James Gets Another Hole In One 11/16/2012 (Previous Hole In One 5/12/2010)
Beautiful day... The ducks are coming for brunch
We are playing with a new member.... who just played none and missed the hole ion one
The pelican was by himself
Did You Know? - American White Pelicans like to come together in groups of a dozen or more birds to feed, as they can thus cooperate and corral fish to one another. When this is not easily possible ? for example in deep water, where fish can escape by diving out of reach ?, they prefer to forage alone. But the birds also steal food on occasion from other birds, a practice known as kleptoparasitism. White pelicans are known to steal fish from other pelicans, gulls and cormorants from the surface of the water and, in one case, from a great blue heron while both large birds were in flight.
As we turn onto #8, Mr. Hawk was dining on a Coot....
He was asking us for Richard's number so he could collect his reward
Did You Know? - Coots are medium-sized water birds that are members of the rail family Rallidae. They constitute the genus Fulica. Coots have predominantly black plumage, and?unlike many rails?they are usually easy to see, often swimming in open water.
The greatest species variety occurs in South America, and the genus likely originated there.
They have prominent frontal shields or other decoration on the forehead, and coloured bills, and many, but not all, have white on the under tail. Like other rails, they have lobed toes. The featherless shield gave rise to the expression "as bald as a coot," which the Oxford English Dictionary cites in use as early as 1430. A group of coots may be referred to as a covert or cover.
They tend to have short, rounded wings and are weak fliers, though northern species nevertheless can cover long distances?the American Coot has reached Britain and Ireland on rare occasions. Coot species that migrate do so at night. Coots can walk and run vigorously on strong legs, and have long toes that are well adapted to soft, uneven surfaces.
Then It Happened
Here is how it really happened.....
Mighty James came to bat
Smash/Whoosh.... the ball disappeared in a cloud of smoke into the afternoon haze
James says ^$&%#$@%^# (Translation: "Did you see my ball???")
James walks to the green and looks for his ball... We were too busy getting out of the bunkers
He spots a ballmark three feet in front of the hole.... He is suspicious
He tiptoes carefully towards the hole so as not to cause the ball to jump out of the hole
Then.... All heck breaks loose!
Oh, yes.... He fixes the ballmark
James looked into the cup and volia'... The blue striped ball was looking back!
James is always gracious commenting
on Paul's game this day
Did You Know? - In golf, a hole in one or hole-in-one (also known as an ace, mostly in American English) is when a player hits the ball directly from the tee into the cup with one shot. (It is not necessary that the ball go directly into the cup. It may hit other objects, or the ground, on its way.) This is most possible on a par 3 hole.
Longer hitters have accomplished this feat on shorter par 4 holes. Nearly all par 4 and par 5 holes are too long for golfers to reach in a single shot; a hole in two on a par five (or a hole in one on a par 4) is known as an albatross, and is significantly rarer than a hole in one on a par 3.
Hats off... Screaming is allowed
Did You Know? - Hole in ones are extremely rare, and while it depends largely on the golfer's skill, there is often also a great element of luck involved, although skill definitely increases the probability.
Occasionally special events host a hole in one contest, where prizes as expensive as a new car, or cash awards sometimes reaching $4 million are offered if a contestant records a hole in one. Usually such expensive prizes are backed by an insurance company who offers prize indemnification services. Actuaries at such companies have calculated the chance of an average golfer making a hole in one at approximately 12,500 to 1, and the odds of a tour professional at 2,500 to 1.
NOTE: We went to the Old Ranch GM and asked for our $4,000,000 but alas, they forgot to pay the premium.
Paul Called/Texted Everyone.... Now This Is Funny.... Out Of The Bushes....
A voice comes out of the bushes and says.... "Yeah James... Congrats!"
It was Charlotte IN HER CAR driving on Lampson!
Let's head for the Clubhouse and visit your fans
Efficient Old Ranch had the poster printed by the time we returned to the clubhouse
Looks more like a wanted poster
Time for some bubbley
Celebrations Are Always Fun At Old Ranch!
Chris was "jonny on the spot" with the goods....
Did You Know? - Someone ready and available at the time needed. The term appears in an article the New York Sun, April 1896 - "JOHNNY ON THE SPOT A New Phrase Which Has Become Popular in New York". This was widely syndicated in the US at the time and there are many citations in US newspapers from shortly afterwards. The name Johnny doesn't here refer to any particular person - it is just being used as a generic male name.
James inspected the celebratory drink! Chris had chilled glasses and the ice bucket ready!
Miss Linda came right over to join the festivities and get the straight scoop
"Dang... this is much better than the champagne!!"
Get a room! You are scaring the ducks
Passing the pictures on at the speed of light ... Bunnaford get's the news
We enjoyed the occasion!
Great fun.... Great friends