On being asked, before his final round, what he had to shoot to win the tournament, Roger Maltbie replied, “The rest of the field”.
Last week I was having a great round, that is, until the last hole where I blew up and shot a 9 on hole #18. Had there been a lake nearby, my clubs would have went for a swim forthwith. It’s finishes like that that make me question my existence in the golf universe. But nonetheless, I was back today to do it again. Why? because of hope. The hope that I’ll do better this time around. That today will be the day I find my authentic swing. A swing that will feel natural, that will hit straight and far and never leave me. A wise man once said, you can last 30 days without food, 3 days without water, 8 minutes without air, but you won’t last 2 seconds without hope.
The top-dog golfers of today’s tournaments were: Frank Allison, Gross Club Champion and best gross score in our regular weekly tournament with a score of 84; Don Mulville, Net Club Champion and also the Net Champ of our regular weekly tournament with a 60; and Murray Cooper, Super Senior Club Champion with a score of 89. Way to go guys. (Note: I’m not that savvy on how last week’s Club Championship scores were incorporated with today’s scores since I didn’t see anything showing the math, so check with your tournament Chairman, Frank Allison, if you have any questions).
On a side note, and this isn’t aimed at any one person or any one group in particular. It’s just a general request. Please do your best to keep the pace of play at a reasonable level. A few ways this can be improved is: 1). If you’re the first person to hole-out, no need to grab the flag. Go on to the next Tee-box and hit. 2). If you’re ready to hit and the person who’s ball is a bit further back isn’t close to being ready, go ahead and hit as long as this can be done safely. 3). On the Tee-box, first come, first hit. No need for honors.
Don’t forget about the barbecue on the 30th.