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"The Chief Tormentor"
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TAG | Augusta National Golf Club

Jun 18

Getting My Facts Straight

Steve, on the far right, with fellow golf fanatics Tom, Jim, and Charlie.

Steve, on the far right, with fellow golf fanatics Tom, Jim, and Charlie.

Mea Culpa

You all know my knowledge of†golf is limited. My mom and dad†golfed, my son and husband golf†and, of course, your Chief†Tormentor, Steve, golfs. A lot! So†why canít I get the facts right?!

I previously regaled†you all with the story of Steveís trip†to the Augusta National Golf Club†to golf with one of my favorite†Stave puzzlers, Jim G., from†Birmingham, Alabama. It all came†about with a casual chat I had with†Mr. G. while he was ordering a†puzzle. ìIf Steve ever wants to play†Augusta National, let me know.î†Little did I know what an impact†those words would have on Steve.

Did You Catch Me?

Steve left for Augusta on†Thursday, May 13th, and returned†Saturday evening. When my phone†rang Sunday morning and I heard†who was on the other end of the†line I knew I was in for a great story.†It was everything Steve had hoped†it would be and so much more.

On Monday morning Steve†showed everyone the photos he had†taken and shared his adventure with†the whole gang. Needless to say, we†have all heard the stories several†times now. So donít you think I†could get my facts straight?!†Magnolia Drive, Magnolia Lane. A†water trap, a water hole. 210 feet, 210†yards. Whatís the big deal?! Ok, Ok,†Iíll give you the feet vs. yards thing†but the rest? Minor details to a girl†like me but HUGE for all you†golfers out there in the world.

Iím taking this opportunity to†admit my mistakes and make things†right. As much as I like to tease†Steve and embellish the story a bit I†do appreciate the thrill and honor it†was for him. The generosity of Mr.†G. is over the top and he presented†Steve with the opportunity of a†lifetime. But whatís even better is it†got a ton of brownie points for me!

Enjoy the pictures and please, if†you catch me in any mistakes, donít†tell Steve!

I guess I can’t always be right. (Don’t tell my husband!)


on the course

Yes, that’s me on the 16th tee of Augusta National after I put my tee shot on the green where I 2-putted for a memorable par. This was all THANKS to a good customer who invited me to play there on May 14th. What a THRILL!16thAugusta.web

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