Day 20 - Thursday, September 8 - Delaware << Index
Anticipated: Play golf at Delcastle Golf Club in Wilmington, Delaware
Travel:
  Itinerary:
Leave the Poconos for a 2:40PM tee time at Delcastle Golf Club. On the way to Wilmington, we will stop for a short visit with another of Pat's cousins, Betty Steigerwalt in Palmerton, PA (Pat's hometown). After golf at Delcastle we will drive to the home of Serge and Liz Triau in Derwood, MD. Liz and Serge are long time friends from Kingston, NY when we lived there some 40 years ago. We will be staying with them for four nights. Hopefully the Triaus will be able to play golf with us during our stay with them. casino
  States/Provinces Played:
Web: www.delcastlegolfclub.com
Actual: (Photos and text)
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Pat at Palmerton, PA Cemeteryóher parents grave Pat and her cousin Betty Steigerwalt in Palmerton

Jim with Norman Cotter and Tom McAvoy in Pro shop Pat putting with Fred watching Fred teeing off (lower left) Pete teeing off (lower right)

Pat (the lonesome soul) walking up the fairway of the last hole late in the day.

We left the Poconoís about 9:00AM for our 20th round of golf at Delcastle Golf Club in Wilmington, Delaware. En route we stopped in Palmerton, Pennsylvania (Patís hometown) to spend a few minutes at the cemetery where Patís parents are buried. Afterwards we stopped to visit with Betty Steigerwalt (Patís cousin) who volunteers at the Palmerton Historical Society (picture taken there). After a short visit, we continued south on the PA Turnpike extension south to the west of Philadelphia to I95 and arrived at Delcastle Golf Course in plenty of time for our scheduled tee-time. In fact, Norman Cotter, the starter, and Tom McAvoy, the golf shop attendant were kind enough to squeeze us in with another twosome just teeing off on the third hole. Fred Ward and Pete Stidem both could hit the ball a long way, and it was fun to watch them hit their drivers. We were happy to have been paired with them for 16 holes. After we finished the 18th hole, we continued around to holes 1 & 2 to complete our 18-hole round. Jim shot 85 (yardage 6326) and Pat shot 101 (yardage 5369).

Note: Pete & Fred---we apologize---the picture taken of you 2 and me (Jim) was lost---it must have been meóI finally broke the camera.

Delcastle is an enjoyable course to play. The holes are both challenging and fair. The course is very dry because of the unusually hot-dry summer, but the greens are in good shape and fast to putt.

We want to thank Norman and Tom for their effort to get us out on the course as soon as we arrived, and for their courtesy and hospitality. Unfortunately, we didnít get to meet Billy Hackett, the PGA Golf Professional who answered our request to play the course, but we would like to thank him for doing this.

After golf we had a couple more hours to drive to the home of Liz and Serge Triau in Derwood, Maryland, where we will be spending the next four nights. We didnít arrive at their home until after 8:30 PM, so we are a day late in transmitting this journal. Liz and Serge are good friends of ours dating back 48 years. Pat was a teacher in a grade school where Liz was the school nurse, and Jim & Serge were both engineers at IBM in Kingston, NY. Pictures of the Triaus will show up in tomorrowís journal. The 4 of us will be playing at Rock Creek Park Golf Course in Washington DC.