Friday, February 20, 2009

The truth that you won't hear again.....

Straight talk about the ridiculous bailout from Washington D.C.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

"38" my new low for 9 holes today

It was a balmy 65* today and went out with the blue tee blitz today.  Had 3 bogeys on the front with 6 pars for a 38!  Wooohooo!  On the back started off fine par, bogey but then ran into a stretch of triple, bogey, double, bogey, double to kill my run at breaking 80.  Finished with an 86 nice round for the 3rd one I got in this year.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Superbowl Scramble Tourney

Played at my clubs Superbowl Party / Golf Tournament on Sunday.  The format is 6 points for eagle, 3 points birdie, 1 point for par, and -2 points for bogie.  It was a mild day in the low 60's and sunny.  There was steady wind blowing all day and there were tough pin placements.  Scoring was tough we ended up with 43 points and we also had low gross but came in second place.  It was a good time, kind of frustrating as we left enough points to run away with the thing out on the course.  I had been working on my iron swing to try and drive through the ball and not scoop it.  I have been working on slowing my transition down and holding wrist lag through the ball.  I was keeping track of my iron shots and had 1 duffed shot and 5 that flew over greens the rest were either on the greens or just off.  Really happy with the results especially since I have been so busy with work and not getting much practice time.

Monday, January 12, 2009

A new friend for our family!

Well we wanted to find a senior dog for our house to befriend our daughter and existing 9 year old Dacshund.  We were checking the local shelters, newspaper, craigs list and then googled.  Found  They had several potential dogs.  I checked the classifieds and found an owner that needed to find a home for a 6 year old Dacshund.  Wow!  Just what we wanted.  So after contacting and emailing the owner we decided that we would adopt Humphrey.  We received him on December 21st and Cece thought it was a perfect Christmas Present.  We decided that Humphrey didn't fit so we are calling him Bär or Baer (German for Bear).  He was slightly overweight (8 pounds) and he checked out great at the Vet.  Also he fit right in our house.  He took about a week to get comfortable.  At first he was really laid back and was just soaking it all in but now he is just such a great little guy to have around.  He took imediately to Cece and they are best buddies now.  If Cece goes outside with out him he starts crying.  Its great to have a wonderful pet like Bär!




Monday, December 8, 2008

Goodbye little buddy

Our youngest mini dachshound has been battling cushings disease. He took a turn for the worse this past week and we had to have him put to sleep. He was my daughters favorite puppy because he loved attention and let her lay on him, drag him around, chew on him. He just accepted her and barely ever complained.

Rest In Peace. Wolfy we love you!

"Konig Wolfgang"

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I was on one of my favorite hardware sights and came across some post about loading Mac OSX on PC's.  So I thought I got some free time and it doesn't cost me any hardware to try out.  Wow I like it.  It took me 2 tries to get it installed I ended up using iDeneb 1.3 install package on a C2D e6600 on a 650I motherboard with 8800GTS 320meg video card using onboard sound and network.  The network is the only real issue I have as Apple doesn't officially support the product as of yet.  Now with their new introduction of Mac Books using nVidia hardware it should get better.  I have been looking at picking up a Mac mini to sit next to my monitor to support and learn the OS.  So far so good.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack Wins!

Wow! I went to vote 3 times yesterday the last time showing up at the polling place around 5 and getting out about 8:45 after news agencies had already call SC for Senator McCain. Gee thanks guys! I can't understand their fascination with trying to be the first to "call" a state. imbeciles at the media outlets wanting to create news for viewer ship and ratings revenue never mind American's exercising their rights as American's.

Gratz to President Elect Barack now lets get America growing again.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Demo Custom Stamped Putter

I received a demo putter from Chris over at Sunset Beach Golf. I picked a 34.5" Wrightsville with torch finish. Chris sent it to me completely wrapped in small cell foam packaging. It was packed so well it took me 5 minutes to get it out of the box and wrapping. All I have to say is WOW the torch finish is so much nicer to look at in person.  


Feel is really nice and it has a great click sound when the ball is struck.  I have only played 9 holes twice with the putter so I don't have the speed down completely with it.  The weighting on this putter seems to help close the face versus my Betternadi putter where it sits more open and stays open.  I have to give this one a thumbs up and now need to talk my wife into getting me one for Christmas.  The best part is having them stamp and paint fill what you want your putter to say.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Coosaw Cup Tournament

At my club we have assigned point values to tournaments. When you win, place or show you get points. The top 20 gentlemen and top 8 women are automatically invited to participate in a Ryder Cup format tournament. The weekend consist of Friday night team captains (club pro and asst. pro) announcing pairings and picking teams. The way they were set up this time is the pair sheets was splint into 4 divisions for men and 1 for women. They are head pro and asst pro along with the 2 lowest handicapped golfers in the first flight. Then the next 6 lowest in the second flight and then the next 6 in the final flight. It worked out to 0-4, 5-9 and 15-25 in final flight. We were setup to play 4-ball on Saturday morning, alternate shot Saturday afternoon and individual matches Sunday.

My partner and I are both 14 index golfers versus 2 other 14's so it was an even match up. I shot an 85 (14 strokes of handicap = par 71 course) and we lost on the last hole. Now the 85 was good but doing it after we got close to 2" of rain after midnight and it was still raining for most of the round made it more impressive. I had issues with chipping the ball all weekend as the rough was thick around the greens and the ground was very muddy. Trying to putt the ball early Saturday was like trying to put a cloth covered ball on velcro.... it just wasn't going anywhere. I only hit a couple of bad full shots for Saturdays morning match. After the 18 we were offered lunch at the clubhouse and then switched who were riding with for the afternoon match. I was paired up with the 24 versus a team that included the match play champion for the club in 2 different match play tournaments. We started off with a double on the first hole and were down one. On the second hole I flushed a driver all the way through the dogleg and left my partner a side hill lie. The other team was out of bounds with their drive. We struggled to bogey the hole I hit a 18' slippery putt to save it. Then my partner on the par three third hits into the water. I hit to the green but we were back down one again as they parred the hole. On four I got quick with the driver and went left OB now down two. On hole five my partner hit high right left me 185 to middle of green pin in front. I wanted to make sure I got there and hit my 4 iron to behind the green right and partner chipped on left me 20' we missed our par they made theirs down three. On hole six I pulled my 6 iron straight into the hazard and we never got close down four. ON hole seven it was win or go home and my partner his an ok drive and I again pull my iron shot left he has to chip we then choke trying to take the hole and closed out 4 and 3.
Sunday individual match against a gentleman that has an equal handicap to mine so we are playing scratch. I take an early lead and we bounce between me being 1 up to all square.  Hole seven is my only blow up hole of the day.  I pull hook my first ball out of bounds and pull hock my approach shot (shot 4) to a tree behind the green which puts me out of position to get to the green.  I conceed the hole and then on hole 8 he hits a great drive up the right side between to trees and onto the face of a hill.  I push my shot to the right it flies between the trees rolls onto the cart path and down the the 200 yard out marker on the cart path.  I hit a 3 hybrid that bounces on the front fringe and rolls all the way to the back left of the green pin high.  I have an uphill putt for eagle.  He conceeds the hole after I just miss the eagle putt with the kick in birdie.  

On hole ten I choke with the putter in my hands and go down one.  On hole eleven which is a force carry over two hazards I smoke my 3wood over the green and it stops in the rough on the lip overhanging the bunker. I have no idea how the ball doesn't just fall into the trap so I have really no shot at it so I knock it down into the bunker and play it out from there. My opponent hits his driver to the front of the green chips over to about 8'. I am thinking just keep it together the worse thing that can happen is that I go two down but we have the hardest 3 holes stretch coming up. I get out of the bunker and the ball rolls down to where I am about a foot in front of his ball so he is going to show me the line. He hits his putt and comes up a foot short. I drain mine and we go to twelve with me being down just 1.

I hit my driver like its a sand wedge and actually back the ball up on the fairway with it being down wind. No problem and aim to the left side on my next shot and am in the left rough with 115 to the middle of green. My opponent hits his third shot OB left (I didn't know at the time) and hit a a smooth PW but the wind takes and the ball carries to back left behind the green. Double break down hill coming down I chip to clear the first one come up short which leaves me a over the ridge back down the otherside putt. I hit to 2'. He concedes the hole we are all square again.

On thirteen he pull hooks his driver short left. I was practicing when all of a sudden the wind dies. I quickly jump up to the ball and hit it while the wind is low. I hit it to about 170 on the right side of the fairway with a great look at the green. He hits his approach short and right. I pull out my 4 iron hybrid smooth swing aiming the right of the green as I know the wind is going to move my ball right. It hits the green and rolls past the pin about 8'. This forces him to go at the flag he goes long and concedes the hole after I miss my birdie putt. Onto the next hole with me back up one.

On fourteen yesterday I hit a big draw that ran across the fairway and left me in some nasty rough so I hit a fade to hold the fairway today. Works and I have 165 to the pin. My opponent has 180 or so he hits his shot into the rough on the left side of the green. I hit my 6 iron to the front of the green and it releases and rolls to 18". He tries to hit a miracle chip and concedes the hole but says putt it out for your birdie.  I am now up two with four to go.  

On fifteen par three I go first.  My shot draws the left side of the green pin high.  He hits his tee shot straight but short on the front fringe about 10' from the green.  I am behind a sprinkler head on the fringe and can't put the line I want to try to make it so I assume he is going to need 2 shots from where he is so I putt it at the hole and leave about three feet for par.  He chips and is right behind my marker so again I get the line.  He drains his putt I rush and just try to slap it in and miss.  I an now up one with three to go.  

Hole sixteen par 5 second shot over hazard.  My opponent hits a solid drive down the right hand side of fairway.  I hit it by him about 20 yards again on the right side of the fairway.  He hits a pop up for his second shot short of the hazard and I hit my 3 hybrid to 70 yards out.  He hit his third shot left into rough about 50 yards out.  I hit my approach shot long over the flag into the rough.  He hits his shot short again the rough and the next one gets him on the green.  I hit a chip back down the hill long and have to putt up.  I take the hole to go up two with two to play.  

On seventeen I hit my 4 hybrid to about 175 he again hits a pop up and has a long way in.  He plays it safe and hits to fairway over the hazard.   I hit my 5 iron to the back left fringe pin high.  He chips up past the pin in the fringe above the hole.  I putt over and just miss the birdie and ball rolls about 4' by after almost stopping in front of the hole.  He misses his from above the hole and conceeds as all I need to do is 2 putt to split the hole and win the match.  Fun day.  Now will have to go the clubhouse for dinner as the losing team (which we were) buys the winning team a steak dinner.