Friday, May 21, 2010

2010 Petersen Shootout Day 1

One of the dad's (Rod) from Jack's tournament baseball team puts together a golf weekend in Nevada every year. When Rod started talking about the trip in November last year, I put down a deposit and talked Larkin into being my wingman.

I took off early Friday morning to meet up with the group at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club Resort Course in Nevada. After hitting on the driving range, we teed off a little after noon. Larkin and I played with Alex and Simon. It was very cold and very windy. With the wind gusting at 20 to 30 miles an hour, the windchill was below 32 degrees. I spent most of the afternoon trying to keep warm and loose without much success. Both Larkin and I were playing in shorts! Alex and Simon decided to quit after 9 holes and Larkin and I created a fivesome with Rod, Rob and Rich.

It actually started to snow when we were on the seventeenth tee. I was having trouble seeing with the snow blowing in my eyes.

I ended being pretty happy with my play. I shot a very liberal winter rules 54 on the front nine and 53 on the back nine for a 107 total.

We headed to the Best Western Carson Station Hotel and Casino after we finished up the golfing. After getting settled in the room, I took a hot shower to get warmed up. Larkin and I then headed down to the casino and grabbed a burger and a complimentary shrimp cocktail for dinner; Rod had been raving about the cheeseburgers.

From there, a big group jumped into a van and went to the Casino Fandango to gamble. At some point, most of the group, including Larkin, headed back to the hotel. I stayed with three other guys and played blackjack for almost 2 1/2 hours. After all of that time, I ended up down about $7; I consider that a moral victory. Eventually, the remaining group caught a van back to the hotel. I crashed in the room a little after midnight.

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