Man talk about a rough start… on the first hole (a par 4) I shot a 8 and “Da Swede” hit a birdie 3. Yuck. Followed it up with a couple bogeys and thought I was coming back, and then… shot a 9 on a par 4! Owwwwch… 11 over after four holes!? Uh oh… No worries just bounce back on the next hole… nope, shot an 8. 18 over par on the first 9 holes. Daniel at +2. I wonder if I should take up ice skating instead…

St. Nyk is nothing like ice skating. Hah! It’s a pretty darn nice course actually with longish holes and a beautiful forest setting. Greens were in great condition too. I have to admit though, they had a knack for placing a massive lone tree directly in the way of most of my shots. Wasn’t helpful at all.

The thing with golf, as many of us know, it only takes one shot. One hole to keep us suckers coming back. On the 14th… redemption… a lone birdie! Yesssss…. never mind the 4 holes that each had at LEAST 4 over par each. I got a birdie! Daniel shot par… Yes… sweet sweet redemption. Darn nice course that St. Nyk… when can we come back?