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.
There comes a time in every boy’s life when it’s time to learn to cut the grass. Matthew’s training started today. Fortunately for him it doesn’t involve a push mower.
Unfortunately for me, this means he’s gonna be cutting the field that was the horse pasture for a while until he gets the hang of a 800lb 60 inch zero turn mower.
And that’s probably going to be a while. But for his first time he did great! I think he only ran into about 3 or four fence posts, even though I cut the first 8-10 feet inside the fence before he got started
The best part is, it’s still going to be fun for him for a while, and doesn’t feel like work. Maybe I can get him to pay me to let him do it