Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Itching to play

So, my new daughter, Hayden, was born on Friday afternoon. Kerry and Hayden just came home yesterday, and I am one proud dad. Xavier, my 2-year-old son has been growing up right before my eyes, and seems to be very excited to be a big brother.

As great as all that is, I last hit a shot on the afternoon of April 4th (and it was a good one - solid putt for par to tie Brad for the day out at Orchard Valley), and can't stop thinking about golf. A week ago, the day before Hayden arrived, I received a new Cobra 3-wood in the mail after exchanging one I had purchased a week earlier. I am DYING to hit this new club, as well as all the rest of my clubs.

The weather is finally getting warmer, and it looks like it will get well into the 60s tomorrow and Friday. The problem is that Kerry can't lift Xavier for another 5 weeks or so, making a full round impossible without some help from others. So, I turn to my mother, and wil ask her to come on by sometime in the next few days so that I might steal away, at least to the driving range, to hit some golf balls.

Short term goal...enter and play in the CDGA tournament at Balmoral Woods on June 9th.



Sunday, April 05, 2009

Will this be the year?

Though it could be the first year in my memory that all five of the major professional sports franchises here in Chicago make the playoffs, I am actually talking about golf. More precisely, will 2009 be the year in which I finally play a round of golf at even par or better? Only time will tell.

One thing standing in my way is the weather here in Chi-town. It is already April and I have only played three rounds of golf so far! Another thing standing in my way (or could possibly help me) is my consistent inconsistency. In three rounds this year I have shot 77, 95, and 87...but I have had 2 birdies in each round. By best round ever was a 74 back in 2005 (I think), and I have a couple of 76 rounds in there as well, but even par is elusive, and as anyone who plays this game with any regularity can tell you, it only takes one bad hole to ruin a round.

Anyway, it had been more than a year since I posted to this blog, and since late 2006 since my Beaver Tour gathered, so I wanted to get the conversation going with a post.

Let me know what your goals for 2009 are, and please become a follower of this blog, and contribute regularly...perhaps we can make the tour bigger and better than ever!



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