Serenity Sometimes

Embracing the chaos one day at a time. A blog about my adventures in food, photography, fitness and fun.



Golf is a really hard game. I’ll admit, I have absolutely no patience for it. I am an instant gratification kind of girl, and the only thing I can imagine doing for 4 hours straight is sleeping. The fact that these athletes can get a tiny ball into a tiny hole 350 yards away in just a few swings of the club is pretty remarkable.

Granted, I will hit some balls at the driving range from time to time, and if I practiced more I might not even suck that badly. One time I even beat my husband at mini golf, and I will NEVER let him forget it. But practicing my swing is just not something I have the desire to spend my time doing, so I guess that’s where it all falls down, right?

This week my husband is down in Merion, PA for the U.S. Open. My brother-in-law is a golf pro at Merion, and that means backstage passes for my husband. He has been like a little kid on Christmas about it for quite a while now. He signed up to volunteer and has been spending the past few days doing everything from helping the grounds crew clean up and dry out the course, to working at the practice range. For the rest of the week he gets to stalk players, and walk the beautiful course as the tournament unfolds.



He’s been texting me pictures of the course, and on Sunday I let him take my precious camera so I will be without it all week.

All I can say is that he better get some good pictures. I want close ups of that adorable little Irish freckle faced Rory McIlroy. CLOSE UPS!

I’ll leave you with a few cell phone snaps of the course, these were taken by my husband this past weekend while things were still relatively quiet.

Do you play golf? Do you enjoy watching others play?



Author: nicb1rd

Happily married, pets, no kids. Relatively boring desk job. I blog to nurture my creativity and have a little fun. I love cooking, taking pictures, and general shenanigans.

7 thoughts on “Fore!

  1. I suck at golf! But like watching the pros play – they make it look like child’s play don’t they? You are very brave in allowing another human being to use your camera! The flip side is your getting some serious ‘you’ time while hubby is away. But don’t you feel empty? Like when my wife goes to California to see her mom. I miss her so… I hope the game doesn’t get washed out by all the rain up there lately…

  2. I know. It’s nice to have the place to myself, but I start to get restless after a few days. He won’t be home until Sunday, maybe Monday if there’s a playoff. He’s only an hour away though so I guess I could always go see him and pick up my camera too if I start suffering from serious withdrawal symptoms. πŸ˜‰

  3. Wow! I don’t play golf, but my husband does, and he’s been looking forward to the Open for months now. We/he won’t be going, but we will be watching it…all of it! I’ve gone to a few tournaments with my husband here in SD, and we were actually able to go to the Open when it was held here, I really enjoy going, and I’ve even learned to enjoy watching it on TV. It’s very relaxing, my husband loves it, and I love him! It’s a great time to hang out with him too! I hope you husband has an amazing, wonderful time. It’s pretty exciting for a golfer to experience something like this! Can’t wait to see the close up shot! πŸ™‚

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