I took yesterday off completely, didn't throw one shot, to save the knee. Good thing because it still didn't feel good today.
Clarksburg, WV- Veterans Memorial:This is a relatively nice and short beginner course. Plays up and down a hill, in some woods and some wide open. Has 2 nice small valley holes, and the river is close on a few holes but not a real worry. Good signs, good grass tees, pretty well maintained except for about 3 holes unmown/unmaintained. Very easy for an experienced player, I shot -7, with a bounce out.
Fairmont, WV- Seth Burton Memorial DGC:Very very nice course, plays around the park in a circle, up and down the sides of a hill and always along the park road, which can come into play as O.B. often. It pretty much alternates one side of the road to the other as it winds around the center of the park. There are dual cement tees, and the longs are pretty tough, shot about even 54. One putt hit cage and rolled 100' downhill across the road for 3 stroke difference if I could have just made it. There is a cool, man-made waterfall/creek across the fairway on the longest (660') hole, so you cannot roll it, or your disc will be washed away by a skinny torrent of water. Well kept but for about 1/4 holes look like they haven't seen a mower in 2008. Tests your long range accuracy, but having a huge arm doesn't help too much, you need about 350' with control to get half the deuce opportunities. It's the kind of course and kind of land I prefer to golf on.
Fairmont, WV- Orange Crush:This is a 9 hole course, that starts about 100' downhill from the long tee on #1 of Seth Burton Memorial DGC, all in thick woods this time. The tees are rough dirt, it is newer and unfinished in appearance. Extremely rough around the edges, I lost a driver on #3, spent half hour searching, even walked a grid pattern before I gave up it was frustrating because it was good drive. Too many shots are rough and blind, can't watch it fly or see what happened and it's too rough for that in my opinion. Several really cool holes, like one uphill 500+' hole between two valleys that requires a placement drive. But also several blind luck shots into gaps. You have to power it 350' down 10' tunnels or toss putter flat or be prepared for lost disc/5's.