Saturday, April 18
I Played in World’s Smallest Golf Tournament
I DON’T USUALLY WRITE about my personal golf escapades, because as busy as I am writing about golf (and other things) I’m just not playing that much. Unfortunate, but true. Besides, ARMCHAIR GOLF has morphed into a blog that covers pro golf. I certainly don’t fall into that category.
Still, I do want to tell you that I broke out the clubs today to play in a scramble event. I was invited to join a friend’s group. I didn’t have to pay an entry fee or anything. Just show up, he said. That’s a no-brainer, even for me.
The occasion was the first annual chamber of commerce tournament for our small town. (And I do mean small.) We were supposed to play last October, but the weather was so bad they postponed the tournament until the spring (today). So, I showed up, and it was a gorgeous day, perfect for golf.
Now I have a new “small town” joke for you. Ready? Here goes:
“My town is small. How small? The chamber of commerce golf tournament only had three groups.”
Only it’s not a joke!
When I arrived at the club, I walked up to check in and asked if it was a shotgun start. A guy named Derrick said no, we were all going off No. 1, starting in about five minutes. There are three groups, he added.
I smiled. Only in my town. Hey, the game or tournament must go on. We played it. I told my friend Eric on the first tee we had a lock on third. We laughed.
How’d we do?
We played our butts off and won the thing. So what if the field was a little thin? And we took home some nice cash. Really. I’m still shaking my head.
−The Armchair Golfer