...and woke up to this.
I do enjoy a fire in the fireplace, but come on...48 degrees?
Could be worse...it was in the 20's in parts of the U.P.
Nothing says Summer Fun In Michigan quite like sub-freezing temps in June.
The highlight of this week's round?
Dropping a 30 footer for birdie on 7.
(As dear ol' Dad used to say, I'd rather be good than lucky, but if I can't be good, I'll take lucky.)
The rest was pretty mediocre stuff.
Landed in a couple of sand traps along the way. To get out, you're supposed to hit the sand just behind your ball.
On the first one I hit the ball, not the sand, and chipped completely over the green.
On the second one I hit the sand too far behind my ball so moved it - and a prodigious quantity of sand - all of 3 feet ahead...just barely out of the trap, but still 30 yards from the pin.
Guess I still need some practice hitting out of sand traps.
Did get a little better as I went along...straightened out my tee shots, not as many 3 putts, chipped with some proficiency.
Ended the round with that 1 birdie, 3 bogeys and the rest languishing around the double-bogey(ish) mark.
But...it was a beautiful day...lots of sunshine, temps in the 60's, gentle breeze.
Always a pleasure to swing my hickories and chase the little white ball around the countryside.
Lord willing, we'll tee it up again next week and try again.
Finished hole #1 on Ryan's course...
The putting surface (read: outdoor rug) arrives this week, so that will do it for putting greens.
Last thing I'll do is dig out 2, maybe 3 sand traps. I obviously need the practice. (At hitting out of them; not digging them.)
Ok, so maybe one whiskey sour doesn't actually qualify as the wild life, but it sure looks good by the shoreline.
Alright, form a straight line with no pushing and shoving and let's see if we can get through this next part without having to file any property damage claims, shall we?
|3 more tee signs|
|flora in the hardscape is in glorious bloom|
|I can definitely relate|
|my cousin May|
|early season view from the command center|
|caught one of the little marauders that's been terrorizing our lawn|
later, mcm fans...
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