First a story (nothing to do with golf, but I really like this one):
An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.
One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.
At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.
For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.
Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.
But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.
After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. ‘I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.’
The old woman smiled, ‘Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side?’
‘That’s because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.’
For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.
Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.’
Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.
You’ve just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.
So, to all of my cracked pot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!
Now on to a less serious matter… golf!
Today was our 2nd Saturday Play Day and we had 15 ladies turn out for the 8:00 am shotgun. It was very warm, and we all looked pretty “wilted” by the end of the round, but I think everyone had a good time. The format was Stableford – Par Points. Each player earned 3 points for a NET Eagle, 2 Points for a NET Birdie and 1 Point for a NET Par. Here are the winners:
First Flight (0-25 HCP):
1st Jackie Amthauer – 19 points, $5.00
2nd Christina Gray – 17 points, $4.00 (Tie broken on back nine)
3rd Raquel Myers – 17 points, $2.25
Second Flight (26-36 HCP)
1st Brenda Reisinger – 18 points, $5.00 (Tie broken on Hole #12)
2nd Marti Fowler – 18 points, $4.00
3rd Joanne Smith – 17 points, $2.25
Liz Lord – Hole #6, $7.50
No Birdies —
Closest to the Pin
Raquel Myers – Hole #2, 16’ — $7.00
Christina Gray – Hole # 14, 14’16” — $7.00
As always, thank you all for your support of our Ladies Golf Club and your Tournament Committee.
Either war is obsolete or men are.
R. Buckminster Fuller