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Lem Clevenger

New to the site and having a "down" summer as it relates to golf

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I'm joining the site to get my golf fix.  I haven't been getting to play nearly as much golf as I would like of late.  None of the public courses in my area have a men's league, so I started an informal one last summer.  We played 9 holes after work and then had a beer or two.  We were able to get out almost every week.

This year I decided to start the group even earlier in the season thinking I'd get in more golf this year.  No go.  Everyone is so busy this year with family activities, work and travel that I've only been out three times.  There were few days were I could get a group and we got rained out.

Hoping for better luck in August.



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