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!!

11 comments:

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 :)

-N

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.

Almost.