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30 April 2013 - 02:49 PMI took my grandson for a round of golf on sunday as part of his 20th Birthday. I scored 2 rounds with range balls & 2 for 1's drinks at the Inverness golf & Country Club, located about an hour from my house in Inverness, FL. The deal was $17 per player! Awesome deal, was hoping the course would be up to par as I had never played it.
Well, we arrived in plenty of time to hit the range balls and the weather was fabulous. My grandson can bomb his driver, but has a little trouble controlling it, so that's what we worked on.
The course was narrow with trees lining the fairways. there was noo water to speak off, but the fairways were plush and the greens were fast.
Not knowing the layout, as we hadn't played it before, I focused on the diagrams on the scorecard and my gps for yardage. Most of the holes were pretty straight forward with a few slight doglegs.....until we got to the back nine.
Hole # 11 was a severe dogleg to the left, but the card did not indicate it quite as drastic. Anyway, with the EOF at 208 yds, I decided to cut the corner. My drives are usually 210 - 230. My ball got caught in the treetop and dropped into the left fairway about 145 out. Not bad....then Ben grabbed the Callay FTiz driver that I brought for him to use (his driver is a Cobra LD Speed)....he had been hitting it very well, but off to the right....He set up to go over the trees that I didn't as his drives are have a high flight path. Well, he let loose and the next thing I knew, we were watching it sail tstraight up the fairway, past the 208 EOF, and continue.....towards a foursome on the #9 green. We yelled "four!" and they turned just as we saw the ball begin to drop at the green. Now this was an elevated green about 275 from where our tee was. I told him to tee up another, and sure enough, it went the same as the first. Again we hollered.
When we got to the green, we were apologizing for the inconvenience. Then one of guys said that both balls traveled over the green and landed on the other side. I told them it was simply amazing what one could do with a 20 year old body full of testonterone. He laughed and asked if ben could come to work for him.
According to my gps, both drives traveled over 320 yards. They both stayed inside the OOB markers and he had a clean approach shot to the green about 140 out.
The rest of the day, I sat back and enjoyed watching him bomb the driver, which I gave to him after the round.
Looking back, I recalled some of the times I played with my grandfather who also taught me the game and stored away the memory of spending a sunday with one of my Grandsons.
28 March 2013 - 01:28 PMOne of my Grandson's is 14 and I wanted to get him out of junior clubs, so I gave him a set of Big Bertha knockoffs......the only prob was they had a regular graphite shaft. I told him I would replace them with a set of irons with steel shafts.
Well, a friend of mine just went to the TMAG 3.0 with Senior graphite shafts and sold his R7's with steel shafts to another Buddy for $100.
The other Buddy used them a couple times and didn't like the steel shaft, so I told him I would buy them from him.....He said $100.....
My question is ...do you think the R7 irons are a good starter set for a 14 yr old?
20 March 2013 - 02:41 PMYesterday was a very sad day for me. I received word that an old friend had passed.......His name was Kerry and he lived in Winnfield, Louisiana. I used to live their (1981-1987) as well. I moved their as CFO of the local hospital. During my time in Winnfield, we shared many hours together both on and off the golf course. This little community where I had moved had a small country club with 250 members, 9 greens and 14 tees(Pine Ridge CC). We played year round. Kerry & I played most weeks and in the Summer, we traveled to compete in many two man tourneys....(one was called the Bonnie & Clyde Invitational and was located near Shreveport where they met their demise). Kerry was a big guy and a long ball hitter. I was not so long but could chip & putt......we made a very competitive team for Scrambles, Best Ball & Alternate shots....and won our share of merchandise.
In February 1982 we both became first time Fathers. His son Chase & my daughter Melissa were born in the same month. Needless to say we also spent many times together as families, watching our children grow.
My life changed in 1987 and I moved away to Florida. Kerry stayed close to home and had a career with an equipment company that provided specialty tools for power plants. He retired a few years ago and started traveling with his wife. They visited places like Graceland, The Grand Canyon, New Orleans and several Cruises. This I know, because we reconnected on FB about three years ago and shared experiences.
Last week, Kerry succumbed to Pancratic Cancer after being diagnosed in August. He was only 60 years old.
RIP Kerry, I will long remember the many golf outings we shared.
28 February 2013 - 03:43 PMAbout a month ago I went to Bridgestone's site and completed the virtual Ball Selection criteria, then submitted my name & address to possibly receive a sample pack.
When I got home last night, there was a package for me laying on the table, so i said "Now what did I order?"
It was a 2 ball sample pack from Bridgestone of the e6.....accompanied by a letter that said if i purchase 3 dozen e Series balls I could select weither a Bridgestone Backpack or duffel bag. I googled the back pack and found this on the Bridgestone site...My link Nice back pack with a unique side zippered compartment for a laptop. They sell it for $95
Here's the catch! I must purchase the 3 dozen balls between Feb 1 & Feb 28, 2013! Last night was the 27th and today is the last day for the deal.
Is it worth the $80 purchase to get this back pack? Has anyone else completed this offer?
They don't even give me a chance to hit the sample 2 ball pack to see if I like them.
I just bought a dozen Titleist Velocity balls on Monday.
What would you do?
18 January 2013 - 01:59 PMFrom TGC......
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship after shooting a second-round 75 that included a two-stroke penalty for taking an illegal drop on the par-4 fifth hole.
Woods was informed of the infraction as he came off the 11th hole in Round 2 and also met with rules officials after the round. Officials offered to take Woods to the site of the incident to review the rule, but Woods declined.
This puts TW at +3 and out of the Tournament.....unless the field plays lousy and they adjust the cutoff.
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