Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Golf Thoughts

Eisenhower Golf Course
I have been playing golf regularly for the past month and a half--meaning weekly. I am a terrible golfer, a true duffer, but I realized the other day that if I ever get good at the game I will have less fun every time I play a round. Why? Because I will get to swing my club less. Maybe 25-30 percent less.

Let me demonstrate. 

Sunday, I shot a 133 on an 18 hole par 71 course. Yes, that is a miserable 62 over par. So if I get better and shoot maybe a 96--I will be having 28 percent less fun. I guess that means I will be paying more per stroke in greens fees.

Carroll Park Golf Course
Golf is a frustrating game--of my 133 shots the other day, I was happy with about four of them, but that was enough to keep me coming back for more self abuse. 

I am hitting practice balls in my yard every evening, for all of the good it is doing. Actually, yesterday I hit about 50 balls and by the end of the evening I was hitting about of them towards where I wanted the ball to go--and that was a dramatic improvement. Thank goodness foam golf balls that don't damage things like windows when the run into them.

A few interesting thoughts about golf popped up in my email the other day:

 I'm hitting the woods just great; but having a terrible time getting out of them! 
-- Buddy Hackett

 The only time my prayers are never answered is playing golf.
-- Billy Graham

 If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
 -- Jack Lemmon

I  found them to be both instructive and funny.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

No comments:

My Zimbio
Top Stories