Saturday, April 28, 2007

Riverbend Golf and Country Club

Today I Played in a 4 man superball at Riverbend Golf and Country Club. The course is in excellent shape, as good as any course in the area. Great food at the restaurant and everyone seems to go out of their way to make you happy. I highly recommend this semi private tract for anyone looking for an affordable round on a course in pristine condition.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Hard greens=tough chipping

Today I posted my first 18 hole round of the year. First drive no problem. Took a 5 wood and launched it down the middle. Pulled my 9 iron approach shot 20 yards left and pitched short. My chip shot hit just on the green and rolled off the back. 3 putts later and I have caulked up a triple bogey. The kind of start you dread. The greens at New Bern are so hard, fast, and small it can make you look silly trying to chip it close for a par. Even the best golfers are having a rough time. We need some rain in the worst way. With the help of 3 birdies in a row I did manage to squeak out a 76. I try to learn something every time I play a round and today I learned that when the greens are that firm at New Bern just pull out the Texas wedge. Its a lot more consistant play.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


At age 52 I realize that I cannot hit a golf ball with the power or consistency that I once could. Being a self employed businessman and serving on the Craven County board of Commission I have a very limited amount of time to practice. So I have figured out that if I am to play decent golf I will have to spend the majority of my practice time on the short game. In about 30 minutes I can get in a pretty good work session concentrating on chipping and putting. Instead of chipping one ball after the other I have started chipping one ball, and then getting my putter and holing the putt out. This way I have to concentrate on each chip, and not just mindlessly chip ball after ball. I'll let you know how it works in a month or two.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Windy city

To windy to play today. Wind must have blown 25 miles an hour. My game is much to rusty to test a wind like that.