The Winter Hacker

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I am the winter hacker, a golf rider on the storm.

When the days get short, the sky turns gray and the ground is frozen white, I make my move and hit the links.

Oh, I play some golf in the summer, when the sun shines and the grass is green. Just not very well.

DSCN2331 I do my best golfing in the winter, on a golf course within walking distance of home, nestled in the rolling hills of the Hudson Valley, where buffalo once roamed and Colonel Jacob Griffin’s Revolutionary War militia drilled..

I walk the course in the cold, while others keep warm. But heck, there’s no waiting, no divots, no hooks, no sweat. And the price is right.

I imagine hitting monster drives and long fairway irons, chipping out of bunkers, and making birdie putts. Or hitting a perfect seven iron on a par three and tapping in for the deuce. Or some days, a hole-in-one.

DSCN2316 Winter hacking has another advantage. There are plenty of golf balls to be found, for the taking. I have buckets of them, hundreds. Titleist, Dunlop, Pinnacle, Maxfli, Top Flite. Hundreds.

I collect golf balls like Easter eggs or sea shells. Many are like new, others barely bruised.

Looks like it ‘s snowing again. Back to the links.

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One Comment on “The Winter Hacker”

  1. Patrick Stephens says:

    Hey Rick that’s awesome. Sounds like a lot of fun. Heard it’s supposed to snow next weekend. Maybe your first tee time of the season. Enjoy.


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