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I'm Ryan Lowe, a Software Engineering graduate living in Ottawa, Canada. I like agile software development and Ruby on Rails.
I write this blog in Canadian English and don't use a spell checker. Typos happen.
» Full-time Ruby on Rails freelancer
» Full-time with Rails since May 2005
» Former committer for RadRails (now Aptana)
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I golfed at the Renfrew Golf Club on Saturday with some friends. The course hasn't changed much in the years since I was in high school and golfed it regularly.
We got out there at about 8am, and it was raining hard. I pressured my friends to just get out on the course, hoping that eventually it would die down. After the first hole (the 10th, we golfed the back nine) two of the guys dropped out and went back to get a raincheque. But my other friend and I pressed on.
It didn't stop raining until about the 15th hole. On the 14th, a 175-yard downhill par 3 with a forest down the right hand side, I picked my 5 iron. I planned on hitting it with a 75% swing. The rain was still coming down. My grips were wet and my glove was soaked.
I didn't think too much of it until the club slipped out of my hand on the follow through of my tee shot and -- because I'm left handed -- went flying towards the woods on the right hand side, end over end. The tee is elevated so naturally the club had no problem hitting the top of the trees first.
I went down to the landing spot to search for my club. I was looking around on the ground when my friend told me my club was actually 30 feet in the air with the end of the club stuck in a Y branch. Luckily the tree was only about 6 inches wide at the base and I could shake it. Unluckily I didn't have the inertia to jar it loose.
So my friend came down and gave the tree a good shake and the club fell down. The worst part? I also lost the ball, even though I thought it went straight off the clubface and dribbled down the hill off the tee. Both of us were too busy watching the club fly into the woods with our mouths open. Ha.
I ended up scoring a 52 in the rain. One par. Lots of fun. Not too shabby.Posted at August 02, 2004 at 05:04 PM EST
Last updated August 02, 2004 at 05:04 PM EST