Here in Salt Lake we don’t really have spring or fall. We go straight from 24″ of snow, to 85 degree temps three days later. That really happened last week.
Perhaps it is the warmer temps. Perhaps it is the fact that I’ve been playing and especially “practicing” more. My game is definitely showing signs of coming out of hybernation. My last four rounds are, 73, 72, 73, 73.
I’m trying to put together a complete 18 holes. In round one above that score included a 33 on the front nine, the harder nine of my home course. Round two had a 33 on the back. Round three had a 35 on the front. Yesterday I got in about 13 holes due to the crowd and running out of daylight. When I finished I was -2, with a 32 on the back nine.
If I could just put two nines together in one complete round we’re talking mid 60’s for a score. Perhaps that will happen today.
So far this season my good pal Luke Swilor and I have been running into each other a lot. His new hangout is my home course. The greens aren’t very good, but the course itself will force you to hit a ball straight. Luke and I have been playing some golf and having putting contests (thanks for tying Dave on that 60 footer the other night by the way, you saved me $.25).
I had to send my Canon camera in for repair though, after I shot this pic of Luke. As you can see, there’s a black blob on the left of the photo. Now every photo I shoot has that blob. Oh, and Luke’s form looks great too. His head is still down and his arms have totally released. My release doesn’t look like that. I’ve got some sort of granny chicken wing effect.
UPDATE: Canon’s service center ROCKS. I sent in my camera, which arrived there on Thursady of last week. I just got my fixed camera today, Tuesday. They even cleaned it.
Over the weekend a lady was in her yard, across the street from a golf course. During a Pro-Am at the TPC Tampa Bay Bill Murry pulled a shot OB, over the street, and hit the lady. She was taken to the hospital.
No word on what score Bill carded on that hole.
She was overjoyed when she saw me because she said she had come out to see me and her husband had just said, ‘I hope he hits it over here.’
~ Bill Murray
As president and founder of “Golfers For Global Warming” I thought I’d mention that today is the weekly meeting.
The meeting place will be the 17th hole at River Oaks, pictured below. I birdied this hole yesterday. Today? Doubting it.
Every year there’s a story of some crazy golfer drowning, falling to his death, or being eaten by alligators while trying to retrieve lost golf balls.
My last round (before the three straight days of snow) I was in the midst of evaluating the new Titleist ProV1x. I didn’t realize how much damage I’d done to my leg on the 12th hole when I went deep into the jungle to extract that ProV. Fortunately (as least to some) I survived.