Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Golf, Life, it's all about the same.

Well my friends. I'm busy. But the golfers out there will understand my stupidity in golf league last night. I left a dead center Eagle putt 1 inch short. Nothing makes a better analogy of my life than that.
You don't spit into the wind or mess around with Jim, or for that matter do any other bodily functons into the wind, (if the wind is strong, down wind isn't good either) and you don't leave an eagle putt one inch short.
I've learned my lesson and if I get another chance at an eagle putt before my dirt nap...I won't leave it short.

23 comments:

Rhodent said...

"Dirt Nap"???? Oh my! If you miss another putt like that it could kill you! But I am sure that you family will give you a decent dirt nap amongst your fields! ;o)

Rhodent said...

P. S. Absolutely NO dirt naps before the completion of Blogstock '08!

LZ Blogger said...

Cliff ~ Well at that range (1 inch) PAR should have been a "gimmie"? I guess you still could have boggied sans the "Gimmie" though! TALK ABOUT YOUR BAD DAY! :-) ~ jb///

Gette said...

You'll forget all about that short putt after your next hole-in-one.

Anonymous said...

tap in birdies are nice. cowtipper.

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

I'm off to put on my Jim Croce album. Hold off on that "dirt nap" a bit, Cliff .... you're too funny! BTW, have you gathered I don't know a thing about golf. :)

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Cliff
It is my hope you leave your "dirt nap" an inch or so short for years and years and years and years to come.
Ralph

nora said...

I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, but you referenced music, weather, naps, eagles and golf so I'm guessing it is all good!

Rachel said...

I don't know anything about golf either but I'm sorry your Eagle putt was an inch short. You know those things happen Cliff.

Don't talk about no dirt nap. We'll have none of that until you are 106 1/2.

Paul said...

Don't feel bad, Cliff. They keep saying I'm one brick short of a full load.

Jerry said...

Cliff,
I think life is too short to deal with something as frustrating as golf. Even farming is more entertaining.

Lee said...

Golf can be such a frustrating game, but it's a great game. Mainly, I believe because you are playing yourself...you only have yourself to blame and let down! I've not had a game for ages.

1 plus twins said...

ok this whole post lost me cuz i am not a golfer. i don't know if i should congratulate you or feel bad for you. and what is a dirt nap!!!!

Jamie Dawn said...

Sounds to me like your putt needed Viagra. An extra inch would've made ALL the difference.

You'll make that putt next time!!

I understand you are VERY busy...
Too busy to blog, but NOT too busy to golf.

Take care and don't overwork yourself.
Hopefully, your life will slow down a bit, and you can find a moment to post more than seven sentences next time. :-)

Clarence said...

I can't imagine that there are as many folk out there that have no knowledge of golf as the number who commented on this post and freely admitted it.

I feel for you fellow duffer. Eagle putts are rare as hen's teeth for the average golfer.

Look at it this way...to have an Eagle putt required you to hit two great shots, which you obviously did. All that would be more impressive if it was a LONG par five but you didn't give us that data.

We have the opportunity so rarely, we haven't learned how to deal with the pressure and as they say; "Choke on the big one."

I played golf for many years and never faced that scenario. I've always thought an Eagle for me would be as rare as a hole-in-one.

Cliff said...

Clarence, everything you've said is right on.
I did have two 'really good' shots for me, to get there. The par 5 here would be rated on the low end for 'difficulty.'

Angie said...

Cliff~ I have zero knowledge of the game of golf, but I think what you did wasn't a good thing. Anyway, I agree about the bodily functions and down wind.....very bad!

Peter said...

I wouldn't complain AT ALL about a round of golf where I missed 18 eagle putts by an inch Cliff, think positive.

JunieRose2005 said...

Well, heck, Cliff!

All of me is short- so if I did an eagle putt (whatever that is) I'm sure it would be short too!!

Don't worry! Be happy!


Junie Rose

Scarlet said...

Golf and life...the same?? Oh, come on, golf's much more difficult!

Jim said...

Cliff, I visited the other day, but had to leave.
You really 'messed around with Jim'/me when you talked about your 'dirt nap.'
Today I looked it up and learned something.
'Dirt nap' isn't a proper phrase to use but the Urban Dictionary did have it:
"Urban Dictionary: dirt nap
"To be buried alvie, as in taking a nap under the dirt. Olg mobsters used to threaten this as punishment for unaccepted behavior. ..."

That is scary! I want to be dead when I'm under the dirt.
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Jim said...

That was the number three definition, here are one and two.

1. dirt nap
to be dead


2. dirt nap
When you smoke mersh and it makes you real tired so you take a dirt or mersh nap.

BTW, I don't know what 'mersh' is and don't think I want to know.
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Britmum said...

No clue but just wanted to say hi.

Take care xx