Shooting 99 in Golf
I played golf today. 99. Is 99 a good golf score for me? Not great, but anything under 100 and I am pretty happy. But today I did not shoot 99, today I played when the temperature was 99! Make that ninety friggin nine!
The weather geeks claimed that it actually feels like not 99, but 105.
I don’t get that. I’ve never been in a real temperature of 105. 101 is probably the hottest I can remember. As I recall it felt like 101, because it WAS 101! Same today, it felt like 99 because it WAS 99.
What? Oh you need to factor the heat humidity index to get a “Feels Like” temperature. OK, except in the NY tristate area whenever the temperature is above 80 it is always humid. How humid? Humid as f*ck, that’s how humid, so the heat humidity index means nothing to me.
Anyway today I played golf and it was 99 out. I was the only person on the course. JUST ME! Why? Because the heat humidity index “feels like” temperature scared the crap out of every golfer in the area.
Mrs. C did not want me to play, but I have a dentist appointment tomorrow at 9:30 and decided to leave the shore for home so I can make the appointment in the morning. Might as well play golf then on the day before.
Mrs. C said it was too hot.
I promised to only play nine holes and would take an electric cart and not pull my clubs in the heat.
Not intentionally, but I played my best golf since when I had no children and was able to play a lot of golf.
I played nine holes in an hour and fifteen minutes. Somedays when it is crowded and I pull my clubs an hour and fifteen would only get you past the third hole.
I brought lots of water, and the cart provided shade, so I decided to play more than nine. After twelve holes I had a chance to breaking 90. I have not broken 90 in 30 years, so I plodded on.
At the last hole, a par three, I needed only a five to break 90. Even with the cart, my ass was dragging. The heat felt like 99…because it WAS 99.
I hit the green, two putted for par and a final score of 87.
87 in 99 at 75.
Hell yeah I’m bragging! Dragging, but bragging.