Always tweaking something!

Tis the season!

Day 3519

For the uninitiated, that Day #### is how many days since I gave up the evil cigarettes, cold turkey but with a plan. It’s one of the main reasons I started this blogging nonsense in the first place – 9 years, 8 months and 19 days ago. But who’s counting?

The real reason for this post is to finally welcome spring to the snow belt. Even the largest piles of snow in the parking lots are almost gone, the creeks are all way over their banks in typical spring flood mode, you can’t look outside without seeing a robin, and as some others have noted, you can’t look anywhere inside and not find a wad of cat hair sticking to something.

Plus, it was in the low 70’s when I left work yesterday. I just happened to have my golf clubs in the truck, so I swung by the driving range to test drive my spankin’ new driver & three wood (3 fairway metal? There’s no wood in these things anymore). Boy, have I been depriving myself hitting a 20 year old driver and 45 year old 3 wood (actual wood – persimmon).

The new driver got a name. Hank.

Why Hank? Because he hammers the CRAP outta the ball. So he’s going to be known forever more as Hammerin’ Hank. Well, at least until I get older and can’t swing like I’m trying to jump out of my shoes anymore. Thought that was going to happen when I hit 50. But last year I was still out driving the younger guys in my league with my 20 year old driver and 54 year old back. Now with the new gear? Hah. Yesterday I was aiming at the 250 yard flag and getting the ball there on the fly. Used to be doing well to carry 230 and rolling out to 260 or 270. Those 20 extra yards are going to help. There’s the added benefit of having a larger sweet spot on the club face too. That just makes the club more forgiving of less than perfect hits (of which I have plenty!), so even bad shots won’t be as bad. All this will hopefully add up to a better, more competitive year of golf.

Of course, then there’s this:

You see that?  79 Monday and 39 Tuesday?  For daily highs?

You see that? 79 Monday and 39 Tuesday? For daily highs?

 

Monday evening looks like it’s going to be a doozy!

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7 responses

  1. I fell asleep when you were talking about your golf club, but I like what you said about finding cat hair stuck to everything, lmao! And holy crapz, you are nearly 10 years FREE of vile tobaccooooooo!!! WOOOOOT!!!! You are awesome!!!

    April 12, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    • Brian

      I can see how the golf club discussion might have been a little dry for the non-player. I’ll make sure to keep some pet references in the posts for you. Or grand children references! We’ll be over run with the little things come September. Gonna be a blast!

      April 14, 2014 at 10:41 am

      • Thank you. You know I’m just teasin’ you, right?

        April 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      • Brian

        Absolutely! You know I’m still going to whine about golf & bowling because I know you love it so. But I will throw in the odd pet reference just to keep you off balance.

        April 16, 2014 at 8:29 am

  2. sillyone

    10 years – fabulous!
    Weather has turned here as well, but we are already creeping up to the 90’s and will be over the 100 mark by mid-May.

    April 14, 2014 at 10:01 am

  3. I’m testing this again to see if I can leave you message congratulationing you on being tabacco free and spring. 🙂

    April 14, 2014 at 10:35 am

  4. HA! I found a way around it!!

    April 14, 2014 at 10:35 am

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