yesterday I was playing a miserable round of golf on my home course... ended up shooting 45 on the front nine which is 9 over par for that nine... I then ran off 8 pars and a birdie on the back nine to shoot 32... first time I've gone one under all year on either of the nines... total score of 77 which is about average for me this year on that course...
it wasn't so much the 32 that got me excited cuz I never sank a first putt and there were at least 6 golden opportunities for birdies under 10'... it was the differential between the 45 and the 32 --- 13 shots for those a little slower at math this morning :) that got me going!... at the end of 9 holes i set myself a goal of trying to break 80 which would meant a 34 and still a noble thought considering how I was playing... I put away my driver and played the rest of the tee shots with my 3 wood... I chose locations for the landing of my shots instead of just flailing away... and I focussed on where my putts would be rolling (not entirely successful except there were no three putts!)
First of all let me express my sincere appreciation and congratulations to all the volunteers out there who put in countless hours to help their club or sport. You know that without you your club would never survive. And I know you must be checking your forehead for fever at times when you wonder if your efforts are worth it. Trust me, they are. I can only relate the incredivle experience this past two years at our own Curling Club where we essentially rose, homeless, out of the ashes to not only survive, but to almost double our membership to 380 members in just over a year! It could not have been done without the over 4000 volunteer hours put in by our club volunteers.
But not everyone helps... or knows where to go to offer their help.
It's true... it is about time I revised mvpsports.ca but business and a few other things just got in the way... in a nice way!
Our new site has gone interactive with not only a Product Gallery where registered members can comment on their favourite Taylor or Olson products, but also where they can contribute to our new Club MVP forum. It is hoped that we will all be positive in our comments and advice here as our main goal is to help with the growth of our sport, not only in Lawn Bowls but Curling and Golf as well. Hopefully we will realize that we can learn from other sports rather than be jealous of what they have done!
In Ontario it wasn't much of a winter. I think I only shovelled the drive 2 or 3 times... not that I'm complaining or anything! Usually we can count on this as one of our winter activities that will help keep us fit a summer bowls and golf.
I don't have a problem that way... I curl too, so quite frankly I don't miss the shovelling one little bit!
I do however like to stay in shape throughout the winter. Inasmuch as I like to watch sports, any sports, on TV and we go through our share of movies I know the importance of a regular daily workout, no matter how short or long in duration.