Night Putting with Pals

I’ve spent a lot of late nights on the putting green in my life. Growing up in a small town meant that my friends and I often had to entertain ourselves. In a place with little to do, putting contests were our regularly scheduled programming. We’d roll for dollars while the sun sank down and stay to settle up under the parking lot lights. Sometimes we brought the dogs and on occasion our parents even got in on the game. Now that we’ve grown in age, we still go to the green to pass the time. The bets have gone up in value and the Coca Cola has turned into beer, but the camaraderie is still of the same flavor. Over some tense three footers we talk life and golf. Not much has changed in that sense. The dogs maybe different now but the reason for being there is the same. Passing some time on the putting green with friends never gets old. It’s still the best entertainment a few dollars can buy.


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-J

Hit Some While You Can

After the evening showers pass some golfers look for a bit of practice before dark. The all-clear signal is made by clouds turned the most peculiar shade of orange. There in the atmospheric cocktail shaker, light blends with the leftover moisture releasing a unique spectrum of color before nightfall. In these final minutes of a once rainy day there is somehow still time for a few swings beneath this fiendish sky. Only the committed golfers know these colors though — acquainted through years of dedication. It’s good to hit some while you can. Every rep counts and the colors are certainly worth seeing.


Each day I post a short golf story like this on my Instagram page @JayRevellWrites – now I’m bringing those musings to my website. Be sure to check in each day for my latest expressions on the game!

-J

The Late Hours of Spring

Some of the prettiest daylight of the golfing year is found during the last gasp of Spring. As the hours begin to stretch long into the evening and the hands on the clock seem to halt, the Sun hangs on longer than it should and brilliant colors fill the sky. If you are permitted in this season to stay on the course past supper time you’ll find pictures that seem like they are painted by god. These radiant scenes are presented on the horizon as your reward for pressing on past dusk. Whatever price you must pay to witness the magic of these golden hours is worth it. These last and fleeting moments of the day are when golf is most worth playing.


Each day I post a short golf story like this on my Instagram page @JayRevellWrites – now I’m bringing those musings to my website. Be sure to check in each day for my latest expressions on the game!

-J