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Monday, June 27, 2005
  Pro Golf in the U.S.
I watched some of the ladies U.S. Open over the weekend and I have to say…some of those ladies can really play some golf! This tournament was actually more entertaining than the men’s Open and I think it was all because of the courses they were played on.

I’m a weekend golfer…you know, a hacker…and I probably always will be. I’ve played some unbelievably beautiful golf courses over the years and there are a few more that I’d love to play. The course the ladies played on over the weekend, Cherry Hills, outside of Denver, CO, I’d include in that list of beautiful golf courses that I’d like to play a round on one day. Pinehurst #2, dead in the middle of North Carolina, the course the men’s Open was played on, is not on that list. As a matter of fact, I have a short list of golf courses I don’t want to play and I’m adding Pinehurst #2 to it!

One of the things I read on the U.S. Open web site when the men’s Open was going on was that the average size of a green on the course was 6000 square feet. Think about that! That’s at least twice, if not 3 times the size of the average home in Virginia Beach! The big problem with that LIE is that though the greens may have been 6000 square feet; there was only 600 square that was useable.

I watched it happen too many times in the Men’s Open. Players hitting up to the green miss their shot by a foot one way or the other and forget about it! Ball is gone, one or two more shots and they might be on the green! I can do that! I don’t need to watch it on TV! Some times, you’d be watching and thinking, nice shot, only to watch the ball end up in some impossible position and then having to listen to Johnny Miller tell us all how fair the golf course was that day. The only reason you could call it fair is because everyone was playing on the same course. Nothing else about that course was fair. Speaking of Johnny Miller, when will my cable company give me a character mute button? Wouldn't that be awesome? The ability to mute specific talking heads?

Watching the ladies play their Open, with several amateurs competing well with the pros was interesting. Watching the men play Pinehurst and look like a bunch of bad weekend golfers was not. Some of the ladies fell apart in the final round, come on! It’s their biggest golf tournament of the year! It’s bound to happen. No one in the ladies tournament finished under par. Come on! It’s their biggest tournament of the year, it’s supposed to be hard!

Anyway, shot an 82 yesterday…Life is good!
 
Comments:
An 82--impressive...I'm afraid mine would look too much like a bowling score!
 
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