Thursday, October 5, 2023

'Punch drunk....'

 6:20 am - Thursday - October 5th - LPG&RVR - 41° F, humidity 87%, wind 0 mph out of the east by southeast.....clear, blue skies today with a forecast high of 78° F.  On this date in 2017 TLE and I were  at the Denver Airport getting ready to board our flight to SoCal to attend the wedding of our youngest son.....↴

Well, it is now official....we began 'punching' greens Wednesday.  I began my workday as I usually do, staging golf carts.  I staged 12 initially, and then we got the word to head out to the 18th green to begin the annual 'punching' ritual.  Here is José making the first pass on green #18......

Walt and young Mike shoveling the plugs into piles 

.....over the course of the day we managed to 'punch' 4 greens (18, 17, 16 and 15), sanded all four, and scrapped the excess sand off 3 of them....a very good first day.  Here is what a 'punched' green looks like before sand is applied.....

....the first day is always the toughest on your back.  This activity is mostly all upper body effort, and after a while you begin to feel it in your lower back.  We began the 'punching' day round 8:30 pm, took an hour lunch, and finished around 4 pm.  

Upon our return to the Clubhouse Walt and I found 12 carts of the 16 carts which had been rented had been returned, so we gang tackled the washing and stowing of the carts, getting it done in about 35 minutes.  I headed home to take a hot shower before returning to the Clubhouse to retrieve TLE from another day of toil in Clubhouse office a little after 5 pm.  Only two more days of 'punching' to go for me before we head to Medford on Saturday!

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