World Am Day 1 - Brutal
By Kickntrue on 8/31/09
From oob'er Jeff Brittain at the World Am; Here is todayGÃ‡Ã–s update... brutal, is the key word.
Ok fellow OOBGOLFGÃ‡Ã–ers... remember all that talk about strategy? Well... scratch that when itGÃ‡Ã–s a torrential downpour! Good Golly...
My buddy and I arrived yesterday at MartinGÃ‡Ã–s PGA Super Store and registered, got the freebies and then checked in the hotel. Knowing we both had a long day of golf ahead, we hit some balls, ate a nice dinner and chilled out for the evening. A good nightGÃ‡Ã–s rest would be the competitive advantage, right? I mean, cGÃ‡Ã–mon... 3100 guys and 100 gals, at Myrtle Beach, for a golf event... surely most of them would be out late?
As I lay my head on the pillow, the storms roll in! I start to run through my mental checklist... rain gear? Check. New grips? Check. Rain game? Not on your life... I go to sleep, hoping that itGÃ‡Ã–ll be nice and sunny when I wake up. Well... that was a dream.
My best friend headed to his golf clinic and I headed to the course. After debriefing with him today, he said the proGÃ‡Ã–s first words were...GÃ‡Â¥I can see why youGÃ‡Ã–re frustrated...GÃ‡Â¥ Hilarious! But, heGÃ‡Ã–s on the road to recovery.
I got to my first course today, Waterway Hills, in the middle of a nice thunder storm. It was POURING rain. They started lining them up two-by-two I think while we were getting shuttled to our carts. After a nice delay, we teeGÃ‡Ã–d off in a total down pour. NICE. The great equalizer... I may have a shot at this! Once again, having a strategy is one thing... executing a strategy is another! I draw a great pair of guys to play with today. I played with Larry from Virginia and Tom from Delaware. Everyone I met today was great. After all, weGÃ‡Ã–re playing golf in the rain. WeGÃ‡Ã–re all in this together!
We head to the 1st hole and I start the event with a sweet triple-bogey. I never really recovered. I had my share of pars, bogey and doubles as well. I ended the day with an 89. My partners had an 86 & 87. So, I donGÃ‡Ã–t think IGÃ‡Ã–m in last place! IGÃ‡Ã–m looking forward to the 19th hole tonight to see where I stand.
I was the only 1st timer that I came across today. Most of the people have been here 4+ times. That speaks for itself. This is an awesome event and I encourage anyone whoGÃ‡Ã–s on the fence to sign up in 2010. ItGÃ‡Ã–s very well organized, the folks are friendly and the competition is a blast.
TomorrowGÃ‡Ã–s course is up in NC. Farmstead.
GIDDY UP! Stay tuned...
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3100 guys and 100 females? Sounds like a Cougar's dream.
lol @ Kickntrue. I wish the bankaccount would've supported me going this year. Oh well. Maybe next year
Look at you Mr. Brittain. Once again, your welcome for promoting your addiction here.
Glen Morris says:
Shake n bake!! You write as good as you golf!
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