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: Bremerton, Wash.
Course played: Rolling Hills Golf Course (5,936 yards, par 70).
About the course: Rolling Hills is a privately owned public course about an hour from Seattle. Like most courses in the Northwest, it had a large number of huge, old trees lining the course. It was in very good shape, but Scott said the hole locations were very difficult.
Playing partners: Scott played alone behind several foursomes.
Place he started and finished the day: Scott stayed in Bremerton, Wash., on Saturday night. After his round Sunday, he boarded a plane for Honolulu.
Scott’s highlights: Scott said he played his best round of the trip, shooting an 86 with several pars and bogeys. He said the 375-yard, par-4 eighth was a favorite. The hole was the No. 1 handicap hole, and Scott made par. After his round, Scott received a phone call from one of his children to wish him a happy Father’s Day. When he revealed his score, the reaction was, “Oh, was the course that easy?”
What’s next: Scott said he was excited about his final 36 holes. He has a 9 a.m. tee time today at Ko’olau Golf Course in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Then he will fly to Anchorage, Alaska, arriving at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, to play at Settler’s Bay Golf Course in Wasilla, Alaska.