I Shot A 92 But Couldn't Care Less, Because Guess What Friends, SHE SAID YES!!!


Posted by Dexter Francois | Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I played at Stonecreek Golf Club yesterday in Phoenix Arizona. I had played there before on a previous visit but they were doing major renovations. This time the course was in excellent condition and we couldn't have had a more beautiful day.

I played with "The Doctor", and a couple of his doctor friends Matt and Zeb. I sometimes get nervous playing in front of new people, but these two guy are hilarious and had me laughing the entire round.

I was upset because I forgot my camera. Like I said the course is well taken care of and the holes with the mountains in the background are gorgeous. Stonecreek has been a supporter of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf Courses since 2008. There are many varieties of birds on the course including Canadian Geese which, I assume, were making a pit stop before continuing further south for the winter.

I played okay. Nothing to write home about. Shot a 92. At this point I get disappointed if I don't break 90 but I wasn't expecting much because I hadn't been able to practice or play much in previous few weeks. Plus I'm still working on my swing change so there is still a little uncertainty about my shots.

The other reason I didn't have any expectations is that I didn't get much sleep the night before. The reason I visit Arizona so often is because that is where my girlfriend lives. We have been in a long distance relationship for the past two years so we visit each other every few months or so. We actually met at The Doctors wedding as were both in the wedding party.

The night before the round my girlfriend and I went out to dinner to celebrate our two year anniversary. We had a nice dinner and after that she wanted to go to another restaurant she loves to go relax by the fireplace. Little did she know she was setting herself up.

When we got to the restaurant, it was empty and the fireplace wasn't lit. She was disappointed but we talked to one of the employees and he was able to light it for us. I went to the bathroom and when I came back she was sitting in front of the fireplace. I walked over and she started to get up. I told her to sit back down and I got on one knee.

I was shaking so bad. Worst than teeing off on the first with everyone watching. I reached into my pocket and pulled out a ring and popped the question. Will you marry me?...and she said YES!!! I felt like Jim Carey in the picture to the right. We were both shaking at this point. She kept on saying, "Are you serious." "Is this for real." It is for real although for both of us I think we both feel like we are in a dream.

After calling our respective families, and waking them up at 1:30 in the morning east coast time because we forgot about the time change we went over to The Doctors house to celebrate with him and his wife who is beginning to make strides on the golf course herself I must say. We ended up hanging out until 3:00AM which meant there would be little sleep before our 10:30AM tee time.

I don't mind shooting a 92 this time. I could have shot 102 and still would have been just as happy. I am grateful to have found the woman of my dreams and on top of that she happens to live in golf heaven. What could be better? Have a great round and always hit your target.

Stonecreek Image
Jim Carey Image


Posted: 11/2/2010
Stonecreek Golf Club (Stonecreek Golf Club) Tees: Gold, Slope: 128, Rating: 69.9

Stonecreek Golf Club Front Nine
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


5 7 5 4 4 7 6 5 4

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

Back Nine
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18


7 5 3 6 5 3 6 5 5

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

Pars: 4
Bogeys: 10
Doubles: 1
Other: 3
Par 3 Avg: 3.8
Par 4 Avg: 5.4
Par 5 Avg: 6.0
FIR: 7 / 14
GIR: 2 / 18
Putts: 29
Putts per GIR: 2.0

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Comments (5)

  1. November 3, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    Congratulation, Dex! Have you two set a date yet?

  2. November 3, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    Thanks Mike!!! Very excited. No date yet, but hopefully sooner than later. I'm ready to move out here already. Plus I have some projects that I want to start working on that involve my buddy "The Doctor". I'll email you about that in the near future to get your opinion.

    Have you ever had a chance to play in AZ? I love it out here. The air is nice and thin. I feel like Dustin Johnson. The ball flies. I didn't hit driver but my irons flew nicely. I flew a 7-iron over the flag on a par 3 that was 175 yards away. Either I hit it really well or the air is really thin:-)

    I have to start paying attention to my putter. The round really should have been an 86 or 87. I missed some "easyish" putts that would have lowered my score. But I think I found a good tempo cue for my putter towards the end of the round. I was planning on writing a post about that tomorrow.

    Thanks again for well wishes.

  3. November 3, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    Dex, like the blog. I will be checking out more now that Anthony told me about it. Congrats.

  4. November 3, 2010 at 11:46 PM

    Thanks Matt. Can't wait to get out here permanently. It was a fun round.

  5. November 4, 2010 at 9:35 PM

    I've never been to Arizona. I've been to Colorado a couple of times back before I took up golf, but that's the closest I've been.

    All the pics I've seen look gorgeous.