Doug Curtis was enjoying a nine-hole round at the Carlyle Golf Course where he is a member, playing for the first time with his grandson Connor Brown.
Curtis likes to golf nine holes a couple times a week, and is trying to make to senior’s golf and men’s night golf events scheduled weekly at the Carlyle course.
Curtis started golfing in his early 20s with a couple of friends and is enjoying having the time to show the grandson around the links. His grandson has the jump on his grandfather who at three years of age enjoys the putting part of the game at present.
Curtis enjoys playing locally in the area, playing courses at Lampman, Moose Creek, Kenosee Lake, White Bear, Redvers and anywhere close to home he can slip out for a relaxing nine holes.
Curtis golfs mostly for fun and the food at men’s night in Carlyle is another attraction that brings him out on the course.
Curtis plays TaylorMade clubs and uses a putter given to him by a friend who won it at a golf tournament; “she’s not getting it back,” he remarks.
Curtis has had the pleasure to golf at courses in Phoenix, Nebraska, and on Vancouver Island, noting that he golfs for the pleasure of being outdoors and enjoys the beautiful scenery of playing different courses.
Curtis has never had a hole in one and qualifies it, mentioning he “has never come close.” His most memorable and best score ever on nine holes was on the back nine at White Bear; after carding a 51 on the front, he is still trying to figure out how he was able to shoot 38 on the back nine.
If ever having the opportunity to golf any course of his choosing he would make the journey to St. Andrews in Scotland to the home of golf. Curtis recommends the Carlyle Golf Course as a great place to play a round; it is in great condition and is an excellent nine-hole track for a junior golfer or someone taking up the game.