Ballyneal at Sunrise

I probably have a thousand Ballyneal pictures in my library, but most of the good ones are from the late afternoon.  I don't have any from the early sunrise hours, simply because it's gets light out so ridiculously early out there in the summer.  I'll never forget my maiden voyage to Ballyneal with Jefe, when we woke up (in separate beds...that time) at 6:00 a.m. to full blazing sun shining through the windows.  Our first thought, of course, was "why in the heck aren't we on the 6th hole already?"  The wait until first tee times at 7:30 was (and still is) an excruciating one.

This past week I had reeled off a series of 4:00 a.m. wake up calls to catch 6:00 a.m. flights.  Combine that with the Christmas-morning anticipation of the first rounds at Ballyneal in 2010, I was wide awake at 5:15 a.m. and ready to go.  Instead of laying in bed until the alarm went off an hour later, I found my shoes in the dark, stumbled down the stairs and walked the course in basketball shorts and cut-off t-shirt.  The first five pictures were from that morning.  The last three were from the next day when I did the exact same thing.  Enjoy!

p.s. Ballyneezie is off da heezie!

10th Hole

Another view of #10, quickly becoming my favorite hole on the back nine

12th Hole

12th Hole looking back

13th Hole

3rd Green

2nd Hole Looking Back

2nd Hole

Another view of the 2nd Hole

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  1. Eric said...:

    Looks phenomenal out there Jim. What a place...

  1. Harris said...:

    These pictures are amazing.

    My wife is gonna kill me when I replace all the wedding pictures in my house for pictures of Ballyneal.

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