Walking miles on golf course in cold

Over the weekend Curt and I headed to Hayward to see our friend Tag Ridings play golf in the Nationwide Tour at Stonebrae.

I wanted to know how many miles I would be walking over the weekend. I put a GPS tracking app on my iPhone.

Tag’s father-in-law came along with him. So Curt and I walked with Bill. I mentioned to Bill that I wanted to know how many miles I would be walking.

Bill is a golfer and  has walked many golf courses. He told me that walking a golf course is about 6 miles.

It was so cold on Friday that Curt and I only lasted for about 9 holes. (Because of the weather and downpour of rain the tee times were altered and Tag had to finish the first round of holes on Day 2. And then Day 2 he still had to golf 18 more holes.)

The app tracked a little more than a mile. I knew that couldn’t be true. I even mentioned it to Bil the next day. He agreed and said it was closer to 3 miles.

Tag said 1,700 yards is one mile. And 18 holes of golf is 7,000 … Continue reading

Walking 18 holes

This weekend Curt and I along with his parents, Ed and Marilyn, headed down to Monterey to watch family friend Tag Ridings play some golf.

On Friday we watched him play at Spyglass Hill. We walked 16 of the 18 holes. We took a break for lunch and we decided to not walk the major hilly part.

On Saturday Tag played the Pebble Beach course. He started on the 10th hole. So we walked in and met him to see him tee off. Since Tag started on 10 he ended on the 9th hole. We did a lot of walking yesterday. Luckily we were sort of his entourage and got to piggyback on a shuttle ride back with him and his wife, Brenda. That was really nice of them to let us tag along so we didn’t have to walk all the way back. My feet were pretty tired after two days of lots of hilly walking. I feel my buns of steal forming already.

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