Cart golf 1:15:00  1.5 mi (50:00 / mi) +10m 48:59 / mi
shoes: Ecco "Street" 2012
Ravisloe CC, Homewood IL. First attempt at 18-holes since last year. Played with three other guys from the southland, all good spirits. Got my own cart...a first! And played from the Senior tees after my companions urging. Still a challenge. Became progressively worn out as the 18-holes elapsed.
Finally at the Halfway House my ccmpanions. paused for a beer and lunch...and I played on. Never saw them again, and played the Back Nine in 90 minutes. Completely worn out at the end. Stopped for a beer, and then back to the Illinois Central tracks for a commuter train back home.
Back in the late 1800's, when golf was just catching on in Chicago, the rich industrialists chartered golf courses like this, and Olympia Fields and others in cow pastures along the Illinois Central tracks. Commuter stations were built adjacent to the golf courses, and then development. It is an honor to play these historic golf courses...most of which are still private.