Matthew, golfing at the diamond in the rough.

Forest Hills #4

Matthew and I, both fighting illness and on the back end of getting rid of strep and/or bronchitis.   Were bored to tears at home so we packed up our golf clubs and headed to the little Diamond In the Rough down the road.   I didn’t blog about this place last year when I found it because I wanted to keep it to myself.

I’m talking about Forest Hills Country Club.   Smack dab in the middle of Middletown, Ohio is this little 100+ year old 9-hole golf course.  It is not fancy, but it is challenging and tough.  5 par 3’s and 4 par 4’s, with two sets of Tees for each hole that makes each hole different enough to keep it interesting.  (3 of the par 3’s are 200 yards from one set of tees).   Narrow fairways and small greens.   A nice, quiet (and cheap) place to play golf that’s literally 5 minutes from our home.  We have lived here for 17 years and had no idea it existed until it showed up on GolfNow last year.

ForestHillsEarth(Overhead Google Earth of the place).

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Molly Wins!

Congrats to Molly who won the Ladies match at the May 17th Dayton Glock GSSF Match.


She shot pretty well, straight up factory Glock G34 and only her 2nd GSSF Match.  

Bring forth the prizes.

Oh and Claudine did well too, so did Maria who shot her first ever glock match and had only been ‘checked’ out on the 9mm Glock that morning on our range.   She’s going to do well in the future.

Once again I had a horrible time with my Unlimited gun (Ammo Case Check FAIL)

Sorry no photos at this time.   I hope to scrounge some up later.

Matthew and his Remington Model 6


Matthew was given a vintage Remington Model 6 by a good friend of the family, who clearly needs a grandson ;).

Dave rescued this gun, when he picked it up it was in pieces.  He reworked the stock and had another buddy of ours sandblast it and paint it.  

The Remington Model 6 is a great ‘small’, child sized 22 rifle.  Single shot, rolling block.   You can read more about it here.

Saturday was the first opportunity, since he received it to shoot it.

We printed some targets and took it, Matthew and a box of 22LR out to the range.


“I got this Dad”.


Matthew shot surprisingly well.   Lucky?  Maybe.   For the most part he was within 3 inches of the bull at 15 yards, on paper all day.   Not bad for a 5 1/2 year old. 

He was stoked.


Saturday Steel May 12th. (Open Gun Update)

First and foremost Maria shot her first match.

She shot the Ruger 22/45 in the Rimfire category and beat some folks!  (9 folks to be exact!)

She’d only shot it previously at our range just a couple of times.

We’re proud of her.


I also shot my new ‘Precious’ G17 Open Gun in Unlimited.   It was it’s first outing.  I was a bit tentative.  The only rounds through it previously were the 80 or so I ran through it to get a load that would cycle it.

I wasn’t that far off the pace set by Jeff so I was pleased.

I followed that up with a DNF at the GSSF meet in Dayton.   (Don’t be like me, case check your ammo people).   I had a bad round that jammed up the gun good, real good.  Had I properly case checked them all I could have avoided that. I didn’t have the tools to unjam it at the match so I had to take a DNF.

Lesson learned.

Derby Classic 2010

Last weekend Molly competed at the Derby Classic in Louisville, KY.

Molly turned in her 4th straight 1st place all-around for her age group.  The competition was tough for this meet, especially in the 11 and 12 year old age groups.  Deveau’s of Indiana took first place for the team, with CGA a much closer than anticipated 2nd place.

We had a bit of a crisis, Molly left her competition leotard at home so she had to use her backup leo.  Good thing she had that with her.

Molly’s routines are below:





In addition to Molly’s routines you’ll find a couple videos of Donna, Diana, and Lilly for last week here:

(Click the see-all link on the right)