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Have a wonderful day! Another day closer to Spring!!! ………………..and golf. 🙂


If you visit this blog for a Bible verse regularly, I failed to post one yesterday. Sorry for that, I had a early tee time yesterday (for a tournament), had to get up at 4:15 AM to drive to the course. Got into a bit of a rush at home. Wanted to get to the course so I didn’t feel rushed on the first tee. Was fine……. Golf tip, eat an energy bar every 3-4 holes, drink some juice (I drank orange juice). I never did this till yesterday, my energy level stayed high, and I was better focused. Shot a 72. It is now a part of my routine.

Hope you have a great day!

arlin report thought(s) of the day: Fishing vs. golf

FISHING with a CHICKEN! - YouTube

I’d rather be playing golf, but there is a threat of rain, and the ground is pretty soft now as it is (Missouri). I want to experiment with bait I have only used once before. Had a tip to go from chicken breast to chicken thighs. The thighs are tougher not mushy like the breasts. Stay on the hook better and the fish don’t nibble it off as easily. Too saw a video where they marinade some garlic and garlic marinade. Give it a good luring smell for the channel cats. Not fishing with the whole chicken like this photo (has to be a joke). Just the thighs. Gotta go!!


arlin report thought(s) of the day: only had this one thought (on my golf swing), then I read something that really took me off course

I wasn’t really going to post on my thought of the day today, didn’t really have anything in mind……politically speaking. My thoughts for a day are not always political though. I was thinking about my golf swing. Pulling a bit too much. But I worked on it, and we’ll see how goes at the course tomorrow. That is really all I had on my mind today………until I saw a post with the question: Will Bill Barr go to jail when all of this is over? I didn’t read the post except that headline. I didn’t feel like I needed to. It pretty much sounds like stating what it is you are doing and accuse your political enemy of doing it instead. (You be Washingtonians in gov.) Be the first to accuse. And just what is meant by “……….all of this……”?

Liberals are so good at making accusations against Republicans that they (Democrats) are doing. Perfect example: Adam Schiff. Look at all the accusations and whining he has done, and he may be the most crookedest politician in Washington; at least in the House. There are others close behind.

Truth be told; just about everybody in D.C. could be/should be in jail.

the club at porto cima……….lake of the ozarks

If you have a few minutes check the fly over. If not, fast forward to hole 15, which is the signature hole. BEAUTIFUL!

This past Friday, Jo Ann and I had the privilege of playing at The Club at Porto Cima. We had taken a short vacation, visiting my cousin and a long time friend (boy friend?) at the Lake of the Ozark’s. Larry has a social membership at Porto Cima and naturally he had to be present to get us on. My cousin rode along with Larry and putted on the greens. She’ll need a little more experience. 🙂 It was actually Larry’s first time playing the course; so we shared the experience together. It was fun!

I can mark this off my bucket list now. The course is absolutely beautiful. It’s not an easy course to play, but is fair. Hit the fairways and you have a beautiful lie, maybe not great position (that’s on the player), but you have well manicured grass to play from. The rough along side the fairways are fair as well, not too thick, where you can find your ball and have a clean swing to get out of the trees. Just don’t hit your drive too short of the fairway where you leave it in that rough. The grass is thick and moss like, and difficult to get out of; another words you are punished for a poor, weak drive. I was fortunate enough to only experience the rough along side the fairways. Then there are the holes along the lake ………… stunning beauty. A couple holes are nested right up against the water.

I shot an 85; had it not been for a couple of brain lapses I could have had 81 to 83 (a couple of senseless shots I don’t normally do). That was the only disappointing part of the day, the score could have been better. What couldn’t have been better was the company and the beauty that surrounded us. However, playing an elite course like this (Jack Nicklaus design) for the first (and probably last time) time, had you told me I would have a score of 85 I would have been ecstatic. I have played lesser courses (and easier) for the first time and not scored as well.

I have been in a boat, just off the 17th fairway where you cross a cove on your approach shot to the green. We used to take bets (from the boat) whether a player about to hit over the cove would make it or not. I thought about that as I was about to hit my 2nd shot (the approach shot) to the green. I was NOT going to leave it in the cove (the water). I was a 185 yards away, I hit a solid shot, long & high right at the flag (to an elevated green. I hit just over the bunker in front of the green, my ball popped up (had some back spin) and instead of rolling on, it came down into the bunker. I was satisfied, I had made it over the cove. I pitched up on and two putted for a bogey. Not bad for the first time. It wasn’t a double bogey (or worse). There are a number of creeks running through the course that can be nasty, beautiful but nasty for the golfer.

One of the most beautiful golf courses in the country (world).

It was a wonderful, beautiful day.


The 2018 Ryder Cup

Europe Europe 10.0 v 6.0 USA USA

U.S. playing catch-up, needs 8 points on Sunday to retain the Ryder Cup.

#1)  The American Ryder Cup team, the players individually are not as good as THEY thought.

#2) The European players are better than WE thought.

#3) Dustin Johnson should not be the #1 ranked player in the world.