MW Mobile Blog

For friends, family and the random search engine visitor. This blog started as an experiment in mobile blogging from my Palm TREO 600 700 Prē HTC Evo,Samsung 5. Now serving as a simple repository of favorite activities. Expect bad golf, good fishing, great sailing, eating, drinking, adventure travel, occasional politics and anything else I find interesting along the way including, but not limited to, any of the labels listed here...

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Flower at Lincoln 17th tee


Cistus, a drought-tolerant perennial, also called Rock Rose or Five Spot. Also comes in white.

Monday, April 20, 2015

It's 4-20. WAZE routes me down Haight Street.

Actual Unretouched Photo of San Francisco Haight Street on 4-20-2015
It's 4:20 on 4-20 and I need to pick up my cousin at UCSF Medical Center on Parnassus. Between here and there is Golden Gate Park and the 420 celebration:


I have come to rely on WAZE to route me around traffic. It usually does a a pretty good job. So what does WAZE do on 4-20? It routes me down Haight Street. Of course.


What should have been a 40 minute round trip, took almost 2 hours. No point in getting mad. Nothing to be done but roll down the window and enjoy the atmosphere.

UPDATE: Good to see those 4-20 Earth Day Values celebrated and promoted in such a responsible way:
When the throngs of stoners departed from Sharon Meadow in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park after the annual 4/20 free-for-all Monday evening, cleanup crews were quick to swoop in.
City officials have conceded that shutting down the event — which sees thousands of pot-smoking revelers descend on the park for the marijuana holiday — is effectively impossible. So police, gardeners and park rangers do what they can to minimize the impacts of the weed orgy....  We were a little more organized this year, a little better prepared,” said Phil Ginsburg, the head of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, as he raked a pile of empty plastic Jell-O shot cups, food wrappers and other refuse scattered on the hill.  “But it’s still pretty nasty out here,” he added.

I have just one thing to say. YOU KIDS GET OFF OUR LAWN!
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

19th. Hole


BP 86
MW 89
RZ 95

89. This actually happened.

Really.

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Rick and Bob are looking for their balls on 18.


Bob found his.
Rick did not.


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17th Hole





Somehow this form resulted in 230 yard shot to the fringe. I missed a 2 foot putt for a par. Bogey.


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At the turn...


BP 44
MW 45
RZ 49

HOPE.


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Bob out of jail on 9


From tree trouble on the right, to tree trouble on the left, he is on his way to a "no fairway" bogey.


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"Imagine the ball as a hole in space"

Michael Murphey, Golf in the Kingdom
Michael Murphy from "Golf In The Kingdom"

I started quoting Michael Murphy on the tee of the par three 8th hole.


Rick and I put our tee shots on the green...


... and we both parred the hole.


 Bob finds Michael Murphy annoying. He bogeyed.


Just sayin' ...


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While waiting for Rick's backswing to complete...


... I had time to set up and take this selfie so the golf gods adorning the Legion of Honor can admire my new hat.


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Rick off the Tee


... and into the trees on four.

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Bob inspires us...


...with a birdie on two.

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Live blogging Lincoln Park



With Bob and Rick.

Cool and gray. 

Perfect Lincoln Park Golf weather.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

19th Hole


Fish Tacos, Guiness, and a crappy score, but a great day on the course.

Larry 92
Brad 96
Mike 106
Jim 109

Here is the conundrum...


Bad golf is good for you. I can guarantee you will not get to 19,000 steps walking down the middle of the Harding Park fairway. 

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18th Tee


The Signature Hole at Harding

The 18th is such a great golf hole, I had to get a photo everyone's tee shot. 

Mike

Brad

Larry

Jim


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Larry likes his shot on 17...



... on his way to a par.


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14th tee to green


I've shown worse form on my follow through.


14th green. The course sparkles when the sun comes out.

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Jim out of trap on 11


He really got out this time.


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At the turn


Larry 43
Brad 45
Mike 51
Jim 54

Sun is coming out. I need beer.

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9th green

Harding Park 9th green panorama

The hole did not go as well as I hoped.

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Jim's third shot on the par 5 9th


That is my drive 30 yards ahead of Jim in the fairway.

Did I mention this is Jim's third shot? 

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Larry on 7th tee...


... demonstrating the Johnny Miller wrist cock.


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Brad tees off on 5


A slight pull to the left. 


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Jim out of the trap on 3...



... eventually

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Live Blogging Harding Park... [or "Live walking party mark" as my phone's voice recognition heard it]



....with Jim, Brad, and Larry. The day after the San Francisco City Championship and 3 weeks before the WGC World Golf Championship. The stands for the tournament are being built all over the course as we play. 

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Other Mike out of jail on 18


But his 55 on the back was not good enough.

MW 103
MS  104

Doug has applied for membership in the bad golfer distribution list. But his 83 may have disqualified him.

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17th tee


My glutes are still not firing. 

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16th tee selfie




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Doug stripes one on 14


After insisting on playing from the real tee box.

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Somewhere after the turn...


That snowman on 9 killed my front.

MW 52
MS 49

Doug 42

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Real golfer Doug says it's okay to include him in the blog.


So here he is putting for a birdie on 6...


...and 3 putting for a bogey on 7.


Other Mike tees off on 7


A gorgeous day on the coast. We're movin' right along. 

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