Tiger Woods’ ‘baby steps’: He neither dazzles nor disappoints in his return to the PGA Tour

LA JOLLA, Calif. — The massive throngs that mysteriously had a late January Thursday off from work suggest that the Tiger Woods comeback is now more than a tradition. It’s a holiday, too.

Presumably they were there to see him, anyway, but to see him do what? Other than the ubiquitous swoosh and the occasional epithet, Woods was giving them little that they might have recognized. There were no trademark fist pumps, no club twirls.

Yet for one shining moment late in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open, Woods gave them a glimpse of his old self, not at 42 his older self.

At the par-3 16th on the South Course at Torrey Pines, 190 yards across a chasm, Woods nearly made an ace. He hit it to eight inches of the hole, a tap-in birdie that was the highlight of an indifferent round of even-par 72.

“It’s just a full 6-iron, throw it up in the air,” he said. “The greens are really springy, so I was trying to land it soft. And we can’t see anything land from back there so we’re just listening for some noise and people started cheering.”

That’s why they were here.

Moral victories generally are vastly overrated, but concede him this one. He had played only 36 holes on the PGA Tour in the last 2½ years, yet he performed admirably. Admirably won’t be enough to get him to the weekend—he is tied for 84th—but he does have the more generous North Course on Friday.

“It was fun, it was fun to compete again,” he said. “It was fun to be out there. We had a great pairing today. Pat [Reed} played great, Charley [Hoffman] was solid all day, and I was probably a little bit rusty.”

He opened with a bogey, not an unusual start for Woods, who won the U.S. Open here without making a par at the first hole in the first four rounds in 2008. He hit only eight of 14 fairways and just 12 of 18 greens in regulation.

“On the back nine, he looked solid and steady,” Reed said. “When he wasn’t too happy with a shot it still was manageable. That’s the biggest thing, not playing awhile. I took off six weeks off from competitive golf and played last week and felt like I didn’t know what the heck I was doing out there. There’s a lot of mental errors that happen. For a guy who played one tournament in a year to come out and play the way he did today, I was impressed.

“He seemed excited. He was in the zone, focusing on being a competitor, but I can imagine inside he was probably jumping for joy being out here with the guys playing golf again, especially pain free. That’s huge. He looked good.”

Woods’ harshest critic, meanwhile, was himself, and he veered sharply from his go-to cliche, that “it’s a process.”

“I didn’t hit my irons very well today,” Woods said. “I didn’t give myself a lot of looks out there and consequently I didn’t make a lot of birdies. I didn’t play the par 5s as well, either. I need to clean up my iron game and give myself a lot more looks at it.”

“Baby steps,” Reed called them, fittingly, as it were, on behalf of a man attempting to turn back the clock.

 

Source: GolfDigest.com

Wednesdays are Military and First Responders Day at The MOC.

On Wednesdays we welcome all of our heroes with 10% savings at Moccasin Wallow Golf Club for all active and retired military, police officers, firefighters and emergency responders on all golf and restaurant purchases.

Must show valid service I.D at check-in to validate discount otherwise prevailing rack rates will apply. Call (941)723-0500 or book online to set up your Wednesday game.

 

Membership and play card info

We are continuing   %5 off of our play card rates.

The 2018 winter season is upon us  as  we have come up with our membership rates and other options for those interested in making The MOC their home club. We have a few options available depending on each golfers needs. Our 12 month membership rates have stayed the same with the exception of lowering our member cart rate from $20.50 cents to $18.00 as well as adding the option for a member to play a nine hole rate of $12.00 per round. We have  ten play cards to unlimited play with carts for 12 months.

As we took over the golf course in May 2016 we set out our vision of rebuilding and rebranding one of the best golf clubs in the area. We have made many of the improvements to the club we had promised including and starting with the Irrigation. New Computers, pump house overhaul, new tubing, wiring, heads, lines, everything that we needed to do to start our renovation. Next were the new TifEagle Greens that came from the same sod field that was used to rebuild TPC Sawgrass. We then decided to renovate and redo the fairways with Celebration Bermuda grass. It was a close call and were glad we had Mother Nature help us with a warm fall. While all of this was going on our family had created a great new vision for the clubhouse which many think is one of the nicest bar and restaurant areas at a golf club they have been to. We knew we weren’t done as we had to see how the golf course would play. The dry spring took its toll as our over seed had burned out and our tees and rough areas were really struggling. We had to act fast and hired a company to laser level 75,000 square feet of tees and our driving range. The grow in was a success and we will continue to make additional  improvements to our facilities. Our collars have grown in as well and our feedback from returnees have all given great reviews.

 

Punch card Fee schedule 

Cards are good for one year.

10 play card.                       $475. Plus tax    $47.50   per play

                                               $451.25 plus tax   $45.13 per play

30 play card.                      $1275 Plus tax    $42.50. per round

                                               $1211.25 plus tax. $40.38 per play

50 play card.                      $1975  Plus tax   $39.50  per round

                                              $1876.25 plus tax.  $37.53 per play

80 play card (couples) $ 2999.99  Plus tax   $37.49   per round

                                             $2849.99 plus tax.    $35.62 per play

*all cards are non transferable and non refundable 

 

Listed below are our membership rates for those interested in becoming a member of the MOC.

Single 12 month membership rates

$1900 + tax

$150 per month x 12 =$1800 includes $100 for a warm up bag, USGA handicap, %10 off soft goods in golf shops, %10 off restaurant not including alcohol sales

 

Couple 12 month membership rates

$3500 + tax

$275 per month x 12 =$3300 includes $200 for a warm up bag, USGA  handicap, %10 off soft goods in golf shops, %10 off restaurant not including alcohol sales

6 month single membership rates

$1500

warm up bag, handicap, %10 off soft goods in golf shops, %10 off restaurant not including alcohol sale

6 month Couple  rates

$2625

warm up bag, handicap, %10 off soft goods in golf shops, %10 off restaurant not including alcohol sale

3 month single rates

$975

3 month couple rates

$1750

1 month membership

$350

*all rates are plus tax

Cart Fees

The first is a cart fee for each round played. $18.00 plus tax per round for 18 holes. Nine hole rate of $11.21 plus tax.

The second is a trail fee for homeowners that own their own cart and have a single or family trail fee to match.

12 month single trail fee $1500 125 x 12 months

12 month couple trail fee $2400 $200 x 12 months.

Second cart is an additional $1200 single trail fee.

3 month trail fee Single   $750

3 month couple trail fee   $1200

6 month trail fee single    $1125

6 month trail fee couple   $1800

The third option is unlimited use of a club cart for $1800 per person.

3 month unlimited use $900

6 month unlimited cart $1350

*if a couple with a private cart trail fee plays separate and must use a club cart there is a fee of $18.00.

*All members choosing to pay monthly must keep a credit card on file

* 3 and 6 month memberships can not be broken up and must be used consecutively. ​

*Let us create a membership or multiple play card that works best for you.

 

Thank you to everyone for their patience and support.

Moccasin Wallow Golf Club

9680 Buffalo Rd

Palmetto Fl 34221

9417230500

www.golfthemoc.com

Wednesdays are Military and First Responders Appreciation Day

On Wednesdays we welcome all of our heroes with 10% savings at Moccasin Wallow Golf Club for all active and retired military, police officers, firefighters and emergency responders on all golf and restaurant purchases.

Must show valid service I.D at check-in to validate discount otherwise prevailing rack rates will apply. Call (941)723-0500 or book online to set up your Wednesday game.

 

Membership and play card info

We are continuing   %10 off of our play card rates. This offer is only good until January 15th. 

The 2018 winter season is upon us  as  we have come up with our membership rates and other options for those interested in making The MOC their home club. We have a few options available depending on each golfers needs. Our 12 month membership rates have stayed the same with the exception of lowering our member cart rate from $20.50 cents to $18.00 as well as adding the option for a member to play a nine hole rate of $12.00 per round. We have  ten play cards to unlimited play with carts for 12 months.

As we took over the golf course in May 2016 we set out our vision of rebuilding and rebranding one of the best golf clubs in the area. We have made many of the improvements to the club we had promised including and starting with the Irrigation. New Computers, pump house overhaul, new tubing, wiring, heads, lines, everything that we needed to do to start our renovation. Next were the new TifEagle Greens that came from the same sod field that was used to rebuild TPC Sawgrass. We then decided to renovate and redo the fairways with Celebration Bermuda grass. It was a close call and were glad we had Mother Nature help us with a warm fall. While all of this was going on our family had created a great new vision for the clubhouse which many think is one of the nicest bar and restaurant areas at a golf club they have been to. We knew we weren’t done as we had to see how the golf course would play. The dry spring took its toll as our over seed had burned out and our tees and rough areas were really struggling. We had to act fast and hired a company to laser level 75,000 square feet of tees and our driving range. The grow in was a success and we will continue to make additional  improvements to our facilities. Our collars have grown in as well and our feedback from returnees have all given great reviews.

 

Punch card Fee schedule 

Cards are good for one year.

10 play card.                       $475. Plus tax    $47.50   per play

buy before Jan 15th      $427.50 plus tax   $42.75 per play

30 play card.                      $1275 Plus tax    $42.50. per round

buy before Jan 15th       $1147.50 plus tax. $38.25 per play

50 play card.                      $1975  Plus tax   $39.50  per round

buy before Jan 15th      $1777.50 plus tax.  $35.55 per play

80 play card (couples) $ 2999.99  Plus tax   $37.49   per round

buy before Jan 15th     $2699.99 plus tax.    $33.75 per play

*all cards are non transferable and non refundable 

 

Listed below are our membership rates for those interested in becoming a member of the MOC.

Single 12 month membership rates

$1900 + tax

$150 per month x 12 =$1800 includes $100 for a warm up bag, USGA handicap, %10 off soft goods in golf shops, %10 off restaurant not including alcohol sales

 

Couple 12 month membership rates

$3500 + tax

$275 per month x 12 =$3300 includes $200 for a warm up bag, USGA  handicap, %10 off soft goods in golf shops, %10 off restaurant not including alcohol sales

6 month single membership rates

$1500

warm up bag, handicap, %10 off soft goods in golf shops, %10 off restaurant not including alcohol sale

6 month Couple  rates

$2625

warm up bag, handicap, %10 off soft goods in golf shops, %10 off restaurant not including alcohol sale

3 month single rates

$975

3 month couple rates

$1750

1 month membership

$350

*all rates are plus tax

Cart Fees

The first is a cart fee for each round played. $18.00 plus tax per round for 18 holes. Nine hole rate of $11.21 plus tax.

The second is a trail fee for homeowners that own their own cart and have a single or family trail fee to match.

12 month single trail fee $1500 125 x 12 months

12 month couple trail fee $2400 $200 x 12 months.

Second cart is an additional $1200 single trail fee.

3 month trail fee Single   $750

3 month couple trail fee   $1200

6 month trail fee single    $1125

6 month trail fee couple   $1800

The third option is unlimited use of a club cart for $1800 per person.

3 month unlimited use $900

6 month unlimited cart $1350

*if a couple with a private cart trail fee plays separate and must use a club cart there is a fee of $18.00.

*All members choosing to pay monthly must keep a credit card on file

* 3 and 6 month memberships can not be broken up and must be used consecutively. ​

*Let us create a membership or multiple play card that works best for you.

 

Thank you to everyone for their patience and support as we continue to improve our experience. Please call if you have any further questions.