I don’t score well in wet conditions. Sometimes I catch myself actually closing my eyes before impact. Still this day was about fun, not scores.
Controversy — On the tricky par-3 third hole I hit my wedge – it landed on the bank and spun back into the water. Dan decided on a 7-iron and hit it to within a foot of the pin.
Similarities aside, Dan and I did the right thing. Playing golf is always better than watching golf. We had a lot of fun – this was golf the way it should be.
I have set a 2016 goal of playing golf with 100 people I haven’t met. I played with Dan before so the number remains at 27. Want to be in that number?
Come play golf with me.
The Makai Golf Club http://www.makaigolf.com 808-826-1912