Winter (Such as it Was) is Over

Two extra handicap strokes for wearing shorts after January 1. No penalty for frightening legs.

Six of us played at Tunxis Plantation this morning, and two of us wore shorts. The grounds crew had just finished mowing the greens for the first time in 2012, and the grass became noticeably greener as we played. By the time we putted out on the eighteenth, at a little after 11:00, even shorts felt sort of suffocating.

Our superintendent played with us. He said that he attends a meeting at Tunxis in late March every year, and that in the past the course has always been closed and, usually, either covered with snow or frozen. That won’t be the case this year. The parking lot was filling as we drove away (to the barbecue place down the road), and the thermometer in my car read 67 degrees.

Living, growing divot, March 8, 2012, Farmington, Connecticut.

 

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