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We are getting way too much rain in northern Texas right now, several times on the way to Lubbock I had to plow through deep water, one road was blocked off by police. Entire fields and yards and businesses parking lots are underwater. I'm not even sure I can get out of my hotel's parking lot right now, so I'm not going to try. I almost got stuck coming into it, felt like a boat, water over a foot deep easily. I need to play another round today to fit my plan, but the course is supposed to be next to a lake, and I doubt it is playable. When I got to Lubbock, the first park I saw had a river 100' wide flowing between trees and picnic tables, with big muddy waves, and it clearly didn't belong there..so I doubt I'm gonna get to McAlister today. I may even have to take tomorrow off, as it's not supposed to stop raining and the courses are likely unplayable. This sucks.

Wichita Falls, OK- Lucy:Well designed, mostly short to medium technical finesse holes through shorter trees some with low ceilings in a flat park, no rough, water, OB really in play. Good tees (mud-covered today) and tees are marked, next tee arrows. Deuce-or-die for experienced players. Well balanced. Mud is a major problem when wet, due to heavier than average rains, it was near unplayable, with standing pools of water deep and big enough to lose a disc in on the fairways, mud so deep it weighs down your shoes the entire length of some fairways and tees with mud washed over them. I went through 3 towels which are now stained red.

Wichita Falls, OK- Lake Wichita:Long, packed tight with wide and low trees, they are more 'in the way' than making for a nice fairway. Just like it says in the directory, it basically forces you to go way up and over and around the fairway to have any decent shot, but that comes with a price- the high high high wind due to the large lake. One hole forces going up and over an impenetrable wall of rough, and I always say there's no room for that on any courses that hole should be pulled. Too many baskets tucked just out of sight so you have to walk up a long way to find some of the holes even though it's an open park setting. Tees and numbered and with length, good long cement. Well maintained and clean. Entirely flat, lake is not in play but one small unnoticed creek on #17. Large man made hill by the lake is not used, but it should have a tee on top!

Seymour, OK- Seymour City:Short, mostly wide open beginner course, half the holes have no tree in play. The other half lightly wooded and flat. An abandoned house in play on #3. Creek in play on 2 holes. One tee had water flowing over it and Algae growing on the front of it. Well marked, good tees, decently maintained but a small town left to die feel. Drivers not needed.

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Comment by Kyle Jacob Smalling on September 11, 2008 at 7:55pm
Why are your towels stained red?

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