My First Golf Game In Nearly 20 Years

I played golf last Sunday for the first time in many years. We went to the 9 Hole, Par 3 course up at Chateau Elan and had a great time. I shot nearly 2x par, but for not having played in so long, I think that qualifies as “not that bad.” Here’s the score card:

The 9th hole was the fun one. You have to hit over a lake to get to the green. The first shot each of us took, we put the ball straight into the water. My second shot, with a 3 wood, was beautiful: straight, high and long. The ball landed on the green, about 20 feet from the hole. Putting was another story, but it was fun to make such a nice tee shot.

The hardest hole was 5. You have to skirt a lake, and that wasn’t easy. I lost three balls in that lake.

I went to the PGA Tour Superstore in Duluth on Saturday and bought a new golf bag. It’s quite nice, with lots of pockets and dividers and such, and these auto-retracting legs for standing it up. It was on sale, which makes it even better. I also looked at grips and talked to the guy in the club-building department about getting mine regripped. I’m going to take them up there this week to get some new grips put on them, since mine are old, wrapped leather that have slipped and turned.

I can’t wait to play again.