Wow this place is intense, two course both tougher than about any course this side of the Mississippi river. Today felt like over 100 degrees, so it was very hard to get through the day.
I played the first round with a guy who often stays there when in the area mountain biking, the second with Spencer and Tony. Shot 71ish on Woodshed, was playing well on front 9 of Whippin' Post, with several long putts and good saves. Had to actually throw backwards toward the tee on one hole to get a better lie for the next shot, and one shot hit a tree and rolled back to me 60'!
Paw Paw, WV- The Woodshed:
Paw Paw, WV- The Whippin' Post:
The woodshed is the more open and longer course. There are mostly long semi-open holes, well designed with placement in mind, often placement to get the good 5. It is well maintained, actually was being mowed at the time. It is massive, tough, technical and fun. There are some insane short woods holes, where if you don't get through, which I could not on any of them, you are lucky to take a 5, or an 8, or a 10..kid you not. One time my rollers couldn't get through without hitting a tree. It's fun because it's not rough and you can't really lose a disc or get ivy, just play smooth putter shots, take your lumps and know you're not the only snowman out there. The Whippin' Post is more in the woods, but more open woods, with tight fairways, placement, cliffs, a pond shot and more. One hole is nearly 900'. It ends with a shot over a pond with a dock between you and the pin to clear/skip off. I got my one and ONLY 2 of the day on the first hole that round, with a 45' putt. In general, if you 3 any hole at all here, you are happy, even thrilled. If you get a 5 usually you don't even worry about it. It's that tough. Go check it out.
Almost forgot to write about this incident this morning, I overheard a woman in the lobby at the hotel talking to the manager, she said "Well, I wouldn't worry about Obama winning the election, at least he'll probably be assassinated", and she sounded genuine like a real conversation..wow..