Yesterday I played nine on the blue course at East Potomac. It was deathly slow. Two hours plus. Still, it was nice to get out and practice a little

My highlight was the par-4 6th. I smoked a driver, but it drew left of the tree line. About 50 yards from the flag, I pitched a low eight-iron. It clipped the trees, but still made it to the green, setting up a sixty-foot birdie putt. I left the putt well short, but drained a 15-footer for par.

My second highlight was the multiple flyovers from Marine One (technically the helicopters used for Marine One – they’re not technically Marine One unless the president is aboard). They’re based just down the river, and evidently conduct practice flights up and down the river.

Marine One Helicopters over the 9th fairway

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