So the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament is over. Mark Mulder won it for the second time with Mardy Fish 2nd and Jack Wagner 3rd. My husband, daughter and I volunteer every year and it's always a blast. My favorites are Jack Wagner and Larry the Cable Guy. Jack is always so nice and he tends to remember my daughter and I. I'm always #TeamJack so this year I gave him a ball marker with that printed on it. Larry was sweet enough to take a quick selfie with me. The crowds were insane for Justin Timberlake. Ironically, neither my daughter or I are big J.T fans so it wasn't a big deal standing or walking next to him. I was tongue-tied enough talking to Jack, I always am. :) But it was some great golf and I got to see a lot of it close up. Always a blast. Maybe one day I'll take a decent photo with Jack. That day the wind was really whipping. :)
Officially on vacation. My daughter is back for 10 days and is keeping our tradition of working the Tahoe Celebrity Golf Tournament at Edgewood Tahoe despite being newly married and living 2000 miles away now. Working the tournament is hard on my arthritis but it's worth it. And there's the fact that I've started to golfing with my husband ( if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right? ) and who knew I'd actually enjoy it so much. Combined with the fact that I'm completely solar charged, this is my perfect vacation. This image is not Tahoe but our home course. Sunday we were playing and I was actually feeling the improvement I've been making. From where I took this picture, I made it to the green and my ball rolled right in for par. My best shot to date. :)
After work today we hit the golf course to play 9 holes. I needed it. Needed the sun and the exercise. It finally seems as if summer is setting in. Just before the weekend it was actually cold for a few days. Now the fans are on and I'm turning on the air conditioning at work. The course was nice and quiet and since it's been a couple of weeks since I'd played, and me being a beginner we were able to go at a decent pace where I could hit twice if I wanted to, try my putt again if I wasn't happy with the first. I've been working on consistently making it over the ravine on this hole and today I did. It's a tough course though, especially for someone with arthritis as bad as mine. Lot's of hills and I tend to end up following my ball down the fairway which is all uphill it seems. I'd kill for a putting green in my own back yard.