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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Birdies, Spread Eagles and Hot Dogs: Back Into The Swing of Things

Birdies, Spread Eagles and Hot Dogs: Back Into The Swing of Things: "What a week!! Like David Hasselhoff's music, this blog is now huge around the globe! I would like to welcome my new readers..."

Back Into The Swing of Things

What a week!!  
Like David Hasselhoff's music, this blog is now huge around the globe!

            Photo: David Hasselhoff holding two golden retriever puppies.
I would like to welcome my new readers in Aruba, Russia, and Israel...
**To my reader in Aruba, I am going there for my honeymoon!  Can't wait!**

This week was big for my golf but slow on nitrogen sticks (hot dogs)...

Last Friday was my first round of the year, (a.k.a. rust round), and who else would you rather have your first round with than your college roommates.  The very people who/will can make fun of you like no one else could. 

Chip a ball badly? They make fun of you. 
Miss a tap in putt?  They make fun of you.  
Shank a drive into the woods?  They make fun of you.  Muntz, Black Eye, and UPS made the the weekend of golf enjoyable as only they could...  Oh and Muntz hated on the blog... ouch. 


Drove 5.5 hours from Boston to Binghamton, NY to visit the college roommates for the annual NFL draft/Golf Weekend extravaganza. Due to the Binghamton, NY area having flooding problems only 2 of the 14 golf courses in the area were open.  We ended up driving to PA to find a course that was dry...

Course: Tall Pine Players Club  
Weather: 51, drizzle and sideways rain
Holes Completed: 15
Hot Dogs Consumed: 1

Hot Dog:  Sysco Truck Special
Flavor: F
Condiments: F
This is the same crappy Hot Dog from Cannon Mountain.   

For the first time in my life, I had to quit playing. I was soaking wet and frozen.
Too cold, and my hands hurt everytime I swung to club...

I had 3 pars in the 15 holes I played, I think I shot a 50 on the front, 3 pars and three 6's, and a 7... yikes!


Black Eye (soon to be married in Buffalo) joined us for the weekend, and we played Endwell Greens, in Endwell, NY.  Course was soaking wet, I lost 12 balls in 18 holes (that's what .... said) everytime I hit one, they kept plugging.  

Course: Endell Greens, Endwell, NY  
Weather: 65, and sunny but chilly in the wind
Holes Completed: 18
Hot Dogs Consumed: 0   :-(

Saturday was a frustrating day for a few reasons:
1) Plugging Golf Balls
2) I ate too much at breakfast to want to have a hot dog at lunch (Mrs. Muntz made a fresh cinnamon roll and a breakfast casa-role)
3) UPS and I blew a 4 shot lead with 6 holes to play
4) UPS and I both missed a 7 foot putt at the end to tie Muntz and Black Eye.... I flat out choked. 

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Odds and Ends:

1) Did they really make a Fast and Furious 5?

2) Frozen Buns is currently yelling at the biggest loser for having a cheesy make-over episode.
Oh, and what the hell is that new trainer guy doing?  Dance moves?  Are you kidding me?  How does this burn calories?

3) Big shout out to the Navy Seals!
Thank you for everything!
Until next time...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I love Hot Dogs, not Habs


Is anyone else out there watching the Bruins vs Habs game?
My disgust for the Canadians has been well documented in this forum, but Carey Price has literally saved the Habs season 5 times in the 3rd period... Crazy...

Also, if I see the Habs flop, or dive again like Paul Pierce I am going to lose my mind...

You must be asking yourself:
"Chris, please move to the Hot Dogs you consumed this evening!?!?"
Fine then...away we go...

Hot Dogs Consumed:  3
Buns : Shaw's Light Wheat - Half thawed, "Frozen Buns" pulled them from the freezer this AM. I toasted them for a few minutes.  Perfectly done if I say so myself.
Hot Dog:  Oscar Meyer Turkey Franks

These Hot Dogs were just as crappy as my previous "Spring, about time..." post about them.
All beef or old school mystery meat hot dog is the way to go.  Turkey should be saved for Thanksgiving, and even then I prefer ham. I only had these tonight because they were part of a Shaw's buy one get, one deal.

On the bright side... they are healthier so I will look good for my wedding Tuxedo in a few weeks!

GOLF:  I am playing golf this weekend with my college buddies for our annual NFL draft weekend.
A common question I am sure you ask yourself when reading this:
 "Chris, you write like a 4th grader... you went to college?
Yes I did.

I will be playing Friday and Saturday, check back for pictures and my scores!

Until next time!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all of my readers!

I hit the driving range yesterday.
It was 40 degrees and raining sideways.

It wasn't a ton of fun, especially because my dad hit it farther than me on a few shots.
Please note: My dad took up golf last year, and he is in his 60's.

Photos will be added later of my miserable rust-off driving range experience.

As promised!

I hate rain!

The toys...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Birdies, Spread Eagles and Hot Dogs: What do I swing?

Birdies, Spread Eagles and Hot Dogs: What do I swing?: "I got an email from a reader asking: What is in my golf bag?.... So here you go... (while watching the Bruins*) *The Bruins are the only te..."

What do I swing?

I got an email from a reader asking: What is in my golf bag?.... So here you go... (while watching the Bruins*)
*The Bruins are the only team I cheer for in Boston... that and I loathe the Montreal Canadians. I think it has to do something with my childhood vacations to Wildwood Crest/Cape May, NJ and how the French Canadians would run around on the beach in speedos...  Creeped me out.  No offense to the two people in Canada who read this blog...



*Cleveland Launcher Golf Driver (9 deg) circa 2008
I can hit this anywhere between 250 to 275 yards right of where I am aiming.
I literally need a football field wide fairway to land the ball.  I can't afford to play a lot, therefore I slice.
*Cleveland Launcher 3 - Wood
Top Flight Intimidator 5- Wood


*Cleveland Launcher 3 iron hybrid

                 *Remember when George W gave everyone money during the economic downturn and he asked everyone to spend it? Well I did. On my Driver, 3-Wood and hybrid.

I swing Titleist DCI Oversized Irons.  I mean how sexy is this picture?

I swing the 4 iron through PW

These irons have been there for me through good times and bad. I have had them since I was 17 and have had them re-gripped 4 times.  I can roll out of bed after not playing for months and hit my 7 iron 160 yards straight as an arrow.  We were meant to be together.  I worked harder for these than any other thing I have ever bought, I hope to have them for a long long time.

If my apartment was on fire and I had to grab a few things, I could rank them as:
1) Yankees Memorabilia
2) Fiance Mary (aka Frozen Bun)
3) Titleist 7 iron
4) Wallet/Keys/Phone


Last year, I was part (a small part) of a team that won a golf tournament in Windham, NH.
Winners got a gift certificate, so I bought a new Titleist Vokey 56 degree wedge.  It is so much fun to swing from just inside 100 yards.  It feels like you are throwing darts.

I also carry a rusty old Titleist Vokey Wedge (58 deg) and a lob wedge which I should throw into the woods.  I use this club about once a year because all I ever do is skull the ball 30 yards over the green.  This is the year I snap it over my knee.


I putt with an old Ping Darby putter. Why?  Because it is awesome.
It is heavy, and has been reliable over the years. Why would I mess with a good thing?

I am hitting the range this weekend!
Hopefully going out soon for a rust round...

Until next time...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Frozen Buns!!!

So last night was my worst nightmare...
Came home starving after the gym, and there was barely any food in the fridge.

I looked behind a grapefruit and found four hot dogs.
All beef, premium hot dogs from Oscar Meyer yum...

Things were looking up... until... NOOOOOOOO!!!!
There were no fresh buns??!?!?!  My lovely fiance decided to put them in the freezer. Such actions could possibly cancel a wedding, but she is prettier than I am so I dealt with it like any hot dog fan would.
I grilled the $hit out of the buns to thaw them.

What should I have done?
The results were mixed, some buns came out well, others tasted like cardboard.

On a happier note, I would like to take a moment and wish our loyal B,SE and HD follower Luke a happy birthday.

Until next time...