Sunday, November 13, 2005


Yesterday was perfect for golf, a classic NC fall day. It was mild, the wind was fairly light, and there was not a single cloud in the sky. So, I enjoyed an afternoon at Sedgefield with two Rotary friends, Don and Jenny.

On the tee of the par three third hole, Jenny told Don and me that she had been playing golf for five or six years and thought it was time to see an ace. As a relative beginner at the game, she thought that Don or I with a combined 80 years of experience would be fine candidates. I agreed.

Four holes later, Jenny got to see her first ace, but she was the one who claimed that rarity. Her 9-wood hit on the front fringe and rolled smoothly for 60' until it dropped into the cup. It rolled so well, it looked like a perfect putt.

It was the sixth ace I have witnessed (none mine, unfortunately), and she was thrilled by the experience. It was a fitting way to enjoy a perfect day for golf.


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