The Happy Golfer

Sweet Success and the end of a journey
June 26, 2009, 12:57 pm
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Hi golf fans. Question No. 1:  Have you ever tried to play golf while you were crying? I admit, this does not happen to me very often, like ever. However, on Thursday, while playing my last round of 96 rounds in 96 days in all 48 of our beautiful United States, on the last hole, 506 yards, par 5 at the Gold Hills Golf Course in Redding, California, there were a few tears in my eyes. I have been on the road for 96 days, played golf in all of the contiguous United States, two rounds on two different courses. My trip, our trip, has come to an end at 11:34 a.m. California time.

On the golfing adventure I have played 20 days of 36 holes – two rounds – in one day, giving me 20 “days off.” And of those 20 days, I have not played golf only nine times, leaving  11 days … and on those 11 “days off” I have played golf 12 times. (The second day in North Dakota, another 36 holes in one day.)

Thanks Aaron, of the Redding Record Searchlight, for the nice story; it was great playing with you. (Where did you learn to hit a 6-iron 206 yards on that par 3 on the back side?) And what about No. 17, 125 yards off a cliff; I wonder if anyone has ever hit a putter off that tee? Thanks, Kraig, for buying me the Spot, and for all your midnight calls explaining how it works. A new abbreviation is WDIK, “We Did It Kraig.”

Thanks WW (Fran) for your love and hugs all these years, with the promise of years to come. It’s now the evening of June 25, and we’re camping out in Auburn without setting an alarm clock for an early round tomorrow morning. We will be picking up two of our four grandchildren on Saturday and setting off for a camping trip home. The beat goes on, and on and on.

The Happy Golfer (THG) with a smile on my face (WASOMF) with wife (WW) xxx

A nice story from the Record Searchlight in Redding:


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Wow!! Great stuff Nick….Best Regards Rick

Comment by Rick Schmidt

Congratulations Nick on finishing your marvelous adventure. We’re glad you made Billings one of your stops. It sounds like you had a grand finale in Redding! Don’t brag up Billings too much in southern California, but you and Fran better come visit again.

Comment by Bill Bighaus

Congratulations on finishing your odyssey!
We are all so PROUD of you!
Richard, Laura, Hank and Preston

Comment by The Richard Lee Family

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