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Weird but wonderful golf day

Filed under: Uncategorized — pharmacychick at 6:04 pm on Monday, August 3, 2009

If you have read Pharmacy Chick for awhile,  you know she is not all about pharmacy only..she has a dark side…an 18 hole obsession/hobby/mental-illness/addiction called golf.  During the summer months, all things fall to the rear of golf, whether it be dishes, laundry, whatever. If it CAN go behind playing golf, it WILL go behind playing golf.

Each summer we have our club championships.  Its not exactly the US Open, but its a close as I get to tournament golf. With a work schedule like mine, taking time off to jaunt around the state playing in events is impossible.  I do however always try to get our club event weekend off.

This year was no exception.  I was playing the best golf I had been for the season, posting some pretty good scores.  I felt I had a decent chance to claim the title back.  It’s been 8 years since I won it.

Tournament golf is different than social golf.  There is that “edge” that can get into one’s head.  It has certainly happened to me.  But our first round of the event had something rather specatular happen in it to ME that I thought I’d share it with you all.

I shot 72.  Ok, thats not spectacular. I have shot par a lot of times.  I have shot UNDER par several times also, But what I hadn’t done before was do it like this: 18 consecutive pars.

I only chipped once in all 18 holes.  I hit almost every green and the few I missed, were on the fringe and putt-able.  If you play golf, you know that 18 consecutive pars is a rarity. If you don’t play golf, I am telling you that now.

It was the coolest thing I have done on a golf course in a long time.

Did I win this year?  No, I came in third.  I was tied for the lead after 2 rounds then had a tough final round…all the good things that happened on day 1 and 2 vanished on day 3.  Yea I was disappointed, but for me,  18 pars was pretty cool enough.

AND, I thought I’d share it all with ya!


Comment by RxMomma

August 4, 2009 @ 6:30 am

Awesome! I don’t play golf, but know this is spectacular b/c my hubs plays. I’ve thought about getting into it so as to play in our “golden” years. When did you start playing? In high school or later in life? Do you think I’d be horribly frustrated starting later in life (I’m 48)?

CONGRATS! You should make yourself a plaque or something!
I took up golf when I was 20 years old and dating my soon-to-be-husband. He loved golf and I knew nothing of the sport except for the fact it took up a lot of time. Instead of becoming a contentious issue, I had to make a decision: let him play or learn to play. I chose the latter and the rest it history. Yes it took a lot of work, but 48 is not too late IF you do it right. TAKE SOME LESSONS from a professional and get proper equipment for yourself (no garage sales or husband’s clubs). Ive seen people become darn good in just over a year with effort and proper lessons. Happy playing!

Comment by Dr. Grumpy

August 5, 2009 @ 4:47 am

That is GREAT PC! Congrats!

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