The Running Brothers, our Dad, Larry and our cousin, Beau all participated in a golf tournament this past Sunday. I had not been golfing since December and I know that my brother has not been playing much either since he has been too busy with work. However, I knew that I would not have to be performing at my best for this golf tournament as many of the people who were entered had no idea how to play golf.
We made our way slowly around the golf course and on the first par 3, on a 180 yard hole, I pulled out my 6 iron and “stroked” a beautiful shot that hit the green and rolled up towards the pin. The ball landed on the green and slowly rolled towards the hole. I raised my hands in the air anticipating the ball dropping into the hole for my very first hole in one. But, the ball didn’t drop. We drove up to the green and saw that somehow the ball had rolled directly behind the hole by about two inches. How it didn’t drop, I had no idea.
We skipped a few holes, in order to pass some of the beginning golfers and made up for those few missed holes by playing some holes twice. Once we passed those golfers, it was smooth sailing for us. On another 180 yard par 3 on the back nine, I stuck a 5 iron to 14 feet 10 inches which was good enough to win one of the closest to the pin prizes, a free round of golf for me and a friend at El Prado golf course.
On the 17th hole, a straight par 5, my brother and I narrowly missed hitting the green in two and after missing our short eagle chips, settled for birdies. When the round was over, I had shot an 81, while Rocky shot an 88. Both great scores for us. When all was said and done, I had the second best score of the tournament, losing by one stroke to the first place guy. All in all, we had a great time golfing and were happy to get out and play some golf with family and friends.
After our round of golf, we played a soccer game, too. We ended up winning 4 to 1. It was an easy game and an easy victory.
Our Mystery Challenge had to be postponed in order to enter the tournament. Expect an update on the date to our next Mystery Challenge.