The weather was right Thursday to start the golf season in the Syracuse area. After a winter of waiting, I was more than pleased when the trip 25 or so miles east of Syracuse to Kanon Valley Country Club took me out of my car to find KP and Tater and sun and ever-warming temperatures.
The coupon pass and $25 cart fee at this pretty private course went smoothly, and the pro was friendly and happy we were playing after receiving the special in February at the Syracuse Golf Show. He said we could head to the first tee. No need to wait for our officially booked tee time of 10.
The action was considerable from our first shots through the 18 holes. Tater was the winner for the day in skins. KP won stroke play on the front, but Tater took the back nine and overall. I won bupkus. As KP said somewhere along the way, first man to use our very familiar saying this year: “It’s only April.”
In other words, there’s plenty of season left to get the game in gear, straighten the drives, air out the irons, pin-point the wedges, center-cup the putts. Sure.
(Later, much later this season, I will be saying after I fail to do one and all of the above, “It’s only August.)
My best line for this day, though: I hit four good shots out of the sand. My other 100 or so, not so good.
I had one par. Enough said. KP had five! Tater had two, but also notched a lot of great bogeys on tough holes.
Like I said, there was much action.
So I offer you this gallery of our golf in motion, round one, 2015.
Click on any photo for a description. Click on the bottom right photo and hold for an enlarged slide show.
Have you enjoyed a four-hour block of time outdoors yet this spring, and if so, what activity did you partake in? If you’ve golfed, are you best at driving, iron pay, chipping or putting? Which photo is your favorite, and why?