Gut Rumbles

December 27, 2005

it was fun anyway

I played golf today. Ugggghhh!! I shot 103, which is kinda ugly, but it really wasn't as bad as the score suggests. I had an ELEVEN, a TEN, two NINES and an EIGHT on my scorecard. Knock those disasters down to mere double-bogies, and I would have been 15 shots better.

When I was good, I was fairly good. But when I was bad, I REALLY sucked. (Believe it or not, I lost only one ball all day. That happened on the hole where I made the eleven.) I didn't make any birdies, but I made a lot of pars. All in all, I'm not too disappointed.

I wanted to play from the Geezer tees, but my group insisted on playing from the Blues, which added 15 to 25 yards or more to every hole. That hurt, because my distance game is gone--- I used a well-hit DRIVER off the tee on a 185 yard par three today and came up short of the green. I still parred the hole, but that should have been a four-iron shot. I am mighty weak.

When we finished the round, one of the guys said, "Let's retire to the 19th hole and drown our sorrow with some adult beverages. I'm buying the first round."

I respectfully declined the invitation. A cold beer would have been exquisite, BUT... I ain't going there.

Now the challenge will be to see if I can get out of bed in the morning. I'll bet I'm gonna be sore as a boil.


Good on you. Not for the golf as much as declining the beer. I'll take this opportunity to wish you a good 2006. It's going to be an interesting one.

Posted by: Nelly on December 27, 2005 06:02 PM

so, how was the back nine?

Posted by: GUYK on December 27, 2005 07:00 PM

Hey, when I had my sauna, I would go in there any time of day if I felt it would help whatever ailed me....I'm sure that hot tub of yours works the same way.
Take care, good 2006 to you

Posted by: Hannu on December 27, 2005 07:31 PM

Well, perhaps if you hit a bucket or two of balls every two years or so, you'll sharpen your game a bit. And considering where you live, golf can be regularly played ten months a year. Lucky dog...

Posted by: Patrick on December 27, 2005 07:47 PM

If I shot 103, I'd buy everyone dinner.

Posted by: Jim - PRS on December 27, 2005 08:59 PM

Your game will return with practice. Congratulations on the fortitude to turn down the cold ones. Nice.

Posted by: Florida Bill on December 28, 2005 07:31 AM

Keep teeing it up A-Man. Shit, I know a lot of guys that would be ecstatic with a 103 after not playing for awhile.

Posted by: Dishonorable Schoolboy on December 28, 2005 10:56 AM

Good for you...especially declining the invitation. You're going to make it doubt in my mind.

Posted by: No Mo on December 28, 2005 12:28 PM
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