Friday, October 7

Flashback Friday: 'First-Tee Jitters'

This one is from the archives. In fact, the below verbiage is the first entry of what was originally called "The Armchair Golfer," this golf blog, which shortly after became ARMCHAIR GOLF BLOG. (But I continued to call myself The Armchair Golfer.) I wrote this first post on September 28, 2005.

An early logo.
Well, here goes. I hope I don't top it.

Entering the first post at The Armchair Golfer is a little like teeing off on the first hole. You want to be confident ... but you're not sure at all where it's going. At least there's not a lot of you standing around, watching, like sometimes happens on the first tee.

When Chris DiMarco was lining up his winning putt on the 18th hole at the Presidents Cup on Sunday, Jack Nicklaus turned to Fred Couples, who had holed a putt on a similar line to win his match against Vijay Singh.

"Freddy, what does it do?" Jack asked.

"I don't know," Fred replied. "I just closed my eyes and hit it."

I think that's what I'll do here. Just close my eyes and hit it.

1 comment:

Glen Bonham said...

I love this post!
Gave me a little chuckle and I like that.
Sometimes you just have to go for it!