The Winter Hacker
Posted: December 7, 2008 Filed under: golf, Uncategorized | Tags: golf, hacker, links, winter
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.
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.
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.