Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

Been busy with work and family things and haven't done much posting lately. Had a great Christmas and New Year.

Here's to you hoping that you to had a great holiday season.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ouch hurt my back

Hurt my back during the week and tried to golf this weekend. I was only able to make a half swing with a flip at the end. I was struggling to get off the tee box. The only thing that was working was chipping and putting. I did discover on hole twelve that if I set up with an open stance and swing I was able to get all the way through and get my hands up behind my head. So I started playing for a fade and was able to finish the round with much less pain.

It also didn't help much with the 95* heat and+90% humidity. I lost like 12 pounds walking 18.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

So much for putting problems. 79 today.

I was invited to play Charleston National with a friend from church who had a couple of passes. Had to do some work on my laptop on the front nine. Had 4 bogeys and a triple where I was trying to do something stupid and hit it in the water. Finished the front nine with a birdie on 9 for a 6 over. One the back nine had a bogey on a misread putt and realized on 17 that if I parred out I would have an 80. Had a good up and down for par on 17 and 18 is a par 3. I said step up and birdie this one for a 79. From the tee box it was playing about 140 with a bunker behind the green and marsh in front. I didn't want to go long so I put a smooth swing on my PW it left about 10' straight up the hill for birdie. When I hit the ball the group I was with got excited. I drained the putt and finished with a 79. Been a long struggle back after posting a couple of 79's last year. Overall it was a so-so day from the tee box. Not so great on my approach shots but a great day chipping and putting. I only missed 1 chip shot and not many putts all day.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Putter / Putting problems

Man right now it is killing me. I am over analytical on my putting on the course. I can have fun and make decent putts on the practice green but getting on the course I tense up and can't read a break. Oh well back at it again this weekend.

Hit them straight.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ok so after doing some more research....

One underground fence controller, one smoke detector, one Intel Atom pc, one mini itx hulu box, one HTPC in living room, one GFCI and one regular outlet in garage.

Rough day. Got some work to do it looks like.

Mother Nature's Fury on Display

A tree in my neighbors yard just got hit by lighting as I happen to be looking out the window. Only loss at this point seems to be the control box for the invisible fence for the dogs and a smoke detector.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Just checking mobile blogging feature so I can update on the go.

Another Birthday.... I can't believe I am 42!

Well yesterday was my birthday again. Got a bunch of cards, played some golf and had a small stressful event. The battery went out in our Fusion yesterday and Dani had issues locating one to replace it. I found one and had it installed so now the world is back to normal.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Shot even Par

Golf game has been terrible lately but on Wednesday night I hit a milestone. I play in a after work blitz playing a modified stableford system. I had a decent night of playing fairway to green. Had a better night with some up and downs with great par saving putts. I almost eagled #6 a par 3 which was playing about 171 into a slight wind. I again just missed eagle on #8 which is a 475 yard par 5 that I had a 12' straight uphill putt and left it a few inches short. My only disaster was an a double bogie on hole 7. I hit a great drive had about 68 yards to an uphill green and caught it high on the face and didn't get there. Almost felt like hole 14 at this years US Open. :) OK maybe not that bad. After I finished with our nine holes. I shook the hands of my fellow golfers and ran to hole 10 trying to get all 18 in before dark. I finished 3 over on 13 when the sprinklers came on and chased me back to the clubhouse for beer.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Rivertowne CC Member Guest Tournament

Played in the Rivertowne Country Club Member Guest tournament. I was invited by my brother-in-law to participate. I was excited to get a chance to play as Mike has played in my tournament (Coosaw Creek CC) before. Rivertowne's has always been held in October and there have been other commitments preventing us from competing. It is a Friday & Saturday match play versus other teams in your flight. We were a combined 22 handicap and the total difference in handicap from the first time in our flight 21.7 to 22.9 was very close. We played 3 9 hole matches on Friday. We ended the day with 19 1/2 points to lead the fourth flight by a 1/2 point. We played the team that was in third place first on Saturday winning 6 and 4 which gave us a 2 1/2 point lead going into the last match against the second place team. We split that match-up to take the flight and participate in the 3 hole shootout. Mike and I were the fourth team in a draw for tee position. We scrambled for par on the par 5 16th hole to move on (2 teams eliminated). Mike's tee shot on 17 was the only one on the green. We tied two other teams with par to move to a chip off to see which two went onto 18. Mike put us second closes to the hole and on to 18 we went. With it being alternate tee shots I tee'd off on 18 and lost it a little right into a fairway bunker. The opposing team did the same but about a foot behind us. They then hit their approach shot straight into the hazard left of the fairway. Mike also found trouble just missing the green right and ended up in the hazard. They were 85 yards out and lost their next shot right and long into a green side bunker. After confirming where to drop with the club pro I had 65 in and hit it in the center of the green. They didn't get out of the bunker with their first attempt and then two putted the hole for a triple bogey. Mike hit our putt about 2' past the hole trying to make it and I sank the comeback putt for double bogey to win the hole and the shootout.

Here we are on the cover of South Carolina Amateur Golf Magazine