Thursday, April 11, 2013
More golfing? — My Alphabe-Thursday (2nd), the letter "U" / Thursday Two Questions —
"U" is for Ugly Hole. I learned that name from a friend this Tuesday at golf so today I will be talking about golf course holes.
Why are these holes Ugly? We played 'scramble' golf yesterday with three teams of four players in each.
According to my friend, a hole is Ugly if the group cannot make par for that hole. Although our group won, we did not make par for these two holes pictured.
The top picture is of hole # 9 on the Westwood Golf Club course in Conroe, Texas.
It was our first hole to not make par, we made one shot over, a bogey. The second picture, here on the bottom is hole #11 which we also bogeyed.
We were fortunate to have made five birdies (one under par) so we could net three under par to win for this day's play.
Besides playing golf we had some excitement also. A dead tree which died because of our drought last year fell. The large old tree fell straight down, crashing through smaller trees and undergrowth below it. That was an Ugly situation.
Speaking of dead trees, see the picture on the right. (read about this Arkansas Exxon Oil spill tar sands disaster link)
- Scoring 4 on a par-3 hole
- Scoring 5 on a par-4 hole
- Scoring 6 on a par-5 hole
Now for my Thursday Two Questions.
My post last week was about the "T" word Tree. I failed to give you the official link for Tree Huggers. It is http://www.treehugger.com/. I subscribe (free) to their newsletter and updates.
My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):.
1. What is your relationship with golfing vocabulary?
2. What do you think about being away from your spouse or other for five or six hours to go off and play golf or do other activities?
For me it is okay. Mrs. Jim plays golf with her lady on Tuesdays and Fridays, plays bridge with two different groups twice monthly (total four), and attends the ladies' luncheon each month at church.
She also does a lot of work without me for the local Family Promise as she is a board member and treasurer for them. I give her moral support for that and sometimes we collaborate on how to make her Quickbooks work for her.
1. What is your favorite "U" word?
==> My Questions here are for Amanda at her Thursday Two Questions blog, Self Sagacity. Please visit her there for her questions and links to other partakers of her fun blogging idea.
2. If hubby wanted to play I wouldn't have a problem with it one bit, but he doesn't like golf either.
3. Unique is my favorite 'U' word today.
Have a terrific day. ☺
Have come across numerous "uglies" in my travels around the world (fruit etc) but not on the golf course!
Interesting post, Jim!
I call those holes "card destroyers"...
2) I am getting use to my SO being away for so long at work everyday. I think if he was golfing, I would miss not being there, or upset that he is not doing the chores on the honey do list. I rather that he picked an activity that I too can join. Right now we have Trinity and everything we do has to be Trinity friendly, so that saves a lot of fights I am sure. :-)
Glad you are able to go and play golf with your pals. Sounds like you have some apart time from Mrs.Jim, and you both are very active...I want to be that way when I am retired.
My favorite "U" words are ubiquitous, unilateral, and Unadilla (a town in Dooly County, Georgia).
glad the tree was not near you! yikes!
1. I don't golf. (My husband does.) Mostly I hear expletives or some derivation thereof! (just kidding!) (well, sort of)
2. Getting away can be very healthy and refreshing. We don't always do (or like to do) exactly the same things.
I don't know if I have a favorite U word. I do like the word umbrage which I wrote about for the last round of Alphabe-Thursday.
Thanks for the compliments on my blog!
2. I don't mind being away from my spouse. Everyone needs their own space.
U is for Universal love :)
My golf vocabulary is zero.
Unique is my favourite U letter word.
There is a golfing vocabulary?
Okay. Yeah. I guess that answered your question.
One of my Uncles was killed by a tree that fell exactly like that. My Aunt was working in her kitchen and he didn't come back from his walk in the woods. Yikes. At least they said it was quick!
Thanks for a unique link this week Jim! Sorry I can't impress with you with more golf words! ha!
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