Several weeks ago, in early October, we had a stretch of weather that could referred to as simply abysmal. The skies were gray, high temperatures dipped in to the 40’s and low 50’s, and I couldn’t help but think to myself that it was the start of another long, brutal Fall and Winter.
That joke turned out to be short-lived, as the sun and warmer temperatures returned for the end of the month, thankfully, and the past couple of weeks were pretty tremendous for Wisconsin golf.
I stayed busy during those weeks, playing some pretty great tracks including the newly renovated SentryWorld, Westmoor Country Club, and quite a bit at my home course of North Hills.
Let me start by saying the new and improved SentryWorld is absolutely phenomenal. I have all of my pictures from the day on my camera, still, and if/when I am able to get my laptop working again (or buy a new laptop) I am excited to finish my article on SentryWorld: Reimagined, including all of my pictures from the day and the new course.
Last weekend I played in a fun event at Westmoor called the “Chopstix Open.” The day is a 2-man best ball tournament that is set up primarily as golfers of Asian descent on one team: “Team Fried Rice,” and the others on “Team White Rice.” White Rice won the actual golf tournament, but I hear Fried Rice rolled in the most drinks category.
I was also able to get photos of each hole at Westmoor, and look forward to posting them. As a course that I have driven by for decades and never had the opportunity to play, I was really pleased with the actual golfing experience. The food, too, was excellent! I especially loved the par threes, and the variety of par fours. I am definitely looking forward to playing it again.
Today’s November third, and while it’s mild outside – around 60 degrees – it looks like next weekend we will return to the bitter 30’s and 40’s again. I am not at all ready for the golf season to end, and know I am not the only one in that mindset. Here’s to hoping for some more sunny weekends on the links.
Finally, I do have a lot of work to do with my writing. My laptop will not turn on and has all of my course photography, so I have been trying to find somebody to help me get it working again. If you or someone you know is good at this, please let me know!
The courses I still have to review include:
- Strawberry Creek Golf Club
- The Harvester
- Ozaukee Country Club
- Westmoor Country Club
- Bishop’s Bay Country Club
- Dismal River Golf Club, Tom Doak Course