A Good Walkabout

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Seventh green at Davis Municipal Golf Course

09-23-2009

I had the pleasure of playing some fun golf today at Davis Municipal Golf Course.  Steve Pajak, the Sacramento Bee golf reporter, has been running a series where he invites readers to accompany him on a golf outing and play a course he hasn’t played before. Today I was one of the lucky three to get selected to join him. The two other readers who made up our foursome, Terry and Paul, were even more fortunate as they played much better than I did.

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Steve is posing next to some on-course artwork. (Steve is on the left.)

Even better, Steve paid for our green fees, so we started out the game already ahead. The course was in very good condition, especially for a little muni track. The course par is 67 and the longest hole is #13, a 476-yard par 5 (the only par 5 hole).  The course seemed to play longer than its 4,953 yards.

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Steve and Terry walking along the 4th fairway.
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Paul hits his approach shot into the 6th Green.

It was a great round – everyone was a pleasure to play golf with. Almost everyone scored birdies, well, everyone except me. I was the holder of a few double-bogeys.

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Paul waits as Steve hits his approach shot into the 18th green.

Steve finished at 2 over, Terry had the best score of the three readers, and me? I had a fun time.

Thanks again to Steve for inviting us out and treating us to a great day.

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AMGEN 2008 Tour of California

02-19-2008

AMGEN’s 2008 Tour of California came through Sacramento today. The rain arrived just before the cyclists reached the edge of town. They rode three two-mile laps on city streets before sprinting to the finish line for Stage 2 of the race.
This shot was taken with my camera clamped to the end of an extended painter’s pole, about 12′ above the ground. It’s like a miniature aerial view.
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AMGEN Tour of California

02-19-2008

AMGEN’s 2008 Tour of California came through Sacramento today. The rain arrived just before the cyclists reached the edge of town. They rode three two-mile laps on city streets before sprinting to the finish line for Stage 2 of the race.
This shot was taken along L Street after the last turn. The finish line is about eight blocks away.
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