Monday, June 28, 2010

Exhausted & Sunburned, I Emerged A Winner....

What a weekend for a golf tournament! With temperatures being predicted up around 100 degrees Fahrenheit, we knew it was going to be a real scorcher on the golf course, so we went prepared to do battle against heat and humidity. You can probably guess who won that battle and it wasn't me. However, since I am at long last beyond the hot flashes of Menopause, it isn't as unbearable as it once was. Thank. Heaven.

Last weekend my *golden putter* died and being worried what a new putter would do to my short game, I scrounged around until I located my old, beat-up putter that had formerly been my *golden putter*. I was just relieved I had not thrown it into the trash during a fit of golf course rage, which of course, I've never had. (Ahem!)  Since we were playing a shamble, my partner would be depending on me to take care of chips and putts.

On Friday night, as everyone was arriving and getting settled in, we were blessed with a huge thunderstorm that took temperatures lower than predicted. When we teed off early Saturday morning, the sky was as blue and clear as it gets, with barely a cloud in sight. Teams and partners were drawn the night before and I had one of the top players as my partner, an Irishman from Boston, who came to Texas to work in the oil business. He's also one of the top players at our golf club, although he and I had never been paired before. I admit being a little beyond nervous but I also knew that my short game is on fire at the moment, which is where I come in handy as a partner. Well, I suppose my high handicap was also a major factor. I received pops on every hole, allowing me us to Birdie the first two holes.

When scores were at last tallied (with handicaps figured in) I shot a sweet 82.

I tell you, I was sinking putts left and right. Really. Long. Putts. It was the most fun I've ever had during tournament play and I wasn't even obsessed concerned with winning. Once the first day of golf was finished, we all headed back to the hotel motel for showers and naps (yes, we're all wimps) and finally congregated outside once the sun had gone down far enough to give us shade. It was then that I was told that I had gotten First Place with my partner Dick. We may or may not have had several celebratory drinks but we were definitely all feeling good. After an awesome day of golf, copious amounts a fair amount of liquor being consumed, being in the company of good friends and an evening of fabulous food, everyone was in bed by Midnight. We are clearly not the party animals we once were.

Sunday morning we all rose, packed everything up, and headed to the golf course. I was paired with the hubby of one of my closest friends, whose name is Steve. He is also an amazing golfer and I felt lucky to be paired with him. I continued to drop putts in the hole and it was beginning to make me light-headed. It's like walking around on Cloud Nine. So, we became a tag team of sorts. He set up the shots and I knocked them down. We won First Place on Sunday too, which was nothing short of complete and total amazement for me. All totaled, I won over $100.00. Yay me!

On Sunday I shot an 85! Shhhh! Don't tell anyone but I'm almost beginning to feel like A Real Golfer in spite of my high handicap, even though I was highly dependent upon my partner's tee shots. I can dream, can't I?


TSannie said...

And I dream of breaking 100...


WV: drated Her drated swing kept her from breaking 100.

Snooty Primadona said...

Me too Annie. I'm still trying to consistently break 100 (which means more than 3 times in a row). ;-)

Suburban Princess said...

Yay for a great weekend of golf!
Congrats on your win!

scargosun said...

Way to go! Sounds like you had a great golf weekend! Dh is just starting out and taking lessons. Everyone keeps telling me I should too but being on a course in 100 degree weather does not sound like fun.

Sjn said...

you go girl! I haven't been out in awhile and with this heat who knows what to expect, but you're my inspiration!

Snooty Primadona said...

Thanks SP!

Jen: You should do it! I have a feeling you'd be a great golfer. Some people are naturals at it, but I am not. So, I made sure my pitching, chipping & putting was killer.

SJ: I am nothing without a Scramble or a Shamble and my partners!

Diane said...

Congratulations Snooty! Woo Hoo!

Mental P Mama said...

W00t!!! I will never break 100. But I'd have to start playing again to see how....and last year? I watched an old man throw his whole bag into the Long Island Sound. Oh yes, I did.

snooty daughter said...

CONGRATS MADRE!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like a fun weekend :D

Heather Jones said...


This sounds like such an incredible weekend/tourney. I love it.

I just heard of a new kind of tourney called Sadie Hawkins where one gal plays with 3 men who aren't her significant other. Apparently, there are usually long waiting lists of guys that want to be considered by the gals for their teams. What a hoot!


Beth Dunn said...

Congrats on winning!

North of 25A said...

What fun! I am not a golfer, but my sister is and when she broke 100(whatever that means) she had her license plate changed to say so.


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