Alternate title: Being in the right place at the right time and having a video camera in my pocket.
I live across the street from my home course, River Oaks. It sucks in the Winter to look out my window and see the course covered in snow and unplayable.
Yesterday, Christmas day 2007, I’m driving by the course and I see some people on #18 tee. I keep an eye on the course to prevent vandalism or trespassers so I stopped to see what they were doing. As it turns out, two pals I’ve golfed with a bunch of times were out there playing in the “2nd Annual Christmas Classic.” Brad & Randy (Brandy) get together every year to hit the “12 balls of Christmas” and see who gets the closest shot and bragging rights for a year.
I was lucky to be driving by at just the right time with my usual camera in my pocket. I crashed the party and hit the first ever golf shot I’ve hit on Christmas. I chunked the shot, but it was fun to swing a club after about a month off.
Below is the video of the 2nd Annual Christmas Classic:
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