Birdies, Eagles, Albatrosses


I had you going there for a minute, didn’t I.  I bet you thought I was going to tell you about another birding hotspot.  Today, this post is about the other golfing avians, birdies, eagles, albatrosses. 🙂

Lately, with the temperatures turning so nice for a bit, I sometimes remember my days of enjoying a round of golf.  Golf is a sport that you can get out, enjoy the outdoors, and forget all of your problems.  I haven’t played a round in about five years.  I was a pretty decent player.  I was pretty short off of the tee, though.  When everybody was smoking their tee shots a hundred yards pass me, I was just steady down the middle.  I was given a nickname, “three pecks and a putt”.  I hit a lot of “walkers”.  Walkers are shots that aren’t hit far enough to get back into the cart and ride to.  I never hit into the rough, either.  I couldn’t hit the ball that far. 🙂

But what I enjoyed most about the golf courses was the beauty of them.  And that is what inspired me to photograph some of the course around here.  San Angelo Country Club is one of the prettier ones, and I have sold many of my images of a few golf holes, in the pro shop.  Here are a few samples.

San Angelo Country Club - Hole no. 1

San Angelo Country Club - Hole no. 6

San Angelo Country Club - Hole no. 10

But I am not convinced that I want to play again.  I feel the real birds calling me so I will probably find myself outside this afternoon searching for another elusive lifer.

So enjoy the photos, click on any of them for an enlargement, and I’ll maybe have some more birding photos for you next time.

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24 thoughts on “Birdies, Eagles, Albatrosses

  1. Hey Bob – My uncle, who is now in his 80s and lives in Barcelona, Spain with his spanish wife was a fanatical golfer in his younger days! He was always at the golf course and I have to say that golf courses here don’t look as inviting as they are in the USA! He was there even if it was blowing a gale, pounding down with torrential rain, or in the snow (Clubhouse Golf he used to say). Brought back some fond memories of him when I was a kid!

    Cheers

    John

  2. Hi Bob! My husband golfs most spring, summer and fall days and even got out to golf this January…a rare Michigan treat as you well know!

    Happy Sunday (:

    • Good morning,Melissa,
      I used to golf almost everyday, then I got tired of playing with all the “old men”, and got more serious about my photography. But I love those lush Michigan golf courses. I still have my clubs and probably will play a round or two soon.

      Happy Sunday to you, too. 🙂

  3. These are absolutely beautiful! I love green 🙂 I also liked the stillness in the first photo, illustrated by the rflection in the water. 🙂

  4. Fore!!! I love golf but back problems prevent me from playing these days, dangit. However, I could still enjoy the comforts of th 19th Hole should I choose to do so! BTW, Bob, I was a scratch golfer at one time. I could probably still shoot in the 80s after a few practice rounds.

    Here’s a Golf scene from The Andy Griffith Show. bwahahahahahahahaha Skip to 1:30 to get right to it. http://youtu.be/rak-skD-yuw

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