I grew up competing in golf tournaments throughout the country then played professionally for eight years after college. At that time, golf was always about the score and competition. Now, playing golf is more about the camaraderie with friends. That was the case at last Wednesday’s afternoon group on the Hollow Creek Golf Course or as we call it “The Fuzzy”. The Wednesday group typically consists of 3 or 4 groups playing 9 holes with drinks afterwards.
I don’t want the title of this blog post to mislead you into thinking that competition isn’t involved, because on Wednesday nights there is certainly a lot of competition among friends. We play a two man net best ball where you can pick up if you have a bad hole and the winner usually gets drinks in the pub and sometimes a dinner!
Last Wednesday, the weather was 82 degrees and sunny when we teed off. We had a good group of players and good is not a reference to their golf ability but more their personality. Golf is more fun with story tellers that like to give the friendly trash talking prior to the round. The golf course was in immaculate condition with the greens rolling really fast. On this particular day, I made more bogies than I care to admit but also had a great partner that birdied the last hole for the win.
The post round “settling up” in the pub is where the appreciation of the round sinks in. While my score wasn’t anything to write home about, my partner’s birdie on the last hole will not be forgotten in these circles anytime soon – or at least ’til next Wednesday.
By: David Seawell