Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Golf Camp


View from the tee box on Number 2 at Pine Needles Golf Course.

I just got back from golf camp. This was my second year to attend Peggy Kirk Bell's Golfari for Women. She was under the weather this year and her presence was sorely missed. But, let me just say, the rest of the staff did a wonderful job of continuing on! By the last day, I told the ladies at my table during lunch that I was sure I would slap the next person who told me what to do about my golf swing! LOL. Now, I was exaggerating. I would never slap a one of the most gracious and competent teachers I have ever had the privilege of working with... my point is that you are worn out... had it to here... finished... by the end of the week. And, for just a few hours in the midst of the week, I actually felt the golf swing like it is meant to be... oh, how elusive it is... but, I felt it! There is hope of finding it again! My deepest gratitude to Mrs. Bell's wonderful staff.



Lined up at the start of the day... This place is nothing if not organized.




BIG buckets of balls... for the end of the day... when you STILL want to work on your swing... and they are available to give you MORE help... lol...



We listened...



We took notes...




We watched... We wished...



We tried...



We had moments...



Here is Peggy Kirk Bell... the Matriarch of Pine Needles... her daughter, Bonnie and son-in-law, Pat worked hard with us all week... We were glad to see her on the last night.


These are two wonderful ladies from D.C. Joanne, on the left, is an energizer bunny! Judy, on the right, was one of my partners for the week. She is a great little golfer! I was so happy to be paired with her!



These two ladies sat at our table the last evening. Emily and Mary Jane were catching up on their lives since boarding school!



And, Kris and Sarah had us in stitches all week! Great new friends from Chicago. Milha and I had a wonderful week... for the second time. Great golf, great folks, great food. Doesn't get any better than that.

6 comments:

Deb said...

Tanna,

looks like you had a great time...I've tried hitting a golf ball a time or two...not so good at it...oh well...my husband play...I think I will stick to gardening...bike riding...

deedee said...

How fun! So does this mean you'll be turning pro soon ;)?

Tanna said...

LOL! No, deedee... I played the WORST round I have played in awhile yesterday! So much for lessons. LOL! I think it is like cleaning out your closet; it gets worse before it gets better.... It is looking pretty hopeless right now. Deb, maybe I should stick to gardening, too! LOL.

Rick Rosenshein said...

Hi Tanna,
Sounds like you had a great time. I have tried golf and unfotunately it is not something that I excel at. I can hit the ball a mile but I am not sure which direction it might go. I hope you have a fun filled Summer. Rick

Liz said...

This sounds (and looks) so fun! Glad you had a good time!

California Girl said...

Tanna: Okay. I have nothing against golf. My mother was a big time golfer...i.e. she loved it more than anything. I was "encouraged" to learn at the tender age of 7 or 8...taking lessons, playing in Junior tournaments. Unfortunately, Jr. Golf was a big zero then. The men wanted us off the course by the time they hit the tees at 8 or 9am so we had to be out there early. I played til I was about 14 or so. Boys took over my life and I dropped it. But I grew up in a golf club environment and I still interact with alot of golfing ladies. Have you ever noticed how many of them fit a certain description: stout, compact, very thick throught the middle, with short hair and fairly strong looking forearms? I swear to God, they look that way! Anyway, sounds like you had a good time. Don't let my jaded view get in your way. My mom was never happier than when on the course.

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