Women's Golf In Scotland: Blog #6

Sept. 15, 2008

My first week as a member of this golf team has been more amazing than I ever imagined, and I feel like I've been a member of this team for years. Between the 10 hour plane flight (which Piper and I are still trying to figure out how we entertained ourselves given we only slept 30 minutes), the bus rides, the group stretching sessions and card games, the dancing in our rooms, and Coach showing us her dance moves to her favorite song, everything has been great and far exceeding any of my expectations.

Today we teed it up at Kingsbarns, another fabulous course that hugged the coastline. Fortunately, it was calm and gorgeous, resulting in Ki-Shui actually playing in shorts for about 4 holes. Angela and I rolled up our rain pants resembling the traditional golf knickers. The 'sparkle' shots of the day would have to be the 100 foot putt that Piper made on the par 5, 12th hole, followed by Rebecca's tee shot on the par 3, 13th, stopping one inch from the hole. Sal, Ki-Shui, Mari, and Rebecca were the winning team in our Stableford game. Even though they did have 17 birdies, the second place team of Jason, Sydney, and Piper (with Rebecca's score as their fourth) was only one point behind. Jay, Saana, Angela and I played well on the back, but didn't have quite enough birdies on the front to catch those two groups. We were enjoying watching Coach play professional photographer while resting her back today, looking back to see Ki-Shui freak out while accidentally walking through a pile of bird remains (where unfortunately it looked like a bird semi-exploded), and watching the birds in the ocean fly up every time a wave came through, only to land right back down and repeat every five seconds.After we left Kingsbarns, we went back to the Old Course to have lunch at the Links Clubhouse, do some shopping in the pro-shop, and take pictures on the famous Swilcan Bridge on the 18th at the Old Course. Besides the individual and group pictures taken, we got some of Sal successfully jumping over the creek that passes under the bridge, Jason doing a handstand on the bridge, and Jay attempting to do a handstand on the fairway with Jason supporting him.

Besides the burnt popcorn (Coach and Rebecca) tonight was a pretty relaxing night. Just the usual card games, music, and Skype.

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