Sunday, March 27, 2016

Golf with the Geese


Happy Easter! Today is the celebration of the most important event in all of Christendom. 

Mike just after Striking the Ball
Yesterday, however, the guys and I were able to play some gold at Eisenhower Golf Course. It was out first outing in Maryland for the season. Yes, at 37 degrees when we arrived at the course it was cold!

Goose Guard
The Spring day was beautiful. The budding leaves are growing in mass and size creating a haze of green in the branches. It was fun to be on the golf course again knowing that a whole spring, summer, and autumn of golf ahead. I got a really nice image of Mike just after he hit the ball, the ball is still in the picture, although it seems a bit deformed from the power of his swing!

We did have an issue on one hole, however. Geese! One enterprising pair was building a nest along the lake aside one of the teeing ground. It was kind of rough to have to hit towards the goose but relying upon the lift of the club to ensure that the ball was not a danger to him (I presume it was a him since he was standing guard of the nest builder). 

Jeremy with Geese in His Sight
Jeremy had the toughest time because when it was his turn to tee off, both geese had waddled up to the side of the teeing ground. It was pretty funny. I can confirm that no geese were harmed in the playing of the hole because all three of us controlled our shots.

It was a beautiful day and a fairly brisk round of golf. We played the course in about 3 hours and 20 minutes. It would have been quicker but there was a foursome in front of us.

A beautiful Spring day, golf, and now ready for the celebration of today.

In a word--awesome!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD
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