I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Masters last weekend.
When I was in my 20s I played golf.
Not well, and apparently not often enough.
I like to tell people now, since I haven’t played golf in many years, that it took me only one lesson to get it right and that came with the pro telling me the best advice he had, which was to see if I could get my money back for the clubs.
I actually had a nice set of Wilson Ultras and even though they were made in the early 1990s they had only been used twice and I used up most of the bad swings in them.
They were in my attic until last year when I gave them to my now son-in-law.
The last time I played was in a fund-raiser for a local school and one of my buddies asked me to play in the four-ball tournament.
We used my ball twice, once when I drained a putt from about 40 feet. Putting was the only thing I could do halfway decent and that probably had a lot to do with me working at a miniature golf course when I was a kid and played when no one was there, which was most of the time.
The other shot was on a dog leg right and they all hit too short and I sliced a perfect drive through the woods onto the fairway.
With our handicaps our foursome won our flight with a 39, but we were too embarrassed to go up and get the trophies.
What happened was that it was a truly strange round.
Once on a par five, one guy, let’s call him Bobby for simplistic reasons, hit a drive that they often refer to as worm burners. It was about 3 feet off the ground, but it was a screamer.
It screamed itself right about 200 yards and then on to the paved cart path where it got new life and finally stopped a few feet from the green. That hole was an eagle.
Another hole pro Dan Snider, a Hall of Famer who now runs Alotian, came by and offered to drive for me. He drove the green, another eagle.
You get the picture, we should have bought lottery tickets. Everything lucky that could happen did.
As I’ve gotten older golf has become a lot like bull riding: I like to watch it, I just don’t want to try it again.You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.