The News from Lake of the Woods, April 1, 2017
Well, it was a quiet week at Lake of the Woods Golf Course. The local meteorologists played an April Fool’s joke on us, predicting slowly warming temperatures, which never really rose beyond the “not terrible” level.
I only played golf on Sunday, taking Saturday to catch up on some writing and to go fishing with my son. We had no luck at Lake of the Woods, despite the annual stocking of the lake with rainbow trout. So we went over to the pond behind The Mayor of the Lake’s house. When my son landed a 2-lb. large-mouth bass on one of his new lures, his weekend was made.
On Sunday, despite the clouds and chilling breeze – and despite the shorts I had worn thinking it would be much warmer and the double-bogey on the 408-yard 1st hole – I shot a 40 on the front 9, and thought maybe it would be my day.
April Fool’s! (A day late.)
Two triples, a double, and a couple bogeys added up to a 47 on the back. Not the worst melt-down of this young season on the backside, but close.
Then Mother Nature played another joke on us, as the sun finally came out while we were loading our carts and bags into our trunks.
So it was back to the little pond in the neighborhood, where I hooked four small bass as my son cursed his April 2nd luck, or lack thereof.
Could be worse. Maybe April bogeys will bring May birdies?
That’s the news this week from Lake of the Woods.
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