There we were, with old shoes on, slogging through the puddles and mud. We pulled and pushed the carts to the driest terrain we could find. We groaned as we strained to find muscles we put away last fall. We shaded our eyes as we looked to the sky for that familiar little white sphere. We laughed with John who asked if he could join us. We breathed in the fresh air and marveled at the warmth of the sunshine on our faces. Thwack, thud, plop, thunk, swoosh, clunk, clunk, clunk were the sounds we injected into nature’s beautiful pre-spring day. Oh…twas only March 17th…St. Paddy’s Day and there we were playing our first round of golf!