Last week Mel and I went and played golf. That’s right, golf. It sounds crazy, but it was actually a whole lot of fun. It was my first round of golf in about 7 years so that taken into consideration I thought I did ok. I think I shot a 107 (They’re really short holes). And best of all, I didn’t lose any balls, huzzah!
A golf course is the epitome of all that is purely transitory in the universe; a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quickly as possible. ~Jean Giraudoux
Although the weather was looking iffy as we set out for the course, in the end the sun shone out just as we started. Was really glad I’d taken Mel’s advice and brought my sunnies!
As we approached the lake Mel told me there’s a single white duck there, who is always upside down. Sure enough, right in the middle of the lake there he (or she) was. Coming up only to breathe he’d waggle his bottom and furiously paddle his legs in the air the whole time. I wonder if he thinks there’s something funny about all the other ducks.
As we walked we discussed golfing terms (triggered by my 4 shots on one hole – “bogey”!). Mel showed me the hole where she got her first “birdie”, and we decided that if we shot a 2 under par we’d never skite about it being an “eagle”, because on that course where all the holes are par 3’s it’d be better than an “eagle” – a hole in one! On one hole as Mel was getting ready to tee off she told me “I’m going to try and get a chicken on this one.” When I asked her what a “chicken” was she gestured with her club and said “a chicken!”
Of course we were stuck behind a slow couple who wouldn’t tee off until we were on the previous green, and two big middle-aged men in sunglasses who didn’t seem to care to take their time on such a sunny afternoon. Consequently there were a few tense moments when we felt very observed taking our shots (especially when I may have hit my ball into the middle of their fairway from the next hole o.0;;). And when we got to the tee we were pretty raring to go before the men arrived, but had to wait for the couple in front to finish on the green. Once when I saw them put the flag in I told Mel “I want to go now, but I’m afraid I’ll hit them.” She put me right at ease by replying “No, you won’t hit it that far. Er, I mean, in that direction!”
All in all it was a really great way to spend an afternoon, and I can’t wait to get out for some more rounds and improve my “game” 😄