Saturday, April 21, 2018
2018 Petersen Shootout - Day 2
Up fairly early, Larkin and I had breakfast at Katie's Country Kitchen in the hotel. The package for the weekend included a $5.00 food voucher for use at the hotel.
We followed Gainsley and his gang to the Genoa Bar. This is billed as Nevada' oldest thirst parlor. The weather was beautiful; we sat outside at some tables.
The plan for the day was to play the Sunridge Golf Course. We played this course in 2014. Rod started with a closet to the pin contest on the 19th hole. This was followed by a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. The format for the day was a shamble.
Larkin and I played with Borja and his brother-in-law Scott. We played with Borja in 2016.
I ended up with a liberally scored winter rules 89. The scorecard is here.
This is probably the lowest shamble course I have ever had. I only three putted two greens. We used my drives on three holes, including two par threes. On the 177 yard 17th, I hit a hybrid five pin high about 20 feet to the right. On the 140 yard 4th, I hit a seven iron over the lake to a little over 8 feet from the pin. Although I was hitting pretty well off the tee, Larkin and Borja were outdriving me by 20 to 30 yards...
After golf, we headed back to the hotel and got cleaned up. The golf weekend included dinner on Saturday. We got to the banquet room just as they opened the door. There was a hosted bar from 7 pm to 8 pm with a buffet dinner at 7:45 pm. Our table at dinner included Gainsley, Rick, Art, Colin, Borja, Scott, Larkin and I.
Before dinner, they shuffled the scorecards from the day and randomly assigned foursomes. Larkin ended up winning $20 for the third place foursome.
After dinner, Rod's brother Scott emceed. They require all of the first time attendees to get up and tell a joke. Like last year, there were a lot of newbies.
After dinner, we wandered back to Rod's suite. At some point, we wandered downstairs to listen to the band. Although I am not sure how it got so late, it was after 11:30 pm by the time we crashed.