October 20, 2010
Turningstone was fun as expected. Got there around noon with my brother and grabbed some lunch before heading over to the range. Hit balls for a bit then headed out to the course. It was a little windy but not bad overall. I shot a 92 which I was extremely happy with. Last year at the same course I shot about a 104 which shows how much I've improved over the past year. The frustrating part is many holes were playing into the wind and it was tough for me to get to the long par 4s with any chance at a birdie. I had a lot of 12-20 footers for par and I didn't make any of them.
I could blame it on the aerated greens but I'm not good enough to do that. I hit some good puts but misread a couple greens too. The course is cool in a sense that there's a ton of trouble but you can see all of it. Unfortunately by the back 9 I was finding most of it. My brother was using the line "this guy spends more time in the sand than David Hasselhoff" pretty much every hole down the stretch. It's a good thing my sand game has improved a ton over the past year. I only had 2 pars but no blowup holes which is fine.
Craps didn't go well but I don't go there expecting to win, it's more or less just a fun thing. I did chase a don't pass bettor off the table which is always fun. Other than that it was establish 2 points and 7 out, rinse and repeat. As usual at Turning Stone there looked like a couple guys at the table who took their paycheck and came to the craps table. I can't help but feel sorry for those people. I can't imagine the drive home after a bad roll. Although I could be judgmental and maybe they can afford it, however based on their actions when a 7 comes up they can't. It actually makes me nervous when I have the dice wondering how much is at stake.
The head coach that I used to coach under is now an AD at a local school. It looks like I have an opportunity to be a coach again this spring. I'm debating whether to take that or take the spring off. It'll be a lot different for me since it's a smaller school and won't be year round like the previous job. I'm leaning toward accepting it since with my new job it'll be important to just try to establish as many contacts as I can for future clients. Also, as many of my blog readers know I love coaching baseball and would do it for free if needed.
Speaking of baseball I'm enjoying both LCS's so far. If the Redsox can't win the WS the Yankees not winning it is the next best thing and they're only 1 game away from having that happen. In the NL, the Giants are up 2-1 and with 2 more win I would win my futures bet. However I can't help but be bitter since I lost that bet earlier in the playoffs and even if this one comes through I'm still about a 400 net loser in the playoffs. Oh well, better than -805. In fact Ive even offered my brother $50 for every game I bet so I don't do it again. Also, I can't tell you how much I enjoy watching Cliff Lee pitch and how awful it's going to be watching him play for the Yankees next year.
That's all for now, hope everyone is running well.
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it
frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Franklin D. Roosevelt