KEEPING UP WITH MILES AND ED, PETER BURNED THE COURSE
The world has to know that not only is there a stunning resemblance in looks between the Tiger and our very own Peter, there is also a similarity in their golf abilities. Last Thursday, Peter apparently chipped in for a birdie on a par 3 and dunked another for an eagle on the par 5 #13 for an incredible 76. Since our handicap system still needs to be rebuilt, we are now taking a different approach in determining course handicap. Since this 76 is only 4 off par; and since Peter’s “declared course handicap” is 11, we will simply split the difference. Hence, if everyone agrees, Peter’s course handicap should now be 7 (11-4/2). J I am sure Joe and Chang HJ will agree!
BIRDIE HUNTERS HONOR ROLL
In Peter’s 3-some with Miles and Ed, Miles got 3 birdies (2 consecutive on the tough 7th hole and on the 8th). He got another on #13. Ed was shot out of the hunt. Han got 1 on the 10th; Chang only had one this time on the 13th hole. Joe got his on the par 5 5th hole. Harry nailed a long one on the 10th hole.
PREVENTING SLOW PLAY
Peter wanted to play early so as not to miss a 1 pm appointment. Well, it is no secret that slow play has been a pet peeve everywhere and our top players have been watching too much professional golf events on TV – where tour pros read every blade of grass, every contour, and every possible break. Jim Furyk sets up to putt BUT everyone knows he will not take a putt; he always backs off at the last minute and then return to address the ball 3 hours later! Ok, I am exaggerating but hey! If you have to miss a putt for a double bogey, no sense doing it in 5 minutes!
So we consulted Peter’s brother and here is what he said:
- You don’t take more than 1 practice swing
- You don’t look at your putt 360 degrees through the green
- You putt within 15 seconds when it is your turn
- You don’t mark your 2nd putt that is within 6 inches
- You don’t wait for people to leave the green some 250 yards away before hitting your shot
- You take your shot when you get to your ball without arguing “who is away”
- You walk “briskly” to your ball and avoid “moonlight conversations on the fairway”
- You mark the score after hitting your next drive
- You never allow the foursome following to see your shadow when they prepare to hit their balls
- You finish your round in 3 hours and 45 minutes…..
INCREDIBLY ENOUGH, with Peter going off first ALONE without his “usual cohorts”, he played a QUICK GAME and SCORED like a champion. There must be a message there somewhere!
THURSDAY AT POINT ROBERTS @ 8:30 AM
FIVE (5) rain checks await the following: CHANG HJ, VINCENT, PETER, HARRY, TONY. (I am not sure if MILES was given a rain check by mistake.) Here are the 9 players who are entitled to one: ERNIE, HARRY, HAN, ED, CHANG, VINCENT, PETER, JOE, and TONY.
LAST WEEK’S WINNERS: Peter, Ernie, Han