Saturday, June 22, 2024

The Sweet 16th

Through mid-June, I have played five of my seven rounds this season at the Fairways Golf Club in Warrington, PA.

My scores over those five rounds at Fairways have ranged from an 82 to 96, and nothing highlights this difference in these scores more than the 16th Hole, a 323-yard Par 4. I have played the hole either very well or very bad!

The 16th Hole at Fairways Golf Club

Over five rounds, I have not made a single par on the hole, yet I aggregate score is even par. That's because I have made an eagle, 2 birdies, a bogey and a triple bogey in my five attempts playing the 16th!

Here's how I've fared on the 16th so far:

  • May 11: bogey 5
  • May 17: birdie 3
  • May 24: eagle 2 (my 4th eagle all-time)
  • June 2: birdie 3
  • June 9: triple-bogey 7

Obviously, the highlight of that list is the eagle on May 24th, when I holed my second shot from the fairway, which was 82 yards.

Added all up, it leaves me at even par through five rounds. And hopefully, the 16th continues to be good to me in future rounds this year.

Saturday, May 25, 2024

The Eagle Has Landed!

Yesterday I played my third round for the 2024 season at Fairways Golf Club in Warrington, Pa. It was also my third consecutive round at the course. Although my previous two rounds at Fairways GC had been a 90 and 82, I was not playing as well yesterday, partly due a cold I was suffering.

The Par 4 16th Hole at the Fairways Golf Club

I did, however, have one major highlight during my round. After back-to-back pars at the Par 3 14th (134 yds.) and 15th (112 yds.), I came to the16th hole, which is a 323-yard, straightaway Par 4.

My tee shot was a slight draw down the middle-right portion of the fairway that rolled to the left side . From there I had 82 yards to a pin on the back right side of the green. I took my 52-degree Wilson PMP
gap wedge and struck a shot that I initially thought may have been hit a touch thin. The ball sailed high into the air and landed on the green about six feet from the hole and rolled towards the flag, before disappearing in the hole for an eagle!

The ball used for my 4th career eagle

The eagle was the fourth of my golfing career. The previous three occurred in 2000 at #18 at the former  Marsh Island in Delaware, 2006 at #14 at Juniata Golf Club in Philadelphia, and in 2007 at #18 at the former FDR Golf Club in Philadelphia. All have been made at Par 4s.

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Arsenal Headcover for Christmas

Mrs. Muni Golfer got me a great golf gift for Christmas: an Arsenal FC headcover for my Driver! The Muni Golfer has been a fan of the Gunners from North London since the 1970s, and I was lucky enough to tour their stadium in during a visit to London in 2019. The will nicely complement the Arsenal accessories pouch I already carry in my golf bag.

And while it may only be seen on a golf course instead of a pitch, the new headcover will proudly show my support for Arsenal throughout the year! Afterall, if you're gonna hit bombs, it helps to have an Arsenal!

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Happy 2024!

Wishing everyone a very Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year! May the coming year see you play more rounds, hit more fairways and greens, and make more putts, pars, birdies and eagles!

Follow along in 2024 as I chronicle my golf adventures, from the golf equipment in my bag, to practice and preparation, to playing out on the course. Who knows, maybe I'll even run into you sometime on the 1st tee!