It was a dark and stormy night…
Oops, wrong story. It was a hot and muggy evening. Temperatures were in the 90’s; way to hot for a Snowman to post, so only 3 made it to the tee. Dark clouds were moving in as the Misters Fifteen and FourSkin, along with the Commish, belted their opening drives far down the fairway. Well, that’s how Rodger “Mr. Fifteen” Swanson remembered it. In actuality, his drive soared some 6 feet off the ground and traveled all of about 80 yards, thanks to a lot of roll. Commish (his brother, Ron) and Bill “4Skin” Cockey did, however, have decent drives en route to pars on the Par 5 “Road Hole.”
Mr. 15 struggled his way to a 51, net 41 but did manage to card the only “3” on the round. By the 4th hole lightning was pulsing in the not-too-far-off distance but the thunder and rain were holding off. It seems that the Golf Gods really do smile on fools and the BGA.
After 7 holes Commish and Mr. 4Skin were separated by a single stroke. Commish scored 5-5-5-4-6-4-5 to match almost exactly FourSkin’s 5-5-5-4-5-4-5, On the 8th hole a birdie was barely missed by Commish (his 8-footer balanced on the lip) as Bill posted a double bogey 6 to give Commish a 1 stroke lead going to the toughest hole on the front 9, a 445 yard uphill par 4. A 3-putt by Commish and a par by FourSkin once again reversed the totals. Final score: Bill Cockey 43, net 35; Commish 44, net 33, good enough to drink a tall cold one bought by Mr. Fifteen.