Back when I was working I played in a lot of golf tournaments, but since I've retired not so much. An old friend, a member of the family of my former employer invited me to play in a tournament even after I explained to him that at my age I was probably not going to be of much value to a team. He said that didn't matter he just wanted me to play on his team and have a good time which I did in spades. (His company paid for the event) As it turns out, and as it often does I managed to do some good for the team, as did we all, we finished middle of the pack, but more importantly for me had a very good time. For me it was a nostalgic journey, since I had played at the CC back when I was just getting started playing golf as a young man. I was pretty intimidated by the whole country club atmosphere and the course itself. Kind of like being on stage though, down through the years as fate would return me to a round at the CC it became easier, and easier to not be intimidated until yesterday, I was able to just relax and enjoy the beauty of the course, and enjoy for a day how rich folks play golf. Had I the monetary means, and of course the status needed to join the club, I would certainly not hesitate to willingly pay the membership fees, (more than a Custom Shop Tele) and monthly charges to play there everyday for the rest of my days. There is NOTHING in common with muni, or public courses and CC golf other than they are both classified as golf courses. This course has hosted PGA tournaments in the distant past. I can honestly say this may have been my very last opportunity to play the course. Certainly I can't afford to play there even if a situation arose that I could. Once I was invited to play there, and between the green fees and other costs, it took a good chunk out of 5 C notes to enjoy the day. In retirement I simply can't justify spending that kind of money. I am thankful that the forces of fate aligned to allow me to have one more go around, and I am sincerely thankful to the powers of the universe.