With the promise of summer on the horizon I started thinking about what I wanted to do this summer, a “bucket list,” if you will.

I decided that, in addition to fishing and spending a few days camping, I want to play every golf course in the area. A quick look on Google Maps and my list was well underway.

I’m looking at Mosswood, Norwoods in Hannibal, the American Legion course in Hannibal, the Shelbina Golf Course, Mark Twain Country Club in Paris and the Jackson Park course in Palmyra.

Six golf courses to play between June 20 and September 21, that doesn’t seem too bad. Except that life has a tendency of getting in the way of plans. In many ways golf is a lot like life: you have good shots and you have bad curves, but wherever you ball ends up you have to play it as it lies.

If you have a suggestion of another course I should play or want to help mark one of them off my list with me, drop me an e-mail at lgnews@lakegazette.net

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