Recently I moved. I’m still unboxing stuff in the new home. Most would agree, moving is hell. With the move and many other things going on in the non-golf-blog areas, I’ve not played much golf. I think I’ve logged 18 holes in about the last eight weeks, until today. Amazingly, thanks to awesome global warming, there’s no snow on the ground here in northern Utah. The temperatures were in the 60’s this Thanksgiving weekend, and I finally got a game together with my long time partner, and two fairly new and fierce opponents. It was an absolute blast.
Bonneville Golf Course Aerial Photo by Tony Korologos
I thought I’d be very rusty, but somehow found a good rhythm and swing. I hit 80% of my fairways, logged a couple of birdies, and shot 74. That’s my 2nd best round of a very rough year for my game. I had no idea that was coming, and like most would say, it could have been much better.
What made today particularly fun, other than golfing in shorts when normally I’d be skiing, was the match. My partner and I had gotten our wallets cleaned out by these two a few months ago. We needed revenge. Despite my birdie on the first hole, we found ourselves down three early, and finished the first nine down three. We cranked up the heat on our games and I played very well on the back. We won the back 4up which meant we also won the totals bet. It was a huge comeback for us.
Every shot, putt, chip, was intense and pressure packed during the match and it was so fun. I’ve missed that feeling of competing most of this season. It was great to get that back in what might be my last round of 2017. Historically the last round of the year is usually around the first week of December. By then it’s either too cold, or the courses are closed due to snow.
It was quite enjoyable to find some of my lost game today and play some good golf. If the snow does fly, it’s a good round to finish on for the season.
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