August 31, 2017
My player is Wanassa Zhou.
Decent start. -1
At one time there were 58 alternates for this week and now there are none. A weak field in Portland, an important Chinese tournament and out of the way travel has taken its toll.
I was hanging around the check-in table during yesterday’s pro-am when a conversation between a contestant and the registrar led to an unusual subject. Both had heart surgery and were comparing procedures. Reminded me of the scene in Jaws where Quint and Matt Hooper were trying to outdo each other with tales of physical maladies due to their life experiences.
Then there was this:
In Harvey’s wake, Houston golf community confronts devastation, maintains perspective
August 27, 2017
Arrived at 2:30 in the afternoon.
Left Columbus MS Thursday morning. It was a short drive to Holly Springs National Forest ranger station in Oxford, Mississippi to pick up my lifetime America The Beautiful pass for $10. A computer snafu had me waiting but didn’t make much difference to me.
Those bastards at Pep Boys tried to eff me again. Ever since Harris MI (barley started after sitting for a few days), I knew my battery was on its last legs and this morning I got another warning. Stared slow so I decided on a replacement.
A few days earlier, I received an email from Pep Boys stating that the $15 credit I earned form my fuel pump replacement was going to expire at the end of next month. The only store along my route was in Springfield MO so I scheduled a stop and overnight stay.
After all was said and done, the bill came to $130. A little steep I thought but paid it none the less and went along my way. Then I decided to scrutinize the charges. Noticed extras I wasn’t told about and they didn’t even apply my credit. Back I went and received a $30 refund. That’s more like it. If you ever decide to use Pep Boys, make sure all charges are explained before authorizing repairs. They always add on extras. Then get a second opinion.
Omaha was my next stop. Used some reward points and received a free night at the Rodeway Inn. Sweet.
AC acting up again. Made an appointment at Firestone in Omaha for this morning but they didn’t have it and couldn’t fit me in. Will stop there again on the 4th on the way to Garden City. The recharge is free but need to find the leak.
Before you suggest getting another car, I’d rather pay a few hundred than many thousands. Still runs great. Oops! Just put it on myself. 😦
August 20, 2017
Hung out with Country Club Mike at Mossy Oak yesterday. He was working the grill and doing a superb job as ambassador for the club.
Beautiful day for dogs, burgers and brats.
Decided to go up to Sioux Falls after all. Working for Wanassa Zhou then Kendall Dye in Garden City.
Then there was this:
Judge grants Augusta National request to temporarily halt green jacket auction
Laura Davies to compete in men’s European Senior Tour event
August 9, 2017
I’ve been battling a sore throat and cough for the last two weeks. OTC drugs haven’t made a dent so I went to Urgent Care down the road. They gave me a steroid shot and prescription for a decongestant and antibiotic. Told to change my tooth brush every five days to avoid re-contamination. Found a six pack for $1. Made in China of course. Who knows what they made them from?
The nurse practitioner and her aide swear I resemble Jon Voight. In fact, one said we could be twins. I got that before. In fact, in Toledo once a guy said to his buddy, “Hey look, Jon Voight is caddying.” True story.
Got another job offer on the Symetra. That makes three but they all have me going all the way back to Sioux Falls. That’s 1,000 miles. Have to think hard before agreeing.
To paraphrase the late Johnnie Cochran: “If it doesn’t fit, you can’t commit.”
Tell me that wasn’t good. 🙂 🙂
August 8, 2017
“By valor and arms” the Mississippi state motto.
Left early yesterday and made it to Columbus MS by 5:30 in the PM. Cheep gas and comfort food along the way. I’m hoping to get some work at Mossy Oak during my open-ended hiatus.
Pissing down rain today and the rest of the week doesn’t look promising. Could be staying indoors a lot and continuing my quest for the best chicken in garlic sauce.
Got a couple of offers for Sioux Falls and Garden City but if things work out here (or even if they don’t), the 2,200 mile loop to those venues then on to El Dorado AR is cost prohibitive. Only 250 miles from here to AR.
The need, for internet speed. I have it at the Motel 6. One of the fastest I’ve seen on the road. May activate my Netflix account.
Included is a big ass TV with plenty of stations and all HBOs. Fridge/micro round off the amenities.
August 6, 2017
My player is Ruixin Liu.
-3 has us tied for 4th..
How about this for a royal kick in the gonads. On the eight hole Rachael tells me she signed a contract which allows them to pick her caddie so this is my last week. So I’m looking for a bag for the remainder of the season.