Thursday, April 17, 2008

158, Golf Ball, Tee, Ko Olina Golf Course, Ohau, Hawaii

Well, I did get one round of golf in. I shot a 52 and 49, for a 101. I don't get it, just because I haven't picked up a club in nearly 4 months, that doesn't mean that I shouldn't play great. I mean, I have been playing nearly 2 or 3 rounds a year, but I can't seem to break 100 anymore. Just because I don't get to play 2 to 3 times a month anymore, that doesn't mean that I shouldn't still be able to shoot in the high 80's, or even break 100.

I wonder if that bum shoulder is playing any part of it. I did get another cortisone shot, the second one in 4 months, and it helped some. I think it might be more then a little bursitis. I hope not, but the cortisone doesn't seem to have the strength it did. At least the cracked tail bone seems to have healed. I didn't have the stiff back that I did when I played at Christmas with my brother-in-law. When I ride the racing bike it only hurts like it should, because I am riding a racing bike and I am starting over on the conditioning that I lost for the 4 months I was off. I wonder if the 20 lbs. that I gained during the 4 months off is playing a role as well. Well, at least I am getting better at photography.

I love this shot. I had to lay down on the tee box to take it, my playing partners had stopped at the bathroom, so I was on my own. I used the biggest aperture that I could. Since it was overcast, I could go bigger then if it had been a beautiful bright sunny day, like you want to play golf.  I love the shot of the sand trap.  The contrast of the uniform cut green grass and the perfectly raked pink of the sand with the rake like the hand of a clock all seemed to be a composition that was ready made, almost zen like.  The yardage marker was just fill since I didn't get as many shots as I wanted.

Still, you would think that I should be able to break 100.

Sand Trap, Ko Olina Golf Course, Ohau, Hawaii

150 Marker, Ko Olina Golf Course, Ohau, Hawaii

Thanks for looking.
EXIF Data,

Camera:Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure:1/4000 sec
Focal Length:50 mm
ISO Speed:100
Exposure Bias:0 EV

1 comment:

  1. I really think playing 2-3 times a year will make it more difficult to break 100.

    I like the golf on tee shot and the rake. Nice photo.

    Practice Practice Practice is the best way to reduce your score.