I managed to get out to play again yesterday for my second round in as many days. This time, it was at the excellent Pierce Lake GC in Chelsea, Michigan.
It was as good a day for golf as I’ve seen this year: temperatures were in the mid-fifties, the sun was shining and wind was down. With the sun, it felt warm enough that I was able to ditch the fleece and play in shirtsleeves.
Conditions at Pierce Lake were terrific, with nary a sign of damage from the long winter. That stands in marked contrast to other courses I’ve visited this spring. It is evident that the greens crew there has worked very hard to get things ready for the season.
Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for my driving. I was absolutely killing the irons and draining putts, but I just couldn’t get a decent tee shot. When I wasn’t popping the ball up for a one-hundred-sixty yard drive, I was hitting a low runner that barely got fifty feet off the ground.
The low runners, at least, had pretty good distance.
I liked the new flags. With the red and white, they really stand out.