Tag Archives: Golf

Playing Hooky

I came home to a red-faced-sunburned husband yesterday.  He was napping and I must have been a sleep walking because it didn’t register as I walked into the house.  After a 4-hour nap (yes, I’m like a cat) I awoke refreshed and sane and then it sunk in that my husband was sunburned.  I asked him what he had done to get  sunburned.  It turns out that my husband, Steve, played hooky yesterday and went to watch the tie-breaking round of the US Open Golf tournament.  I had to chuckle to myself — getting Steve to take time off can sometimes be like pulling teeth.  Apparently it was a last minute thing.  He said 6 tickets showed up at work so he went.  He said he saw Tiger Woods sink his winning put and that Tiger passed by him after winning.  Steve described him as looking extremely angry.   Clearly, this was a proud moment for my husband.  To commemorate the event, Steve bought a pair of matching golf towels, one for himself and one for my Dad, who went to the tournament last Friday.  I’m happy Steve and my Dad get along so well.  On Father’s day my parents came over and Steve and my Dad spent a good amount of time talking about golf and practice swinging in house (I was *urked* because they were swinging way too close to the TV).  Anyhow, … I still hate golf … but I like that my husband and Dad have another thing in common.

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I Hate Golf, But the US Open Website is COOL!

Check it out! IBM is the technology partner for this website/online experience. What I like is being able to live/real time, with decent video quality, the favorite players as they are playing. There’s also so much information available on this site that even for a someone like me, who is not into golf, it’s interesting and I want to mouse around to see what I can find.  The course overview is something that I spent sometime playing with and viewing the various videos.   Learning about how to “play” the hole and the terrain is pretty neat.   Check out the live video, but try not to get hooked while you are at work. It loads up surprisingly fast and is smooth.  And for all those folks who don’t live in San Diego, drool at our weather. It’s perfect.