Yes, all the snow that came the week just prior to Christmas was washed away by the huge deluge we received on Christmas eve, and there was more golf to be had!
We got out for about 16 holes - still gets dark quite early - on the Monday after the holiday, and we were able to enjoy a beautiful 60* afternoon in December. I managed to play some of my best golf of the season - a trend I have seen in December - and I am a little disappointed that there will be fewer opportunities to get out over the next few months - but such is life in the Northeast.
The course we played - Gillette Ridge in Bloomfield, CT - is not a walking course, but they are only open at this point for walking. There are long stretches between some holes, and this means a bit of extra walking and play goes a little slow. But its good exercise and we needed some fresh air for deep breathing after a long weekend of eating holiday cookies, so it was good. My game, with the exception of one hole, was bogey or less, and included a good amount of pars and even a birdie - whoop! I am a mid-handicapper, so it pleases me to be able to report this. Maybe the full moon had something to do with it?
Looking forward to the warm season, and getting back to a weekly round or two, but for now will savor the few days we can steal here and there during the cold months.
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