Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

When a crime is committed and no one is there to see it happen, it is still a crime. In golf, there is one thing that can happen may not be properly claimed when it occurs, a hole in one. Generally speaking, if no one witnesses someones claim of a single shot from the tee box dropping into the hole, it did not happen.

But dammit, I saw it this morning so I am going to claim it. I was on the tee box on hole number 18, 116 yards from the flag. I had a 9 iron in my hand to fight the slight left to right breeze and my last thought before beginning my swing was you are trying for a 124 yard shot, swing easy.

Well, I did not quite hit the ball 124 yards, when it landed on the green it was about five feet short of the flag stick. I watched it bounce once and roll up to the hole, then into the hole. I immediately looked around to see if there was anyone close by that might have seen it go in, no one.

One good thing about it though, tradition states that anyone that gets an ace has to buy a round for everyone in the club house, but if no one saw it, and since there wasn't anyone in the club house at the time, it saved me a little cash. I did tell a few people to have a beer on me. I guess when I get my next statement I'll find out if they took me up on it.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Unconscious Mind

I'm reading a book called Zen Golf. Mastering the Mental Game. The premise is to let your intuitive mind control your actions, not your thinking mind.

Now I have not worn a watch for so long I can't really remember when I stopped. But today, my thinking mind asked what time it was and my head turned down to look at my left wrist.

I think the message may be getting through since my mind had me look where a watch would normally be.

Either that or I am rapidly losing what little mind I have....I prefer to accept the former!