The dethroned 2 on 2 champions came to prove that they weren't just a one hit wonder last Friday. Hoffman and I vs. Ritchie and Watson. We split the first two games, both 16-14 wins, then got steamrolled for the last three games and eventually lost the series 4-1. I think Watson and Ritchie are a combined 7-1 this season. We plan on playing after work every Friday from now on so if you're reading this and would like to get in on some games every Friday around five, show up at the courts.
The 2 on 2 champions were annihilated yesterday by Dyer and myself, 16-10. Redemption was sweet after the butt kickings Saunders, Smoot, and I had received a couple of weeks earlier. Game 2 featured one Mr. Chi and Watson but the outcome was exactly the same, 16-10. Chi's errant behind-the-backs were a contributor to the downfall of the squad. Just when a minuscule amount of momentum had been built, it came crumbling down, and we cruised to victory. Game 3 was Ritchie and myself vs. Chi and Watson. After a quick start and questionable points being deducted from Richardson and I's score, Karma set in and cemented Chi & Co. at 10. Final Score - 16-10. Again.
Then the shock of our lives
A bright object, almost too bright, appeared from the street. As it approached, I grabbed my sunglasses and realized that Saunders had decided to join us. Luckily the court was shaded at this hour because I doubt that any of us would have been able to play with the reflection that the sun could have beamed off his brand new wife beater and bright white sneakers. So we shot for teams and were off on our first 3 on 3 matchup of the year. Team Bright White vs. Team Corey Smells Like Booze. There's not much of a review I can give this one. Bright white used their secret weapon, Saundra, to their advantage and demolished Team Smells 16-8. Rough game indeed, but a delightful day of b-ball for the first time in awhile!
Stock Rising: Watson
Dyer Worthless Stock: Smoot
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Virginia National Review, July 3rd, 2004 Don't get me wrong, Virginia National is a nice course, but man, almost in West Virginia? That's a bit too far considering we teed off at 3:00. The clubhouse knows it as well because their twilight rates begin at 1:30 in the afternoon! Anyway, pretty nice round. Poopy pants somehow got us paired up with a 15 year old Brit from his neighborhood. This kids handicap was 9. He wiped the floor with all of us. Not that he was hitting any miraculous shots, he was just very consistent, straight, and worked the putter. He finished with an 85. Should have been more like 80 or so, but the difference b/w courses here and England are very noticeable according to him. Smoot had the worst start I've ever seen, shanking everything through the first 7 holes. I took advantage of this and was able to claim victory within the acousticwood tour. Highlights were Smoots consecutive pars on 9 and 10, Hoffman sticking the ball 10 feet away on a par 3, and beginning my round with a birdie, par, par. However, The kid stole the show on this day as we were all amazed at how a kid 10 years younger was able to effortlessly dispose of us. Also, Gnome jumps back over Hoffman this week. Generals Ridge is still the most ridiculous course I've played this summer.
Twin Lakes Review, June 27th, 2004
Another perfect day for golf. The round took about 4 1/2 hours to play with the pace of play lovely. We all played relatively well. Gnomeo struggled for awhile but found his stroke for the last 5 holes which should give him so momentum going into our next round. Highlights included Hoffman chipping in from 20 feet for bogey, Smoots run of 3 pars in a row, and Ayres' consecutive pars. Smoot round of an 87 took home first prize with Ayres following that with a 92. Also, comeback player of the year nominee Erich Hoffman jumps two spots this week up to #3 on the rankings after two weeks of solid play. Nice work.
Generals Ridge Review, June 16th, 2004
Christ, this course was brutal. John and I set out at about 8AM for our 8:40 tee time. With a little drizzle and the humidity picking up, we teed off on the rather basic par 4 hole #1. We were forewarned about the course just as we saddled up, and they meant it. Let me just say that it's not that the course was impossible or anything, you just need to play it a few times before you can get a grasp for the pin positionings and distances because there are many blind shots you'll take throughout the round. Elevated Tee boxes, greens, and fairways sloping all over the place were the norm throughout every hole on this course. Looking back, it was most enjoyable and certainly a change of pace from anything we've every played before. To top it off, we got the early bird special which is $29 with a cart. Anyway, as difficult as the front 9 may have seemed, it didn't match the back 9. Highlights of the round include Johns 40 foot par save on 12 and my par on #8. We'll be back general.
Review, April 9th, 2004
To start, Jaba the hut(Better known to us as the manager in charge) wouldn't give us scorecards. Why? Because it was cosmic bowling. We'll probably never go back to this Bowl America because of this bitch. I won't go into too much detail here, but it was somewhat slow at the alley for about the first couple frames we were there. Then the bitch placed a family of about six 5-year olds to our left, and a group of young ladies to our right. If those distractions weren't enough, we got blazed beforehand and had a rough go for awhile. Nothing that 5 pitchers of beer couldn't take care of though. Corey was the model of consistency, while the rest of us were models of inconsistency. Ayres took the high score of a 161 after Corey bet $20 that his team would win. Overall, Corey and Tom won matches 1 and 2, but Dyer and Ayres mauled them in the third round. Bragging rights went to Team Springfield as Tom was left wondering what happened to his 207 the weekend before and Corey began to crave his Gin & Tonic.