Played Pebble Beach
Trip Start Apr 09, 2010
35Trip End May 18, 2010
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I wanted to hit a ton of balls and work on the short-game beforehand.. so I got there 3 hours early. They drove me in a van to the practice range.. which is being acutely manicured in preparation for the US Open (a MAJOR event) which they host here in a month. They have a perfect patch of grass off-limits to everyone.. awaiting Tiger and Phil and everyone else next month.
At the practice range 3 hours before tee off, I hit it off with a lady, her husband, and his brother.. as they are from San Diego.. thinking they were going to tee off soon..
As I said the US Open is here in a month.. so the starter warned us they've already narrowed the fairways and raised the rough to make it more difficult for the pros... so the course was very challenging. It was a perfect day though with relatively calm winds, very sunny, and was around 65 degrees.
Long story short.. all 4 of us had a caddy.. so there was 8 of us out there.. having fun.. cracking jokes.. in a picturesque setting.. and in the process I was hitting the ball the best I ever have in my life! Wherever the caddy told me to put the ball.. I put it there.. and shot a 4 over on the front (the greens gave me some trouble.. or would have done much better). I hit some of the best shots of my life and what a perfect venue to do it on! I fell apart a bit on the back 9.. but oh well it was inevitable.
We finished off with a few drinks in the Stillwater Bar at the Lodge.. and that capped off one of the most fun and memorable days of my life. Was worth every single dollar.