Sunday, August 21, 2011

Golf Chatter at the 19th Hole

Well, the Beerhog Open came and went. 128 players, a great time, great food, great prizes and of course free beer.

Faldo’s team just missed the predicted score of -32 under for the 18-hole scramble. Faldo puts the blame for this on nobody! You play as a team, you win as a team and you lose as a team. That is how Faldo rolls.

However, his playing partners really did stink that day. Faldo carried the team, but penalty strokes killed our score. We were penalized strokes for all kinds of violations.

Davethedog was assessed penalty stokes for Drives not Reaching the Ladie’s Tees, Contamination of the Ponds with Golf Balls, and for Putting Like Magilla Gorilla.

Bronco76 was assessed penalties for Making Divot Chucks that Were so Big (how big were they?) That Needed their Own Zip Code, and for Buying Beer From the Cute Beer Cart Girl Even Though There Was Free Beer On the Course.

Bigbrimar was assessed the penalty strokes for Only Using the Left Side of the Course and for Putting With Undersized Panty Hose On.

Bigbri also was assessed a team penalty for “losing” ALL the Team Jello Shots.

Faldo was even penalized one stroke for Making Too Many Putts Over 50 Feet. It's the new Obama Federal Law where those that make the putts MUST give to those who do not.

Faldo of course played flawlessly, but the penalty strokes (26 of them) left us at -4, which left us just shy of the winning team ….. at -13 under.

Beerhog once again announced the prize winners after dinner with class.

For the longest drive he announced Phil McCraken.

For closest to the stick, it was Mike Hunt.

And Beerhog proudly announced the winner of the Ladies Longest Drive; Amanda Huginkissme.

The golf season is heading into the best time. The rates will be dropping and it is time to hit some of the more expensive courses, if you have not already.

Fall golf is great! And it usually lasts until November.

First of all, the courses are rarely crowded. Once football starts, the courses empty out around noon. Low rates and you can play at a quicker pace. You can’t beat that!

The weather is cooler but still nice.The tree colors are spectacular.

Then, the trees get bare and those stupid leaves don’t slow your ball flight. [Faldo has only heard of this and of course never experienced hitting a ball into a tree]

And the mosquito, horse and deer flies are gone!

When the snow comes, and you know your next golf shot on a golf course is at least 5 months away, you will be glad you got the rounds in you did this fall.


Bigbrimar said...

Well,well,well, I see Faldo is off his medication again, and for "losing" the jello shots... thats my story!!

Anonymous said...

Last Updated: August 21. 2011 1:00AM
Nolan Finley
Londoners die for want of a gun

Defenders of the Second Amendment couldn't have asked for a greater gift than the spectacle of unarmed policemen and defenseless citizens standing by helplessly while rampaging hordes of youths burned London and beat up and murdered innocent residents.
Europhiles endlessly remind us of the superiority, compassion and refinement of the European social democracies.
But the anarchy that raged in England couldn't happen in America. At least not in my neighborhood, where every third house contains a hunter with a gun safe full of pistols, shotguns and rifles.
We've ceded many or our liberties to the government, but so far we've hung on to the right to defend ourselves and protect our families and homes. We pay our cops to do the same.
Not so in England.
Police there are armed with little more than a smile. As demonstrated by the recent riots, they are virtually powerless to counter violence.
Even such nonlethal responses as water cannons and rubber bullets are debated in Parliament.
A shocking column last week in the Wall Street Journal by law professor Joyce Lee Malcolm detailed the ridiculous lengths to which the Brits have gone to level the playing field between criminals and law-abiding citizens.
It's part of the American DNA that if hit, you have the right to hit back.
But in England, crime targets risk prison for killing or injuring an attacker. Homeowners have been charged with murder for killing an intruder.
Burglars who hurt themselves breaking into a house can sue the owner.
Police called to crimes in progress can do little but shrug and wait until the carnage is complete to dust off the victim.
We have our flaws in America. But we have the common sense to recognize the difference between those who obey the law and those who break it.
Although a few places, most notably Washington D.C., have stripped their citizens of the best means of self defense, for the most part responsible gun ownership is still an acknowledged right.
Londoners had little more than cricket bats and frying pans to fend off the marauders. Private gun ownership is limited. It's even illegal to have a knife with a blade longer than three inches.
The gun-phobic in this country blame widespread legal gun ownership for violent crime.
But in England, where only the bad guys have guns, crimes committed with handguns have increased 40 percent since they were banned in 1997.
In the 10 years since Michigan liberalized its concealed carry law, more than a quarter million residents have received weapons permits, without the predicted rise in gun violence.
But there has been an increase in the number of citizens trained and prepared to protect their communities from falling into anarchy.
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Cigar4John said...

Heard the Chief and Hawks Eye are both for sale. Each one is about a million. Heard Schuss lowered their rate to force them, you can golf The Legend for $25 right now after 3:00.

So can we get 10 guys to pony up $100K and go buy Hawks Eye? We can probably live in the basement of the clubhouse.