Monday, October 11, 2010
Who'd a thunk it?
Susun did quite well and it was a lot of fun. We both really enjoyed ourselves. And, guess what? We're going to do it again. (Cue readers' boos and catcalls. Dodge flying tomatoes.) Yes, it's a fun way to spend a couple of hours on a cloudy, cool fall day. And the cost? Ten bucks total. That princely sum included a bucket of balls on the driving range and two rounds on the six-hole Sand Creek short course. Susun's only instruction was watching a YouTube video of some guy demonstrating how to correctly swing a golf club. Ya gotta love YouTube, ya know? Susun was usually on the green in a mere two or three strokes. Her total score of 35 was mostly due to lack of a putting game. But, hey, putting's the easiest part of this game to master. My score was 29 which is pretty much right on my average for the seven rounds I've played there so far. She could have easily beat me by sinking a few more close and easy putts. I was delighted to see her hit the ball straight down each of the fairways. She had some great shots for a first time golfer. Remember, she's only played the game a mere ONCE in her entire life and that was when she was 17 years old!
I can't think of any other sport where someone can get started for a total investment of $29, except maybe cribbage. You might be able to get started fishing with a cheap-o pole and some cheap-o tackle but it would be touch and go stuff for $29. This particular twenty-nine dollars bought some superb clubs and a Jack Nicholas "Bear" bag.
So, we're off and running now. We'll always look back on 10-10-10 and savor some fond memories of our first golf game together. Who knew?
The top photo is Susun at the first tee of the short course and the bottom one is on Tee #4.
Posted by John Parsons at 6:58 AM