It Finally Happened




After more than 5 years of running around the country playing golf I finally had a day of bad weather. This past Wednesday at Hudson National I had my first official rain out on the Top 100 quest. As we were holing out our putts on the 10th hole the lightning siren sounded and by time we made our way back to the halfway hut the skies had opened up and rain was dumping on the course. We waited it out for about an hour but finally decided to throw in the towel. What a shame to have such a good streak come to an end, but 79 courses without a rain out is not half bad. Of course my friend Fred would argue that I was rained out at Bandon Dunes back in 2010 when I stubbornly played a round in torrential rain with 40 mph winds. He may have a point, but in my bullheaded view if there’s not lightning and the course is open, its not a rain out!!!

Looks like I’ll be making a trip back to Hudson National at some point in the future to give it another chance. On the bright side, we had great weather for the next three days and got in 4 more rounds at Westchester Country Club where my partner and I lost the coveted Fred Ridley Cup for the third year in a row.

I’m a little behind from traveling, so I’ll be posting a new course on Wednesday this week.

  • Rob Josephson

    I really enjoy your website! I am a Golf Digest panelist and self-proclaimed golf course geek.
    I’m located in Connecticut, so whenever your travels bring you to New England or NY, let me know, and I’d be honored to tee it up with you.
    BTW – in my opinion, Hudson National is terrific, and nearby Sleepy Hollow is even better!

    ~ Rob J.

    • The Itinerant Golfer

      Hey Rob, thanks for visiting my site and making a comment. I’ll certainly let you know if I’m headed to your area. One of these days I’ve got to get to the Yale course. It’s one of the places I’d really like to check out.

      • Rob J.

        Just give me some lead time, and I can make that happen anytime. I was there today watching the CSGA Fourball Championship. Yale is one of the most unique golf courses in the U.S., but conditioning is lacking. Getting better though.