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December 26, 2005

Golfing Season Comes to an End

My golfing buddy, Dave, and I have concurred that the New England golfing season is officially over. Yes, the favorite golf course officially closed back on the 2nd week in November. We did a full 18-holes the 1st week of November and made it through with record-tying scores despite the heavier clothes, chilled clubs and a jittery swing.

But the course closing wasn't enough to fully convince us. Not far up the road from where we live is a driving range that's open 365 days a year. It's a multi-tier range that has heaters in the lower, covered level. For the past few weeks Dave and I have joked that the season isn't over until we hit a bucket of balls in the falling snow.

Today we got close to that, although the temperature got up into the 40s so the downpour ended up being rain instead of snow. The heaters were pretty impressive (and are included in the price of a bucket). It was a rough session for both of us, having not swung a club for almost two months, but a worthy ceremony to officially close up a good season.

Looking forward to spring . . .

Posted by mike at December 26, 2005 11:38 PM