Our group had 12 guys (3 foursomes), two of which were guys from the east coast (Virginia and Maryland primarily) along with our Colorado contingent. Great guys, lots of fun to hang out with. I’ll put more of the golf details in the golf blog when I get a chance.
We played 7 rounds of golf in 4 days – 18 the first day (we had 27 scheduled, but the rain was rather bad) and 36 the three days thereafter. To get in 36 at this time of year, you have to basically have the first tee time at one course (7 AM) and the last at another (12:30PM-ish). Then, assuming everything moves along well and your travel distance between the courses isn’t too bad, you can just squeeze it in.
The 36 hole days looked a little like this:
- 5AM: get up
- 6AM: leave condo for breakfast and any warm-up (I didn’t hit balls before any rounds after the first day)
- 7AM: Tee off for the first 18
- 11:30AM: Finish the first 18, pack up and drive to course #2
- 12PM: Lunch
- 12:30PM: Tee off for the second 18
- 5PM: Finish the second 18, drive back to the condo
- 6PM: Dinner at the pub, then hang out for a few hours (football is on late on the east coast) and crash hard around 10PM-12AM
I checked e-mail on the BlackBerry a couple of times a day, but I didn’t crack the laptop once a couple of days. It’s probably the most disconnected I’ve been in a long time. I was too tired to even think about e-mail or work at the end of the day.
If you’re waiting for an e-mail response from me over the last few days, thanks for your patience and I promise to get it to you tomorrow.