Tuesday, July 22, 2008

We-ko-pa Weekend

Jimmy and I played We-ko-pa, the Saguaro course, on Saturday morning. (From website) We-ko-pa is located just east of Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. The course is located on land that will never be used for residential or commercial development, yielding dramatic views of the Sonoran desert and the surrounding mountains.

All of the courses here in Arizona are either being aerated or are just done being aerated, and We-ko-pa was no different. The fairways were patchy and the greens were bumpy...you just can't get around it. It was better than Devil's Claw (Whirlwind) that I played last week.

I shot a respectable 43 on the front 9 but then a 47 on the back 9. The back nine started out great until I got a 7 on a par 3...not good. I hit the ball into the desert off the tee and then chipped out nicely, but then my next shot hit the front of the false front of the green and rolled back down just off the green. The flag placement was just above the false front. My next chip didn't make it up to the upper tier and rolled back down again. Of course the next shot went past the hole and luckily I made my putt for a wonderful 7!!! :(

On a better note, I played Whirlwind Devil's claw last week and shot a 39 on the front 9! The highlights of the front nine were a birdie on #5 followed by an eagle on #6. The birdie was from about 200 yards away with my 4-iron! Then on #5 I had about a 50-60 yard pitch shot with little green to work with, so I just wanted to land it softly next to the pin. The next thing I knew I heard a 'clink' and the ball was in the hole! I was playing alone so I looked around to see if anyone saw the amazing shot........dead silence followed. :)

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