After checking in at the hotel we headed for the Golf Club. We were booked to play The Greenbrier course. Originally constructed in 1924 by Seth Raynor, The Greenbrier was redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 1977. The Greenbrier is the only resort course in the world to have hosted both The Ryder Cup (1979) and The Solheim Cup (1994).
It was a very pretty course set amongst lots of native bush. The only downside to all this natural bush was the little bugs that were flying around and that insisted of annoying me. They didn’t seem to bother Steve – obviously he doesn’t taste or smell as good as me : )
I had another good round and another “just quietly” moment – I shot 84 off the stick as did one Steve Thomas.
We joined up with another couple on the 16th hole. Danny & BJ were from Florida and they were on their annual pilgrimage to The Greenbrier. We had seen them on previous holes with their extendable ball scoop retrieving balls from those hard to get spots. BJ reckons that is one of the main reasons Danny likes to come to The Greenbrier so he can stock up on Titleist Pro V’s that the people that play these courses lose willy nilly. This got Steve’s attention and on the next water hole he asked if he could borrow the scoop – he managed to retrieve 4 balls in as many minutes. Danny, Steve and the extendable ball scoop – a match made in heaven!
We went down to the town that is White Sulphur Springs for dinner at April’s Pizzeria. We were far to tight to pay the exorbitant prices charged at The Greenbrier. White Sulphur Springs is a fairly unassuming and basic town unlike the fancy pants resort up the road. The pizza was great and the waitress very friendly. She bought us the bill which was a copy of our order that she had written down. The prices were listed down but it wasn’t totalled. We thought we had to add it up ourselves so we did. We took the bill and the money up to the counter and they added up there – duh!
We had another “duh”moment when we returned to the hotel – we were putting our key card into the lock on room 2235 and it wasn’t working. We tried it a few times and then Steve asked what our room number was – we couldn’t remember. We then tried 2237 and wallah it opened.