My golf game stinks

I played 9 holes this morning before coming to work.  It is hard to find time to play 18 – it is rare that I have 5 hours straight but I can usually find a couple hours to play 9.  Lately the weather has been crappy when I have some time so I haven’t been out in a while.

I usually play at MacGregor Downs in Cary, NC.  The front 9 has a tough first hole – about 400 yards with part of Lake MacGregror right in front of the green.  Since I don’t usually hit the ball a mile, I tend to have a long approach over the water and today was no exception.  After chunking my second shot, I chipped into the lake and then did it again!  Nothing like starting your round with a 9 on the first hole.  Chipping is my nemesis – I tend to get tentative which causes me to decelerate which results in short or chunked chip shots.  Need to work on that.  I trippled the second so I was +8 after two holes.  Played the other 7 at +6 including pars on the 8 and 9 for a 54.  Lovely.  The weather was nice and it was good to get out and hit the ball.

I really like the new Golf Pride grips I had put on all my clubs.  I started with just my wedges but did the rest recently and I think they help a lot.  As shown by my score, I could use all the help I can get.

VU – the definition of the bubble!

Villanova UniversityAfter an awesome game against Syracuse yesterday, Villanova lost to Georgetown today.  Man do I hate losing to Georgetown.  Had VU won, they were pretty much a lock for the tournament but now – I don’t know.  They truly are the definition of the  bubble.  We’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out but I will be on a plane to Tokyo so I won’t know until much later.  Ahhhg.

Bad thing about the Big East (or any conference tournament) during work is it is hard to watch it.  We can’t get CATV or sattelite here at work and I couldn’t find it on the Internet so I was left to monitor the ESPN gamecast.  Not quite the same as watching it.  Today I found a new source – was running a live blog essentially transcripting the game.  Between the live blog and the gamecast, it was about as good as I could have hoped.  Would have been nice to find it on Internet radio somewhere.  Hoping there aren’t any more conference bids stollen!