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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 it serves 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...

Sunday, February 28, 2016

19th Hole


Other Bob insisted that I post this picture of the single ball and tee he played with for the entire round. Whatever.


Last outing I  had a good front nine and a terrible back. This week I had terrible front nine and a good back. Next time I'll put both halves together. I just don't know if it will be good or bad. 

BF 94
MW 107
RZ  109

At least I did not have to quit the game after this round.


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We finally saw one. Yes, it's CRLF!


After playing this course for more than 20 years, we finally saw what we think is a juvenile California red-legged frog! Could be wrong. Might be some other species of frog.


Most amazing is where we found him. This critter hitched a ride on Rick's pull cart back to the parking lot after the round. Being the good responsible golfers we are, Rick escorted our little friend back to Laguna Salada.


Where he will probably be eaten by a San Francisco Garter Snake.


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Traditional 17th Tee portrait


Owen filled in nicely for Roy. He wears the same hat and almost looks the same. But Owen is a better golfer and has a more pleasant personality. 

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Ice Plant Problems on 16..


Ice plant is not native to the San Francisco Bay Area.


So it's not a problem  however long it takes for Bob and I to hack our way out of it.


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Owen on the 16th tee



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... and on the 15th Green


There was a lot going on at this hole. Believe it or not, Rick got out of that trap, and I missed the birdie. An equally astonishing turn of events.



Who would have thought it?


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On the 15th Tee ...

Other Bob
Owen (His gif didn't work out)
Rick
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Owen Admires New Frog Expressway


Between the 13th fairway and 12th green. This open water channel connecting Laguna Salada and Horse Stable Pond will dramatically improve the habitat for the California Red Leg Frog that lives here. It was completed despite the efforts of some misguided souls who hate the golf course more than they want to help the frog. You know who you are

BTW - Owen joined us at the turn after things were backing up in the canyon. 


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Somewhere after the turn...


Actually, we're on the 12th tee. It takes me a while to set up this shot. 

BF 45
RZ 53
MW 57

I am playing poorly. I am in danger of being forced to give up the game.


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Rick in the weeds on 10


He likes weeds.

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... and out of the trap on 7



He got out in one swing. That feels like cheating. 


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Other Bob off the tee on 5...






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Rick out of the trap on 3...


... eventually. I pick up the action on his third attempt.



Number 5 was magic. 


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Other Bob goes fishing on the first hole.


I don't think he caught anything.


Must not be using the right bait.

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Liveblogging Sharp Park


Playing with Rick and Other Bob.

Roy backed out due to being afflicted by the Zica virus.



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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Brad out of jail on 18 ...


... with a spectacular save to the 18th green. Where he missed the putt.


We lose the tournament by one stroke. Just sayin...

BK 87
PM 97
BF 102
MW 104

After a breakthrough front nine, I revert to the mean with a complete breakdown on the back.


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Bringing it home on 18

mw
Brad
Paul
Mike
Other Bob

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Other Bob is en fuego on the back...


He is chewing up the par 3's with a "closest to the pin" on 11 and a birdie on 17. 


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16th Green...


I think.


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At the turn


BK 40 
MW 47
PM 48
BF 55

The team is 10 under at the turn. Looking good for a breakthrough round.


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8th Tee





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My birdie putt on 6


Drano. For a net ace and closest to the pin.



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Bob on his way to the second green


He gets there eventually...



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Liveblogging Poppy Hills


With Brad, other Bob, and Paul. An Oracle Golf Club event.

Gorgeous day, course is beautiful, life is good. 


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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Superbowl 50 Prognostication - Silicon Valley Edition


In case you have not heard, Superbowl 50 will be played today at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, new home of the Silicon Valley Vultures, recently relocated from San Francisco.


Despite the game being played in Santa Clara, almost all of the celebrations are taking place in San Francisco. This includes "Superbowl City" - a large corporate park that required closing several blocks of city streets and public transportation for several weeks. It also included a variety of large Superbowl 50 sculptures that were strategically erected at scenic sites all over the City. And immediately vandalized. Because San Francisco.



I had no intention of visiting Superbowl City, despite the allure of $8 Bud Lights. However,  we did enjoy watching Superbowl inspired Friday night fireworks over Coit Tower.


Finally, as per usual, I am determined to make a Superbowl Prediction:

Denver Broncos 24 - Carolina Panthers 23

I am making this selection because "Defense Wins Championships." and because "The Old Guy".

Before anyone makes any investment decisions based on these predictions, you should know that your mileage may vary, you should see a doctor if your erection lasts more than four hours, and past performance does not guarantee future results.


In this case, Denver's only hope is if my prediction directly contradicts prior results.  As motivation I will continue to post the above 2014 wager shaming photo until I actually get a Superbowl prediction right. I have to revert to the mean eventually. Right? Right?