Five states, five courses, one day
June 08, 2008
Last summer, we gave our college intern Shuhei Matsuo a ridiculously tough assignment.To our surprise, he found a way to do it.Total Miles 227 / 54 holes 13 over par
Springfield (Colo.) Municipal G. Cse.(5, nine holes, score: 40)"The sun wasn't up, and there's no golf shop, so my buddy, Nick Corjon, and I put 5 in an honor box and played nine holes in one hour. First time I had ever seen sand greens."
Point Rock G.C., Elkhart, Kan. (23, nine holes, score: 36)"Paparazzi in Kansas? A newspaper reporter was tipped off that we were coming and got a few quotes and pictures from us. The golf course is really well maintained. Had the look of an oasis in the high desert."
Cimarron County G. Cse., Boise City, Okla. (25, nine holes, score: 39)"There are roughly 40 members, and the course is run by volunteers. A windy, flat course 4,200 feet above sea level. We were asked to sign autographs on a member's golf cart."
Dalhart (Tex.) C.C. (31, 18 holes, score: 75)"Must be 100 degrees. Getting tired but shot even on the front. Ball runs forever on the hot, dry fairways."
Clayton (N.M.) G.C. (15, nine holes, score: 39)"Another honor box for green fees. The course claims to have 18 holes, but the same nine is played from different tees. I can't feel my legs. Finished at 6:45 p.m. Lit up a stogie."