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New baby in the house makes a full 18 hard to get in so I got up at the buttcrack of dawn and got the $17.50 back nine rate at El Dorado Park Golf Course. El Do is a nice course and pretty challenging for a shorter course and I wanted to play it this week because in just a few days the pros will the Long Beach Open here and the greens should be good.
The Lb Open is a cool tournament, it is one of the few truly Open tournaments, meaning that anyone with $750 dollars can tee it up and give it a go. No qualifiers. Winner gets about $30,000 dollars so it attracts some good golfers.
I was able to play by myself so I filmed a Vlog with a tripod which came out really nicely, video of every shot up soon. Trying to play and film yourself is really hard. Mainly all I care about is playing well but I don't want to look stupid on my channel either. However I have determined to put up all my shots on the blog good or bad as I journey to be better than scratch so added pressure of knowing that every shot I hit will be published globally adds something.
I putted great, my wedges of all lengths need a lot of work.
I played great today and shot -2 for 15 holes before it got too dark to continue. Bummer because 69 is my best score ever and I had a good chance to break it. The last two holes are tough so if I played about average on those three it would have been a 70. Plus we played from the tip which aare the tees the Pros use during the long beach open, plays 6910 yards.
Snuck out today while my son was napping with his mom to play 5 holes with the Rec Park Loonies in Long Beach. Should have been enough time to play at least 9 but it was painfully slow.