July 16, 2004

 fun with the bro

rob & i went drinking last night with some of his friends from work. i guess this is a regular thursday night thing... a bunch of folks from HP meet at one bar, then hop to several others throughout the evening. we started with margaritas and ended with vodka tonics, and in between i feel like i got to know his friends a little better. i had a really good time. plus i held my liquor well!

oh, the photo is of rob & his friend, tori, who is a partner of lulu's in skirty and also runs camp apparel. she's phenomenally talented. (also... in that photo... please notice the caged tequila. it apparently really, really wants out...)

so after all the late-night shenanigans, we decided to get up early and play 9 holes of golf. now, i haven't played all year... and though i love playing golf with my brother i feared my absence from the game meant i'd totally suck. and indeed, on the driving range those fears were confirmed. but rob gave me one little tip and --voila!-- every shot after that went straight & far. magic.

by the time we got on the course i was feeling pretty confident. first hole, i matched rob's score (bogey). second hole, i matched rob's score (double bogey). third hole, rob upped me by one (i double bogied again). but the fourth hole.... aaah, that fourth hole. the fourth hole i scored a par! par!! that never happens. and rob double bogied that hole, which made it all the more sweet. heh heh.

but right after that i pretty much crashed & burned. overall i think i averaged a double bogey score. (i shot a 50 on a par 32 9.) but for my first time out in over a year i was pretty damn impressed with myself.

oh yeah, there's still a cute baby here, too. :-)

Posted by xta at July 16, 2004 09:21 PM | TrackBack

thursday nights are still going strong, eh? my thursday night in fort collins with your brother celebrating my 30th was almost the end of me.


good times.

Posted by: joy at July 16, 2004 11:38 PM

So what was the tip? I played nine again this weekend and it seems as though I'm getting worse.

Posted by: lainey at July 18, 2004 08:33 PM


rob just said, "i think you're moving around too much. try keeping your body more still when you swing."

i think i was moving my hips too much on the backswing. when i concentrated on keeping my body more solid i had no problem hitting the ball.


Posted by: christa at July 18, 2004 11:08 PM
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