Saturday, June 20, 2009

Par for the Course

When am I gonna learn? This morning, I headed out at 9:30 for a five miler. After 3.5 miles, I was cooked. The temperature was near 90 and humidity very high. Running 15 miles this week was harder than logging 35 in early spring.

Friday morning's hilly two-miler with Kathryn and Pepper nonetheless was worth it. She declared she wants to run the Firecracker 5K, so it looks like we'll be training some more.

Back to today ... After some Gatorade, a shower and rest, Will and I went to play nine holes on a short par 3 course. Teaching Will to play golf has been tremendously fun. He's a natural and is listening well. I like teaching him because it requires me to be patient, never my best trait. All in all, it's going quite well. I asked him if he wants lessons from someone else; he said maybe but that he's ok with my instruction.

After I showed Will a stance adjustment, he parred the last two holes. On hole nine, he flushed a five iron 15 feet under the hole. Not bad for a nine-year-old! Also fun was a near hole-in-one I almost carded on hole five. The ball hit less than a foot behind the hole and nearly disappeared. On a par 27, I shot 26 with no mishits - eight pars and one birdie.

I think we will play again soon, even if the heat index stays at 100.

1 comment:

Ronni Gordon said...

Well, you can't control the weather, so you have to plug along, maybe running shorter distances when it's too hot and humid. You should come to the Northeast, it's been damp and chilly for what seems like forever. We've had lots of rain, but I seem to be able to walk between showers. Sounds like fun with your son.