Well, Tom didn't hit an ace today
, but he did bring a cooler full of beer to share with everybody to celebrate last week's good fortune. Thanks, Tom!
For the first time that I can remember, I won the Handicap round 2 weeks in a row! It's been a long time since I've won a Handicap round, much less twice in a row! Last week was a good round for me, but yesterday's round was almost legendary. We started on Hole #2 and I birdied 6 in a row. Then 2 pars, 6 more birdies, a par, then a birdie on #17. At this point, I'm thinking, "I'm tied with the record, just keep it in the fairway on #18, get the par, and maybe birdie #1 for the course record." Well, if you've ever played the Disc Creek Disc Golf Course, you know that Hole #18 can make or break a good round. It broke mine
. With a decent drive, I had maybe 130 feet to the pin but I had to go around the big Elm guarding the basket. My 86 mold Softie shot didn't get far enough around the left side of that sentry and bounced out into the road for my only bogey of the round. Then I missed the birdie on #1 and had to settle for 1 stroke off of a course record. Dang! The record was established in the mid 90's by Troy Lowery, then I matched it twice in 2000. This was the closest to 44 that we've seen in quite a while.