“I Shot A 69…”

“…and I lost by 14 strokes

Rhein Gibson made 12 birdies, two eagles and 4 pars on the way to shooting 55 at River Oaks last weekend in Edmond, Okla.

Teeing off the 10th hole, he followed an opening par with an eagle, a birdie, another eagle, and then five straight birdies for a 26. He cooled off on the back with pars at the first and second holes, three straight birdies, another par, and then three more birdies – a lousy 29.

An amazing performance by a young Australian pro.

3 Responses to ““I Shot A 69…””

  1. JeffS ("Confused By Golf Jargon") says:

    Why would an Aussie play golf when he has cricket? Both involve whacking balls off into the distance, both have mind numbing rules, and both have bizarre jargon.

    Granted, golf (IIRC) started in Scotland, so both games have a common ancestry in the British Empire, but at least cricket didn’t migrate to the Yew Ess of Eh.

    He could have stayed Down Under and confused people at home, with decently cold stubbies close at hand.

    In the interests of good taste, I won’t go into the pros and cons of “rooting” for either sport. I’ll just sign myself as “Confused By Golf Jargon”.

  2. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Hmmm. He might be too impatient for cricket. Not that golf is MUCH faster but.

    And, yes, golf is Scottish. Cricket, Otoh, is definitely English. And, btw, there are a number of Very Nice golf courses Down Under.

    And Furthermore. We’ve got some Excellent micro-breweries here in the US of A.

    You don’t HAVE to drink Bud Lite…

  3. Syd B. says:

    As a lover of the game of golf and a poor excuse of a player for four decades, this story is simply wonderful. It is every golfer’s dream to play a flawless round, but this one was beyond flawless. what a thrill for the young man and, in fact, for all around him. Congrats.

    By the way, that article was very well written. Enjoyable!

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