This is completely un-book related but I wanted to share anyway; especially for any golf fans out there. Yesterday I made my first hole-in-one in my life and as a result my first eagle as well. I was playing a local muni executive type course (only nine holes no par fives) and the groups were moving slow. I was by myself and playing behind a foursome. I came to the par three seventh hole and was trying to get comfortable hitting my seven fairway metal. My first shot was long and leaked right of the green. Since the group ahead was backed up, and there was no one coming behind me, I decided to hit again. I teed up another ball, compensating for my last attempt, and swung again. It felt good and I thought it landed close to the pin. I was quite happy with just getting it close. But when I started walking toward the green I realized I could see the ball. One of the guys from the foursome ahead was walking on the green and he gave me a thumbs up. He said: “I just wanted to see it to believe it.” I then realized that the ball had gone in the cup! A hole-in-one! Granted in was a mulligan shot on a beat up muni during what was basically a practice round by myself (my work tournament is Sunday), but still. The ball went in the cup after only one stroke from the tee box. I will take it anyway I can get it.
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season – oh, and watching golf too).