Thanks Randy I stayed 4 nights at the wonderful Hyatt Highlands in Carmel. Made my tee time 6 days in advance contrary to rumors you must stay on site or perhaps the nice young lady just liked my charm. Made my 9 am tee time and hit a nice drive into the wind. It was a beautiful day and our group of strangers quickly became best friends.
It was the shortest 4 and a half hours I have ever played. Going into the last hole I hit my 3rd shot pin high into the deep bunker next to the ocean. I blasted out almost holing the shot with the ball stopping close to the hole.
A group of about 40 well dressed ladies were having a luncheon outside and were watching the players hole out. One lady found my shot most inspiring and starting applauding. I nonchalantly doffed my hat. She then yelled out some thing indiscernible so I took a most theatrical bow borrowing from my old days when I once "tread the boards" and strolled up to meet this young damsel while the others busied themselves putting out.
Unfortunately when I reached the tables they were all inhabited by ladies of my age. I thanked them most cordially and beat a hasty retreat back to the safety of my new found comrades
Myjoys wave white with blue stripe