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"They say golf is like life, but don't believe them.  It is much more complicated than that."
-Gardner Dickinson 

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of playing golf with my cousin Kevin at Bear Mountain in Chelan, Washington.  We don't play together often but when we do we enjoy Match Play.  Match Play is when players play hole-by-hole and not for total strokes.  You either win, lose or tie a hole.  Whoever wins the most holes is the winner of the match.


It's a pretty well-accepted fact that men are stronger and hit the ball farther than women.   I hit the ball pretty far for an amateur woman but I certainly can't hit as far as Kevin (or most men who are 16 years younger than me). Kevin, however, doesn't allow any kind of compensation for these facts.  He says my better short game offsets his distance advantage.  We played hole-by-hole head-to-head from the same tee boxes.  My short game nearly saved me, but he ended up beating me by 1 hole.  We both played well so I wasn't unhappy.

Kevin and I have a deal that whoever wins buys lunch.  I was happy to have earned a free lunch but turns out he (conveniently) forgot his wallet, so I ended up paying for his greens fees AND lunch!  We're planning for a rematch soon.  I will be sure he has his wallet next time. 

The weather was perfect and we had a lot of fun! 

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Brian England
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I am glad you had such a fun match!  I enjoy this format of play, as it takes out the detriment of one very bad hole, haha.

May 09, 2018 06:20 AM #8
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Carol,

Your golf game with Kevin sounds like fun!  It is what life is supposed to be!  A

May 09, 2018 07:07 AM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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So many of my friends are golfers.  I never quite understood the game, even though it does provide a little exercise.  After all, golfers take that tiny little ball and whack the daylights out of it.  You can't eat them.  I can imagine it would take quite an effort to peal them to get to the stringy center which likely wouldn't takes good even with a fine marinara! 

May 09, 2018 07:56 AM #10
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Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson ,
We had such a great time.  It was a good reprieve for Kevin, as he is in the middle of settling his Dad's estate and selling the house in Wenatchee. 

May 09, 2018 08:07 AM #11
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Hi Sheila Anderson ,
It was a great day with one of my favorite cousins. 

May 09, 2018 08:07 AM #12
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Good luck this coming weekend, James Dray . Hope you play great!

May 09, 2018 08:08 AM #13
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Hi Kat Palmiotti ,
It was the perfect day.  We both had a great time. 

May 09, 2018 08:09 AM #14
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Hi Wayne Martin ,
The competition just makes each hole a little more interesting.  Who wins isn't that important to either one of us.  Kevin is a good sport when I win and vice versa. 

May 09, 2018 08:10 AM #15
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That's absolutely right, Nina Hollander . We both have a great day.

May 09, 2018 08:10 AM #16
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Hi Joan Cox ,
It makes each hole more interesting with no emphasis on the final score.  We had a great day.

May 09, 2018 08:11 AM #17
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Exactly, Brian England . I really enjoy Match Play.  

May 09, 2018 08:12 AM #18
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Good morning Ron and Alexandra Seigel .  The weather was perfect, the course has beautiful views from every hole and we both had a great day!

May 09, 2018 08:13 AM #19
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat ,
You're so funny!  The only way I've tried to peel a golf ball is to hit it hard enough to rip the cover off.  Hasn't happened yet.  LOL

 

May 09, 2018 08:16 AM #20
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Carol- I love that you were able to play golf with your cousin.  Slick move on his part to forget his wallet! LOL

May 09, 2018 09:30 AM #21
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Your #20 comment is a really good idea.  I suggest you keep trying.  You're likely to be successful soon.  Well boil up the stringly center, and I have the marinara, along with a bottle of nice chianti.

May 09, 2018 09:41 PM #22
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I love match play but the scenery and camaraderie is what I enjoy most of that game called golf Carol Williams 

May 09, 2018 11:01 PM #23
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Good afternoon Carol - wasn't that convenient that your cousin forget his wallet.  It must have been a good lunch.

May 10, 2018 10:43 AM #24
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Hi Kathy Streib ,
We were distracted when I picked him up so I'll give him a pass on this one.  He owes me, though!  LOL

May 11, 2018 05:23 AM #25
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat ,
I won long drive yesterday in a tournament and the skin still didn't peel off.  I'll keep trying, as you suggest. 

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I understand many women can also beat men especially if skilled in the short game.

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