Sunday, August 12, 2007
My birthday par
Last year on August 9th, Dan and Sam and I golfed at Sleepy Ridge. It was the first time I had ever played nine holes. Prior to that I only hit balls at the driving range. It was fun and I have been golfing many times since then. This year on August 9th, I golfed with Dan and Joe (Sam couldn't get away from work) at Sleepy Ridge. I was a lot better this year - I got two legitimate (I didn't throw the ball onto the fairway) bogies. I could have even gotten par on both of these holes if I could putt worth a darn. I've never earned par on a hole in my life. I have gotten a birdie once but that was lucky and I had a professional caddy (Lisa) coach me.
On the 8th hole, Dan was just about to get par. When he took his last shot he told me that this was my birthday par. I laughed and said thanks. He was serious - he gave me par. Check out the score card.
These are other people that I spent time with last Thursday.
I'm glad that August 9, 2007 is over - for me, turning 31 (twenty eleven) was harder than turning 30. When Stacy told me that is was past midnight and no longer my birthday, I was relieved.