I went golfing this morning with Joshua (a blogless coworker) at the Lake Oswego City Course.  It's an 18-hole par-3 course, and pretty nice.  Holes were from 75 to 180 yards, averaging around 150, and I played pretty well.  Handful of pars, a couple double bogies, and the rest bogies.  I figure if I play bogey and a half average for a round, it was a good round, and I definitely beat that today.  Even more encouraging was that I didn't do it with putts, I did it off the green, which is typically where my game is weakest.

However, even better than the round itself, they were selling golf shoes for quite cheap and they had 13's.  I got a nice black pair that are supposed to be waterproof and wow am I impressed.  I knew my feet were slipping backwards slightly as I swung, but not very much.  With the spikes on, however, no slippage at all.  Zero.  Zip.  Zilch.  And while I can't necessarily attribute it entirely to the shoes, I hit the ball 12-15% further on every full-swing shot I took (well, except for the shank on 9).  That's more than a club's worth of extra distance.  It'll be interesting to see if that increase in performance was just a fluke or if it persists to future rounds.  Anyone around here (Portland, OR) want to play?  ;)

3 responses to “Golf”

  1. phill.nacelli

    Hey Barney,

    Scott Stroz and I talked about how great it would be to have a CFUnited Golf Outing next year… We should start a list of golfers in the community. Uhmm just had a great idea for a website! ;)


  2. Damon Gentry


    I'll head out with you sometime. I'll check in with you when I get back from San Francisco.