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May. 13th, 2007

Note to self: you are too old and out of shape to just off-the-cuff decide to drive a bucket of balls on a driving range. Especially when you have never done that before in your life, and you are putting together a golf swing purely through conjecture. Doing this right in front of the clubhouse where you buy the buckets and the clubs is also a poor decision, because it results in people (teenagers, toddlers) hanging out watching you and your no-doubt atrocious golf form as you flail away. (Real exchange -- todder: "You missed that!" me: "So I did!") However, it *is* moderately satisfying when you actually manage to hit a 100-yard straight drive.

Note to self: you are too old and out of shape to just off-the-cuff decide to try out the batting cages. The "adult medium" pitch experience was just humiliating. (15 swings and 15 misses; I never did solve that one.) Eventually, I tried the softball slow-pitch -- where I was actually able to HIT three-quarters of them, and indeed, that was satisfying. (This activity also involved doing it while a lot of teenagers loitered around, watching you flail away.)

Richardson's Ice Cream & Mini-Golf is very fun, but it has to be said that the course *is* evil. (My feeling is that all of these new-style courses that delight in creating putts that have all these subtle rises and grooves and stuff are evil. As opposed, of course, to good old-fashioned gimicky miniature golf, where the putts are flat and the challenge is all in the mechanical obstacles.)

Yay for all the walthertown folks! That was a great evening.

*hobbles away to take ibuprofen*


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May. 13th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
ouch.....there should definitely be ice cream to go along with said torture. *hugs*
May. 13th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
Loitering observers notwithstanding, that all sounds so fun!
May. 14th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
I still don't understand how people manage to hit golf balls to make them land anywhere near the holes!
May. 29th, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
This still completely eludes me. I was going purely for distance -- that was hard enough. ;-)
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