Happy Thirsty Thursday everybody! Sorry I am a slacker and didn’t post last week. Things have been a little crazy around the home front. But luckily, the craziness has produced some good stories. Here’s one where I find myself a new toy.
Let me start this story by telling you that I have never played a round of golf in my life. I have been to the driving range and I did run a small putt-putt hustling ring in high school but a full 18 has just never happened. The past few summers I have told myself that I wanted to give it the old college try and get out for a round. However, I have constantly come up with excuses. I don’t know the ettiquette, I didn’t want to force a friend to take me out for the first time, and most of all I didn’t have clubs. However, I no longer have the last excuse thanks to my lovely wife. (I did the books for his high school putt-putt hustle, no bigs.)
The other day Whit was doing dishes and was admiring our view, of the dumpster, (urban transitional neighborhood. it’s a thing.) when she saw one of our neighbors throwing out a full set of golf clubs. She then yells to tell me this and I immediate go outside to investigate. When I get to the clubs I see that they are a little dated but overall in good shape so I pick them up. Just as I turn around, the former owner is walking up with another set of things he is throwing away. He proceeds to tell me that he was having a yard sale that was slow and so he decided to throw some things away. At this point I am thinking “he threw these things in the trash, there is no way I’m paying him for these” What? I’m Jewish. And then I say “Cool, well good luck” and carry my new clubs back to my garage. Needless to say the price was right and I am pretty pumped to try them out on a course. So, who wants to take me golfing? If you do, I promise to bring refreshments. And if you ask nicely I may even bring the ingredients to make Champino’s. Although I’m pretty sure I will need to get the biggest golf bag available to be able to carry champagne, vermouth, and campari. But that is totally my style.