Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I'm a Swingin' Guy

I played 18 holes yesterday afternoon with my boss, and his boss, and another boss. It was a really great time. Well, other than the golfing part.


I golf maybe once or twice a year, and it's typically some organized best-ball scramble event where lots of beers are consumed and lots of laughter is generated. And, because I'll typically have one good shot per hole, I'm a decent member of a best-ball foursome.

But playing 18 holes in a foursome and playing my own ball the whole time?


The other three guys were bumming when they double-bogeyed a hole. The couple double-bogeys I had were miraculous. I even bogeyed one par-3, though a real golfer would have parred it with the drive and chip to within four feet of the hole I had. But no, those were anomalies. My drives were flying... to the left and to the right. After almost every drive (and I always hit last), I'd hear the same thing from the guys standing behind me.


"Where'd it go?" I'd ask.

"To the right."

"How far?"

"You'll probably want to drop."


But, lucky for me, the other guys weren't typical uptight golfers and we still had some fun. Plus, no one is going to laugh at me harder than me.

The best part of the day, however, was when one of the course monitors was sitting in his cart watching us, waiting to tell us we needed to move things along, and I had a 110-yard chip that landed about 3 feet from the hole. As I was walking to the hole, he said, "Nice putt," then asked us to pick up the pace a bit. Then he drove off.

And I three-putted.



PJ said...

Your dad was a great golfer.

Apparently you got your skills from me.


Jodie K said...

You golf with the boss man and drive a minivan.

Surprising, ain't it, when you find ourselves smack dab in the middle of being a grown up.

Cheezy said...

I've got this theory that there's an inverse correlation between golfing skills and, erm, bedroom skills... Believing in this makes me feel better about sucking on the golf course! :)

Sour Grapes said...

Jeff, tell them you're doing it for blogular reasons. Nobody wants to read a blog post about being good at golf FFS.

Lucyp said...

Luckily my boss is more of 'going down the pub' sort rather than doing anything more energetic which suits me because when it comes to sports, i have the coordination of a housebrick and would probably have his eye out with the putter.

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

The "Good putt" comment made me laugh. It sounds like you still had a good time.

I will start playing regularly since I need a good weekend activity, although it has rained almost every weekend since I moved here, but I will hit the driving and putting range first.

I know how you feel about playing so little than sucking on the course.

O' Tim said...

Lucy wrote: i have the coordination of a housebrick

Apparantly, with three-putting from three feet out, so does Jeff. Or rather he's a disgrace to housebricks everywhere.

Jeff said...

They were fast greens!