My first year in a league, back in 2008, I went into the final round with a lead. The reason I had the lead, even though I was a new golfer, was my handicap improved throughout the season because it was the first season I golfed more than once. But I scored a lot of points. It was mostly work guys in the league.
They paired the top four in my group. These guys were talkers too. They tried to get in my head on the first hole. I striped it down the center. Every time they talked I would hit a good shot just to see the look on their face. When they hit a bad shot, I said nothing. In fact, I didn’t talk much at all.
Coming into the penultimate hole, I had at least a two shot lead, maybe more because they weren’t playing well. It was a downhill par 3 with lots of trouble around but not very long. They went with their go to, “Geez, lots of trouble on this hole.” I walked up and hit a 9 iron to about 15 feet away. I didn’t even pay attention to their shots. I looked at the trees and birds and the lovely foliage. I might have made a comment about the foliage. Birdied the hole.
The last hole it was very quiet. It was my best round of the season. I still have the trophy.
I already knew this, but it was depressing to see the visualization of I'm getting the vaccine after like 90% of Americans 😠
Yeah honestly they have the whole thing backwards. Health and essential workers to the front for sure. But after that it should be by ordered to maximize years of life saved. Of course, that would conveniently put me near the front of the line... I haven't done the calculations but my guess given the mortality by age and number of likely years of life left, that would put 40 and 50 somethings at the front of the general population line, which would include, me
My typical golf partner in league got chastised by another golfer for standing really close to him when he wanted to putt. He said something like, "So, this is the type of games you like to play". My partner was just being absent minded. He could be that way from time to time.