A Golf Adventure At La Costa

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La Costa Here We Come (9/25/2013)

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
We jumped in the car and off we flew.... One hour and fifteen minutes later we arrive! 78 miles


A fun day!!!

We Arrive And They Let Us In!

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The resort was beautiful

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
We loved the fireplace in the lodge until we found out it was a large TV

Time For Lunch!

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013

Did You Know? - A bistro /ˈbiːstroʊ/, sometimes spelled bistrot, is, in its original Parisian incarnation, a small restaurant serving moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting. Bistros are defined mostly by the foods they serve. French home-style cooking, and slow-cooked foods like cassoulet, a bean stew, are typical.

Bistros likely developed out of the basement kitchens of Parisian apartments where tenants paid for both room and board. Landlords could supplement their income by opening their kitchen to the paying public. Menus were built around foods that were simple, could be prepared in quantity and would keep over time. Wine and coffee were also served.

The origins of the word bistro are uncertain. Some say that it may derive from the Russian bystro (быстро), "quickly". According to an urban legend, it entered the French language during the Russian occupation of Paris in 1815. Russian officers or cossacks who wanted to be served quickly would shout "bystro."

However, this etymology is not accepted by several French linguists as there is, notably, no occurrence of this word until the end of the 19th century. Others say the name comes from a type of aperitif, called a bistrouille (or liqueur coffee), served in some reasonably priced restaurants.

 

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
We tried to poison Bunnaford with hot chili pasta

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
James studied and studied and finally ordered the special!

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The special was special

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Many veggie/vegan specials

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James and Sue study the herb garden... Quite vertical

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The boxes were lined with black plastic to keep them waterproof and protected

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These are actually used in the cooking

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Neat idea....

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The dining area was not jammed but we were here at 11:00 so we were a little early

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Magnificent view

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Multiple sets of terraces

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Making sure he can afford lunch!

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Yeah yeah the gang is all here

Now For The "Serious" Part Of The Day - Practice

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
"I am ready to go!"

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Paul is ready but he does have his eBook in hand

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
To the range James....

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The practice range was beautiful

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Balls flying everywhere

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Perhaps some putting??

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
We are not the only folks with pond scum forming on the lakes

Play Golf.... Someone Yelled... It Was James

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Paul thought it was Tea Time....

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Sand and water everywhere

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Sue smashes the ball off the first tee

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The mighty club whistles through the air

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Glass windows make interesting targets

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Putt putt

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Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Great flowers all over

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Hot rod Paul at the wheel

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Paul was first in the grass... James was so nice to film it....

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Damn thing is here somewhere

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
James yells "What out for snakes"... Great!

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Off we go...! A mighty swing...

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The course was quite beautiful

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
"Run for your life....Sandy is about to hit the ball"

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The tunnel of love

Did You Know? - A tunnel is relatively long and narrow; the length is often much greater than twice the diameter, although similar shorter excavations can be constructed such as cross passages between tunnels.

The definition of what constitutes a tunnel can vary widely from source to source. For example the definition of a road tunnel in the United Kingdom is defined as "a subsurface highway structure enclosed for a length of 150 metres (490 ft) or more.".

In the United States, the NFPA definition of a tunnel is "An underground structure with a design length greater than 23 m (75 ft) and a diameter greater than 1,800 millimetres (5.9 ft).".

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Amazing roughs... We didn't lose too many balls this day!

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Blam.... The ball disappears in a cloud of dust

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Sue does an exact placement... Bunny assists

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Another successful launch

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Thanks to James we have evidence we were 1) here and 2) together!

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
No... We did not have to drive across the bridge

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The Champions Course was up and down the canyon!


Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
We're back!

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Someone really likes sand... Every fairway is loaded with sand bunkers

Did You Know? - A bunker is a depression near the green or fairway that is usually filled with sand. It is difficult to hit the ball out of the bunker and entering it is therefore considered punitive to a golfer who misses the target with the previous shot.

A club called a "sand wedge" is designed for extracting the ball from a bunker, a process requiring well-developed skill. After a player is done using the bunker, it is the job of either the player or that player's caddy to rake the area of the sand disturbed during play.

Specific rules of golf govern play from a bunker. For example, a player may not ground one's club in a bunker; that is, the club cannot touch the ground prior to the swing.

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
It is walkable in case you land a ball in the water

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The dam was neat and provided a place for the birds to watch for fish

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The mighty James at bat

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Bunny decided to use the club after her levitation attempt failed

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
It's on its way

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
A familiar sight....

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
We got a lot of sand trap experience this day!

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
..and then there was the water

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Guess who else is in the sand???

Did You Know? - There are three types of bunkers used in golf course architecture and all are designed to be impediments to the golfer's progress toward the green.

Fairway bunkers are designed primarily to gather up wayward tee shots on par 4 and par 5 holes; they are located to the sides of the fairway or even in the middle of the fairway.

Greenside bunkers are designed to collect wayward approach shots on long holes and tee shots on par 3 holes; they are located near and around the green.

Waste bunkers are natural sandy areas, usually very large and often found on links courses; they are not considered hazards according to the rules of golf, and so, unlike in fairway or greenside bunkers, golfers are permitted to ground a club lightly in, or remove loose impediments from, the area around the ball.

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Bunny decided to stay way away form the water

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Bunny decided to change clubs...

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The dam was loaded with birds

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
We are glad that birds cannot read!

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
They had a nice grass barrier around the lakes... Saves a load of balls!

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
"Hey guys! My ball went into the little hole also!!"

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
That called the "Happy Dance"

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Sue popped it right into the hole also

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
She is smiling... Must be another par

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Ta Dah!

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The girls thinks its funny when James and Paul play golf

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The hawk was 150 up on the high tension lines

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
"Take me to the next hole... James"

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
James got his drivers training from the chimp

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Beating the heck out of the sand

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Heading for the tunnel

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
There they go in a cloud of dust

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
James decided to visit the alligator

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Golf is relaxing... So it says

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Paul keeps it under 60 mph

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Only one person on the bridge at a time

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Bunny decided to walk backwards???

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
This is a weight test for the bridge.... We did hear some strange creaking sounds

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Bird watching

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The three-par was over the water... and we made it

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The waterfall was quite pretty and loud

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The coastal clouds were beginning to come in

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
James rocks the boat

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
More sand????

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Look out... here comes the ball and five pounds of sand

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Jackets on... The temperature began to fall rapidly

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Interesting shadows

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
You could see the clouds roll in

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Bunny visits the ducks and finds the ball Paul thought went into the lake

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
The houses were right on the course

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
"Paul... I found the ball"

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Whose ball is this? Duh! Paul planted it on the hill


James is very encouraging

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Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Right in front of the 100 inch TV

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Swapping stories of the day

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
We walked out to visit the patio and were greeted by a neat waterfall

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
...and we were NOT invited???

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Where are the marshmallows when we need them??

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
Awaiting our carriage

Golf at La Costa with friends 9/25/2013
OK... Which clubs shall we take??