Monday, June 29, 2009

Margo's Croning

Had Family and Friends over for Margo's Croning Ceremony. This is a family tradition. Last year mine was comingled with our 20th wedding anniversary. This year we remembered to have a cake for Mickey's birthday, but had to use #8 again, it has served well through several of our birthdays. What a great party. Margo is well loved.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Lamb Roast

We travel to Port Townsend, Washington to Visit Eva and Jonathan for Solstice and Boom Fest and B-day Party for Josh.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Zoo Concert

We attend the Femi Kuti and Positive Force show at the Oregon Zoo. Got to see the baby elephant, but aparently didn't take a picture of that, Rode Max to the Zoo from NE Portland.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

W.M.D. destroyed

Against Weapons of Mass Destruction? Thank an Oregonian. Story.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Oregon Senator Merkley

Also from Crooks and Liars.  Jeff Merkley on Health Care.

C & L sent me here

His Vorpal Sword.  Here.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Publinks Scorecard

12th Oregon Public Links

Sandpines Golf Links  Florence Oregon

Par 72   Black Tees  6887 Yards

Par         4-4-5-43-3-4-5-3-4  36   4-3-5-4-4-4-4-3-5  36   72

1st rnd    6-5-5-6-4-6-6-3-5  46  5-3-6-4-5-5-4-3-5  40   86
2nd rnd   5-5-5-4-7-5-6-3-5  45   4-3-8-6-4-6-4-4-5  44   89

ringer  5-5-5-4-4-5-6-3-5  42   4-3-6-4-4-5-4-3-5  38   80

Monday, June 8, 2009

Public Links State Championship

Played in the Oregon Golf Association Public Links Championship this past weekend at Sandpines Golf Links in Florance Oregon.  Drove down Friday for a practice round, really windy and cold, just like in April the first time I played the course, shot 85.  In the championship I shot 86 first round, and 89 final round.  My first tee ball took a big hop left sideways into the salal, lost ball, a 6 on my first hole.  Called a two stroke penalty on myself on 12th hole the second day for taking an improper drop.  My nearest relief was in the fairway, and I stupidly dropped in the rough, slightly further away.  The rule is "nearest relief through the green", and there is no difference between rough and fairway, both are through the green.  One other bad hole, I topped my drive right into a pond, then butchered the second ball into a very deep bunker, got out nicely, tough pitch to the green, great putt, just missed, 7.  The hole I took the penalty strokes, I had casual water twice, and had to hit off the concrete cart path, because my relief in that case was in the shrubbery.  Almost got up and down from the cart path, for a great 7, tapped in for 8.  

All my bad shots were just completely horrible, topped shots, pushed drives.  At least I putted well.  That putting lesson from Jackie Burke last week helped.  Only one three putt in 72 holes and I should have chipped that one I was so far from the hole.  Missed every birdie putt, but always around the hole, lots of tap in pars and great save putts.  Really I drove the ball terrible, it could of been worse.  Finished T47.  Wrap-up.  

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Jackie Burke

Jackie Burke, 1958 Masters and PGA Champion in the Muirfield Village 

clubhouse, thoughts on Putting:

“You roll it with your hand first in your mind and then you pick up a stick and do the same thing with your hand.

“Anything that will make your mind think about a roll, not a hit. You can’t time a hit, but you can time rolling a ball. You’ll not rush it. You putt the break line, never a cup. Try to get the ball on the line.”