Friday, February 6, 2009


Despite chilly morning temps and a light drizzle in the early afternoon of February 2, Doug, playing with 3 friends, had a great day of golf! He got a hole-in-one on the 155-yard, 8th hole of the Dogwood course at the Marriott Grand Hotel Point Clear property on Mobile Bay - where the famous orders "Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead!" were delivered during a famous Civil War naval battle.

Both of the historic, challenging courses, the Azalea and the Dogwood, are part of the prestigious Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama.

The grounds of the Grand Hotel are the site of a former Confederate hospital; remains of Civil War soldiers are buried in a cemetery adjacent to the 17th hole tee box on the Azalea course.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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