|Posted by Galfur on August 20, 2011 at 12:00 PM|
Big day in the Galfur family. As some of you know, I play in a Saturday morning galf scramble. We've been doing it for about 15 years now. It started as my Brother-In-Law, Nephew, Father and I. The Bro-In-Law developed a conflict on Saturday mornings, so we picked up a member as the fourth. A couple of years ago my son joined us, and we substituted him for the member making it a family affair again. He's been on the High School Galf Team the past two years and has been steadily closing the gap on this old Galfur.
Well this morning, with his grandfather looking on. With his cousin looking on. With his dad looking on. With the course ranger looking on......Galfur Jr throttled back a driver on the 253 yard par 4 seventh hole and well, the ball landed on the front part of the green, rolled up and disappeared. Reminded me of his hockey nickname "lightning".....
16 years old, and he picks up his first hole-in-one......not on a par 3, but a par 4. Oh sure, it's a short par 4. Who the hell cares? We didn't. Hell, I aint yelled that much, let alone run around so much as when we got to the green, peaked inside the cup and confirmed it. Ball In. Hole-In-One. AWESOME.
Galfur Jr was very composed. Just a smile. I guess he took my lectures on his hockey scoring celebrations way too seriously. He used to celebrate, with great animation, his hockey goals. Believe me, he celebrated alot because he scored alot. So one day I told him to consider toning it down. "Act like you've done it before". I reinforced it by showing him video of Barry Sanders in football. I told him stories about my playing days. He took it to heart and has never done much more than raise his stick, sometimes both arms. I was cursing myself this morning. I wanted him to celebrate this one.
In any event, we did it for him and he laughed about it. He laughed at us, said "you guys were funny".
We have another tournament coming up on Tuesday. Bigger money. Could it happen again? I don't really care. All I know is I am very thankful that Galfur Sr (my dad and his grandfather) and Galfur (that would be me, the dad), not to mention my nephew, were there to see Galfur Jr (that's my boy) run one in. That's much more than a one in a million shot. It's a once in a lifetime affair.
By the way, with the double eagle on 7 we were 10 under on the front nine (MONEY) and 16 under for the day. Not a bad start (and the weekend is young). Having chased the little white ball around, I think I'll clean up and start focusing on chasing Mrs Galfur around a little. No blog or pictures forthcoming. Very exciting day in the Galfur family. Well done Jr!!! Cheers all!!!
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