Camarillo Springs golf trip

June 11, 2008 – 3:28 pm

I couldn’t help but go golfing when Erik Allen from NPHS Alumni invited me. It was a great chance for friends to hang out and for Erik to teach me how to be a little better golfer. Overall I liked the golfing day enough that I’m re-hooked on golf and want to go again, soon. Of course, I didn’t do well golfing, but that doesn’t matter, right?

Camarillo Springs golfing
The driving range at Cam Springs is good, no drivers allowed though. (Ya, right!)

Camarillo Springs golfing
This is the golf cart that will hall my fat ass around for the day.

Camarillo Springs golfing
First hole of many in which I will bogey, double-bogey, and just snowman.

Camarillo Springs golfing
“It’s every player’s responsibility… Repair ball marks; Replace or fill divots; Rake bunkers”

Camarillo Springs golfing
I figured that I should get a semi-artistic picture, but took this one anyway.

Camarillo Springs golfing
Nice wide open gairway for which I will likely lose a ball or two.

Camarillo Springs golfing
Of course there’s racists and their signs.

Camarillo Springs golfing
This is one of the unexpected lakes that would give us a malaria bath.

Camarillo Springs golfing
I didn’t have the heart (or aim) to hit the landscapers on the golf course. Thanks for keeping the green so green folks.

Camarillo Springs golfing
Erik is getting serious about sizing up the hole.. at least that’s what he told me he was doing when I joked about him having to poop.

Camarillo Springs golfing
This is one of many putts that would be attempted and accomplished during the day.

Camarillo Springs golfing
“CAUTION: STEEP GRADE” oh ya, and be careful of dangerous snakes. Though I would rather run over a snake going as fast as possible.
Camarillo Springs golfing
I would eventually give 2 or 3 balls away to the bushes on the right side.

Camarillo Springs golfing
Erik had some serious club head speed going, allowing him to outdrive me without contest.

Camarillo Springs golfing
It looks like he knows what he’s doing. Really good that I wasn’t too close so that people wouldn’t compare us and laugh at me.

Camarillo Springs golfing
It’s sort of hard to see in a compressed image size, but the golf ball was just hit and looks to be about shoulder height in this picture with Erik.

Camarillo Springs golfing
I think that this is an excuse Erik uses to just sit and relax.

Camarillo Springs golfing
Amazingly tall mountains all around in the back of Cam Springs. It’s actually a great course.

Camarillo Springs golfing
Sometimes I felt like I was in some Rambo movie while going from hole-to-hole.

Camarillo Springs golfing
Lt Dan always got these funny feelings, he often shouted “GET DOWN! SHUT UP!” So I did.

Camarillo Springs golfing
Erik started getting nervous that someone was going to steal his golf clubs.

Camarillo Springs golfing
I’m not sure if there was a reason Erik kept yelling “DIE! DIE! DIE!” and trying to shoot, I just nodded my head and hoped he didn’t kill me.

Camarillo Springs golfing
I didn’t want to swim in malaria lake after I noticed the leeches were afraid of the water.

Camarillo Springs golfing
I was trying to copy my teacher, so when he hit into the sandtrap I followed.

Camarillo Springs golfing
Sometimes we would hit from between the blue rocks, sometimes all the rocks would get together and hang out.

Camarillo Springs golfing
The seventh hole was 535 yards, which was pretty awesome. Most holes on courses don’t afford golfers the opportunity to take a couple full swings with low clubs.

Camarillo Springs golfing
With the fair way this open it’s great to take a little harder swing, even if it doesn’t drive as straight.

Camarillo Springs golfing
“YOU THE GOLFER ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY ERRANT GOLF BALLS”

Camarillo Springs golfing
Another nice action shot with the golf ball going to fast for my little Canon SD550 to get a clear shot. It looks like the golf ball was elongated in this shot.

Camarillo Springs golfing
There were a couple good opportunities for chipping the ball.

Camarillo Springs golfing
Umm.. I can explain. I didn’t see the tree there when I swung.

Camarillo Springs golfing
Seriously, getting two golf balls in this tree is a talent.

Camarillo Springs golfing
This is where the term “birdie” comes from in golf.

Camarillo Springs golfing
The scenery was nice, even when it was the freeway in the background.

Camarillo Springs golfing
Another true drive.

Camarillo Springs golfing
Cart 64 warning “KEEP ENTIRE BODY INSIDE CAR”.

Camarillo Springs golfing
If you can’t get a birdie, get a goose…

Camarillo Springs golfing
..or get a rabbit.

Camarillo Springs golfing
Lake Eat-My-Golf-Balls.. it was quite lovely.

Camarillo Springs golfing
Nothing like a 60+ foot putt to make you realize it’s not Golf ‘n Stuff here.

Camarillo Springs golfing
Despite numberous attempts, Erik was unable to hit the people in the golf cart ahead of us.

  1. 2 Responses to “Camarillo Springs golf trip”

  2. Nice website!!

    By baby on Jun 20, 2008

  3. Where are your Seti scores? Almost at a par with your golf score.

    By Craig Brainard on Jul 27, 2008

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