Yesterday might be the last golf I've played this year. It's getting cold, layering doesn't do much for the golf swing, and there are more leaves on the ground than on the trees.
Seems like a perfect time to reflect on what I'm thankful for when it comes to golf.
I'm thankful for the days that I've played when it did not rain, even when the weatherman said it absolutely was going to pour.
I'm thankful for playing greens that are scheduled to be aerated the day AFTER I play.
I'm thankful for the Eagle I made on hole #6 at the Reunion Golf Club on my birthday.
I'm thankful for smooth cart paths.
I'm thankful for pars and birdies that come after I've made a bogey...or worse.
I'm thankful for attendants that clean my clubs after I've hacked-up their course.
I'm thankful for not landing in a divot after a center-cut drive.
I'm thankful for having a 5' birdie putt with no ball marks in my line.
I'm thankful for this blog which gives me an oratory outlet for my passion.
Finally, I'm thankful for the birdie I made on the 17th yesterday. Center-cut drive....8 iron stuck 2' to the pin...putt dead-center-perfect. That image will stay with me until the headcover comes off next year.
It's going to be a long winter, but remembering why I love golf, will make the year 2006 pass gracefully...and spring will be here before I know it.
And I'm thankful for that as well.
Thanks for reading. Keep it in the short-grass,