Sunday, October 21, 2012

Golfing for Dad's 80th Birthday

Happy birthday Dad!  That's Dan, and me behind the lens of course.  This is a course John shared with us.  Unfortunately, he couldn't join us.   It was a beautiful day and virtually no one on the course out in Aurora.  Dad loves golf.  Dan and I play about once a year with Dad, and enjoy it, but somehow never get to more than the one time a year.  Dad's a great teacher and still hits the ball real well.  I hope I'm doing as well at 80.  The irony is my older brother, John loves golf.

 I throw this photo in to show you how picturesque the course is, and yet, virtually unused on a 75 degree Saturday afternoon.
 There's me staring down a long put.  I had a great day, aside from my golf.
 Dan, on the other hand, had a stellar day.  The last hole was this big water obstacle, and Danny lofts a perfect arch, landing it up perfectly on the green.  Maybe his best shot of the day and at the best time to do it.  Dad had a great day too, including a different hole, putting his tee shot about 8 inches off the pin.  Wow!! 
 Me, on the other hand, spent way too much time off in the weeds.  So to speak.  :-)
 This is Dan on the last hole.  I told you, pretty nice lie.  Darn it, he still 3 putted, but it doesn't take away from a great tee shot.  We'll remember that for years to come.
We rented shopping carts for our bags as shown.  The blue bag was our rental.  Dad has been dealing with blood clots in his legs, which cause him pain.  It has to do with how fast he walks, and he said golfing pace works just fine for him, and it did.  We did not wait for Dad one bit.

Jib Jab with Tim
This was a great day.  So many wouldn't agree, if I described it on the surface, which is part of why I loved it.  We walked over to the course, and the starter came out to greet us and invite us on the course.  We ended up chatting with her for about 20 minutes.  My brother John was totally enjoying her, which in and of itself was super nice.  The last group she started was on about hole 4, and the only other person on the course was ahead of them, so no pressure whatsoever.  Low cost, high on beautiful day.  Happy birthday, Dad!

One note, the photos are low res, somehow I hit the wrong setting on my camera.  I was so disappointed!  Well, life goes on.  The course is a par 3.  Centre Hills, Aurora, CO.

My bro, John is a photographer, and now a blogger.  He just started his today.


  1. That's awesome that your Dad's golfing at age 80! It looks like it was a great day, despite the low res pictures, which were excellent anyway.

  2. Thanks Cathryn! He's pretty amazing, although I can hardly imagine it any other way. Thanks for the compliment on the pictures. :-)