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Published: June 22nd 2017
The 18th at Bayonet
Picture doesn't do the course justice, it was superb.
Geo: 36.5979, -121.874
Super weather here in Monterey, not like the foggy conditions we used to get! Forecast is to stay this way until we leave on Sat for Palm Springs with Bob and Connie.
On Wed Dwayne, Bob and I played golf at the Bayonet course in Fort Ord. This used to be an Army base but is now all civilian - a product of the peace dividend after 1989. The course has been renovated and now is as good as any I have played. They've cleared out the pine needles in the rough and thinned out and pruned the trees. There's plenty of elevation changes and no two fairways are parallel to each other. Many of the holes have views of Monterey Bay - it was beautiful! I found the greens fast and tough to read and the long rough grass grows right up beside the edge of the green. I hit the ball very well but my score didn't match - no matter, it was great fun.
We play the Navy Course on Thu, then back to Fort Ord to play the Black Horse course on Fri.
Robyn, Jo and Connie are shopping and touristing, and visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium yesterday.
Bayonet/Black Horse Clubhouse
Lots of eating and drinking (and bar snacks). Sadly, I can feel my girth expanding.
It has become more focussed on conservation and less on tourism. Our old home on 17 Mile Drive has had a facelift and looks good from the road.
Dinner on Wed at Jack London's in Carmel - another old favourite. It was a little disappointing. We stuck our nose into Clint Eastwood's bar, the Hog's Breath Inn (now owned by others) and it looked unchanged and very inviting.
The Kansas City Royals gave the Giants a flogging. Now one-all and the next three games are in San Francisco, where Dwayne hopes the Giants will end up winning 4-1.
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