Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tokyo Day 2 : 2nd Nine @ Kyo Chiba Golf Course

We started playing the 2nd Nine at 1215 pm. The sky was becoming darker and stronger winds were blowing across from the south. In many of the holes the head-wind was so strong that we were always short of our mark.

Pakdokter again missed a few near pars due to poor putting despite reaching the green in 2 or 3 in the par 4's and par 5's. In the end pakdokter came home with a gross score of 54. Martin improved in the 2nd Nine and had a consolation par at the par-3 18th hole.
It started drizzling by the time we played the 16th hole and were fortunate to finish our game before the downpour. Two of the flights behind us were not so lucky.
The severity of the storm only hit us when we drove back to Ginza. The waves of the water in Tokyo Bay was rough and our bus swayed to the strong winds as we crossed some of the bridges across the bay. When we alighted the us the gush of wind was at times strong enough to move the golf bag lying on the floor. We were glad to get within the safety of the hotel.

dark clouds building up as we played the 10th hole
this enclosed drink hut served warm sake...
many parts of the golf course would be an artist's delight
these 'dunes' lined up' before the green of the par-3 hole
the 'dunes' seen from the putting green

warm and 'comfy' in the cold weather
par-3 hoe 18th
170 yards over the deep valley....
Martin nearly got a 'birdie'...

1 comment:

fidel said...

This sounds like mini typhoon golf.