We had the good fortune of playing another great golf course in the Philippines yesterday. ( Tagaytay Midlands Golf Course) about an hour from Manila. The club was in the mountains and wind was a big factor yesterday. The wind acted as an air conditioner in the warm humid air and made playing quite comfortable. Another course, another new set of clubs-this time a set of Taylor Made blades, a Titleist driver and a Calloway 3 wood. I hit the Titleist driver very well yesterday and it reminded me of when I played Druids Glen in Ireland. After that round in Ireland, I wanted to buy the Taylor Made Rocket Balls driver from the professional and ended up buying a used one online. I’m still using that driver at home today However, this Titleist driver was very good and I believe it was the shaft of the club that particularly suited me. After a while, my playing partners were bored as I continued to hit fairway after fairway. The group played very well and it was a very enjoyable round. There was an adventure on the 18th hole–all four balls were the fairway on this closing hole par 5. Second shots were also hit well by all the participants and one shot (not mine) actually reached the green-side bunker. I reached the bottom of the green with my 100 yard wedge shot and proceeded to hole the putt for a very satisfactory birdie. I didn’t realize at that time, the treachery of this green–I had simply read the putt and hit it hard enough uphill past the hole a bit and it trickled in. My playing partners had no such luck–two birdie attempts ended up off the green as the pin placement was actually crowned and all putts left short would roll off the green. We waited for our next group to come in to see how they would putt on this green and the same thing happened to them. All three players putted the ball off the green as well. One putting this green for birdie gave me the bragging rights for the day.
A terrific golf course and one that I could never tire of playing all the time. The company made it all the more special and we are indebted to our hosts.