Golf I

August 12

The 100th Annual Resorters Golf Tournament

They call it golf because all the other four letter words were taken. ~ Raymond Floyd

August 6

So, after a day of the pro-am and two days of qualifying, today was the day the match play actually began (see Resorters Tease and Resorters Week Music, published previously herein) . . .

[The morning sun enhanced by the Canadian wildfires . . . ]

[Beauty created by climate induced destruction . . . ]

And so it goes . . . ~ Kurt Vonnegut

[Checking in with George and Tricia. They are new members to the AGC this year . . . ]

[But George is likely more famous as a member of the Fat Boys Walking Club . . . ]

[As noted in the opening photo of this post, the Super likes to hang out with local celebrities. Gordy Anderson is 100 years old and was the honorary centenarian for this, the 100th Annual Resorters Golf Tournament. Here he’s being interviewed by Joe Korkowski of the Voice of Alexandria (the interview can be found on YouTube, if one is so inclined) . . . ]

[A murderers row of other people of interest . . . ]

[Roger and Barb – Roger was last year’s tournament’s honoree. They are also famous for being one time neighbors of my mom . . . ]

[And some stand-ins for honorees who couldn’t make it . . . ]

[Club president Jerry Rose honors Gordy . . . ]

[I told Jerry I got some good shots of him . . . ]

[Jerry loves our club and it shows in his presentations . . . ]

[The audience in rapt attention . . . ]

[I think Gordy may have been telling a story about teaching Bobby Jones how to golf, or possibly something entirely different . . . ]

[Gordy still plays 3 – 4 times a week, so naturally he hit a solid opening shot of the match play tournament . . . ]

Baseball reveals character; golf exposes it. ~ Ernie Banks

When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls. ~ Henry Beard

Golf is played by twenty million, mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun. ~ Jim Bishop

I don’t like to watch golf on television because I can’t stand people who whisper. ~ David Brenner

One of the advantages bowling has over golf is that you seldom lose a bowling ball. ~ Don Carter

You know you’re on the Senior Tour when your back goes out more than you do. ~ Bob Bruce

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose. ~ Winston Churchill

Missing a short putt does not mean you have to hit your next drive out of bounds. ~ Henry Cotton

As far as swing and techniques are concerned, I don’t know diddly squat. When I’m playing well, I don’t even take aim. ~ Fred Couples

I’m about five inches from being an outstanding golfer. That’s the distance my left ear is from my right. ~ Ben Crenshaw

I can airmail the golf ball, but sometimes I don’t put the right address on it. ~ Jim Dent

[The ex-mayor, and thus a natural born storyteller . . . ]

Play Ball!!!

[Original members of the Carlos Creek Winery music fans ensemble . . . ]

[Yet they have somehow managed to maintain the necessary skills around burning containers of charcoal briquettes to prevent harm to themselves or those in their immediate area . . . ]

[Having to announce the golfers teeing off on the 10th tee . . . ]

[Was used as an excuse not to check in with their parole officers . . . ]

[Lisa Grimes, the club’s teaching pro, was somehow able to work the Resorters though on the first weekend she was playing in the U.S. Senior Women’s Championship on the far side of the country and on the second weekend in the LPGA Senior Women’s Tournament in the Twin Cities . . . ]

[She finished a more than credible middle of the pack in both events. And that’s why we have her name on the entry sign to our golf course . . . ]

[Our music event partner Dave about to tee off on the 10th tee in a Master’s First Flight match . . . ]

[Looking down the 10th fairway at a group of 8 who had to play through to determine the final 6 players to make the Men’s Championship Flight . . . ]

[And then away went Dave . . . ]

It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling. ~ Mark Twain

If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. ~ Jack Lemmon

A hole in one is amazing when you think of the different universes this white mass of molecules has to pass through on its way to the hole. ~ Mac O’Grady

I had a wonderful experience on the golf course today. I had a hole in nothing. Missed the ball and sank the divot. ~ Don Adams

There is one thing in this world that is dumber than playing golf. That is watching someone else playing golf. What do you actually get to see? Thirty-seven guys in polyester slacks squinting at the sun. Doesn’t that set your blood racing? ~ Peter Andrews

One thing about golf is you don’t know why you play bad and why you play good. ~ George Archer

[Dave won his first two matches in his flight, but after the above first match he told us he and Karin wouldn’t be coming back to the club for dinner and the Calcutta. The Super and I then jumped at that opening to avail ourselves of his reserved parking spot as the club’s masters net champion from last year. Of course, Dave and his son Chris (also a player) did return later to find his spot occupied. We laughed and laughed . . . ]

[And here are Dave and son Chris with us on the Centennial Plaza with diners and those holding Calcutta auction cards . . . ]

We learn so many things from golf—how to suffer, for instance. ~ Bruce Lansky

[It’s evening in Alexandria – do you know where your parents or grandparents are?]

The reason a pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can’t see him laughing. ~ Phyliis Diller

[The scoreboard . . . ]

Golf is the most fun you can have without taking your clothes off. ~ Chi Chi Rodriguez

[The Calcutta autioneer . . . ]

One minute you’re bleeding. The next minute you’re hemorrhaging. The next minute you’re painting the Mona Lisa. ~ Mac O’Grady

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one – particularly if he plays golf, which he usually does. ~ Bertrand Russell

Golf has probably kept more people sane than psychiatrists have. ~ Harvey Penick

The only sure rule in golf is he who has the fastest golf cart never has to play the bad lie. ~ Mickey Mantle

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five. ~ John Updike

Up Next: More Resorters appears likely . . .

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