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|Sunday, February 5, 2023|
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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Golfing with my dad and the boys (Arvis and Bobby) for a week. I played 198 holes of golf in seven days! What a great time! I'm really looking forward to doing it next year!
|Sunrise on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, December 2001|
|No. 1 - 383 yd - Par 4||No. 2 - 415 yd - Par 4
Dad admiring his tee shot - I yanked two into the woods the first time around!
|No. 3 - 530 yd - Par 5||No. 4 - 167 yd - Par 3
Dad was shocked when I put my tee shot within 3 ft of the hole (he was 8 ft away!)!
|No. 5 - 533 yd - Par 5||From the fairway on No. 5|
|No. 6 - 397 yd - Par 4
Dad and John wondering what the hell those buggers ahead of us a doing in our way!
|No. 7 - 370 yd - Par 4
SHARP dogleg right!
Dad trying to decide which club to use so as NOT to hit the ball into the wetlands
|No. 8 - 160 yd - Par 3
Island green surrounded by low-country wetlands
|Arvis takes "dead-aim" in hopes of getting a greenie (he didn't!)|
|No. 9 - 400 yd - Par 4
Dad's ball takes flight (and heads to the wetlands on the left!)
|No. 10 - 403 yd - Par 4|
|Old South Clubhouse from the No. 10 tee||No. 11 - 185 yd - Par 3|
|A local vagrant hoping for a hand-out (so he can CHOMP it off!)||This is the course marshall on the side of the No. 12 tee encouraging swift play|
|No. 12 - 390 yd - Par 4
From the fairway 'cause the marshall hurried us off the tee!
|No. 13 - 353 yd - Par 4|
|Arvis searching for signs of his golf swing||No. 14 - 555 yd - Par 5|
|Dad laughing it up, telling jokes, having a rip-roaring time||No. 15 - 384 yd - Par 4
Sharp dogleg right
|Arvis thought he found his swing (but he was mistaken!)||Two old farts (GREAT FRIENDS!) enjoying a day on the links (guess which one won the most bets?)|
|Dad admiring his final tee shot of the day||No. 18 - 550 yd - Par 5
Tough, challenging finishing hole!
|No. 1 - 365 yd - Par 4||No. 2 - 160 yd - Par 3|
|No. 3 - 360 yd - Par 4
(Only 330 yards for Arvis from the whites!)
|No. 4 - 500 yd - Par 5|
|No. 5 - 180 yd - Par 3
Arvis trotting back to the cart, hoping his ball isn't fish food!
|No. 6 - 380 yd - Par 4|
|No. 7 - 380 yd - Par 4||Dad wondering when it's going to warm up so he can loosen up!|
|No. 8 - 525 yd - Par 5
This shot was from the fairway - you can't see the huge, wide (120 yd) waste area between here and the green
|No. 9 - 405 yd - Par 4
There's water all of the place on this hole!
|No. 10 - 375 yd - Par 4||No. 11 - 365 yd - Par 4
Sharp dogleg right with the hole tucked back against the woods
|No. 12 - 525 yd - Par 5
Arvis prepared to assault (or insult) the ball
|No. 13 - 350 yd - Par 4
Sharp dogleg left with a big pond to carry to the green on the second shot
|This is the second shot into No. 13! Look at all the pot bunkers!||No. 14 - 175 yd - Par 3|
|No. 15 - 485 yd - Par 5||No. 16 - 190 yd - Par 3|
|No. 17 - 315 yd - Par 4
Dad about to clobber the ball way on down the fairway
|No. 18 - 380 yd - Par 4
TOUGH finishing hole - water off the tee and then again before the green
|Here's the second shot to No. 18 (taken during the second loop of the day)||My second shot on the fringe of No. 12 (Par 5) during the second loop|
|Doesn't look like there's much fairway out there on No. 16!||Dad and Arvis enjoying the day (on our 34th hole of the day - time for a beer!)|
|No. 1 - 420 yd - Par 4
Bobby pausing for a moment to consider "Where in the heck did that drive go?"
|No. 2 - 385 yd - Par 4|
|No. 3 - 186 yd - Par 3||No. 4 - 407 yd - Par 4
Huge swamp to carry off the tee!
|...and you can't see the pond on the right side of No. 4 fairway from the tee - my ball stopped just short!||...everyone else was out in the fairway - like I have clubs that know how to hit from there!|
|No. 5 - 472 yd - Par 5||From the cart path along No. 5 - I was BIPSIC after hitting too many balls into the pond on the right!|
|No. 6 - 170 yd - Par 3
Those roly-poly guys were ahead of us all day long!
|No. 7 - 383 yd - Par 3
Sharp dogleg right!
|No. 8 - 366 yd - Par 4||from the No. 8 fairway|
|No. 9 - 525 yd - Par 5
Dad about to crush one.... right into the fairway bunker
|...see Dad's ball?|
|No. 10 - 381 yd - Par 4||No. 11 - 513 yd - Par 5
Tough Hole! Really narrow driving area
|...and protected green||No. 12 - 151 yd - Par 3
Actually, this is a picture of a really nice house across the pond from the No. 12 tee!
|THIS is the fairway from the No. 12 tee||Dad after a nice, smooth second shot into the No. 12 green|
|No. 13 - 151 yd - Par 3||No. 14 - 424 yd - Par 4|
|ME!||ME after hitting a GREAT second shot on the green on No. 14|
|No. 15 - 500 yd - Par 5
Here's Bobby with his third shot
|No. 16 - 380 yd - Par 4|
|No. 17 - 161 yd - Par 3||What a trio - Dad, Arvis and Bobby!|
|Me and the old man on the links!||No. 18 - 411 yd - Par 4|
|No. 1 - 370 yd - Par 4||No. 2 - 524 yd - Par 5|
|from the No. 2 fairway||A crowd of spectators gathered around the No. 3 tee|
|No. 3 - 386 yd - Par 4||Bobby decided to make a detour to the BEACH on No. 3!|
|No. 4 - 186 yd - Par 3||No. 5 - 405 yd - Par 4|
|No. 6 - 513 yd - Par 5||THIS is a LONG hole!|
|No. 7 - 411 yd - Par 4||Another one of those green course marshalls keeping an eye on the pace of play!|
|No. 8 - 138 yd - Par 3||No. 9 - 378 yd - Par 4
Actually, that's Dad strolling up on the green on No. 9
|No. 10 - 493 yd - Par 5
Danger lies ahead on the hole!
|That dark area in front of the green is a HUGE pond!|
|No. 11 - 303 yd - Par 4
I was about 20 yards short of driving this green!
|One of the squatters on the course that the green marshalls chase from time to time|
|No. 12 - 208 yd - Par 3||No. 13 - 415 yd - Par 4|
|No. 14 - 338 yd - Par 4
This hole has some WEIRD traps!
|See? There's Dad just barely outside the first wedge-trap!|
|No. 15 - 478 yd - Par 5||My tee shot on No. 15 didn't go far, but my second one did!|
|All the way to here!||No. 16 - 160 yd - Par 3|
|No. 17 - 426 yd - Par 4||No. 18 - 392 yd - Par 4
Nice finishing hole - watch out for the pond one the right!
|No. 1 - 300 yd - Par 4||No. 2 - 455 yd - Par 5|
|No. 3 - 387 yd - Par 4||No. 4 - 197 yd - Par 3|
|No. 5 - 361 yd - Par 4||Me, strolling back to the cart, after a perfect wedge into the green for my second shot!|
|No. 6 - 523 yd - Par 5
Arvis wondering whether or not to press (his luck!)
|No. 7 - 357 yd - Par 4|
|The green on No. 7 was protected by trees on the left - traps on the right||No. 8 - 160 yd - Par 3|
|No. 9 - 387 yd - Par 4
There's a pond hidden off to the left side and front the green that lies waiting to swallow golf balls!
|You can just barely make out the tall grass arround the pond from here in the fairway!|
|No. 10 - 426 yd - Par 4||No. 11 - 424 yd - Par 4|
|No. 12 - 137 yd - Par 3||No. 13 - 368 yd - Par 4|
|Bobby and my ball stopped side-by-side (mine was closer, of course!)||No. 14 - 448 yd - Par 5|
|The 14th green||No. 15 - 160 yd - Par 3|
|My tee shot was one the green so, of course, I had to wait for them to quit fooling around and get on the green!||No. 16 - 300 yd - Par 4
Dad teeing off and hoping for a skin (he got it!)
|From the 16th fairway||No. 17 - 413 yd - Par 4|
|What a crew!
From left to right: Bobby, Arvis, Dad, and me
|From the 17th fairway|
|No. 18 - 508 yd - Par 5||My 3-iron off the tee cleared the trees and stopped in perfect line to go for the green|
|The 18th green with the HUGE clubhouse behind the trees|
|No. 10||No. 10 fairway|
|No. 11||No. 12|
|No. 12 from the tee box||No. 13|
|No. 14||A bridge across the lowlands|
|A view from the bridge||No. 15|
|More bridges connecting the holes||No. 16|
|No. 17||From the 17th fairway|
|No. 18||No. 1|
|No. 1 again||From the 1st fairway|
|Dad eyes one up (and then chunks it into the waste on the right!)||No. 2|
|No. 3||From the fairway on No. 3 - SHARP dogleg right|
|A little reminder that there are other "residents" in the area||Plenty of water everywhere!|
|No. 4||That's my ball closest to the pin on No. 4|
|No. 5||The afternoon sun was dropping fast and a bunch of clouds made it awfully dark all of a sudden|
|No. 6||From the 6th fairway|
|No. 7||From the 7th fairway - it looked like nightfall had come!|
|No. 8||The sun finally came back out for a few more minutes at least!|
|No. 9||Tough lie for a second shot!|