Monday, October 21, 2013

Golf - Orlando's Orange County National - Crooked Cat Course

Since there was no school this past Friday, and no Jacksonville U. S. Kids Tournament this weekend, we decided to honor our promise to AA and take her to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on Friday and to enter her in the Orlando Fall Tournament on Saturday. We like meeting up with Bella's family and enjoy a family golfing outing at a new golf course (new to us) and we knew the Dunham family would be there too.
The Club (which has two courses plus a nine hole par 3 course) had it's own motel on site; we stayed in a room overlooking the putting green. Very convenient and reasonable price! There is a Grill restaurant which had basic breakfast, sandwiches and a nice bar area. Golf carts were sparse, but because we were guests, were able to be first with anything we wanted.

From the Club, looking toward the putting green, Motel and Hole #1:
We brought some games and toys, so played Othello. Fun game and AA beat me the first time playing!
The driving range is a 360 range, an entire circle where someone can be directly across from you practicing too. This place is huge!
Ninth hole at Crooked Cat, looking toward the Club house:
The first four holes were the toughest (two par 5s, two par 4s which AA bogied the 5s and par the 4s, scoring 20 total on first four holes). Then we saw the 9th hole (par 4). Tough, tough for the girls.
Trying to come up with a strategy for the girls:
The end! Smiles all around when the competition is over!
Next, Bella loves hugging and picking up AA. Isabella is a charming, funny, beautiful child! She is a joy to be around and really brings out the best in AA! (you may notice that all the girls still have their gloves on except AA; notice her hand tan line?).
A good score for AA; as always there was three to four strokes that should have been played better; overall AA is improving in leaps and bounds!
PD from our Jacksonville Boys group plays in all the Orlando Tournaments and he had a best score and place first! He's an amazing player too! (turns six in December).
The award/medal ceremony:
We hope to enter a couple of Orlando tournaments again in December! Lots of fun!

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