Bonnie Dundee Golf CourseSince this goal is a pretty large one, I’m trying not to play the same course twice… especially if it’s a non-“field trip” course. As I said previously about Bonnie Dundee, the course is less than a mile from the edge of the circle, so it’s not really a “field trip” but more of a visit outside of the circle.

But, as much as I would have liked to play a course inside the circle, I didn’t mind playing Bonnie Dundee again. Last week, it was much colder, and it rained three times throughout the round. My drives were consistently flying the right, with the occasional random straight drive. My iron shots were very nice, but my approach shots and putting were also very random. I definitely didn’t play as well as I could have, and I wanted to play again when the weather was nicer.

So, one week later, I got my chance to play Bonnie Dundee again. This week, I joined my co-workers, Andy, Jason and Chris, along with two other foursomes from my company, for another round at the course. The weather was much nicer (a bit warmer), and the rain managed to hold off until around the 17th hole.

My drives were a lot better this round, flying fairly straight or slightly to the left or the right. The iron shots were mediocre. I ended up topping the ball a couple times, and not getting enough distance the other times. I started trying to keep track of what club I used for iron shots at various distances, hoping to figure out how far I can hit the ball with each iron. Hopefully, over the next couple of rounds, I’ll be able to know exactly which club to use based on the distance to the hole. My approach shots were random. They definitely need some work.

Also this round, I was somehow attracted to the sand traps. Throughout the round, I ended up in the sand trap on eight of the holes. Luckily, each time, I made it out in one stroke. As for my putts, I 1-putted twice and 3-putted three times, with the rest being 2-putts. Not too bad… I think my putting is improving.

I also want to mention that this is the first complete round I played where I didn’t lose a single golf ball. I used the same golf ball the entire round. I must say… I think that’s an impressive feat in itself. It also crosses one of my 2009 goals off the list!

Overall, this was a better round. I finished 38 over par, which is 4 strokes better than last round.

Bonnie Dundee Golf Course – Scores & Stats
Course length: 6,015 yards
Course par: 69
Course rating/slope: 68.1/112 (white tee boxes)
My score: 107 (38 over par, legit)

Bonnie Dundee Golf Course
270 Kennedy Drive
Carpentersville, IL 60110