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, Pixel 3, Pixel 6 Pro. 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...

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Near Miss at Callippe

Beautiful day for an OGC event at Callippe Preserve Golf Course. Bob and I are paired with Mark and Jay. Everyone plays their own ball, but we play as a team in a "Two Net Best Ball" event. We started hot. Jay birdied and I parred the first hole. As a team we were 4 under after 1. We finished the day 17 under par, but 2 strokes behind the winners. My "others" on 9 and 18 didn't help.

Bob insisted on documenting my drive on this hole, where I failed to reach the red tees.

Fine. But I need to maintain my "G" rating on blogger so had to censor this image. BTW here is a shot of Bob hitting his second shot out of the rough...

... into even deeper rough.  Also, here is Bob in the sand:

The highlight of the round was Mark's eagle on 14. I didn't get a pic of the approach, but bracketed the gem with his tee shots. I think this was his tee shot on 14:

He skulled his second shot 140 yards out, but it took a friendly bounce off  a green side hillock. Nobody else saw it, but Mark heard it hit the pin, disappear, and thought it might have gone in. He wisely sends Jay ahead for independent confirmation.

Jay finds it in the cup. Defying convention, Mark also hits a great tee shot on 15 after the eagle.

We were looking good on 18, heading for the clubhouse at 18 under, but the team folded like Van De Velde at the 1999 Open.

This was Bob and my scores from the carts electronic scorecard. If it wasn't obvious, I am Player 1. My only par was the first hole and...

... those nines really hurt. I finish with 111. Bob with 100. I didn't tell him that at his handicap his maximum equitable score on any hole is an 8.  He could have posted a 99. Karma's a bitch.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Lincoln Park Golf - 1st Day of the Baseball Season

On the 17th tee
Brad, Rick, me on a beautiful spring day at Lincoln Park. This is the first day of the baseball season, so I had to show my World Champion Chicago Cubs colors.

They started us off on the 9th tee, so the usual blogging sequence was a bit discombobulated.  As was the usual mid-round beer retrieval. I had to hit a hook off the first tee (11th hole) to be in position to retrieve the beers from the car parked across the road. We made it work.

Somewhere after the turn:

BK 38
MW 46
RZ 48

 Chipping contest for the extra beer on the 5th green. Rick won. 
Highlight was the 6th hole. Brad and I hit long fades (slices?) around the dogleg right, putting us in position for short approach shots. We both hit inside 6 feet. Here are the birdie putts:

I should have had it, but I'll never complain about a par.

7th Tee drives:

And the 19th hole with club sandwiches, a vegan quesadilla and a new beer discovery - Belgium Bump by Local Brewing Company - recommended by new bartender Yani.

It was a very good recommendation. Final scores:

BK - 80
MW - 93
RZ - 101

I believe this was my breakthrough round.