Saturday 17 May 2014

A morning on the "Green"

The nice weather didn't last long. But long enough to get around the local golf course. They opened up for the season yesterday. Not that I am an avid golfer, I am rather a "self made" one with lots of training in the Californian desert and used golf clubs from the flea market. :))
Very occasionally I accompany a friend to the course on the island to do "the real thing".

The parking lot was packed when we arrived.
View from the putting green overlooking Herring Cove and Lake Glensevern.
The "First Hole".
D. getting ready for the "drive".

In the brochure it says: the "Forth Hole" is a short par 4. Ha! 
What a stretch to cover, untrained as I am! 
140 yards (128 m). It seemed endless to me.

Here, D. made it nearly to the "green" with her drive, that's 195 yards (178 m).
I got only close to the "narrow" part.
It is said that this is "a very short "par 3". Well, I needed 5 shots to "sink the ball" and I thought that was not too bad at all.

And then it showed that I am not a "real golfer". I got distracted by this view in the woods! Purple trillium! They are native in Canada but protected because they are so rare.
I just hope the Golf Course owners/users are aware of that !
Barely visible among the green foliage, but so beautiful close up. If you would be tempted to pick one piece - think twice.

If you would be tempted to pick one piece think twice. 
First: it is an endangered plant and you should just look and not touch.
Second: losing a part will stress the whole plant so much that it will actually die. Wouldn't that be awful!

View from the Club house by the parking lot.
We walked for about 3 hours. Good exercise and we had lots of fun. What a wonderful morning we had.
But after 9 holes I was shot and ready for lunch!


  1. When I was a little girl, we had a lot of white trilliums on the farm. We called them Easter lillys

  2. What a beautiful view from the golf course. We're kinda self-made and not good at it either. I have had golf lessons but in my case, it didn't help much.

  3. Have not golfed for many years, as a matter of fact I gave my golf clubs to my grandson. It can be a fun time and good exercise.

  4. I didn't realise there was such a thing as a purple trillium. We have the white ones in Ontario, which is the provincial flower.
    Also didn't know there was a golf course on the island.


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