An excellent drive from the blue tees split the fairway and left us with 107 yards to the left pin. Faced with a downhill lie, we opened the 9-iron and made a confident swing. I was headed straight towards the pin and landed perfectly on the front part of the green. But I kept rolling…right to the hole! For a minute we thought we’d get our first true Eagle (not counting the hole-in-one) but the flagstick got in the way and blocked my path to the hole. Ricocheting off the flagstick left us with a straightforward three footer for Birdie.
Our regular weekend golfing buddy, L, got a hole-in-one on this hole yesterday. Didn’t know where his pin position was, but we were faced with a front pin. We took an 8-iron to make sure we got on the putting surface. Maybe a bit too conservative as we were 19 feet past our target. Faced with a tricky downhill putt, we aimed just outside left edge. R felt that he pushed it but it didn’t seem to matter as I trickled straight into the hole.
We hit a perfect 5-iron on the Par 3 Jade #3. A nice fade held up nicely against the right to left wind and we almost thought we’d repeat the hole-in-one on this exact hole! Short just 6 feet from the hole, an uphill right to left breaker got us the first Birdie of the day.
On the next Par 3, Jade #8, we hit a 4-hybrid and was just off the right edge of the green. Faced with a very tricky downhill putt almost 30 feet from the hole, the delicate right to left break was not easy. Just hoping to get close for a tap in Par, the line looked better and better as I got near the hole. And miraculously, I managed to find the bottom of the cup for the second Birdie of the day!
Another restaurant recommended by @Fingerlickineat made it to our must do list. And how can we say no to good pizza?
[update - added link to the trusted friend]