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Rain, Rain Go Away, the Knights Want To Go Out and Play (Some Golf)

March 22, 2011 at 12:04 am

Well, day one of the Carleton women’s golf team’s spring break trip is in the books, and unfortunately it involved lots of rain and no golf.

We loaded up the Suburban after fetching Laura from the airport this morning and headed to We-Ko-Pa Golf Course in Fort McDowell, Ariz. The complex, developed by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, has won numerous awards, including Golf Magazine’s “100 Best Courses You Can Play.”

Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans for the Knights on this day, as persistent rain and blustery conditions kept us and everyone else off the golf course. I can honestly say that this is the first time in the nine years I’ve been bringing Carleton women’s golf teams on spring-break trips we’ve been rained out. We were quite disappointed as we’d heard such great thing sabout the course, but the weather looks great tomorrow and for the rest of the week.

So, we’ll move on to Grayhawk Golf Club on Tuesday. That course, located in northern Scottsdale, host the PGA Tour’s Fryes.com open from 2007-09, and still hosts the prestigious AJGA Thunderbird Open.

We capped the day with a nice little dinner at my parents’ winter home here in Gilbert, Ariz., highlighted by my mom’s mint-topped brownies. We were joined by Louise Buckler’s parents, Bob ’72 and Anita ’71, who are here for a couple more days.

We’ll have more as the week progresses, hopefully under sunny skies!