Monday, May 10th, 2010

Time to Dust Off the Clubs

Around here, you never know what kind of weather you'll get in May. A few weeks ago, temperatures were quite warm. I won't go so far to say that it was hot, but definitely good enough to hit the link. Of course, I didn't get out on the course. As usual, the first time I get out to play each year is in mid-May. This year is no exception. Now the temperatures are cooler and there is a threat of rain.

On Friday, I will be playing in a local fundraiser that I helped create as an intern back in 1994. The event is called the Sugar Creek Open and it's organized by the People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation (PEP). That's the fundraising organization for my former employer, the Elmhurst Park District. I left the EPD in June 2006, so I've had a blast playing in the outing and I don't have to do any organizing or cleanup after the event. Unfortunately, this outing has a long history of rain. There have been a few years with immaculate weather, but those are the exception rather than the rule. Rain or no rain, it'll be nice to finally get the clubs out of my trunk and take some swings.

The following Friday, May 21, I am taking the day off work to play golf with a few old high school friends. Each year, we travel back to our old high school course and give it another go. I can't believe I've been playing at that course since 1988. I just hope I can work all the bugs out of my game this week.

Tags:  Dwight, Elmhurst, golf
Glad the weather is cooperating (a little). Some golfers are barely deterred by snow. I remember them using orange balls in MN to keep them visible in the white stuff. Hope you get your swing back. :)
LGrant   Monday, May 10, 2010
I prefer golfing when it's cooler outside, especially in the fall. Snow, not so much.
Bill Pearch   Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I used to golf a lot, but not anymore. During a stretch that lasted over three years my best high school buddy and I golfed together at least once a month, every month of the year. If you lived in Florida that wouldn't be much of an accomplishment, but in central Illinois winters can be brutal!!
stheinz   Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Stheinz, I remember seeing your golf ball collection. That was impressive.
Bill Pearch   Tuesday, May 11, 2010
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