We have our own “Road Hole”

There is a long tradition in golf to give holes names, either because of a distinctive feature or to fit in with a narrative for the course. One of the most famous named holes is the 17th at the Old Course in St. Andrews. This is the “Road Hole” with its distinctive pebbly road running adjacent to the green. At Green Woods CC. we have our own road hole, not nearly as famous,  the driveway crossing the fairway on #2. Another famous hole is the par 3 eighth at Royal Troon, known as “The Postage Stamp” for its small green. At only 123 yards, this hole has been a real test at The Open because of the diabolical nature of the green. Here’s a fun fact, “The Postage Stamp” green measures 2635 square feet, the ninth green at Green Woods measures by my rough calculations at about 5000 square feet. Think about the upper green on #1 from 123 yards surrounded by pot bunkers in gale force winds.  Continue reading


The Promise of Spring

“In the spring, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love” 20160221_141915

With apologies to Lord Tennyson,  because I am no longer a young man and I’m not sure how my wife would react to thoughts of love, my thoughts tend to drift elsewhere. While it is not yet spring, a beautiful weekend in Northwest Connecticut led to thoughts of Golf. Continue reading

Freezing for a reason

Matt Smith and his family know how to have a good time, and when you combine it with a great cause1535485_449222815179918_1032446353_n, it becomes magic. Once again this year the Smith family will be taking that icy plunge into Highland Lake to benefit the Connecticut Special Olympics. This is the 13th year they have done the plunge and continue to set the bar very high with their fundraising efforts. Donate here.

Now I know what you’re thinking, What is this year’s Theme? Continue reading