Wednesday, February 01, 2006

First Birdie!

Ha. I nailed my first birdie today! That's one UNDER par (for the non-golfing crowd).

It was a 165 yard par 3, and I put my tee shot just right of the green, on a small mound above the hole. 16 feet downhill with a right to left break, I chipped with my 8 iron, and watched it pop, bounce, and stroll to the hole.

Just thought I'd share that. Now, I have to go back to work and install some stuff in a studio.

In other news conservatives hashed, liberals gnashed, and eventually, everyone went to bed. Just another day.


The Unseen One said...

HA! Excellent job, Jimbob!

*golf clap*

tom said...

first birdie EVER? or just this year....either way, you'll never forget the shot...nice description...did you whisper as you typed it?

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

First birdie ever. I just started playing again this past summer, after a 20 year hiatus (I stopped playing when I was 13). I just never had the patience for it before, but now that I've done cooled off a bit, and need to get away from the broadcast control rooms, I have an appreciation for it.

I'm not about to quit my job and join the PGA tour, but I do like to do a sotto voce David Feherty impression when I'm out there.

BTW, Tom, you've been Blogrolled here. Welcome. There's lots of Missouri between us, for better or worse, and a bit of Iowa.

Sprocket said...

Good one!

Wait till you bag your first ace! It'll wipe your birdie grin off and replace it with the strangest face you thought you never had.

But till then - wear that birdie grin with pride.

I'm not about to quit my job and join the PGA tour...

A high percentage of amateur golfers never break 100 - if you are baggin birdies you won't be of the masses of real hackers!

Mary said...

Hey congrats! It is a very sweet feeling that is hard to explain! I have been playing for a lifetime and am hoping to get my husband to start playing golf with me this summer. If not, then I hope to grow our 3 little kids into a dynamic foresome!
PS I found your homepage through your answer to my comment in Shrine of the Holy Whapping. Thanks for serving our country.

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...


Thanks for taking the time to comment. Yeah, it's a cool feeling to get a birdie, it makes me forget the other double and triple bogeys on my card for the round, that's for sure. As for service to my country, I don't feel worthy to be lauded alongside the vets and current members that have seen real hardship in uniform. Our men in women in the armed forces, for the vast majority, are all real heroes. May God bless them all. You rarely hear them complain, in stark contract to others in our country, who've never lifted a finger for our freedom, who complain all the time.