One of the downsides of using a low-end point-and-shoot is that in unfavorable light conditions, the shots can be… uninspiring. In past I tended to let it slide; focusing instead on high-light days to take pictures.
Saturday dawned with me being awake at the ungodly hour of 9am to head out to Pitch ‘N’ Putt at Central Park in Burnaby. I’ve never played golf before and it took me a while to get the ball to go in a straight line. And I only ended up 70 over par!
But to begin the day: I woke up to see this:
It’s the sun casting a shadow off the chimney in the building next door, but opening eyes to the wicker man wasn’t a pleasant way to start the day.
So blah blah time passes and we get to Burnaby and bought our tickets or paid the green fee or whatever one does when it’s golf time. Field rules state that you need a pitch (pitcher?) and a putter:
I think the putter is the one with the flat club-like head.
Then you have to try and hit the golf ball into the hole:
Like I said, 70 over par.
And it really was a lovely day for a walk.
Too bad about the golf.
(post title is from a Mark Twain quote: Golf is a good walk spoiled)
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