Raymond? He loves golf. He talks about it all day long. He tells stories about how he hit a 5 iron off the tee with 226 yards to the pin. Tucked back right. And how he drained it.
I have played golf before, but c’mon buddy I have no idea what that means! No stinking clue. Anyone else relate?
Should I play more golf with him? Yes I should. Do I own any clubs? No, I sold those 10 months ago when I moved. *sigh* Nod, smile, and say “Wow that is awesome!”
I love golf. I really do. I don’t understand the intricacies of playing it. However, when Raymond says, “Do you want to go to the Masters again this year?” I say YES! It is one of the most beautiful places on this Earth!
There are zero homes (aside from the small rentals near the clubhouse) which keeps me 100% focused on the course. The Wells Fargo Championship is played in Charlotte every year. Another beautiful course. However, it is packed full of gorgeous mansions! I tend to stare at the houses wondering and pondering. What do these people do for a living? Is it as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside? Is it packed full of stuff (aka cluttered)? 😉 All the while a golf tourney is going on.
I have been to the Masters Championship twice now. I love the golf course. Love. Augusta, GA. Interesting place. The golf course is the nicest thing in that area. It is a bit of a dump.
Azaleas were in full bloom!
Let me back up a minute. 2011 I attended the Masters and ended up very sunburnt. This year? No way buddy! I lathered that sunscreen on! One thing I didn’t plan for .. ants? If you know me, then you know I am allergic to mosquitos, black ants, and fire ants. I no more stepped out of the car in the parking field and this happened:
Notice the hot red pinky toe? My foot swells up like a football.
Yep, bit by a black ant! Are you kidding? Took a quick burning and itchy foot trip to Walgreens for some Benadryl. As mom says “You are the only person I know that gets bit by black ants!” I’m sure Raymond thought I was unbelievably high maintenance and no longer allowed back. I kept my composure … although I contemplated crying. 😛
So back to the point … why should you go to the Masters? It is the Best Week In Golf. Reason enough!
The beer and food is cheap. Reason enough! It is a 3 hour-ish ride from Charlotte. Day trip! Reason enough!
Cheap $18 lunch! 2 beers, 1 wrap, 1 sandwich, 2 waters, 1 cookie. And what a cookie it was!
Amen corner. What does that mean? I’m not sure .. ask Raymond. But we sat there for an hour having great conversation. AMEN! 😉
Who are you talking to there buddy? 😉
Can I get an Amen?
Helpful Hint: Don’t take off your shoes and lay down on the grass. You will get called out. Well, if your grass wasn’t so perfect and beautiful then I wouldn’t want to woller (is that a word?) around on it all day. Psh!
My cute videos from our trip .. When did I become so country?!
We rounded out the day with a little Masters Pro Shop shopping. Correction: Raymond shopped. Jennifer was not interested. 😛 Oh the things we do for our men! 😉
If you ever have the opportunity to go to the Masters, then I would say RUN GIRL RUN!
We had the best time! Stay tuned for a quick afternoon post about my outfit. 😉
What is your favorite golf tournament?
Until next time…