I grew up at Carpenters Home Golf Course from 1978 to 1986. I would get dropped off in the morning and picked up at dusk. My first taste of golf was from Lee Pearson’s clinics offered in the summer. I can remember many days standing out on No. 18 green, watching storms roll up.
I wish the old water tower wasn’t torn down, I remember many times climbing up to the top and sitting out on the ledge to have lunch and driving carts through the old building area.
Walking the lake-front to find golf balls from hole No. 4 was quite fruitful. I can remember filling up the bottom of a canoe.
Living across the lake I remember one Sunday loading up the canoe with golf clubs and shoes and making it across the lake just in time for the 2-aside with $6.40 in my pocket only to come home with over $20 in winnings.
I am happy to see the little gazebo still intact that overlooks the lake. My mom used to make me take her over there so she could sit and pray for the family. It was the best view of the lake from that point.
Recently, I visited that site and was pleased to see all the trees and brush cleared away to open the view again, what a spot. This place holds a lot of fond memories during my childhood and I am happy to see it being cleaned up and preserved. Thank you.