May 25, 2009

A FIRST ON THE GOLF COURSE

 

As a golfer we always look forward to many firsts....A first Par....A first Birdie.....A first Eagle......A first chip in from the sand or from the fairway.....and hopefully someday a first Hole-in-one....

However....today was a different type of first.......

A 7. 5 HOUR ROUND......

A normal round usually takes around 4.5 to 5 hours.  But we had a few delays.....

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However.....Brother Paul didn't get up at 3 am and drive from Mississippi to "NOT" golf....Brother Mike didn't take 3 days vacation to "NOT" golf...and I didn't fly 2650 miles to "NOT" golf....We had all day to play and had nothing else we neither needed nor wanted to do...So we played golf..Sister-in-law Wendy and her friend Darlene joined us as well.

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Brother Mike had set up a complex scoring system...For the first 9 holes it was a scramble boys against girls.  The boys scored 39 and the girls scored 42 on the front.  On the back nine, one of the boys had to switch to the girls team and play 3 against 2 on the back.  Paul either won or lost the draw whichever way you want to look at it. So it was Paul and the girls vs. Mike and I.. On the back nine, the "girls" scored a 40 and the boys scored a 41. 

Although the play was a team concept, the score was finalize as individuals. 

Paul.....79...Dave and Mike.... 80....and the girls.....82...

Tomorrow will be the 3 boys and Wendy.  We'll play a round robin scramble...Each of us will be on each other's team for 6 holes and then total our scored individually.  Should be an interesting day....Praying for no rain....

 

6 comments:

katherine. said...

rain rain go away...the yank boys want to play...

sounds like you had fun...even in the rain...hope you packed drip and dry clothes!

I need to find my HP 50g advanced graphing calculator to figure our Mike's score keeping system for the tournament.

by the way...nice stogie

Bobbie said...

Glad you were able to get some playing time in. You all look good
Get rid of the stogies and you will all look 100% better
stay dry "143"

Desert Songbird said...

I know nothing of golf, but I know there are people who go to great lengths to partake of their favorite pastime. Have fun and enjoy yourself.

Oh, and hoping it doesn't rain in Florida is like hoping there won't be dirty practices in politics. Ain't never gonna happen.

Mel said...

Puddle golf! Way cool!!!

:-)

Thinkin' aiming for puddles would be funner than some silly hole in the ground anyway....

Just sayin'....

*hoping for a less wet today*

Bond said...

Have played in weather like that - not fun, but more fun than work.

Glad you are having a tremendous time

Sandee said...

Very long round, but golf is good on any day. Just saying.

Have a terrific day. :)