Posts Tagged ‘golf’

Related to my previous post…

This is the putter I want. It looks like a spaceship, and being a sci-fi fan, I want it. It’s an Odyssey White Hot XG Teron. I put very well with it…in the store.


Golf is my current obsession

Posted: June 22, 2009 in Sports
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So I go through phases. Something comes along and I become infatuated with it for a few months, then it kind of fizzles out. Right now, it’s golf. I played a few times last year and had a good time. Mind you, my score is almost always terrible, but I have fun. I consistently get 39+ over par when I play 18. If my putting is good, my iron works stinks. If I can hit well with my irons, I choke off the tee.

I spend a considerable amount of time thinking about what I might do to be better next time, even if I only get out on the course once a month. For example, even though I am a beginner, and should learn how to get a consistent swing first, I am going to buy a used (but much newer than my Uncle’s) driver tomorrow. Whenever I use my current driver, I hit it badly. The few times that I’ve used my friends modern oversize driver, my shots are much more consistently good, or at least longer. I will then proceed to the local driving range and blast a bucket of balls all over the place. Worm burners that go 20 feet then stop. Massive hooks, wide slices, and hopefully some straight drives.

Because really, golf is all about hope. I hope I can do better next time. I hope my new club makes some noticable improvement in my game. I hope my wife will let me go golfing this weekend.

I went golfing for work yesterday

Posted: August 19, 2008 in Sports

Yes, it’s true. I got a call around 11:45 that the forth person on a team representing the Mission couldn’t make it at the last minute so someone thought to call me. The conversation went like this:

“Hey Dan do you golf?”

“No. I have golfed, but I wouldn’t say that I do golf. I’m actually pretty terrible.”

“That’s great. Do you want to play in a tournament today?”

“Um, didn’t you just hear me say how bad I am?”

“Yeah, but we need a fourth guy and you’re available. So can you come?”

“Yeah, when do we leave?”

“Right now.”

And so it went. I didn’t have lunch but I actually made enough good drives and putts that it was worth it. I might even fool myself into thinking that I’m actually good enough to buy a set of clubs. We did play “best ball” though which was good. Basically, all four people hit their own ball and then you pick whoever shot the best and play from there.

It was for a good cause too. The Samaritan Center in Syracuse feeds the homeless and I think we raised more than $10,000.