Remember when you were a kid and, for whatever reason, your parents weren't around to make you get out of the rain? And so you played in the rain -- getting wet and not caring, stomping around in the puddles and the mud? Sure, you usually got yelled at when you got home, sodden and muddy and messy, but it sure was worth it.
That was my Sunday.
As most of you know, Guam is a tropical island. That means we only have two seasons -- the rainy season and the not-so rainy season. We're smack dab in the middle of rainy season and will be until January or so.
What that means, if you're a golfer, is that you have two choices during rainy season: you either play golf in the rain, or you don't play golf. We played golf, even though there hasn't been a sunny day in more than a couple of weeks.
We got to the course and it was raining a bit, and it picked up as we were paying, so we decided to grab an early lunch in the clubhouse. When we were done, we headed out in a light sprinkle. It rained on us for the first two or three holes, then it remained relatively clear and non-rainy until the last three holes. On 16 and 17, we played in a steady sprinkle, and on 18 we played under a more steady shower.
The course was mostly muddy and mucky, and the rough was insanely tough to hit out of; not only did the wet conditions make the rough tough, but I guess they hadn't been able to mow it at all in a while, so it was thick and tall too.
We still had a lot of fun. Again, I started out slow -- I didn't get a score as low as a bogey until the fifth hole, but I steadied out then and closed with a 48 on the front. The back nine was a much different story -- two pars and six bogeys. However, I did have a meltdown on a par four, with a quadruple freaking bogey. Even with that super-high score, I shot a 46 on the back for a 94 overall, which is a pretty good score for me, especially considering the conditions. S ended up with a good score for the weather too, a 97. My godson A had his usual good putting day, including holing out a couple of six-footers and one eight-foot putt.
I left the course pretty soaked, with my lower pants and shoes caked in mud, and splatters of mud all over my pants legs and even on my shirt, thanks to some splashy shots. But it felt pretty good.
The rest of the afternoon was spent watching some television and napping for a couple of hours (in fact, I just woke up LOL).
Now it's time for a couple of DVDs and a little bit of advance work -- after I finish watcing "Forrest Gump" on TNT ... it's one of those movies that once I come across it while flipping through channels, I pretty much watch all the way through.
Hope your weekends were both fine and dandy.