June 18, 2007

Third golf game of the year

Once again, in the tradition of fellow DE blogger and golf aficionado Mike Mahaffie, I am reporting on one of my golf games -- only the third of the year for me. Last week, in my second outing at Middletown's Back Creek course, I played with a couple very good golfers who wanted to play the blue tees. I joined them in playing from there, which was a BIG mistake. The blue tees at Back Creek can be some 40-50 yards behind the white tees from which I usually play. Ugh. I shot a very miserable 102, my first over-100 round in quite a while.

Yesterday I was able to play a spur-of-the-moment round at Chisel Creek, and I played from the white tees, natch! I started off like a madman, parring seven of the first ten holes and carding a 40 for the front nine. (That's me in the pic at the 10th hole.) Then, as can happen all too frequently, the "wheels came off." After getting on the next two greens in regulation with not very long putts to go, I three-putted both times. Very angry now, my game came apart. I ended up carding a 50 on the back nine! Absolutely pathetic. The only thing that salvaged my day (well, my mood at any rate!) was sinking a 25-foot putt from the fringe on the 18th ... for a seven!

And congrats to Angel Cabrera for winning the US Open yesterday! He's the first Argentinian to win a major golf tourney in 40 years. He only spoke Spanish at the post-round press conference which was cool for two reasons: One, I could actually understand him (Argentinians have an unusually thick accent) and two, that said accent is actually very cool-sounding!

Posted by Hube at June 18, 2007 09:29 AM | TrackBack

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I wonder what other DE bloggers golf (I would if I had clubs). But a you and Mahaffie faceoff would be quite fun, I think.

Posted by: Ryan S. at June 18, 2007 10:27 AM

If I'm even bogey - I'm happy. Back Creek is one of my favorite courses around here. It rewards good shot making and you don't have to crush it off the tee.

Posted by: jason330 at June 18, 2007 12:23 PM

I'm happy with bogies too, Jase. That's what made yesterday's round's beginning so special -- and I royally screwed it up!

Next time I play Back Creek I'm playing the white tees -- no matter WHAT anyone else wants to do!

Posted by: Hube at June 18, 2007 12:42 PM

I'm in if you need to round out a foursome.

Posted by: jason330 at June 18, 2007 01:03 PM

Sounds like a plan.

Posted by: Hube at June 18, 2007 01:06 PM

I still think you look like Dr. Drew Pinsky!

Posted by: dan at June 19, 2007 08:12 PM

dan: I had no clue who that guy was, so I just Googled him. Good call! I do look like him!

Posted by: Hube at June 20, 2007 08:31 AM

The 2007 Delaware Bloggers' Open?

I might be interested. I should get strokes, though. I'm old. And I suck.

Posted by: Mike at June 20, 2007 10:53 PM