Hot Golf!

I know, it’s too hot to be playing golf, but I have to get some exercise somehow, and if I go early in the morning, it’s tolerable. So I did!

I went out Monday and played eighteen holes, then did it again Tuesday. I played a short, nine-hole course, where par is 66, and I shot 82 Monday, and 86 Tuesday. The bad news is it seems the more I play, the worse I get. As a result, I’ve decided golf is like riding a bicycle, only different.

You know, the old saying about how once you learn to ride a bike, you never forget how. Well, I think the same is true of golf, and it seems after I’ve not played for a while (it’s been a couple of years), I seem to go about things in an auto-pilot sort of way, and do pretty well. The trouble always begins when I start thinking. I’ll be hitting the ball well, making a par here and there, and then I’ll decide I can do better, and start trying to improve my swing.

This time around, it’s been a slow falling apart, but I can feel the wheels wobbling. It’s only a matter of time before my brain completely destroys that natural (not anything to brag about, just natural) flow I had going, and I do a cartwheel into solid double bogey land. Trust me, folks; I’ve been down this road before.

But, like I said, I’m just in it for the exercise (uh-huh), and my score is of little consequence. And besides, I’m playing alone, so my score can pretty much be whatever I decide it will be; especially when I don’t really care what it is. In fact, I’ll go ahead and fess-up to the fact that in both the aforementioned rounds, there might have been an extra mulligan, a few do-overs, and more than a couple of daily lies. So, yes, that 82 might have been a 92, and the 86 might have been a 106, but all’s fair when nobody’s looking, right?

And before any of you golfing purists start tilting your head and looking down your nose at me, I probably should mention that it was Frisbee golf.

Fore!

12 Comments »

  1. Gary said

    You play frisbee golf like you played baseball!!

    • What?? Are there do-overs and daily lies in baseball?? I coulda been a star if I’d known that!!

      • jmdh said

        Darn !!! I think I found some one I can keep up with !! High score wins? ( like base ball)

      • More like bowling for me, dude! I betcha I could break 200 if I thought about it hard enough!

  2. Sherry Mashburn said

    giggle . . .

  3. OMG What a great way to bring the day to a close . . . smiles and giggles! I love golf but the course is not always nice to me. heehee I do have one Eagle to my credit and that is about all I can say about that!

    • I’m glad you like the little story! I actually have a hole-in-one to my credit. Although it is contingent on the mood of my favorite golf partner, Jay Bird. We were playing at our little nine-hole course out at Spicewood Beach a few years ago, just me, Jay Bird and another of our pals, David. Just as I was teeing off, David ran over to help a neighbor lady unload some groceries, so he did not see the shot. Jay Bird is the only witness, and he doesn’t let me forget it.

  4. Susan said

    I had an opportunity to play a flute a few years back. It was the first time I’d played since my high school marching band days, many, many moons before. I worried about having forgotten how to play. Then I took a deep breath and just played. When I thought about it, I fumbled. I literally let my fingers do the walking. I’ve since learned about “muscle memory”. It exists. And yes…Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star has never been better played. 😉

  5. Hahahaha! Frisbee golf! Oh my – that was much enjoyed. Who are you when no one is looking? A man above par of course!

    • Absolutely!
      Thanks, Raivenne!
      Oh, and I’ll assume you’re laughing at me, not with me!

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