Too freakin' hot in Cali..always amazes me people prefer to put up with this over ice rain!
Taking the mid-afternoon off to let it cool down before a 3rd round somewhere in Ukiah.
I aced again today, 2 days after my last. #17 at Anderson Valley Brewing Company..Red KC Pro T-Bird, threw it straight at the pallets and low..skipped it in almost silently. That same disc got me an ace at home back in 2004!
One of the coolest nature things I have seen on this trip happened today. I heard a loud rustle in a tree, and walked over with my camera to see a giant Hawk fly out and to the next tree over. I went over there to look up through it and take a picture, and it flew away again, and I saw what looked like a small branch fall from it and make a thud right next to me. It was a dead squirrel that it had dropped! How unusual.
Lakeport, CA- Highland Springs Reservoir:I get why we call it "California" at league when someone plays along but gets an extra shot per hole..because at these courses out here there's so much luck, roll aways, big skips, rocks in fairways, bad tees, etc..that you're always left wishing you could throw it again. It's a whole different game. Very, very well marked- all signs intact, having length, fairway, showing all tee pad locations and a system of bolts in the sign showing the PIN POSITION (should be a lot more common!). Up to 6 different tees per hole, often from off to the side using a different fairway, so you could play different holes all day long here. Some poke n pray and super low ceilings, overgrown and blocked lines, shots over trees with no other way to the basket. Designed and installed by the man himself but 28 years ago. Hilly in the back, dusty, rocky, oak tree forest with some dead grass on part of the course. Views of mountains and a lake. Hard to figure out where to park..signs near the msg. board say no off-road vehicular use ..500$ fine, but there's tire tracks that go off the paved road and it looks like people park there? The drop off is too steep to the dirt..could bottom out a car there. Other parking about 1,000 ft. downhill from the course.
Boonville, CA- Anderson Valley Brewing Company:Aced #17. 5$ fee doubles as 5$ off 10$ purchase..including discs..beer..clothes. I picked up a disc. They provide a map and card. Dirt tees, little signage but it's not needed with or without a map, but no lengths. More typical cali golf..with low ceilings and some poke n pray atypical shots through trees. Not as bad as most..actually fun and a good course. Several longer open holes, some fences, a creek. Good variety of holes. Has some good hills used on fairways..never big or steep. For those who drink ..can't beat having a brewery on site. Must-play for California.