So, The Prodigy (TP) and I spent 5 days and 4 nights in Phoenix we golfed Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tim is a 6.4 and I am a 19.9. We determined (and when I say "we" I mean "I" and the USGA) that I would receive 13 shots a round as determined by the handicapped holes on the golf courses we were playing.
Long story short, in 54 holes, at a dollar each, I lost one American dollar. ONE! Now, TP didn't play to his ability but then neither did I. The 13 strokes difference in our handicap worked out just like the USGA thought it would but if you could have heard "you're not playing like a 19" as many times in 54 holes as I did, and you were me, then you would be quite happy with the outcome. As I am. I mean, I lost a $70 dollar bottle of scotch at our Masters weekend in Sheridan this past April and I didn't cry like a churlish little girl. But, that's just me. I win and lose like a champion. If I had a better putter, I would have crushed him on Saturday. I eagerly await your response to this my vertically challenged friend.
We played golf, I taught TP a card game that he now hates and will never play again, we had a great time at the race, we drove in the "big city" traffic like it was no big deal. Well except for a little slip up leaving the rental car center but, hey, no harm no foul. We found a great track, the Golf Club of Estralla and it was AWESOME! I put that in caps for a reason. $40 for 18 holes and a cart. The flipping Coronas made up the difference, $30 a six pack, but nonetheless a beautiful layout. Great holes, nice views, rattlesnake country, the entire package.