My Friend Sam's First Round Of Golf

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Posted by Dexter Francois | Posted in , | Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2010

I had an opportunity to take my friend Sam(Sam is on the left) out for his first full round of golf this past week. It was his birthday and he wanted to start off his day on the golf course. I think it's the perfect way to spend a birthday so I obliged.

I took him to Miami Springs Golf Course where Sam Snead , Gene Sarazen , and Byron Nelson used to compete in The Miami Open, held there from 1924-1955. The course was in great shape and Sam was like a little kid on Christmas.

Sam played pretty well for a first timer. About twelve stroke better than I did my first time out. He shot a 117 which was better than some of my other friends who have been playing for the past three years like myself. Sam is a natural athlete and when he gets a hold of it he can hit the ball a ton. He has good hands and takes direction well. If he works at, he can become a very good player.

The most important thing is that Sam loved being out there. I think he got disappointed as the round was nearing its end. I get the same way. I just want to keep playing. I'm glad that he got an opportunity to play. He's been bitten by the bug.

Sam is the fourth friend I have introduced to golf since I started playing three years ago. Golf is one of those sports that needs to be shared. Unlike other fast paced sports, golf is a sport that allows itself to be appreciated.

We as golfers can appreciate the scenery. We can appreciate our playing partners. We can appreciate that one perfect shot that we hit during the round that makes us forget all the bad shots we had hit to that point.

Sam is already pestering me to go back out there but trust me, it is no bother. There aren't too many other places I rather be than on a golf course. Have a good one and always hit your target.

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Posted: 4/7/2010 •
Miami Springs Golf & Country Club (Miami Springs) Tees: White, Par: 71

Miami Springs Front Nine
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Out
Par
4
4
4
3
5
4
4
3
4

35

5 5 5 5 6 5 5 4 6
46
FIR:



# Putts: 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1
15

Back Nine
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
In
Par
4
4
3
5
4
5
3
4
4

36

4 4 4 6 6 6 5 5 5
45
FIR:



# Putts: 1 1 0 2 4 1 1 2 1
13

Pars: 2
Bogeys: 12
Doubles: 4
Par 3 Avg: 4.5
Par 4 Avg: 5.0
Par 5 Avg: 6.0
FIR: 7 / 14
GIR: 1 / 18
Putts: 28
Putts per GIR: 4.0
Scrambling: 2 / 17
Bounce Backs: 1 / 15


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Comments (2)

  1. April 14, 2010 at 6:52 AM

    Dexter, great post! You really hit the nail on the head about golf - no matter how bad we play there's that one shot that keeps us coming back for more. I'm excited for Sam too - thanks for welcoming him into the club!

  2. April 18, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    He definitely hooked. It's all he talks about now. Thanks for stopping by. Take it easy.