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Tiny Butts & Lucky Shots At The Yuma Golf & Country Club

Education & Training with Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.
"Whoever said practice makes perfect obviously never played golf."

This past Thursday, Friday, and Saturday was the annual Yuma (Arizona) Country Club Women's Invitational. Lola and Marilyn, whom I met up with last year, connected me with a woman named Joyce as a partner for the 3-day event.

Joyce couldn't be there Thursday for the putting contest and the horse race, so I rode "shotgun" as Lola and Marilyn's cheering section. I wasn't sure we could (or should) put the 3 of us in one cart, but Lola said I have a tiny butt, so we'll fit nicely. We had a lot of fun with that, and they only forgot about me once, so I had to chase them down the fairway. Can't you just imagine me running down the fairway yelling, "Wait for me? Wait for me?"

On Friday, Joyce and I connected, and we had a blast with the Modified Chapman format. We ended the first day at 3rd Gross and tied for 1st net in our division. Saturday's format was a 2-person best ball, and we ham and egged it pretty well. We ended up winning low net in our division.

There were a couple of shots during the weekend that I wish I had a video of because they were unbelievable, in a good way. On one shot, I had to go over the water. I hit the rock wall on the far side of the water; it bounced high in the air and stopped just left of the pin.  Golf is a funny game. When you can't be good, you're just hoping the golf gods are willing to help out.

The next day, on that same hole, I just barely cleared the water. My ball was sitting precariously on the edge of the bank down to the water. When I hit my shot, it went up in the air, on the green, bounced a couple of times, and right into the hole.  I'm sure that one was skill, not luck.

What does this have to do with real estate or life? There is more than one way to reach a goal. Sometimes there are obstacles in your way. Sometimes you get lucky, but whatever the situation is, you just have to come up with a plan and make the best of it. You never know when something unexpectedly good will happen.
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Carol Williams

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- Carol Williams

Retired: Real Estate Broker/Owner, Property Manager 
Coaching, goal setting, and marketing consultant

Active: Golf & Travel Blogger
"Golf isn't a sport. It's a lifestyle."

Happy March !


Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Carol - one could think this post is about golf, derrieres or something else butt wait, it's about so much more.  Afterall, real estate plays a role in so many parts of everyday life.  We need only to putt it into perspective.  May your winter away from Wenatchee continue to wow you with wonderful experiences.  

Feb 20, 2024 01:16 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Michael Jacobs 
I've had more than a few interventions from the golf gods! Some long, amazing, putts included.

Feb 20, 2024 05:59 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

It looks like a really fun day, Carol.  I love the blue skies.  We are lacking in that here.

Feb 20, 2024 03:22 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
When I look at the weather back home, it makes me feel ok about the money I am spending to be here! 😊

Feb 20, 2024 05:59 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love this post! I'm so glad you had lucky shots and the three butts fit! haha. You are having quite the winter!

Feb 20, 2024 04:44 AM
Carol Williams

Yes, I am Kat Palmiotti 
I almost feel guilty about having too much fun. No, I don't. 😂

Feb 20, 2024 06:00 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That sounds like a lot of fun and there is plenty of sunshine to be enjoyed in Yuma!

Feb 20, 2024 04:56 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Brian England 
The weather is finally warming up here. Like you, we've had cooler and wetter weather than normal.

Feb 20, 2024 06:01 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net


It appears you are having a blast enjoying retirement. Bill 

Feb 20, 2024 05:08 AM
Carol Williams

That I am, Bill Salvatore - East Valley 
I'm certainly keeping busy.

Feb 20, 2024 06:01 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Loved your Title, photos and the post! Great message to tie in with your fun in the fun playing golf. You never know when something unexpected can turn up and make your day!

Feb 20, 2024 05:27 AM
Carol Williams

So true, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
It's been a lot of fun.

Feb 20, 2024 06:02 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

It looks like a picture perfect day to be out enjoying the day doing one of your favorite activities!

Feb 20, 2024 06:29 AM
Carol Williams

It sure was, Joyce Marsh 
I've learned a lot about life from playing golf, and had fun doing it. 😎

Feb 20, 2024 06:32 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

I never took up golf, I wish I had but now it’s not on my list. But who knows, I never say never!

Feb 20, 2024 06:36 AM
Carol Williams

Oh My Gosh, Joyce Marsh, it's so much fun. It's not all about golf. It's about time with friends. We have a blast, and there are a lot of ladies who take it up after retirement. There are so many things to do, and we just have to make choices about how we spend our time. Golf is one of my things. Traveling all over the country and making new friends on the golf course has been life-changing for me.

Feb 20, 2024 07:05 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

By all means, you need to show up participate to hit those lucky (or intentional) shots or get skilled in real estate to be effective for clients sake. Loved your post here, Carol and read it on FB as well!

Feb 20, 2024 08:15 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks for reading my little story, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
It was a fun few days.

Feb 22, 2024 05:45 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


With Tiny Butts, LuckyShots, and Friends Forgetting Us (what a HOOT) the result is a lot of fun and laughter.  What could possibly be wrong with that?  Not a darn thing! 

Feb 20, 2024 08:47 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 
Any day is a success when there is fun and laughter involved, right?

Feb 22, 2024 05:46 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Butt wait - WAIT for me!!  Yes I can see you running down the course to catch up with your ride Carol!  As for golf I have long said and thought - how you show up on the golf course is how you show up in life!  You, my friend, go for the golf and live gusto to the max! 

Feb 20, 2024 09:37 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Anna "Banana" Kruchten 
Since I can no longer show up I with The Max, I try to live to the max. I know he'd want it that way. 😊

Feb 22, 2024 05:49 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol I need a lot of that kind of luck when I play.  Congratulations on those excellent finishes.

Feb 20, 2024 02:07 PM
Carol Williams

Hi George Souto 
We can all use some luck when it comes to golf, can't we?

Feb 22, 2024 05:50 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

On any given day on any course, it's always better to be lucky than good.

Feb 20, 2024 04:51 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 
The older I get, the more I hope for that luck! 😂

Feb 22, 2024 05:51 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Wanda- but for the 3 butts the cart could have been like a flying Buttress!!!. 

Feb 20, 2024 06:52 PM
Carol Williams

Now that brings out an interesting visualization, Kathy Streib. 🤣

Feb 22, 2024 05:53 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We have a chilly morning for the golfers in our area. 32 degrees as I post this comment.

Feb 22, 2024 04:00 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Roy Kelley
I know some hard core golfers that might be out in that kind of weather, but I am not one of them. Of course, they won't let us out on the course if there is frost on any of the greens.

Feb 22, 2024 05:54 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Loved your clever title and enjoyed hearing about your golf successes! You must really be enjoying playing so much, even when unexpected things happen!


Feb 24, 2024 10:36 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS 
My ability to play so much has been beyond my wildest imagination. My back is holding up!

Feb 25, 2024 05:09 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Love the title! HaHa

Sounds like a lot of fun!

Mar 13, 2024 07:34 AM