Wednesday, March 06, 2013

— My Alphabe-Thursday (2nd), the letter "P" / Thursday Two Questions —


What is my golf cart doing here?

."P" is for Player.  In golf scrambles, I am a "D" Player because my golf handicap is a 33 per this month's Handicap Report.

Hi Jim H,

Club: Bentwater Country Club
GHIN #: 6xxxxxxxxxx
Effective: 03/01/2013
Low Handicap Index:
Handicap Index

"D" Player's are a valuable asset to their team in several ways:
1. The heavy hitters' balls go out of bounds often with their long hits. Mine is shorter and consequently, even not exactly straight ahead it doesn't go far enough in its errant way to get out of bounds.
2. I get two points added to almost every hole. That means a par or birdie (I get those occasionally) will be a minus two or three.
3. My putting and chipping on a normal day is better than my handicap shows.  That means that I will have more of my putts and chips used for scoring than the other three.
4. When I have a bad shot I don't cry for very long.  "D" Players are expected to have one or two bad shots on every hole.
5. I only have to play golf two times a week to keep a handicap of this magnitude.
6. When I reach age 104 I will be playing my age if I can keep this number (and live that long).  Golfers like to be able to play their handicap.  My friend, Everett W, who is over age 90, plays his handicap or better quite often.

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==>  You can see other "P" letter posts by visiting Jenny's blog post, Alphabe- Thursday. My letter "P" portion of this post will be critiqued by Head Mistress Jenny. I always hope for a good grade
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Now for my Thursday Two Questions.

My last post last week was about an "O" word, Oh!!!  It referred to my exclamation when something went wrong. Last week that wrong was when I washed my camera in the washing machine.  I am in the process of getting a new one from Amazon [dot] com.  I'll let you know next week.

My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):.

1. What sport do you participate in that judges your skill with a rating number or title?
Also when I was bowling with a team my average was kept.  We would be evened out by something similar to a handicap but I cannot remember much about that part.

2. Does your spouse or mate participate in a sport? Mrs. Jim plays golf with the ladies two times a week. Her skill level is similar to mine. .

Bonus Questions:

1. What is your favorite "O" word?
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==>   My post is for Amanda at her Thursday Two Questions blog, Self Sagacity.

In the top picture I had parked my golf cart and was looking for my ball. It was definitely in the 'roughs.'

Look in the center of this picture. Here, I have found my ball.

It appears to be in an unplayable lie. That means I have to pick it up and put it where the rules will allow. Doing that costs me two strokes.

==>   Be sure to check out all of my posted New Zealand and Australia pictures. You can do that by clicking here (Our 2012-2013 New Zealand and Australia).

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I really know nothing about golf (except a video game version I was quite good at in the mid nineties), so this was interesting to read!
We don't really do sport. R does Wing Chun( Kung Fu) and I do Zumba :P I don't really know much about golf also but I do know that the lower the number the better your ranking is ..that's correct?

Dominique@Dominique's Desk
H I loved your post sadly I am divorced . I used to watch son play rugby and YEARS ago I played basket ball to a hi standard . I would love to be a rounders player still but sadly back does not allow so I just play Mum , it's an ok pastime , don't get s order but if I did I recon my son would give me zero he likes to wind me up wait till his own children grow up tee hee.
Golf is very popular here on the Costa del Golf!! But I don't play - maybe will take it up when work eases up a bit!!

Nice post, Jim!
The only sport that comes to mind is tennis, but I don't play with a club or anything. I'm lucky to return a ball when it's served to me. Hey, it's all about fun!

DH shoots a few hoops or tosses the football with DS when we visit his parents. They have a nice big yard for doing that sort of thing. But, playing a structured type sport? They the answer will be, nope!

Geez, you washed your camera in the washing machine! That's too bad. Was it one of those tiny point n' shoot cameras which fit into your pocket? If so, I can see how easy that would be to do.

Good questions!
1. I don't participate in sports anymore. I workout and that's it.

2. Hubby doesn't participate in any sports either and he just works out.

3. My 'O' word is optimism
n. - The optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well
n. - A general disposition to expect the best in all things

Have a terrific day. ☺
I play golf also! I don't know what my handicap is, but I'm pretty sure it's over 20. I love being outside though and my best friend plays also. Can't wait for better weather so we can pick up our Sunday games again....
I don't know nothing about Golf, my son plays but we don't !
Hate to be boring but know very little about golf either! :)

I don't currently participate in a sport unless you can count blogging as sport. :-) It gives me numbers when my blog is doing well, the number drops in Alexa. When it is slow, it gives me a high number. That is the only sport right now that I really pay attention to. SO and I used to play tennis quite often before our daughter came, and in tennis we kept scores all the time.
What is your golf cart doing there :)
1. I don't participate in any sport :) Maybe I will when I can.
2. No. My husband is working alot and when he does get time home, he just wants to relax. I think I should encourage him to find a club :)

My O word is Obedience. It's something even adults struggle with.

Have a lovely weekend Jim!
We don't play any sports, Dr Jim :)

O for opportunity, optimistic and obedience.
My husband has gotten to be a pretty avid golfer since he retired.

I, however, am not a big participator in any sport. (I did try golfing, but it didn't like me...)

I don't play any sport as I am disabled..So question number 1, I have no answer!

As for question number 2--I don't have a spouse or mate either :-(
I don't play any sport as I am disabled..So question number 1, I have no answer!

As for question number 2--I don't have a spouse or mate either :-(
Is watching inane TV a sport?


I used to get a lot of exercise running after Grandlittles!

Illness has made that impossible...but I still exercise my mouth a lot smarting off!

Thanks for a cute link this week.


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