Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Playing Champions

I'm still at home this morning. It's 18 degrees, and the streets are covered in ice. I hear a car go by every once in a while -- but very slowly. THE NEWSPAPER DIDN'T EVEN COME THIS MORNING! I will venture out in a little bit, because I HAVE to get my preps done today for Sunday. Tomorrow after lunch, Beverly and I are going to Houston to see two of our grandkids. Our son (their dad) won't even be there until Friday night, so that's just extra spoiling time.

The other day, Jonathan (above-mentioned son) called and said one of his friends from church wanted to take him and me golfing Friday. He said that he would not be there, but the friend still wanted to take me. I said, "Great." (I never turn down an invitation to play golf) Then I asked, "What is the name of the course?" Jonathan said, "It's out on 1960. I think it's called Champions?" I said, "Are you kidding? Champions is where they played the U.S. Open back in the late 60s. And they played the Ryder Cup there. And for several years, the Tour Championship was there!"

So, I will be playing Champions on Friday. They do have two courses now, so I don't know if I will be playing the above-mentioned course or the newer one. But who cares?


Anonymous said...

Remember Sesame Street? Today's blog reminds me of a song they used to sing(maybe they still do).

Visualize a picture of cold weather. Beside that is a picture of icy streets. Beside that is a picture of a beautifully manicured golf course. Then the song begins: "One of these things is not like the others. One of these things just don't belong."

I know - I can be pretty random.

Rick Ross said...

I do remember that song. But remember: We are talking Texas. The weather changes in a matter of hours, plus the state is HUGE. Today: 18 degrees. Friday in Houston: Forecast for low 60s! Perfect.

Jeff said...

Have fun golfing. I suppose it's a good thing you can remember what a course was used for in the 60's.

From my blog...the Rangers have the pitchers report early so they can figure out who they are since they fade into obscurity so early into the season. This year I think they are going to teach them to not throw the ball at the bat. I think that was the problem with the previous pitching coach.