Posted on: April 16, 2009 8:14 pm

Feels great to swing!

Well, April 16th and I finally made it to the range.  Michigan winters are getting no easier....seem to be actually lasting longer.  My golf league starts Monday night.  I hope this year we have temperatures above 40.  It's always been a surprise what type of weather we may have.  Three years ago, opening night was in the 70s.  Fantastic, since the previous three or four years, we had had cold, rainy starts. After our beautiful opening week, the following Monday we were SNOWED out.  Michigan weather.  So far the weather looks good, but putting stock in the "Meteorologists" is a 50-50 proposition, at best! 

The range was great.  I hadn't swung a club since November.  I got a new R7 Limited Driver and if today's range play is any indication of golf fortunes to come, this could be a great season!  The golfing gods were smiling down on me today with each rip of a golf ball.  Typical for me, though, to go out and have a great day on the range and then get to the course and be completely lost.  I somehow manage to make it through though.  What a great game.  I'm amazed that at 44, I'm hitting the ball as far as I did when I was 20!  I'm becoming a fan of golf technology quickly!  280 off the tee, stiff a wedge to ten feet and then the long off season shows it's true evilness, with a.....3 putt.  I have learned that my short game that suffers tremendously, just like everyone else, I assume.  My local range has a putting green and practice sand trap, but to my dismay, neither were open yet.  Did I mention it's still winter in Michigan?  Putting for six months in my den...

Well, Here's to all of you that read this post.  I hope this golf season brings the best for all.  I'm still looking for my first ACE, double-eagle and sub-par round.  No matter how much you accomplish in this game, there's always more to achieve.  Fairways and greens, new accomplishments and hopefully decent weather!









Category: Golf
Posted on: March 27, 2008 1:52 pm
Edited on: April 24, 2008 12:44 pm

THE GOLFER confidently...

...eyed the next hole and remarked to his caddy:  "This should be good for a long drive and a putt."  His swing, however, hit the sod and pushed the ball only a few feet.

"Now," said the caddy, "for a hell of a putt."



Our regularly scheduled TEE TIME has been delayed due to weather....

Please feel free to leave a joke if you liked or even if you didn't like this one...

Category: Golf
Posted on: March 21, 2008 11:11 am
Edited on: March 21, 2008 11:15 am


Today is March 21st.  Yesterday was the first day in a couple of weeks, that the entire ground was visible.  All the miscolored snow, piled high on either side of my driveway had finally melted.  During the past week,  I enjoyed temperatures spanning the 40's, and even 51 on Tuesday.   I returned my sticks back to their summer home...  my trunk...  anticipating, at the very least, a trip to the OUTDOOR range.  OOHHH YEAAAH!  NO? HUH? WHAT? 3 TO 6 WHAT?  ARRRGGGHHH!!!

MI is expecting one of it's "unexpected" snow squalls to come busting through here later today.  To start around 3 pm.  3-6 inches.  Cold, blustery winds.  Gray skies. (sigh) 

Looks like the only stick I'll be playing with is the one attached to my snow shovel...

It is TEE TIME...just not for me.

Still whining in MI...

Category: Golf
Posted on: March 14, 2008 10:15 am

Is it time yet?

Today is March 14th.  Yesterday, here in suburban Detroit, it was 51 degrees. Today we are expecting "lots of sunshine with temps in the upper 40's.  Warm enough for me to golf, but, alas, there is still snow on the ground. 

I haven't hit a ball since January.  Luckily, I live by a GOLFDOME and am able to hit golf balls year round,'s just not quite the same as really playing golf, is it?  No it is not!  Hitting golf balls through geometrical shapes hanging from the roof, in an enclosed hefty bag, is not even close.  But...better than nothing. 

I enjoy winter, but I love golf.... it's Tee Time

Hopefully Playing By Next Week


Category: Golf
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