No Luck For The Irish

We arrived at six to prepare for our annual St. Paddy’s Day Tournament. Despite threating weather and amid intermittent raindrops and a steady north wind, a well-oiled machine went into action as it had done many times before.

Forty-plus carts were staged first, many laden with clubs from the previous day’s practice round. We next tackled the range. Every ball available was laid out along with ten bag stands. As the participants arrived, their sticks were added to the mix then set on their assigned carts.

As players tuned their swings on the practice area, the word came. The ominous radar image of impending doom forced cancellation of the event. But wait. They say it ain’t over till the fat lady sings and she apparently was just clearing her pipes. We were put in a holding pattern instead. If there was a way to get this in we’d give it a try. But the decision eventually became final. It was a no-go. What prize money available was distributed via random drawing.

For any brave souls remaining, an option to play afterwards was given and a handful took it. The rest packed up and headed for the tables I presume.

For us, it was the reverse order of our performance during those pre-dawn hours. Everything was put away by eleven and I headed home.

BTW, after all that preparation, hard work and angst, the wind died and the rain never came. Oh well.

Then there was this:

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6 Responses to No Luck For The Irish

  1. Frank Michaels says:

    Lancaster gives new meaning to the term ‘hole-in-one…”

  2. ahh Mishele Wie witha 74 tuday….not gooda hita only 3 farways….mrust be tuf driving course.

  3. rich says:

    “Natalie Gulbis has withdrawn from the LPGA Founders Cup because of malaria contracted during the tour’s Asian swing.”

    So was the LPGA trying to prevent bad PR during the Asian portion of the schedule?

    If I remember correctly Butch Harmon suggested both Natalie and another player had it but the LPGA denied it.

    If it wasn’t trying to temporarily delay the news because of a PR move why would it deny it? Does it take that long to diagnose it?

    I realize you may not know any of these answers but was just thinking out loud.

    I, along with many others, are willing to volunteer to take care of Natalie :)

    Hope she recovers quickly.

    • lawyergolfer says:

      reports had Natalie feeling ok after a few days so the feeling was no malaria but then symptoms reappeared and thus the release of malaria. I doubt the LPGA will fold because she contracted it over seas….must be a conspiracy right?

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