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Thumbs Up For Galfur Jr

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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Reply Mac D
1:27 PM on August 20, 2011 
Little guy is growing up in the world, what makes being a father so great.

Good story Galf and congrats
Reply Ferociousjane
3:29 PM on August 20, 2011 
Great job, Galfur Sr and JR!!! Sounds like the best round of golf ever. Barry Sanders is a great example of class and dignity coupled with tremendous talent.
Reply whucares
5:37 PM on August 20, 2011 
Good for him. Been golfing for 40 yrs and have never gotten an Ace. Closest was in Petoskey. Ball rolled within 2 ft. 3 putted for bogie.You are a better man than I- One of my daughters became a very good tennis player while in HS. 1st time she beat me in straight sets- i developed an ankle problem and have not played her since
Reply the immortal scurds
6:07 PM on August 20, 2011 
great story. happy for your whole family galf. that must have been fun! and i love the sanders reference. nothing cooler than the non-celebration. been there, headed there again, job done. next!!! unless you can break it down like the immortal merton hanks, in which case do it every chance you get.
Reply Mac D
6:50 PM on August 20, 2011 
Saw the pics Galf. Has he passed Mr. Galf in scoring?
Reply Galfur
9:39 PM on August 20, 2011 
Thanks for the nods everyone. Twas a cool moment.

He's passing me on occasion Mac. About 1 in 4, maybe 1 in 3 times out. If I play my best, he's not quite there yet. But If I'm off at all, he's starting to rubbing my nose in the turf.

Could be 50/50 by the end of summer. I'm actually very happy for him when he posts a better score than I.

I know this, I can't touch his distance anymore. Like I said, he throttled back on his drive on this hole. For me it's pretty much a full swing. My best tags are at least 10-15 yards back of him now. He's got a nice slap shot ;)
Reply Galfur
7:56 AM on August 21, 2011 
whucares says...
1st time she beat me in straight sets- i developed an ankle problem and have not played her since

Beautiful...Whu, where have you been hiding?

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