This last weekend our sons took their Dad on a golf trip. It was a gift he received from them last year for his 65th birthday. They visited three different courses in North Dakota known as The Triple Challenge.
Our younger son drew this picture in elementary school for his Dad one Father’s Day.
Golf has always played a role in our family life. When Dave and I got married he had summer employment at the John Blumberg Golf Course in Winnipeg and I bought him an old set of clubs at a garage sale so he could make use of the golf privileges that came as a perk with his job. When we moved to Steinbach a few years later Dave started golfing at the Fly In golf course there. He bought shares for himself and for each of our sons as soon as they were born. Dave participated in the mens’ league, golfed as often as he could, and served for a long time on the board of directors. Our boys both had their first jobs at the golf course and worked there for many summers during their high school and university years. I started golfing in a ladies league in Steinbach and came to enjoy the game too. Since then Dave and I have golfed in many countries around the world, met interesting people and had good times with family and friends because of the game.
Now that he is retired Dave golfs two or three times a week. Although neither of our sons has a great deal of time to play golf, busy as they are with their careers and families, they still enjoy the game, so it made for a perfect activity for the three Driedger males to do together.
Golf is a sport that is definitely on the decline but for our family it has been a good way to build relationships, get exercise and have fun together.
I Golf For the Scenery
Golfers With an Artistic Side
I Did the Limbo on the Golf Course
Back on the Course Again
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We’ve already been golfing three times since we arrived in Arizona. There’s a nice little course nearby with great twilight rates. We’ve been golfing with our friends Tom and Sylvia who are the first guests we have welcomed to our rented home.
I wondered how my golf game would be since I don’t play very often, but I haven’t been doing too badly and today I got my first par after sinking a nice long putt on the eighth green so I was pretty happy about that. Tom and Sylvia are setting the bar pretty high as far as being guests goes since Tom is a professional cook and has been making all these amazing meals for us. Last night it was pork and rice, panfried shrimp and Chinese vegetables. The night before it was steak and lobster. Looking forward to seeing what will be on the menu tonight.
I Golf For the Scenery
The Waste Management Golf Tournament
Dinner in Arizona With Uncle Herb
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On the long weekend we went golfing in Pinawa and Lac du Bonnet with our friends Rudy and Sue. I don’t keep score when I golf. I’m there for the visiting and the scenery. And some of the scenery on the Pinawa Golf and Country Club course and the Granite Hills Golf Course was gorgeous.
I also discovered this really cool sundial in Pinawa across from the hotel where we spent the night. It was designed in such a way that you could learn a lot about eastern Manitoba by walking all around it.
Despite the fact our second round of golf ended abruptly after 12 holes because of non-stop rain I still had a great time enjoying the scenery and visiting with our friends.
I golf for the scenery and the visiting.
Visiting the Nikkels in Sarasota
Golfing at a Hudson’s Bay Outpost
Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona
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Yes, that’s me doing the limbo on the seventh hole while my nephews hold the flag pole. During our visit to southern Ontario my nephew Michael organized a fun family golf tournament. I was the captain of the team I called The Professionals. I’d gone to a Thrift Store to find us all ties with a golf theme.
Our opponents were Paul’s Paynes and
The Flying Dragons.
Each team got points for the originality of the photos they took. My nephew Tim came up with the ideas for most of our shots including some that were too X-rated for me to put on this blog. But this one of Tim kissing his partner Penny was my idea. Here are just a few of the photos that won our team first place in the photo category.
After the golf round we headed over to Michael and his wife Stephanie’s house for a fabulous meal where we were joined by some more family members.
Michael had barbecued spicy ribs and everyone else had brought other parts of the meal. Soooooo good!
We laughed sooooooo hard looking at all the photos taken on the course.
My great-nieces helped with the trophy presentations for the winning teams.
Michael had even bought champagne to put in the trophies of the winners.
My husband Dave’s team captained by our niece Hannah were the grand champions.
I did win a trophy however for best shot of the game. On the 12th hole I sank a 35 foot chip shot right into the hole. Honestly I think it is the best golf shot I’ve ever had! My teammates were so happy for me and their congratulations and excitement made it a memorable moment indeed!
My niece Hannah is pregnant so Stephanie made her a special strawberry and milk drink for her toast since she couldn’t have the champagne.
My brother-in-law John got a little carried away with his acceptance speech so we had to cut him off eventually.
Thanks Michael for organizing such a fun family time!
The Driedgers Bike Boblo Island
Canada Day in Leamington
The Dog Ate the Turkey
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