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Round Played:  with Dean Nelson –

By Wayne Halm –

Sometimes I just have to laugh at my game … it’s just the best option.

On September 22nd 2016 I played the Kiahuna Golf Club with Dean Nelson.  A great day, a great golf course, and a great golfing buddy – oh yeah, this looked to be FUN.

The great day, course, and buddy carried the day – it was fun.  They more than made up for my poor play.

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Dean on the 1st tee at the Kiahuna Golf Club on Kauai.

Dean on the 1st tee – that was the only point where I even came close to par.

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On this day I was suffering from … well, let’s call it “Restless Neck Syndrome”.  I rarely saw the club strike the ball, and when I don’t see that I rarely like the rest of what I see.

Fortunately, Restless Neck Syndrome isn’t contagious.  Dean didn’t catch it, he nailed the ball all day long.

Dean on the Kiahuna Golf Club on Kauai.

Dean demonstrating the cure for Restless Neck Syndrome.

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I just had to laugh at my poor play … and I laughed a lot.  My troubles covered the entire course.

The 12th hole at the Kiahuna Golf Club on Kauai.

Restless Neck Syndrome is a problem on the tee box.

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 The Kiahuna Golf Club on Kauai.

But Restless Neck Syndrome is particularly troublesome on the greens – yes, I three putted from there.

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Restless Neck Syndrome is not believed to be fatal.  I have known golfers who died “with” it, but none who died “of” it.  Even so, one feature of the course gave me a chill.

The Crypt on the Kiahuna Golf Club on Kauai.

How many courses have an actual Crypt as a hazard?

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 The Crypt did make be briefly wonder if Restless Neck Syndrome could be fatal.

The Crypt did make be briefly wonder if Restless Neck Syndrome could be fatal.

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Golf Coaches must have a thousand treatments for Restless Neck Syndrome, but the prescription I got filled was “drinks in the clubhouse”.  It does lessen the pain … but does it work?  We will find out in a few days.

I have a 2016 goal of playing golf with 100 people I haven’t met.  Dean was number 38.  Want to be in that number?

Come play golf with me.

 

The Kiahuna Golf Club     808-742-9595    www.kiahunagolf.com

 

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5 thoughts on “Restless Neck Syndrome

  1. “I have known golfers who died “with” it, but none who died “of” it.” Lol, great post… hope you have recovered 🙂

  2. Aloha Wayne,

    I am glad you were able to find some ‘medicine’ in the clubhouse for your syndrome. I do hope it works, but in the meantime, just keep having fun!

    Kiahuna looks like a fun track…is it in as good of shape as it looks like from your photos?

    Cheers!
    Josh

    • Aloha Josh,

      Oh yes, golf can be fun even if you’re not playing well. But after that round I was ready to take my medicine. I had one dose at the clubhouse and continued the treatment on my deck.

      Kiahuna is a fine course. It doesn’t have the ocean front location of many Kauai courses … but it holds its own.

      The course is normally in great shape. Occasionally feral pigs do come out of the jungle and root up small patches but the grounds keepers make repairs quickly. This is more of a curiosity than a problem to players.

      Kiahuna is near Koloa Landing and we will put it on our play list.

      A Hui Hou,
      Wayne

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