Golf Course Photography: Westmoor Country Club
With the Men’s Invitational being played at my home course of North Hills Country Club, I reached out to my friend, Joey, to play some golf at his home course, Westmoor Country Club, in Brookfield yesterday.
We teed off at 10:27 and it was hot, but there was a nice breeze that kept things comfortable. The course was in magnificent shape, and since I already reviewed it last year I took it as an opportunity to continue my dabbling in photography with different filters and “Artistic” photography.
While Joey played his worst round of golf in the past 20-plus years for the club championship qualifying round, Jeff played his best shooting 38-42 [as a 15-handicap!].
It’s always fun playing with people who are playing their best, and 38 on the front was phenomenal – it was fairways and greens with some great putts and a few that didn’t quite fall but left easy pars. I love those days, personally, and could tell Jeff was pretty psyched about it, too.
I was especially excited about it because Jeff was my teammate for 6/6/6 for the first six holes, in which he was even par while I was still figuring the greens out.
As a side note, Westmoor has done a fantastic job with their greens – they are rolling really well and true, and you would be hard pressed to find an unfixed ball mark anywhere.
Bill Burkhart, who is on the club’s golf/handicap committee, played along with us and offered a lot of great insight about the course and their current projects. I love the new “Thin fescue” that has been introduced over the past few years, especially, and tried to highlight some of it in my photography of the course from Saturday’s round.
After I finished three-putting on seventeen, we made our way to the eighteenth tee where we were met by staff telling us that the incoming storm was only a couple of miles away. They had picked up our bags half-way down the fairway and had us jump in carts to head back to the clubhouse.
It was starting to get a little dark, and a little windier, but nothing happened for 15-20 minutes. Then…