This week, The Dewsweepers loaded up again, and went back to a course we have mentioned before. In fact, the same course we played last weekend, Ye Old Course at Mallard Creek. We wanted to play the new course, but that was not possible on this Sunday.
But with charter member Joe Red on vacation again this week, it was a big chance for an up and coming Dewsweeper to make his debut. Charter member Beef's son Dirk. Dirk is 23, and recent grad of Bowling Green. It was a good day for Beef, and it was a good day for me as well. I was there when Dirk was about 7, when he first hit his first golf ball on a vacation when Beef and his family came down to visit me when I lived there. Now, he finally got the call up for an appearance on the Dewsweeper Tour.
Ye Old Course at Mallard again played well for scoring, much as it did last weekend. The weather conditions were absolutely perfect and that made for a great morning. Beef came storming out of the gate by posting a birdie on number 1, the short par 5. Then jammed in another birdie on the dog-leg number 7 par 4, before a dandy par on the number one handicap number 9 par 5. A big time nice 37 on the front. He totally took advantage the numerous dog legs and greens that putting well.
Tex got off to a tough start, and had a hard time recovering. Even though Tex didn't really play all that badly, his putter completely let him down, and that piled up the numbers. It's tough when the strength of your game is letting you down, just when you need it to pick you up. Tex missed a bunch of putts he makes in his sleep, and it made for a tough day. But he kept his head up, and kept swinging. And we always respect that. After all, we are out there to have fun, eat hot dogs, have a cigar, and enjoy the company.
Tex and I need to "work" on our game - heavy tools needed
Speaking of stuggling on the green, Dirk's debut was a contrast of absolute "bomb" drives and bomb putts. Dirk has young discs in his back, and that leads to a real nice turn and move on the ball. And he can strike the ball very well. A few 300 yard plus drives really helped. But his 39 putts on the day prevented a low number. After struggling with the short and putting game, Dirk became the "Brimless Wonder." Flipped his hat backwards and got his round going forward. He posted a birdie on the number one handicap number 9, after being on in two. No easy feat. Then a HUGE eagle on number 18 the finishing par 5. On in two, and finally made a putt. In fact, both he and Beef had eagle putts on 18, but Beef had to settle for a tap in birdie. Would have been fun to see father-son eagles on Fathers Day.
Dirk And Beef - Dirk A.K.A "Brimless"
I hit the ball well most of the day shooting a nice 40 on the front, before taking a double on the brutal number 10, a 440 yard par 4. But I birdied number 11, a short par 4 to erase that awful double. Then I had 2 bad 3 putts on the back that prevented me from breaking 40 on the back, or 80 on the day. I ended up shooting 80, with a very consistant 40 on each side. I was pleased. But 77 or so on the day was not out of the question for me or Beef. But, that's why we both have jobs, and are not pro's.
But the day belonged to Beef. His very nice 79 on the day, and having his son debut on the tour on Fathers Day. By taking a birdie on 18, he won the match, and that was a good score, especially after a bad break double bogey on number 17 a dog leg left par 4, when his tee short nestled up next to a tree. See below, "Hmmmm...what to do?"
But all was good, and it was good having Dirk (Brimless) out there with us reminding of us all of our youth and extremely long drives and hips and waists that used to bend freely.
Beef - 79
Wynn - 80
Dirk - 87
Tex - 100
Lots of Dog Legs here!