Papa’s World – Golfing Leopards Chase – Gold!

Good morning – a cloudy start to our day of golf with friends!

Leopards Chase – Gold course – situated in Ocean Ridge Plantation

Along with THREE other courses – all named after

Big Cats of Prey!

Cindy Sherry Buck on the green – now to select where we are putting from

We have decided to build a house – in the long run –

it will work out the same or cheaper than buying!

The market keeps going up for resales on houses

and we can build and have brand new for the same!

Cindy and Sherry – down the middle is normal for them – Cindy getting yardage to the pin!

And we will build right across the road from this and three other courses

in what is called Cameron Woods!

In fact within a 5 mile radius –

20 golf courses and two beaches

Ocean Isle beach and Sunset beach.

We had searched and searched – condos – houses- apartments

and by chance we found this – and the model –

Sherry once again had her dream home!

And it knocked off about 45 minutes for the drive back to NVA!

Sherry hitting off the middle to the green – water to the left!

All we are waiting for now is the plans to be final

and then a meeting with the construction manager

to go over those plans

and then a start and probable finish date

4 to 6 months start to finish!

By the time you are reading this

we will have already done that!

Buck and me – it was a great time to golf with friends on a very good course – to think there are three more in here and it is a mile from where we will live!
Cindy hitting fro the fairway to the green!

We love this area – the drive to both beaches is less than 15 minutes

Shopping is 6 minutes

Calabash is 15 minutes

and Route 17 is ten minutes.

Our friends house is about 30 to 40 minutes

And a lot of places to dine out on the I.C.W.!

We have extended our stay where we are until the end of June

hoping that the build will be done

We have to buy furniture and move what we have in storage

down here.

Cindy – Buck – Papa – Sherry we are golfing regular now – mostly with our friends – whom we have golfed with for about 30 years!
A lot of the golf cart paths run through the sand – we saw no gators but not sure if they are here or not – but saw signs for snakes!
Cindy and Sherry discussing their next shot as we let a twosome play through – these ladies are serious and hard to tie!

We did not want to go farther South –

we wanted a temperate climate

and still be 7 hours to home!

Bridge to number 18 – the final hole with waterfall!

We have found that place here – among the golf courses and beaches

but still only a 30 minute drive to North Myrtle Beach

which we have become fond of!

Number 18 – Leopards Chase – Gold Course!

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Papa’s World – Oyster Bay – Golf and “ALLIGATORS”!

Alligator laying in the backyard of someones house! Across the water from the putting green!

Our friends – Jim – Dottie – Buck and Cindy – came for a visit!

And we planned to golf two different days!

The last day was at Oyster Bay – not very far from Calabash

The Seafood capital of the world

and home to many – many “GATORS” on the course!

BIG GATORS!

Jim & Buck

We had a gals vs guys match

and off we went –

I had listened to other players who had finished

talking to the starter about the “GATORS”

and how big they were!

Just laying there almost seemed it was dead until it moved its head!

We saw them a lot – esp. on the middle holes!

The ladies putting behind us – we were able to tell them where the “GATORS” were.

One par three – surrounded by water – except a small walking path

lined with flowers and tall bushes

kind of sketchy walking through there

had a drop zone right next to the green.

And a large sand trap.

Well – right next to the drop zone lay a six foot gator!

Dottie actually hit her ball and it landed on the green and rolled into the drop zone!

Where she left it for some future golfer to find as it ws too close

to that six foot gator!

We had a good time regardless –

you just did not look for golf balls as I think snakes are also here!

Me taking a picture of Jimmy taking a picture of two gators – one to his left and one to his right – the one on the left was very big!
Cindy about to hit from the fairway – they are always in the middle which makes it so hard to beat them!
Sherry lining up her putt – they also are always putting for either birdie or par!
Jimmy hitting his Tee shot. Look close in the middle just between the fairway and trees – his ball going down the middle!
Dottie playing her approach shot two strokes from there for par.
The “GATOR” laying next to the sand trap and drop zone!
They pared this hole!
Beautiful but a lot of “GATORS” in there!
People live here despite the “GATORS”!

We enjoyed this course despite the “GATORS”

being a fun course to play.

Lots of fairways and marsh – small lakes – water everywhere!

Again right down the middle!
My co – pilot – Buck!

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Sherry and Cindy – Dottie walked to her ball

And yes – on the course called OYSTER BAY!

With all the “GATORS”!

It came down to the last hole – number 18 !

We had a boggy – long par 5 – missed putt and they pared!

GALS ONE UP AFTER 18

35 to 36!

70 to 71 !!!!!

I told you Jimmy – they are too good!

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Papa’s World – Saint Bonaventure Golf Course.

Saint Bonaventure University Western New York outside of Olean N.Y.

We lived in this area most of our lives together

The hills – rolling meadows

the lush greenery and yes snow.

But we also belonged to the Bona’s Golf Course!

Situated right next to the very large cemetery

and right across the highway from the University –

sits a nine hole course where we attempted to play golf

sometimes twice a week!

There are special holes here I remember

one is at the tee box of number FIVE

where you are up on a knoll

looking down but out across the trees to the campus

and the hills in many colors of the fall.

Just a beautiful peaceful view.

And then number SIX

where I recorded my only HOLE IN ONE!

Looking across number TWO fairway to number THREE!

The beauty of the course in all seasons

well – in my thought – not SNOW! LOL

But people cross country ski here in the winter.

And now – a brand new clubhouse built overlooking the course

in the exact same place as the old one

which I all the time hit!

The new clubhouse at Saint Bonaventure University

The old club house held many memories

of dinners – events and celebrations for us to remember.

But now – it is brand new

offering a view of numbers one – two and three.

And in the splendor of the fall foliage

The last time we were there

the course was in excellent shape

and I still see the views in my mind.

The course can be challenging

and sort of lulls you to wonderment of the views.

Number SEVEN – very hard to hold the green

if you are short it will roll 75 yards back down the slope

too far and you are in a steep back with 12 in rough!

In its splendor – lush green – views for miles.

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If you are ever in Western New York –

about 65 miles South of Buffalo and you play golf

Just across the road from Saint Bonaventure University

sits a nine hole course we learned to play together

Take the time to take it all in and play nine!

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Papa’s World – Golfing at Thistle – Calabash N.C.

We have now golfed our second course since we moved to S.C.

THISTLE A SCOTTISH THEMED COURSE WITH LOTS OF WATER

We had a chance to grab tee times at this sought after course.

The whole theme is of Scotland

with the club house and grounds

and the road onto and into the course.

This part of N.C. close to the ocean is rather flat

but they molded this course into bunkers

with six tee boxes on each hole!

I was impressed at just how much they changed the landscape.

Plus – there is a lot of water hazards here!

And something you do not see in Scotland – GATORS!

This big one was sunning itself on the back side

of a raised green – and from the fairway

you could not see it!

Good thing no had hit long

because as I walked back to line up my putt

there it was!

Sherry and Cindy also saw another one when then went to find a ball

next to a water hazard

and carefully got out of there!

It was a great course – and because of the tees we played

we avoided a lot of water where they were!

A look at one of the many many water hazards!
Gator laying on the bank sunning itself
Sherry hitting from the fairway
Cindy hitting from fairway – they both are never in trouble always down the middle
Climbing the bank to the elevated green
Getting ready to tee off
And the dawn breaking of the day we went golfing from our Lanai

We always have fun golfing with Cindy and Buck

now that we are down here – they live about 40 minutes away

so we make tee times to play

this being the fourth time we have played together

since we came down late September and stayed with them for 5 days!

Sherry getting ready to hit

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Papa’s World – golfing at Sandpiper Bay – dinner at Clark’s!

Buck ready to tee it off!

Our friends – Cindy and Buck

live about 40 miles from where we are staying.

And – for 25 years or so

have been coming to this area to play golf.

Buck told me he has played

on 85 different courses here in that time!

Cindy ripping a shot down the middle
Sherry hitting her second shot down the middle

We play a game every time we golf together

recently it has been guys vs girls!

And – I say no strokes

because it always ends up 1 or 2 strokes either way.

They both are always in the middle!

Buck goes first and depending where he goes – is what I do next.
With me – I never know – left – middle or right

Try as I might – it is a guess where I end up.

But – we always have fun – chirping back and forth Cindy and I!

I say NO STROKES – she says YES STROKES!

Last two times out – they have beaten us by 3 and then 2 strokes!

On the first one we gave strokes ( 3)

and the second time here – zero strokes.

They are just too good and never in trouble.

Always in the middle on every shot!

Down the middle!
Ended up on the green!

In a few weeks – our other friends will be joining us

and we once again will play girls vs. the guys.

The Browns – the McBrides and us.

Buck and Cindy at dinner at Clark’s

After golf at Sandpiper Bay – we met Sherry’s sister Debby

who drove down to spend 4 or 5 days with us.

We had dinner sitting outside by the marina

A view of the boats
Harbor dining

We had a excellent dinner

recapping stories since it has been a while since they have seen her sister.

Sherry Papa Buck Cindy Debby

It was the perfect end to a great day!

We lost – they won –

and until we play again

I always enjoy this – NO STROKES – laughing!

Papa Cindy Sherry Buck

They are just too good!

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Papa’s World – journey to a surprise birthday!

We were packed to the ceiling in the car

and on top – it was also packed.

We had to have five months worth of “STUFF”

as we had rented a condo in North Myrtle Beach

for that period of time.

But first – a stop for a surprise birthday party!

Our friends in Magnolia Greens – just outside Leland N.C.

A 15 minute drive to downtown Wilmington N.C.

Buck – was turning 70!

He had no idea we were coming!

We were neighbors starting in 1986

we had known them before that

Being retired – Buck – Sherry and myself

It does not matter about the weekend.

However – Cindy – the youngster of the group

still works!

But – that did not stop her from inviting us to stay

until we moved into the condo

the following Thursday!

And we played golf three different times!

We celebrated Buck’s birthday the whole time we were there!

Her specialty is making Moscow Mules!

And she grows her own mint!

We also have always had a golf challenge

Guys vs. Gals.

And we do this also with other close friends.

So – over the course of five days

we played three times

a total of 45 holes of golf!

We went out to dinner a few times and lunch

And we brought some wine with us

Now – I am not so much for wine

but this was a anniversary issue from Coopers Hawk

and I did find it to be to my tasting!

They have a beautiful new home that Cindy designed

and was part of every single step in the process!

It sits on a point of land
With ponds and channels on three sides

And the 27 hole golf course right across the pond.

I have always loved it here

and it is on my bucket list of places to move to.

Time will tell –

A surprise birthday party

golfing with friends

a few drinks and laughs

at a lovely home and great friends.

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Papa’s World – before we leave – one last time!

I said to my son in law –

“Sherry made tee times – 4:00 PM. Do you and Tammy want to play”?

And so it was – as we get ever so closer to leaving –

We went to Algonkian Golf Course –

among the deer once more!

This time not as many – but there were a lot of deer – just driving into the course

We discovered this course last year after living here for 21 years!

Only by accident as the kids went together and bought us gift cards

to golf at the County Golf Courses!

There are three of them – and we had played the Brambleton Coures

just a mile from our home.

The other one was a good hour away

but this one was 30 minutes away and near our church.

They said yes – and we went on Monday afternoon – labor day!

It was not crazy busy – and we actually got to tee off early.

What a fun time – Sherry said she loves this course.

This was our third time to play it.

Once last year with Buck and Cindy –

then a couple weeks ago with Jayson and Ginger

and this time with Tammy and Marcus.

Marcus about to hit his second ball

This course is a regular links course – but very flat –

trees everywhere – and narrow fairways – and “DEER”!

I was within 10 feet of two deer grazing

They are very tame and are in packs –

They are laying down or just in the high weeds.

They are by the greens or tee boxes.

They are not afraid and this whole area is a public park.

There is a walking path that runs right through the golf course

with hundreds of people walking – running or biking.

Social activity is abound here.

We both seem to play well here – as the fairways are very narrow

but run right next to the next fairway –

separated by dozens of mature trees!

Each tee box has five different tee’s.

Marcus and Tammy

If you hit the ball short and straight

you tend not to get into trouble

I have slowed my swing down

and found that I am mostly down the middle some

175 to 200 yards.

Sherry is consistent – 125 to 150 yards.

If I line her up correctly she hits where she is aiming!

Being in control is where it is at for us in golf!

Our closest friends for over 38 years.

Soon – I am hoping when we go South

We shall once again join up with our old friends to golf.

After all – we have been doing this for years and years.

Sherry and the deer

But ALGONKIAN GOLF COURSE will always have a soft spot in my heart.

Just like back home in NWPA Kane Golf Course has a place.

Debby Marcus Tammy Mike Sherry Papa

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Papa’s World – after the escape room – GOLF !

Good morning
Of course – part two of why
we are all together
Guys vs. Gals
GOLF

That is what we do – and this has been on going for years !

This time we only played nine holes –

On Sunday morning – as we also had to hurry home-

change and rush to a PIRATE BAR to watch the “BILLS ” !

That is my next blog – but today – we gave strokes !

As much as I did not want to – we did ! LOL

Buck Dottie Jim Sherry
discussing the course
before we had to be there
at 8:00 AM.
Sherry
putting green
at Magnolia Greens
golf course
Buck and Cindy have lived here
for I guess 15 years
or more !
Cindy Dottie Jim Buck
greens were fast even with dew on them !
While every one else was putting
Sherry was chasing ducks !
LOL

The match was nine holes –

We had to give them THREE STROKES !

And two replays ( do not know about that )

Jim made that deal !

Me – after all these years

know better

they will kick your butt !

Plus – we had to use everyone’s drive at least once

Ended up using Bucks four times – mine three times and Jim’s twice.

They started us on the back nine
of 27 holes
The Azalea course
which the 24 th. fairway
runs right behind their house !
View of the 24 th. fairway
behind Cindy and Buck’s
house in Magnolia Greens

The gals went out first –

and we could tell if they were playing good

The antics on the green we could see and hear !

The three of us that are retired
keep telling the youngsters
that this is what you have to do !
YEAH RIGHT !!!!

The course was in really great shape –

and we never saw anyone until the 24 th. hole

a two some playing behind us !

Cindy Sherry Dottie
selfie before they started off

The gals played well – we could tell that this was going to be tough !

We watched them tee off – all three right down the middle-

That is their game

US – it is right or left !

They took a picture on one of their drives

all three balls were right beside each other

in the middle of the fairway !

Buck Tom Jim
The three amigo’s
friends
Jim and I go back
to playing softball
in the late 70’s early 80’s
Buck and I
39 years
We watched as all three
hit this island green
par three – with water on three sides
they were putting for birdie!

We were sailing right along – one under par after six holes!

We were getting ready
lots of chatter

We were playing good – actually making putts !

One putted first three holes !

Jim checking score
That is when we started to sweat

Those THREE STROKES were going to be big in the end !

DON’T GIVE STROKES
they will kill you
they never lose balls
and are always in middle
and on the green most times
in regulation !
Sherry Dottie Cindy

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Jimmy – on 24th. fairway
with Buck and Cindy’s house
in back ground
across the pond !

We had boggy’s on the last three holes

and they were watching and waiting for us on the last hole.

Giving them the three strokes

we ended up winning by ONE STROKE

and if we had not one putted those first three holes

well – as always – luck plays a role !

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Papa’s World – meet up in Berkeley Springs!

We had planned this for months –

A childhood friend – Bob and wife – PJ –

were going to travel through our area on their way back to N.H.

So – we arranged to meet here in Berkeley Springs , W.V.

fpr two nights and stay at the historic Country Inn.

Sherry Papa (Tom) PJ ( Pam) Bob

A year ago they had traveled with their RV and stayed a couple nights

at our home in Brambleton. Va.

Bob and I went to grade school and high school together

played football together and other sports.

He would stay overnight at my house and me at his house.

And – of course – many stories of beer on the hill sleeping out

with a couple of our other friends!

We have a lot of history together.

The historic Country Inn

We got together a few times at our five year reunions

And just nine months ago –

started the same health journey that Sherry and I are on!

And in that short time looking at this picture

I can tell it is working!

Another close by resort we visited and had dinner

They will go back to N.H. to their condo

having left their RV in Nashville at their sons home

and after Christmas – drive back and pick it up

and spend the next four or more months in Florida.

We also visited Cacapon State park and golf course

This course was lush in green and in really good shape

I wanted to just play it but we had no clubs with us!

So – we sat on the deck – watching players and drank a few beers!

Berkeley Springs
Deep in discussion!
Walking Cacapon
The girls social distancing from us so they say! At Lake Holiday!

We had a very good two days all be it way too short.

When good friends meet up

it always seems short.

Berkeley Springs – we had never stayed here but had toured it before

The weather got a bit chilly –

but we had fun.

60 some years later still friends

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Papa’s World – a little golf and a lot of deer!

We went golfing with friends Ginger and Jayson

to the county course called Algonkian Public Golf Course!

It is a 18 hole course and we only played the front nine

but there are literally herds of deer!

I counted sixteen on one hole with two bucks in velvet!

They were so tame they would not move as you hit the ball

or drove up in the cart to find your ball.

Everywhere you looked there were deer.

And there is a county walking path that comes right through the course.

There were a ton of people walking – running and biking –

right through the deer!

They also were bedded down in the weeds and tall grass.

Some hard to see – and unless they got up –

you did not know they were there!

They never moved as Sherry hit her ball!

It is really a very pretty course running by the Potomac.

It is a county park – with the golf course right in the middle.

The course is flat with a lot of trees –

and very well kept up –

and in really good shape!

Sherry had tow pars!

And this was one of them!

Jayson teeing off

You can not see but the fairway was full of deer!

This is close to where his ball ended up

They never moved even when we drove up!

We both would like to go back as we played this last year

with our friends from N.C. Buck and Cindy!

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PAPA’S WORLD – A little golf and lots of deer!