GOLFATHON LEARNINGS

As mentioned, I had the opportunity to play in the BMO golfathon at Angus Glen last week, which was amazing. Raised a ton of money for kids and had a fun time doing it.
 
My partner and I played 66 holes in 10.5 hours and had a few interesting experiences:
  • My partner always ‘gets’ me at least once during our day. Last year he snuck his ball in the hole while I was grabbing a drink on a par 3 and watched in amazement as I jumped around celebrating his hole in one. The year before he had me ‘laser’ in his distance while he took a picture, which you can see here. This year while I was in the washroom he drove up 200 yards and dropped 3 balls within 1 foot of each other. I was amazed … as he had been duck-hooking everything off the tee all day long (Some kid who goes looking will find a ton of once-struck ProV1s).
  • We had the opportunity to play with a few LPGA pro’s and one was amazing, Carrie (Dont remember her last name). She was 5′ 2ish and no more than 115ish and she pounded the ball 260 off the tee everytime. Proof that it is not physical strength but tempo and technique. Of note, on the 18th we had a little competition going and I drained my 12 footer for birdie to ‘beat the pro’ (smile). I have to thank her, I started mirroring her finishing position which is a picture perfect finish, and my drives straightened out (eliminating my pull) and started dropping to 250+ regularly.
  • I had the chance to play with Jan Dowling from the Big Break III. We know of her as a woman at our home club knows her mom quite well. It is exactly as you saw on TV, she is a very nice person. Of course, I just had to ask that question we all want to know, is Danielle really like that? The answer is yes .. and she would get up at 3AM, 2 hours before the filmed breakfast to get ready for the day. The best things that have happened to her over the last couple years? The Big Break III and getting to play in the Ladies Canadian Open. Good for her.
  • I did not win a keg this year.

I wish Jan and Carrie all the best in the future, and another GREAT DAY FOR A GREAT CHARITY! Thanks to Frank for the pictures … enjoy his shorts! At least he was not wearing plus 4s this year.

 2006 06 22 - Frank   Carrie Vaughn   Michael

Frank, myself and Jan Dowling from the Big Break IIII. A great person and a good golfer. Glad to see her doing so well!

 2006 06 22 - Michael   Jan Dowling   Frank

A theme for the day, I spent a ton of time on the beach.

  2006 06 22 - Michael  in bunker on 6th

This is on our 4th round, right after I said to Frank and Jan – holy cow! I am 9 holes in and 1 over! (We started on 16, where I went par, par, bogie). Then I went par, birdie, bogie, bogie, birdie, par. We had a big conversation on this hole and then I went double, double, double for a 41. NEVER ADD YOUR CARD! I flew it into the bunker.

  2006 06 22 - Michael  on 14th

Then I flew it over the green and two putted. Thanks for catching the pain on camera Frank.

  2006 06 22 - Michael  greenside on 6th

Playing on my new Moto Q. Amazing, I ran it for 10 hours and it only used 1 bar (I have the extended battery). Windows Mobile is here!

2006 06 22 - Microsoft technology at work

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