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/ 116 FRIDAY, MAY 29 - MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015 This year's edition of the Conlon Brothers' spring golf trip returned to Duck, N.C., for a series of rounds at the golf courses serving the Outer Banks. The ughly five-hour drive gave the Cape Region contingent of Kevin Cordon, Nick DelCampo and yours truly a break from the usual travel commitment we faced when going to Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Pinehurst, N.C.; or other venues we have visited for this get-together. Our first round took place at the Kilmarlic Golf Club, a few miles west of the U.S. 158 causeway to Kitty Hawk, south of Duck (ldlmarlic.com; 252-491- 20). This difficult par 72 course is a good example of the fact that yardage alone is no indi- cation of how difficult it can be, We played the gold tees at 6,001 yards, which carries a 68.8 course rating and a 134 slope. It was more than enough chal- lenge for our gang. The second round was no easier, especially with the stiff breezes off Roanoke Sound. Five holes at the par 71 Nags Head Golf Links, including the ninth and 18th, lie hard by the sound, and the whitecaps were constant in the 15- to 20-knot winds (nagsheadgolfiinks.com; 252-441-8073). For the par 4s and par 5s, one handy tip I received for Nags Head is to go for the 150-yard markers, and avoid a lot of trouble on the narrow fairways. I should have taken that advice more often. The winds were far calmer when we played our third round at The Pointe Golf Club in Paw- ells Point (thepointegolfclub. cam; 252-491-8388). A torrential evening downpour earlier in the week forced us to use lift, clean I FRITZ SCHRANCK PHOTO LOOKING DOWNHILL from the No. l-handicap hole at The Currituck Club on the Outer Banks, the 370-yard uphill dogleg right 12th. The beautiful hous- es in the background call to mind the Painted Ladies in San Francisco - if those ~ameS were 5,000 square feet and tucked behind sand dunes, instead of at yes and Steiner streets in Haight-Ashbury. SUMMER 2015 i PORTS & OUTDOORS and place, but the greens were in great shape, and we enjoyed a beautiful spring day. We traveled to Grandy, N.C., the next day for a round at the par 72 Carolina Club, a sister course for The Pointe (thecaro- linaclub.com; 252-453-3588). Showing the Point earned us a handy the Carolina green The greens were as The I'ointc'~ on day helped dry ou bit more. We were fit in a nine-hole s, the regular round reasonable replay Our last round ! group back to Th( Club, a few miles Duck home we us (thecurrituckcluh 9400). Delaware Technical Owens Campus Registration fee: * $45 by May 31 $55 by June 30 $65 by August 31 $75 September 1 - 19 $25 Kids 16 and under .. Ride distances: 25 Miles 50 Miles 62 Miles 1 O0 Miles Proceeds u Kids on Ca Workforce Develol: Teams of six or more sav( Cape fiazctt receipt Designed by Rees Jones and tiscount on operated by ClubCorp, the pret- fee. ty course features holes running ust as nice along Currituck Sound on the the ~2~tra. fx'onA; nix-x% as well as tee boxes fie course a with a view of the Atlantic on also able to the back nine. For players un- ramble after familiar with the layout, promi- !or a very nent 150-yard posts centered in Fee. the fairways help with tactical ,rought our choices on the rolling terrain. Currituck The off-season April rental !ram the rates for the eight-bedroom ed as our base house our gang used made Out- cam; 888-453- er Banks golf a decent bargain, Continued on page 117 Community College Georgetown, DE Registration fee includes: Support and Gear (SAG) support map Lunch Long sleeve t-shirt Maps Rest stop refreshments Rest stops will include: Dogfish Head Brewery Irish Eyes Papa Grande's Trap Pond State Park ill benefit: mpus and ment Scholarships $5 on registration fees. : Duncan Wallace On StY. Bill Blakely t Ratfiff Pat Callahan Register a L .lLB3Lacrosse.com