Sunday, January 28, 2024

A New Toy...

...from Menards...only $30, it's portable, easily folded up and stored away.

Unimpressive though it may be, yet it's a fun way to get in some much needed practice on these dreary winter days.

One of the things I'm trying is a different putting style:

Obviously not a real "broomstick" putter; I'm still rocking Calamity Jane.

It is however a similar concept...left hand holds the top of the putter steady while the right hand grips the putter lower down and makes the stroke.

At this point I figure it can't be any worse than what I've been doing, and it actually feels more natural.

The real test of course will be on the greens this Spring.

Until then I'm <counting the days...>

After more than 2 feet of snow fell in the course of a week...

...we've been experiencing an extended warm up, with temps in the mid to high 30's and plenty of rain.

That's what's left of Karen's "5 minute snow thing", and there are even a few patches of green showing now:

If this keeps up, I'll be back outside swinging my hickories again in no time.

Francis Ouimet, 20 yr old amateur, beat the 2 best professional golfers in the world - Britain's Harry Vardon and Ted Ray - to win the 1913 US Open in Brookline, MA

You know what today is:

It's the NFC Championship game between the favored 49ers and the underdog Lions...winner plays in Super Bowl LVIII (that's 58 for those of you who don't speak Roman), two weeks hence.

Confession time...I long ago gave up watching sports on TV for a couple of reasons:

1) it's a scientific fact that TV's do not alter broadcast content when yelled at...

...ergo screaming at them like a crazed maniac does nothing but <increase your chances of heart attack>, alarm neighbors and scare the cat(s).

2) see #1

However, we will check on the game now and then to see how things are going, and during this time I will be wearing these:

My "Lions Slippers", purchased many years ago about the same time I bought my guys monkey slippers...

...dinosaur slippers, crocodile slippers, etc.

I figured why should they have all the fun?

So no, they're not Detroit Lions slippers, but if they win tonight's game, I'm buying some Honolulu Blue hair spray and giving them a makeover.

Stay tuned.

Time to 23 Skidoo...

guess who's got a birthday coming up?

a bunch of deer lying down on the job in our front yard

same bunch, back on the clock

that's Francis Ouimet on the right during the 1913 US Open, and his 10 year old caddy, Eddie Lowery on the left.  They remained lifelong friends, and Lowery went on to become a millionaire.

go woke, go broke, good riddance

sometimes it seems that way

A reminder from God's Word...

later, mcm fans...

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