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

We heard the noise first and then saw the tree falling. There would have been no time for us to run from the falling timber had we been beneath it.

Speaking of dead trees, see the picture on the right. (read about this Arkansas Exxon Oil spill tar sands disaster 
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"Definition: A bogey is a score of 1-over par on any individual hole on a golf course. Golf holes are typically rated as par 3, par 4 or par 5, so making a bogey means:
  • Scoring 4 on a par-3 hole
  • Scoring 5 on a par-4 hole
  • Scoring 6 on a par-5 hole
When "bogey" first entered the golf lexicon, in the late 1890s, it had a different meaning, more akin to today's "par." See the FAQ, Origin of the term "bogey".
Common Misspellings: Bogie" 
(see also
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==> You can see other "U" letter posts by visiting Jenny's blog post, Alphabe- Thursday. My letter "U" portion of this post will be critiqued by Head Mistress Jenny. I always hope for a good grade from her.
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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  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.
Bonus Question:

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.

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Monday, April 08, 2013

Succinctly Yours

We're wasting our lives away hanging out with giants.

At least we aren't carrying them like the others carry their masters.

Yes but wait until ours outgrow their youth.

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Thanks to Pat and Jerry for this week's photo.  GMa's Optional Word of the Week is youth  .
GMa's Succinctly Yours Week 107 has links to other posts and gives the rules.
Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story. Maximum of 140 characters OR 140 words.


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