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ELLT 2017 Pic of the Day #16

going to use some of these to create the 3rd place overall trophy….coming soon

ELLT 2017 golf ball


ELLT 2017 Golf

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New format this year and a welcome reprieve for the majority of the racers who tolerate-or-hate golf. Looking back, I don’t think the scramble format we played was invented in 2016, so I kind of think if Lapham hadn’t spent all his energy pointlessly lobbying for flag football and Shimp hadn’t been over-Machiavelli’i’ing the whole weekend, we could have switched sooner and blessed us all with the joy of not caring much about golf. And the picture below proves golf is lazy crap.

ELLT 2017 Golf proof golf is crap

Of course, the bitching didn’t stop just because we found a better format. The Commissioner and I agreed every foursome would have to use two tee shots from each player (and three from one), which seems reasonably difficult considering this is a triathlon and not the Del Boca Vista Friday Morning Golf League. So, just some quick reminders to the golfers among the East Luray Liars: we climb indoor, not outside; we play hoops on the nearest court, no matter how crappy; and, we ride bikes from the 1990s. And this particular course, I like quite a lot.

ELLT 2017 Golf Greg and the ocean

Back to Cape Ann (after a disaster year at Sagamore) and foursomes ideally constructed to pair talent with crap.

ELLT 2017 Golf Leo and Greg

In all, three of the five foursome finished 4-over, and the winning round, anchored by Gus and inspired by Golden, shot a 3-under for the win. Greg had the best shot of the day, a 20 foot chip into the hole. I had the best putt, just saying….oh, and Danno sucks, which I may have failed to mention in recent posts.


Have to admit I am already looking forward to next year (and next week, when I hope to go back to Cape Ann)

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ELLT 2017 Pic of the Day #3

Golf, Cape Ann, on the horizon, not the clearest picture, but some proof golf is mostly just standing around

ELLT 2017 Golf on the horizon

ELLT 2017: Looking forward to golf

happy to be heading back to this course this year

Cape Ann Golf Course

ELLT 2015 – Golf Preview

This year will we be playing the Cape Ann Golf course in Essex, the first town south of Ipswich (where we had lunch in 2014). Compared to Old Newbury, Amesbury, and Rowley, the course is flatter, closer to the ocean, and easier. So the actual golfers should post better-than-their-average scores. And everyone else can pretend for more than just 2 holes that they actually have a shot. I played the course today — just simply a lovely walk across 9.

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ELLT 2012 – Golf

After lunch at Flatbreads in Amesbury, ELLT 2012 golf moved to Amesbury Country Club, no one’s home course, but a decent challenge for everyone.

1st Tom Gustafson

2nd Eric Marshall

3rd Gary Cavanaugh

HM Eric Lapham

I didn’t see as much as in previous years, in part because we sent one foursome out early to allow them to make a Little League game. Amesbury is also not conducive to jumping from hole to hole. Ma’lesh…it was a good day, with no rain and plenty of solid golf…(and I did manage to hit my father-in-law and my brother with one shot, a scorcher off the cart on the 2nd hole)

ELLT Pic of the Day

Chris prays before his first tee shot