Somers Point golfer Harry Scott, 78, is trying to play 50 courses in 50 states in 50 days. The Press has been checking in with Scott for daily updates on his ongoing odyssey.
City: Angel Fire, N.M.
Course played: Angel Fire Resort (6,319 yards, par 72)
About the course: Scott said the course was "very picturesque," featuring mountain views. The layout was "spectacular," he said, with plenty of elevation changes. However, putting was difficult because the greens had many bad patches, which Scott said is common for courses in the mountains with short seasons.
Playing partners: Scott played with a civil engineer named Alan from Colorado and a certified public accountant named Doug from Colorado. Doug owns a second home in Angel Fire, and Scott said he was "very helpful getting around the course."
Place he started and finished for the day: Scott spent Saturday night in Taos, N.M., about 25 miles from Angel Fire, which is a popular ski resort. After his round, he made the eight-hour, 473-mile drive to Flagstaff, Ariz.
Scott's highlights: Scott said he made all pars and bogeys from the eighth hole through the 15th. Also, on the par-3 sixth, which featured a tee box 200 feet above the green, Scott hit his tee shot just short of the green, and his second shot hit the pin.
What's next: Scott will play Continental Country Club in Flagstaff, Ariz., today. After that, he will drive 544 miles to Ogden, Utah - an estimated drive of at least nine hours. Scott said he is not tired of playing, but the driving has not been easy, and he still has three more trips of at least 500 miles left.
From Press staff reports