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Re: Golf and Guitars

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:14 pm
by Paul C
Walk like a man

Indian summer days are dwindling. (No need to say dwindling down, by the way, just dwindling.) So I thought I would tee it up and take advantage of the weather and almost free round of golf.

Strode to the first tee as a single, and for my non-golfer readers, that basically means I don't have any friends to play with. So it's me and three other guys waiting to go.

I'll tell you this now so it makes sense later. One fellow had an unusual practice swing routine. He swung as hard and fast as he could and then when he went to hit the ball, he slowed his swing down considerably. I asked him later as we were walking what his thinking was about his pre-shot routine. He said he swings too fast in his real swing so he wants to, in effect, get it out of his system and hopefully swing slower and thus more rhythmically when it counts. Golf will make you do and try strange things.

So on the first tee, three of us have hit our drives and the fellow steps up, takes his practice swing and I'm thinking well, at least we'll play fast, which is good. He steps into his stance to take his real swing and I begin walking to follow his ball. My brain immediately starts screaming to my body, "Stop, stop walking sequence, the golfer is still in his backswing!" The body responds to the brain: Walking sequence has already commenced firing, sir, we can't stop it!

The next thing I know, I've tripped over my feet and am now lying on the ground in a semi-fetal position. Of course, proceedings on the teebox come to halt as everyone rushes over to see if I'm ok. I'm ok, I say, I think I'll just lay here a moment and look at the grass. Why stuff like this happens to me ON A SEEMINGLY REGULAR BASIS, is beyond me.

The round gets underway and I can just imagine later what others might be saying as they walk up a parallel fairway.

Hey, look at the guy over there.
The one with the fast practice swing?
No, the other guy. Everytime he tries to walk he falls down.
Poor bastard.

Re: Golf and Guitars

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:42 am
by norcalvol
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Re: Golf and Guitars

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:42 pm
by Paul C
Best band I've heard in a long, long time. I have a lot of ruminating to do because of them...



Re: Golf and Guitars

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:22 pm
by LesMurray
Reminds me of this Johnny Cash cover:


Re: Golf and Guitars

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:14 pm
by Paul C
Take heed...


Re: Golf and Guitars

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:16 pm
by Paul C
Up against the wall. Up against the wall motherfucker. Tear down the wall.

Re: Golf and Guitars

PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:51 pm
by Paul C

Re: Golf and Guitars

PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:13 pm
by Paul C

Re: Golf and Guitars

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:32 am
by Mashie72
After all, this is what we are doing here @ ABS, right?






Re: Golf and Guitars

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 3:38 pm
by norcalvol
Happy birthday, Bob.