Sunday, June 25, 2006

salvaged ...

Amazing how working a lot of extra hours on the weekend and feeling all grumpy and "en mood de funk" can all be majorly alleviated by a few hours on the golf course with a good friend and two sweet (usually LOL) boys.

My very long Saturday was washed away at the first tee and forgotten completely by the time I tapped in my bogey putt — evidenced by four straight pars, a long putt to save bogey, and a perfectly hit putt for a BIRDIE (wooohooo!!) on a long par-5 after stiffing a 9-iron to about three feet.

Now I know that most of that, for most of you, read like the adults in a Charlie Brown cartoon -- Waah-waah-waah-waah, waah-waah-waah." But it means I did good to start my round; I ended up just five over par for the front nine, shooting a 41. And though my back nine wasn't great, I managed to shoot well enough to break 90, which is a rarity for me.

So I ended up VERY happy with my round.

And despite a few moments of slight misbehaving and the like from the godsons, a fun time was had by all. The both hit some pretty good shots from the tee now and then, and both holed out some great putts too.

Here's a pic of Steve and the boys, J in the middle and A on the right, on the third tee box.

Ain't those boys the cutest?

Holy shit was it ever bakingly hot and sultrily humid out there today!!


Knight said...

DZ: way to go on the round... isn't great when you start off stong? Everything just seems to fall together.

I played yesterday as well, but not as well as you!!! I started out with a triple, mangaged to get it together, but had way too many doubles...

Answer me this question: How can I hit 2 good shots, be in the rough, just off the green on a 427yd par 4 in 2 (with plenty of green to work with) and wind up with a 6!!! 427 yds in 2, then 4 more to get it in a cup 30ft away?

Knight said...

Here... I'll answer my own question: First, you miss hit the chip... then you "nancy" the first putt, leaving yourself a tough "side door bender" of about 6 ft. Miss that... then tap in for a 6.

That's how.

DZER said...

knight: glad you had a good time ... and I can beat your 6 story. Last week, I was on the green of a par-3 in one, with a 35-foot downhill birdie putt. Misjudged speed of the green and rolled it past the hole ... off the green into a sand trap. Blasted out to 10 feet ... three putted ... fucking triple bogey after having a birdie putt! fuck!!!

Natalia said...

Awwww... SAWEET! (a la dude where's my car)

I've only played golf a few times. It is quite lovely. But you have to be in the mood for the long haul. I am more of a putt-putt girl. I love the ridiculous obstacles on the course. And if you've had it, you can just pick up and go and the exit is close.

But maybe one day I will go back to the course.

You'd love my roommate. She works for the LPGA. She's all about golf :)


Chrissie said...

Good, i'm glad you had a good day :)

Pyrhonik said...

Congratulations DZER. I have yet to break 88, and been under 90 all of 3 times in my life.

I could break my putter in half on most days, that is easily the worst part of my game.

Glad to hear you had a good day!

terry said...

thanks for the golf-to-english translation.

glad you had a great day!

da buttah said...

awww they are cute! glad your weekend got better to babe ;)

Suze said...

Those guys are sweet. Well, it sounds like you had a good time "stiffing" the "birdie". There's no wonder so many guys play golf. LOL.

JMai said...

Yay a birdie! Even *I* know that's a good thing.

Glad to hear about your defunktifying golf day! And yes they are two little cutie patooties.

Strumpet said...

Awwwwwwww........they are SO CUTE!!!!

Almost as cute as you, DZ.