So it was on a cloudy and occasionally brisk Superbowl Sunday morning- yes morning- as 11 brave souls ventured out blinking in AM no less- to allow for some shameless old fashioned American consumption later in the day at on their couches watching the Superbowl.
While your humble author may not speak for the other groups who competed in these less than ideal conditions, our group (myself, Davey "MFing" D, Jeremy "Parking Lot", and Johnny "Football #'s" Quest) started on hole three, and we watched as the wind carried three of our first four drives and deposited them harmlessly away from the basket. We were quickly reminded us that on a day like that day, a kick in par was nothing to be disappointed in.
Despite the images of Vince nailing 50 foot putts every other hole, and a blurry image of Jim calmly knocking down some 25 footers, little was heard from the other groups. In fact, little was heard from our group, and after the first four holes, I felt lucky have hit some nerve racking, wind buffeted par saves to stay even. When my drive on seven was immediately elevatored into another dimension, forcing a rare re-tee, things did not look good for the sun bronzed, rested golfer who hadn't so much as pick up a disc for over three weeks. Calmly my thoughts turned to the ace pool, to the Superbowl, to the ice bowl. As the say in Mexico- "Manana" (and they have that cool key on the keyboard with the squiggly line over the n so you can spell manana correctly)
But on this day, there was no tomorrow, only yesterday, and Parky Brewster started hitting birdies, 6 in all, with more than one legitimate ace run mixed in, to climb back into contention. With the smooth pull of opening a cold tecate on a hot sunny afternoon, he slid a 30 footer in on 15, then got thru the 17/18 gauntlet unscathed (bogey bird combo) and by the time his kick in bird on 2 rattled home he was all alone in 1st place, 3 below his handi.
Only one other player was able to best there handi on this day- Greg- to take second place and secure his third straight tourney in the money (I believe)
The scores (not handied) are below, and I do not dare deface the beauty of the disc with our logo on it above with my ugly mug. See you all next Sunday.
Rye Bread -1
Nate D +7
E Hems -6