Have you missed Strokes Gained Retired? It’s been almost a month since I was heading to the Tour on the Shore opener at Bay Creek in Cape Charles, VA ready for the first big tournament of the year. I got the practice round in that Friday and never played the weekend. In fact, I’ve only played a few rounds of casual golf over the past month. Sometimes life just comes at you from all sides at once. We (Sue & I) been through a series of personal and family issues that have basically sidelined everything else so that we could focus on more important things. With that, I’m happy to say that we’re back and optimistic about the future. There’s still stuff going on on – as there is with every family – but it seems the worst is over.
After a wonderful dinner at the Beach Club last night, the 10 of us teed it up on Dye Fore for Day 2 of the trip’s Stableford Tournament. We just made the times and had no opportunity to warm-up, hit any shots or practice any putts. It was right to the tee on Chavon and go! It was going to take a few holes just to get loose. Continue reading
I’d forgotten that golf is hard.
Welcome to our game of Wolf at Dye Fore – a Pete Dye course at Casa De Campo Resort that is, in a word, a Beast! We played the Chavon / Marina nines from the Blue Tees at about 6500 yards. Continue reading
The weather has been pretty cold and wet for the past couple of weeks and I haven’t gotten out to play until yesterday (Saturday, 1-19-19). Mike, Dave, Steve and I braved cloudy and low 40’s temps to get in a game of Wolf before our trip to Casa de Campo (more on that later).
The range was bleak as our only practice had been at 24 X 7 Golf in Millville using the simulator. The course was still a bit soggy and we had to use the mats to warm up.
It was our usual Wolf Game and I did a little better than last time shooting 75 with a double and 3 bogeys. I was up 14X after the front nine and ended up 16X overall. Putting is still an issue and I ran out of gas on the last two (2) holes – limping home with a double on 17 (water ball) and a bogey on 18 (missed 6 footer). Click here for my scorecard if interested (Jeff’s Card)
My highlight of the day was number 4. I went Wolf (doubling the value of that hole) based on what I thought was a good drive. It was me against the other three (3) players and they doubled on the tee, knowing that my drive had caught the trees on the left and fell short – I should have paid more attention on the tee. Continue reading
March 26, 2018
Well it finally happened and I have officially retired after 15 years in the mortgage business in our resort towns. I’ve been contemplating this move for the past year and Sue & I decided that now is the right time to give up the stress and enjoy life more. I’m not getting any younger as most of you know
I’m going to continue with the blog, writing mostly about local issues golf, and retirement life. I know I will see most of you around our beautiful resort towns and I look forward to continuing the friendships that have developed over the years.
If you don’t see Sue & I at the Parkway, you’ll definitely be able to find me on the golf course somewhere. All the very best to everyone one of you and thank you for all of your help and loyalty over the years.