When the golfers of the newly-christened Peak Amateur Series tee off on Saturday morning at Persimmon Hill Country Club for the North Augusta Exchange Club/Persimmon Hill Classic, one name in the season points standings will be inconspicuously absent – MINE.
That’s right (sigh!). You heard it here first – my Peak Amateur Series career is over.
Once upon a time, I loved nothing better than waging war.
Okay, that was just in Risk – the old Parker Brothers/Hasbro board game standard which hit the market here in the United States way back in 1959. When my friends and I weren’t busy shooting hoops until the wee hours of the morning somewhere we would often pair up and try to dominate each other on a Playstation2 edition of the game. Things could get intense. Each decision was critical.
You should probably watch your step – in our house there are boxes everywhere.
That’s just the way love goes, though. After over a decade of marriage, countless ups and downs and a pair of children to boot, suddenly the impossible becomes all too real. Home ownership – the American Dream – hits you square in the face like some bizarre re-shoot of the final scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, only it’s not Steven Spielberg directing, but YOU, and it’s not being shot in some secret government warehouse in Area 51 – it’s your house!