On New Year’s of 2005 I played poker with professional hockey played Darren McCarty. It was great and he was a great guy. I had mixed feeling when I heard he had recently filed for bankruptcy, but after reading the article I’m glad to learn that a small portion of his debt is from gambling.
Have you ever wore any of Nike’s Dri-Fit clothing line? Last year I bought a few of their golf polo shirts and loved them. The shirts keep you cool and it’s really unbelievable how much they do with your sweat. It actually feels like you’re sweating less when wearing Dri-Fit apparel, but instead the clothes are grabbing the sweat and evaporating it quicker than other materials ever will.
A few weeks ago I made a trip to a local outlet mall and bought a few Dri-Fit shirts at half price which is much better than paying $50 or more for a golf shirt if you ask me. You can also find a lot of the Nike stuff on eBay for good prices.
If you aren’t up for paying the high Nike prices you might want to look into off-brand clothes as well. Earlier in the week I bought some workout clothes that I’ll use for bike riding, rollerblading, and other exercises. The company was called Fitness Gear and their line was called Hydro-FIT and it feels relatively close to the same type of material used by Nike. Shirts were 2/$25 and shorts were $15. They weren’t golf clothes, but I’m sure there is something similar out there.
Yesterday’s weather turned out to be decent for 50 degrees. The wind was almost non-existent and the sun was shining. I ended up only having to wear a light pullover in addition to my work pants and polo.
I started off the round with a good drive in the fairway, which is rare, but missed the green from inside 100 yards and ended up with a bogey. On the next two holes I nearly missed the ball on my tee shots and they ended up about 30 yards from the tee box. I took triple and double bogeys. Six over through three holes is not a good start when I have a handicap of 6 in the league. I kind of settled down after that with 2 pars and then 4 bogeys to shoot a 45 on the par 35 course. Not a great round, but nothing horrible either.
I’m definitely getting to the range in the next couple of days to work on my driver and pitch shots. Should have my new clubs around the middle of next week, but they can’t come soon enough!