Finally added course number 87 this week as we went to Conley’s which is on Route 8 just south of Butler Pa. This course is part of a group of golf courses that are very close together right there on Route 8, and are about a 45 minute drive. I have reviewed the other courses Rittswood, Suncrest, and Lakevue North. Conley’s is a nice solid golf course that compares favorably with the other courses except for one thing, the price. Not really any senior rate and even with a coupon it was 35 dollars with a cart on a Wednesday, which is about 10 dollars more than the other 3 courses. We did go on “Weinie Wednesday” where the hot dog was free. The course played about 6400 yards from the tips, to a par of 70. The greens were very smooth and ran about a 6.5 on the stimp. There was a good variety of holes and the course had enough trees to make it a good solid challenge. There was some lakes in play and the 190 yard par 3 18th was 190 yards with a long carry over water. This course like all three of the other courses is not worth the trip but if you live in this area you have four solid golf courses to choose from all within a stones throw of one another. The free hot dog was cooked well and the condiments were ok, but the dog would not crack the top 10. We had a threesome with Andy shooting 78, David after a rough front nine came in with a 41 to shoot 89, and yours truly shot a boring 77. The rest of the week for me was just the continuing saga of a frustrating season so far. The rest of the rounds were 80, 79 and an 82 today. The short game still is a major road block to any scoring chances I have. There may be some hope from today, especially with the putting but the short game continues to be just horrible. Next week will be busy with a tournament on Friday the South Park 2 man scramble where Pete and I did pretty well last year finishing 7th in a field of 60 teams. My brain is tired now and it is time to rest, with visions of chip solutions on the horizon.