Originally Posted by CarlitosBonitos
Went out to Bryant and Waterloo today, and the local clubs and parks and rec need to be commended! These course have come along way in the last couple of months! They are playing very nice with wide open fairways, still some stinging nettles out at Waterloo, but it serves me right for wearing shorts all the time. Cant wait for the classic, and I was informed that the monthly is being moved up a week to August 1st this month because of the classic, sothat spounds like a good time to get dow nthere for some more practice. Thanks again for all the hardwork!
Thanks for the kind words Carl.
The small but dedicated Albany club continues to work at getting the courses in tournament shape. We've also had a bunch of help from Greg (Waterloo park ranger) and his small crew working on the Waterloo course. If we're lucky Kirk might drive the big tractor in for some touch up when he gets back from World's, but honestly I think we'll be OK even if he can't.
Still big parts of both these courses are only one year old (or less) and they don't get the heavy use that Adair or Willamette do. There are rough spots in a few fairways, maybe no fairway where you think one should be, the rough is more punishing than rough on seasoned courses and natural tee areas that are not always flat and sometimes aggravating. Most players know this and are looking forward to the challenge.
Waterloo is already in much better shape than a year ago with Bryant in similar shape but working toward better. Also consider that two open holes at Bryant have been replaced by two tough wooded holes.
Albany Monthly will indeed be Saturday August 1st at Bryant.