Saturday, May 15, 2010

Day 15: SC and GA

Today was our last day in Myrtle Beach. A trip to Myrtle Beach would not be complete without hitting a round of golf. I teed off at the River's Edge Golf Course which is apparently rated #62 out of the top 100 courses in America by Golf Digest. The course was designed by Arnold Palmer, who - according to the local players - shot an "8" his first time playing the most difficult hole on the course. For those who aren't golf savy read the footnote below for an explanation.

I really enjoyed myself. Here is a video segment of me playing today. I hit a hole in one.

As you can see, I had a very good round. I also got REALLY REALLY tanned.

In reality I had a fairly mediocre round although I managed to shoot a 7 on the most difficult hole making me better than pro golfer Arnold Palmer ;-)

While I was golfing, Tam went shopping but informs me that she didn't find much (phew!).

We left the Carolinas and hit the road for about 4.5 hours bringing us to our next destination, deep in the south, Savannah, Georgia.

We just checked into our cute little Bed and Breakfast. Expect more stories tomorrow, same time same channel.


Footnote: The goal of golf is to get the ball into the hole in as few hits (shots) as possible. Each hole has a "recommended" number of shots; this is known as "par". For example if the hole is short, par might be 3 shots. Getting it in, in 2 shots would be fantastic, 3 average, 4 below average and more fairly bad. The most difficult hole on this course is a long, challenging hole, with par set at 5. This means that Arnold Palmer took 3 more shots than is normal for this hole (compared to my skill of sinking it in 7 shots or '2 over par').

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