Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe St. Patrick's Day!

Hopefully the weather will soon be such that we'll not only be wearing the green, but putting on it as well! In the meantime, I raise a glass of Guinness to the Irish. Sláinte!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

For The Record...

Since 1996, I have kept a yearly spreadsheet of my rounds played, tracking such statistics as score, total strokes, scoring average, birdies, eagles and holes of par or better. Recently, I decided to create a list of my all time achievements on the golf course. So below is the Muni Golfer's own personal record book. These records are through the 2017 season.

Most Rounds in a Season: 33.5 – 2001

Lowest Round (Par 69 or Lower): 77
   * Juniata, 10/28/01

Lowest Round (Par 70 or Higher): 87
   * Neshaminy Valley, 8/13/11
   * The Rookery South, 7/20/14

The 6th Hole at Neshaminy Valley

Career Birdies: 127

Most Birdies in a Season: 14 – 2001

Most Birdies in a Round: 2
   * 1998 – Juniata (6/7, 8/23), Walnut Lane (7/19), Pocono Palace (11/12)
   * 2001 – The Rookery South (9/4), Old Landing (9/7), Juniata (10/28)
   * 2002 – Cedar Ridge (10/5)
   * 2004 – FDR (5/15)
   * 2005 – The Rookery South (9/7)
   * 2007 – Baywood Greens (8/31)
   * 2011 – Fox Hollow (5/22)
   * 2012 – The Fairways (7/22)
   * 2016 – The Fairways (8/28), American Classic (9/9)

Most Consecutive Holes with a Birdie: 2
   * 2007 – Baywood Greens (#16-17, 8/31)
   * 2016 – The Fairways (#1-2, 8/28), American Classic (#7-8, 9/9)

The 16th Hole at Baywood Greens

Career Eagles: 3

Most Eagles in a Season: 1
   * 2000 – Marsh Island (7/28, #18)
   * 2006 – Juniata (7/30, #14)
   * 2007 – FDR (10/14, #18)

Most Pars in a Season: 93 – 2001

Most Pars in a Round: 8
   * 2010 – Horsham Valley (8/29)

The Par 3 4th Hole at Horsham Valley

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Peeble Beach By Way of the Amazon

One of my Christmas gifts this past holiday was a $25 gift card for Although I do order a lot of things online, particularly golf equipment, I have never ordered anything from Amazon. So this was a great opportunity to experience what the online retailer was all about.
Since Pebble Beach is my favorite golf apparel, I decided to explore what Amazon offered. As luck would have it, I found a nice Pebble Beach 1/4-zip pullover, with a chest pocket. While Peeble Beach describes the color of the pullover as Iron and Heater, it is really black with a grayish trim. It's price fell just within the gift card's amount, so I ordered it.
In placing my order, Amazon offered me free shipping if my order totaled $30 or more. This enticement led me to add a faux alligator scorecard holder from Fairway4 to my cart. Both arrived last week.
The pullover looks good, fits nicely and has a very soft feel. It will be perfect both on the course and practice range during the cool weather in the early spring  and late fall. I can't wait to wear it over one of my Pebble Beach golf shirts in the very near future.