Monday, July 15, 2013

Golf Pro

These pictures have nothing to do with golf, but I wasn't allowed to take pictures at the US Senior Open on Saturday, and I wanted to blog about it.  I also wanted to show off my new dress.  I found it when my sister was in town, and I sort of love it.  I mean, floral with lace details and buttons up the back!  It felt a little too fancy for work, but I think the cardigan and flat sandals helped keep it casual.

Anyway, about golf...

When John asked me to go to the golf tournament with him, I reluctantly agreed.  The more I learned, the less excited I was, for various reasons.  Golf can be a tad boring.  The forecast was hot, sunny and humid.  It started at 8, so I would have to wake up at 6:45 on a Saturday!?  No cell phones or cameras allowed?!  But I thought it might be fun and I should give it a try.  A few random thoughts:
  • I had no idea what I should wear.  The internet is NOT helpful with this question.  I found the following advice:  
    • Wear comfortable shoes, as you will be walking around a lot
    • Wear wedge sandals, because you shouldn't wear tennis shoes, but heels will sink into the ground.
    • Dress like you would if you were golfing
    • Don't dress like a golfer, or you will look like a moron.  You wouldn't wear a swimsuit to a swim meet, for example. 
    • Wear a sundress 
    • Don't wear anything sleeveless
    • So....???  I ended up wearing my pink shorts, a v-neck tee, and tennis shoes.  I felt like I was dressed appropriately and was very glad I didn't wear wedge sandals.
  • I have no short-term memory when it comes to golf.  I watch the ball and see it land.  John was looking away and asks me where it is.  No idea.  This type of thing happened pretty regularly.  I kept trying to really remember, but it was no use. 
  • Watching golf in person is way more interesting than watching it on TV.  It was actually really cool, because you can be in the front row most of the time, unlike other sporting events where you are so far away from the action. 
  • When it comes to golf (both playing and watching), men are all of a sudden into bright colors and crazy patterns.  I saw so many pairs of bright colored and plaid shorts, it was ridiculous!  
  • Being away from my cell phone for a day was really nice.  I wasn't worried about checking email or social media or taking pictures.  I should remember to do that on a more regular basis.  
  • Allegedly, the high yesterday was only 88.  It seemed much warmer as we were trekking across the hilly course. Thankfully, there was a pretty good breeze to keep us from being miserable.    
Overall, it was a really fun day!  I would happily attend another golf tournament!  

What did you do this weekend?

Dress: Gibson&Latimer
Cardigan: Gap
Belt: Limited
Sandals: Carlos Santana


  1. I've never been to a golf tournament, but you actually make it sound sort of fun! Also, I LOVE this new dress you got. The floral print is so pretty and fun!

  2. Very cool, I'm glad it was fun. I've never been to a tournament or even played for that matter, you made it sound worthwhile :) looking forward to tonight!

  3. I love the list of things to wear/not to wear, ha ha! Glad you tried something new and had fun. Super cute dress too!

  4. Lovely dress! I really like it with your GAP cardigan. :)

  5. Love, love, love your dress! You look beautiful. :)