The cursed months of winter are behind us. Yes, I am as happy about it as you should be. The snow is either gone or taking its last gasping breath until its unfortunate return next year. Better still, the ground is drying up. If you've ever golfed after a rain, then you can appreciate just how difficult play can become when the ground is busily soaking up 3 ft of melted snow. This is all the more exaggerated at a course like Acorn, which has a notable lack of grass in many areas, leaving only large areas of pure mud. All this has gone the way of the buffalo.
This has given us the chance to have the first decent rounds of the season. While in Sioux City, MRKing and I pounded out a round at Sertoma in about the craziest wind we've had there. We didn't mind the wind (too much); we were just happy to get out and throw again. A couple days later, Harcum and I got the chance to head to North's football field and do a little driving to get the arm back up to speed. And finally, yesterday, URBWes and I took a trip to Acorn. A bit windy, some relocated pin placements (watch out for hole 9!) and some really crap-tastic throwing, but it was just nice to get out and log 18.
Its good to be back, ya'll. We need a lot of work before the Acorn Open, but all this in time.
The mountain called Monkey has spoken
Song of the Week: "Snow is Gone" by Josh Ritter