In October Thunderhills Country Club drops their guest restrictions and in town people can play as a guest through the month. So my friend Mike Stoll invited me to play at 8:58 am with the temperature at a coolish 41 degrees and a slight wind.
Mike has been a great friend over the years and he and I are about the same skill level (which is basically no skill at all.) His only real problem is that he attacks the ball from the wrong side. I had played a month earlier and was not too unhappy with the way I was striking the ball. That was last month.
Today was a completely different story. I lost 5 balls in two holes. It didn’t get much better as the day wore on. I made my first par on the 9th hole by draining a 45 foot putt. Well okay it was at least 35 feet and downhill.
Here is Bob Rudzianski affectionately known as The Kink (that’s another story for another time.) He was the medalist for the round but out of respect for him I will not post his score. Today reminds me how I feel about golf. I love being with my friends but I could have enjoyed them just as much at the truck stop having breakfast if you know what I mean. 🙂