On Tuesday, Somers Point golfer Harry Scott, 78, finished playing 50 courses in 50 states in 50 days. The Press checked in with Scott for daily updates on his odyssey.
City: Wasilla, Alaska
Course played: Settlers Bay Golf Course (5,967 yards, par 71)
About the course: Scott said that the weather was perfect for his last day. It was 70 degrees with clear, blue skies and a light breeze. The course was picture-perfect with a background of a forest and mountains, he said, adding that it was in magnificent shape besides the greens, which needed a few more weeks of good weather.
Whom he played with: Scott played with an Alaska firefighter named Dave and his father-in-law, Steve, a roofing contractor from Phoenix.
Place he started and finished for the day: Scott arrived at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport at 5 a.m. Tuesday. He then took a cab 50 miles to Wasilla to make his 10 a.m. tee time. After playing, Scott had lunch and got a ride back to the airport, where he planned to spend the night before flying home in the morning.
Harry's highlights: Scott said he had a rough front nine but played much better on the back nine. On the 898th hole of the trip, Scott chipped in a 40-foot shot off the green for a birdie on 16th hole. He shot a 44 on the back nine. With his quest complete, Scott said he cannot wait to return home.
What's next: Scott will have a homecoming party with family and friends in Somers Point. Read about it in Thursday's Press of Atlantic City.
Hannah Bitzer, For The Press