Friday, August 12, 2016 – Yesterday at Walden Pond or If Samuel Taylor Coldridge Had Played Golf


Friday, August 12, 2016 – Yesterday at Walden Pond or If Samuel Taylor Coldridge Had Played Golf

If Samuel Taylor Coldridge had played golf the poem might have been called The Time of the Ancient Golfer. It would have a stanza like this:

Water water everywhere and oh the boards did shrink.

Water water everywhere and oh the balls did sink.

I only hit two into the water yesterday. The golf course at Walden is a beautiful course with teeny tiny little green areas surrounded by lots of really big water (Lake Conroe) and other assorted wetlands and more sand bunkers that a secret  government facility. My success with the water was overshadowed by the at least six strokes I lost in the bunkers. I lost count of both strokes and bunkers.

The difference between a sand trap and water hazard is the difference between a car crash and an airplane crash. You have a chance of recovering from a car crash.  – Bobby Jones

Even with water, sand and tiny greens, I did not finish last about of about 50 players.  Given that I had never played the course, broke my distance device and actually finished in a heat that could have only come from the Breath of Hell, I was happy.

Today’s HWIT is very late because I had to make an emergency trip to The Woodlands to get this. If you are a golfer, you know exactly what it is. If you are not a golfer, it is a big ugly watch.

Garmin (461x800)

See you on the tee box!

 

One response to “Friday, August 12, 2016 – Yesterday at Walden Pond or If Samuel Taylor Coldridge Had Played Golf

  1. Barbara Hawkins

    Quoting from a book we have called Spectacular Golf of Texas: A phase often associated with a with a high quality golf course is “you have to use every club in your bag.” The 11th, stretching almost 600 yards over and around trees, sand and water – not to mention the possibility of a gusty wind on the point – is about as challenging a par-5 as can be found in Texas. The Dallas Morning News has named this hole both one of the prettiest holes and one of the toughest par-5 in Texas. Golf Magazine has named it one of the top 500 holes in the world. All this to say, with the brutal heat and no measuring device – you played good! We are raising our Yeti’s to you!!

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