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Discussion: You keep setting PR's! is ...

in: chitownclark; chitownclark > 2016-11-23

Nov 23, 2016 4:10 PM # 
matzah ball:
You keep setting PR's! is that because there are so many courses to re-visit or because of steady constant improvement?
Nov 23, 2016 4:16 PM # 
Ha ha! Couldn't be that I'm actually getting BETTER!

As any golfer will tell you, some days you have it; some days you don't. Yesterday I just seemed to 'have it.' Dunno whether it was the Koreans keeping the round light and fun, greater focus on my part because they were watching every shot, or just that I'm getting a better, longer, more accurate swing.

But a fun round, despite the 6 hrs of commuting time, there and back. And the long-term plan, for which golf is a very good sport, is to continue to develop my swing, become more confident in taking reasonable risks (such as a shot 150-yds over water to the green), and slowly reduce my handicap to something respectable.
Nov 28, 2016 7:15 PM # 
After all the golk you better get better. all those classes must be paying off...but 6 hours to play seems a bit on the long side. You could of drove down to st louis in less time.
Nov 28, 2016 8:17 PM # 
Ha ha! Well after all the O you do, you'd better get better! Both sports depend upon dealing with Mother Nature successfully! And improvement takes a certain amount of luck!

Actually I LIKE riding trains and buses. Much better than trying to drive a car in our endless traffic jams. Trying to drive out to that distant golf course from my house in downtown Chicago, and back again in the afternoon, in morning and afternoon rush hours...I think that would have taken nearly as long. And more dangerous, frustrating, and expensive. Who likes sitting in stop-and-go traffic for hours? Instead I was reading the paper and doing a crossword on the train and bus.

Not to mention the extra cost. I probably don't spend more than $1000/year on transit fares and the occasional taxi and rental car. Compare that to the nearly $10 000/yr they estimate as the total cost of car ownership. And since it has been almost 40 years I've been without a car, that $9 000/yr savings compounds to over $1 million at the average rate the stock market appreciates.

And now that Orlyn's no longer in St Louis, why would I go down there? I notice you're not going to the Turkey-O anymore. Eric won the event last Saturday...his report is here.

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