The first snowfall, viewed from
"La Cueva del Tor" at 11:30 a.m.
By Torleif Sorenson on 10/25/12
Fellow oobers, I wish to beg your indulgence for a look backward.
Here in Minne-snow-ta, we are living up to our name as of 11:30 a.m. Central Time. This means that golf courses around the upper Midwest will be covering the greens and shutting down for the winter.
Most oobers and golf enthusiasts might say that having played only 15 holes of golf all year makes for a disastrous season. But I am without a car and unable to play golf as often as I want, so the circumstances require a different perspective:
That last item alone might be the best thing of all, making 2012 was a remarkably good golf year for me. Now, I just hope that I can acquire a car before next April. The MP-63s and the SCOR4161 short-irons will just have to happen whenever they happen.
So, if you got to play more than I did in 2012, be thankful. It is a matter of perspective, my friends.
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Glad you can look at the silver lining. Too many people complain all the time about little crap. Be happy with what you got and don't live with regrets.
Two of my all-time favs out your way - Wildflower and Bemidji. I got to play Wildflower in May: 95 degrees, blazing sunshine and a 20 mph wind. Awesome!
Torleif Sorenson says:
Windowsurfer: I'm hoping to play Wildflower next spring - it looks like an attractive, prairie-style layout!
I played with a couple of older guys last Saturday in MD(yes older than me even)...the weather was clear and the leaves were at their peak. One of my playing partners said, "fall golf makes me sad." I guess you can take that comment in mamy ways esp for players in the autumn of their playing careers...so I enjoy every hole and every stroke...even the chunks and 3-putts.
Wildflower is a jewel! I like the prairie holes best -- links style (but with some elevation!), few trees and stunning views. The holes down in the old elm/oak trees are nice too but those rolling wildflower bounded holes are a treat, with a capital hell-ya. You will walk in fields of gold, my friend.
It was a good year. I didn't play (health issues) but I went to a course every chance I could, practicing putting or just visiting to smell the grass. and admire the holes. Beats the hell out of learning to walk again.
mp-63s are amazing. go get them as soon as you can!
Torleif, I feel kinda bad for you. (I also feel like a glutton. 125 rounds, with hopes of 15 or 20 more before the courses around here all close.) I don't think I could put a positive spin on things if my season was like yours. I wish you the best for next season and hope you get your Mizzys.... and a car so you can get to the course on a regular basis. That's just sad.
Matt McGee says:
I hope next year is golf-rich for you, Torleif. It's great that your son is taking up the game. I play with members of my family regularly, and it's priceless to be able to do so.
I got to swing some of the MP-63s and MP-59s recently myself, and had the same experience that you did. I hope you get a set. They seem like fantastic clubs. I'm torn between those and having a custom set made. Custom clubs cost less, but there's no way to really know if they're as good as the Mizunos until they're done. I may have to flip a coin. Stay warm.
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