Went to Delcastle golf course late afternoon yesterday. If you go after 3 PM on weekends, you pay the twilight rate, which is cheaper than the day price. Its a beautiful 18 hole (par 72) course. Picked up a little argument with the caretaker there. Old guy saw my Alaska cap and said that the govt should drill more in Alaska. I think Alaska should be left alone. There are not many places left in the world where we humans have not disturbed nature.
Well, I decided to walk instead of riding the golf car. Four and half hours later, my back was in pieces and I was dead beat. Guys, dont be stingy on the Golf car if you are playing 18 holes, it will save you a lot of energy for the game. As far as my game is concerned, I did not do well and I am not improving. For this par 72 course, I took more than 100 strokes (I am ashamed to quote the real figure ;) I was hitting fairway only about 50% of times... my ironwork is unspeakable (sometimes I completely miss the ball)... I had to putt 52 times. Only consolation was my drive. When I get it right, I drive really well. I am poor in judging the distance, but I think I go past 300 yards on a good hit. But I need major improvements in everything else. Maybe its time I get some lessons from a pro.
Question for Golf players out there - What happens when you swing the iron and completely miss the ball? Does the stroke still count (stupid question, huh)?