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10:39AM, Mon 10 November 2008

Keep off the green...

Keep off the green...

So now that i'm not playing basketball anymore, golf has become the choice of exercise. It doesnt build up much of a sweat, but nonetheless, there are good health benefits, and you feel great the next day.

So, just need to brag about something for a bit. Played Royal Ringwood yesterday, just 9 holes, first time there in a couple of years. Started terribly, hitting straight into the trees, got back onto the fairway then trees again.. Ended up with a 7 on one of the easiest par 4's you can imagine.

Got 2 more 7's in the next few holes to go with a few bogeys (i'm happy with bogey's) then got to the 7th hole, which is a straight, flat 310m par 4. After hitting a nice drive i didnt hit my second shot clean, and ended up about a metre off the front of the green. (queue music 'the eye of the tiger') The PW wasnt working for me yesterday so i took out the putter, and tried a new putting stroke (the hunchback). The putt was a right to left slope, would've been 500 ft if it was an inch, and i sunk it for birdie. The galleries errupted as i fell backwards onto the grass, and laid there staring at the skies coming to terms with the glory of the emoment.

I chose not to set foot on the green to hold the flag for Jamie and Morry. Instead i watched them putt out while standing a few feet off the edge of the green, and walked off to the 8th with a big smile. Being a 'drive for show cant putt for dough' golfer, on this day no amount of 3-putts would get me down.

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