Somers Point golfer Harry Scott, 78, is winding up an ambitious challenge. He is trying to play 50 courses in 50 states in 50 days. The Press checks in with Scott for daily updates.
City: Kaneoha, Hawaii
Course played: Ko’olau Golf Club (5,483 yards, par 72)
About the course: As advertised, he reported it was both spectacularly beautiful and devilishly challenging. The course year after year is named one of the most difficult courses in the country, surrounded by mountains and crossed many times by ravines. He added that it was in pristine condition.
Playing partner: Scott played alone and took his time.
Place he started and finished the day: Scott began the day in Honolulu. After his round of golf, he made his first visit to Pearl Harbor before going to the airport.
Highlights: Scott shot an impressive 42 on the front nine with pars on three of the first four holes. He continued to do well for a final score of 89. Scott said the course is actually 5,102 yards but decided to make it more interesting and move the tees back since he was hitting the ball so well.
What’s next: Scott was scheduled to land in Anchorage, Alaska, at 5 a.m. today and conclude his trip in Wasilla, Alaska, at Settlers Bay Golf Course. After his final round, he will get on a plane to Philadelphia and head back to Somers Point.