June 28, 2011

A Good Day of Golf...

Last Thursday, I spent the day at a Charity Golf Tournament (for Kids With Cancer), put on by Gienow Windows  & Doors (one of our suppliers at work).  With all the rain we've been getting lately, I was surprised when it turned out to be a beautfiul day (chance of thundershowers in the afternoon, but they held off 'til late evening!).  My father in law always says "A bad day of golf is better than a good day of work!"  (so true!), but you know what's even better? A GOOD day of golf!!

A coworker and I were paired up with 2 (older) men.  They made the (wrong) assumption that neither of us were golfers.  We got to our starting hole before the shotgun start, and they wanted to give us a few tips before we tee'd off.  First, that the men tee off from the blue tees, and the women tee off from the reds.  Second, that we were playing "Texas Scramble", meaning that we had to use a minimum of 4 tee-off's from each player, and then everyone hit from best ball.  They went on to give us a few more tips, and we just listened.  Then, finally, I tee'd up my ball and just whacked it.  The ball flew straight and far.  My coworker tee'd up, and she hit straight and far as well.  That shut them up! haha... We ended up not using one of their tee off's until the 4th or 5th hole!

What made the day even better, was winning "Ladies Longest Drive".  Luckily, it was around hole #15 or so for us, so we had a lot of warm up time!  Sometimes my drives can veer off and have a slice to them, and other times (that I like), they go long and straight.  Luckily, it went long and straight. Probably one of the longest I've hit (around 215 yards!). I out-drove everyone on my team, and even hit PAST the end of the fairway!  I won a Kodak Playsport Zx5 Portable Video Camera. It's about the size of a cell phone, but I think we'll get a lot of use out of it! (it's even waterproof up to 10ft!).  Can't wait to use it!  Not a bad day of golf, huh?

{image via Kodak}

1 comment:

  1. oooh, congrats! Maybe you can teach me to golf one day, I've never been. That is, if you can teach a crazy left-handed person. ;)