Monday

A Golf Weekend Nonetheless

Ok, I know I should be posting about the Manhattan Golf Classic today. I was all set to go, had my press pass lined up and everything. But in the end I succumbed to Nick's evil influence and my natural inclination to PLAY golf instead of watching it, thus abandoning my journalistic responsibilities. Sorry. Sure we had already played 18 holes in Southbury on Saturday, but somehow I felt I needed nine more to make the weekend complete. So that's what we did. Just over the CT/NY border about 15 minutes from our home is a craggy, little nine hole that proudly assumes the name of Pehquenakonck Country Club. Don't ask me how to pronounce it, I couldn't figure that out. It seems this course has been around since 1923, and it definitely had a retro feel to it. A series of rocky, hardscrabble hills,Pehquenakonck features a couple of very interesting holes, most notably 4, dubbed Mt. Everest. Needless to say, my drive only reached the foothills. Nick however was playing well, and his reached the summit. In any case we had a great time at this little course and will surely go back. After golf we had a French brunch, accompanied by a satisfying Cotes-du-Rhone at La Saliere. Meanwhile, down on Governor's Island, Donald Trump and Tom Watson beat Annika Sorenstam and Natalie Gulbis 10-8 in the Battle of the Sexes skins event. Seems it was a pretty entertaining competition too, so again I apologize for not getting down there. However, fear not, I'm seems Mr. Trump is creating a reality
show of the whole thing. Be it the Big Break, The Apprentice or Miss Universe, you can always count on Donald for content...aren't you glad he plays golf?