Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Golf Trip Recap

I went on my golf trip to Myrtle Beach over the weekend. We had a great time on and off the course, but the weather was pretty uncooperative.

We got in 18 holes on Friday without event, which was remarkable since the streets were flooded 15 miles south of us. On Saturday we had three weather delays that totaled 2-1/2 hours. There was never any rain, but lightning was close enough to clear the course. Despite the delay, we got in 36 holes before dark.

Sunday was a different story. Everything was peachy on the front nine, although we could see dark clouds in the distance. By the time I reached the 11th tee, it was getting very dark and the weather horn blew again. We were near a shelter, so we took cover there rather than returning to the clubhouse. Bad decision.

We spent the next 2-1/2 hours there. Every time we ventured out, lightning ran us back under the shelter. Then the serious rain started. It poured and poured until a duck actually took up residence on a newly formed pond in the fairway in front of the shelter. We tried to wait out the storm, but eventually we gave up.

We drove our carts through the rain back to our cars, leaving our golf business unfinished. That was disappointing, since we play a Ryder Cup format and the matches were still tight. My team's comeback fell short, but I did win the low individual score for the weekend.

These trips are attended by a really fun group of guys, and I am already looking forward to our November trip. We will deal with wind and potentially cold temperatures then, instead of thunderstorms.


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