|Brooklyn borough prez Marty Markowitz about to award the trophy. Spoiler: it wasn't to me.|
Well, the inaugural Brooklyn Open is now in the books.
For my part, I grinded out an 88 (+16) which was good for T7 out of 21 players in the 10-14 handicap division. I left a lot of shots out there of course, but I also saved a few.
I'll sort it all out and do a full write-up later, but the short story is that I made it through the six-hour round using only one ball and not incurring any penalty strokes or scores worse than double bogey. Disaster-free at least. So in that sense, it was a moderate success maybe.
"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” T. RooseveltReplyDelete
Jeez, that's a little heavy handed for a T7. Inspirational words no doubt, but probably better suited to someone who finished the round, but barely. To be fair though, what do you say to someone who finished in the middle of the pack, neither pitiable nor respectable. "Well.... there ya go!" I understand.Delete