Today, we played the Avocet course. The weather held out nicely, staying hot with an occasional cooling breeze. The golf carts were stocked with personal ice coolers with water bottles and ball washing equipment, The course was in pristine condition and their layout encompassed a large contingent of real estate, so the course, clubhouse, range and practice areas were spread out requiring a golf cart to go from place-to-place and hole-to-hole.
I played a fairly typical 46 on the front-nine, 3 pars with 4 double bogeys. The back nine played better: the highlights was a birdie putt made after tough sand shot out of a potted green-side bunker leaving a 20-foot putt; and I had a chance to break 40 when my approach shot on the 18th landed within 7-feet of the cup, but the putt lipped out.
It was a good day to play golf and I was pleased with my scorecard that recorded no triple bogeys (or worse), no penalties, and no three-putts (31 putts for the round). Now I need to get through tonight’s sleep tuning out my older brother’s snoring if I am going to survive two rounds tomorrow.