|The Gallery South Course, Marana, AZ|
|bearded grandfather cactus|
Our friends, Jim and Kathy, invited us to play in Los Amantes, a couples golf event, at The Gallery Golf Course in Marana. We explained up front that we'd love to be their guest, but reminded them how erratic our winter golf can be, and sadly, how we might be a little stiff like the grandfather cactus! "Just come out and let's have fun," Kathy replied. Fun and laughter were certainly the highlight of the event.
On the day we played the best, we also laughed the hardest. I'm sure there's a correlation between our shots of the day, laughter, and shooting the day's low team score. Crucial putts were made early in our
|photo by Bert Fredericksen|
|jumping cholla cactus|
Our great day gave us bragging rights for low score in the clubhouse on day one, but another story took place behind us that seemed even funnier. Walking up a long par four the lady in the group experienced numerous penalties. Already laying eight 100 yards
|The Gallery North Course|
Golf channel may not broadcast our humorous and amazing shots, but then we play for fun and memories, not a paycheck. They awarded the trophy after day two to another team. Something happened
|javelinas with babies up by the green|
In the end, perhaps the greatest shot of the day came from Mother Nature's approach shot to the beginning of the day.
|Sunrise over Marana by Bert Fredericksen|