Wednesday, April 29, 2009

road trip... playoffs: round 2

We're on to round 2 of the ladies ALTA playoffs for my team. We ended the season with a slightly lower point average from the team we're playing tomorrow, so that means going to them.
We're playing down at the Piedmont Driving Club, in the city of Atlanta, which at the moment is undergoing a major renovation. Too bad for us, as it is one of the nicest clubs in Atlanta, or it will be once again, when they're done.
It's next to the track of land where Piedmont Park is located and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
The downside... driving down there with the morning traffic. The upside... I'm sure they will be very gracious hosts.
Wish us luck, I hope we kick their butts!

update: we're back home after losing this morning...
our #1, 2, and 3 positions all lost. My partner and I did start and were up 4-2, when the 3's finished. Our match was fun, we were playing great and I think we would have pulled out a win. We had a great season and have a bag tag to show for it!
Now, on to next week... and more time for golf !

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Playoffs: round 1

We did it!
Our #1 and #2 positions both lost in very close 2 set matches... but our 3's , 4's and 5's all prevailed and took it in 2 sets for the match win and to move on to round 2 of the playoffs this Thursday.
Go team!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

what do golfers and cookies have in common?

I did a post on these iced sugar cookies on my Bridal Buzz blog and saw that they also make these fun golf themed cookies and wanted to share with you...
ladies golf
men's golf
For your next golf outing or tournament, or for your golfing mom or dad for Mother's Day or Father's Day... these are the cutest!

miles of golf cookies from a dozen
baked in Vermont and shipped nationwide

many other themes available... but these were too cute for a Golf Gal not to share!

makes ya' want to throw a party, doesn't it?!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

when did that happen?

black eyed Susan

girl with a black eye

That's me today after getting elbowed in the eye last night by my husband. I woke up briefly during the night to look up and see his hands behind his head, elbows up. I didn't realize at the time why I had woken up... but this morning when I looked in the mirror I put 2 and 2 together. We sleep in a king size bed at home but were away and sleeping in a queen bed. Back to the king for me... for safety's sake!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mystery Golf

What a gorgeous evening in Atlanta to golf! 90 golfers headed out for a shot gun scramble yesterday, many of the Gal Pals and their Guys in attendance. Here's my foursome:
You need to be way under par to win any of these scrambles and we did okay, but not good enough to place. What we did win though, was the "mystery golf" contest. We played 8 holes because of the course construction, and ended up with 4,3,3,3,2,3,3,3... quite the poker hand! And that's why we won the mystery prize, a 5 card poker hand made out of your scores, we had five 3's, and nobody beat that!
the Gal Pals in attendance. Good times had by all!
the Gals with "Gilligan" our Pro, and James, our fave waiter by far!

Friday, April 24, 2009

and the winner is...

okay, I know this was a long time in coming, but I wanted to give you all plenty of time to enter this fabulous Crate and Barrel giveaway. Well, today's the day we find out the winner of Golf Gal vs. Bridal Buzz.
At the end of the 3 week contest, Tales of a Golf Gal was the follower winner over Bridal Buzz from WED event design. But no fear, I will be continuing with both blogs, as they each provide different outlets for my creativity and interests.

And now for the winner of the giveaway...drumroll...

with a random no peek pick, the winner is:

Amy is a bride to be and a Bridal Buzz follower, congratulations Amy!
Her blog is:
a great read! click her header and check her out.
here's your giveaway prize Amy!
Enjoy your margaritas in your new Crate and Barrel Cabo pitcher and glasses!

and many thanks to all my loyal followers of both my blogs!

Amy, I'll shoot you an email so I can get your mailing info
, congrats!

the power of prayer!

It's been a good week for sports for me, personal best golf score and ALTA team division winners yippee!, but that doesn't hold a candle to the good news I got yesterday when visiting my Oncologist! My CT scan from Tuesday, 2 years post sarcoma cancer surgery, came back clean, no recurrence. There was one tiny 3mm nodule in my lung they want to take another look at in 3 months, but no tumor at the original site. My Doc feels really good about the report and says I'm doing great!
Thanks to all my guardian angels for all your prayers!

original artwork by TheOldPostRoad available on Etsy

Thursday, April 23, 2009

division winners!

Today was our last regular match for the Spring 2009 Thursday Ladies season. My team, in first place with 27 points was playing the 2nd place team in our division coming into today with 25 points. Our 1's, 2's and 3's all went to 3 sets, but all lost in the third set. It came down to our 4's and 5's to win their matches to beat out our opponent, now 1 point ahead of us. My partner and I were determined and won in a 2nd set tie breaker! Our 5's (one of our girls actually twisted her ankle, iced it for the allotted 10 minutes and went back to playing) pulled out a win in the 3rd set, to make our team the division winner by 1 point! What an exciting season! Today felt like the playoffs, which btw we now head to next week, go team!
We won the coveted bag tag!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

allow me to brag!

my birdie hole!

Wednesday is Gal Pal golf day. We tee'd off this morning at 10:00 am, off the back nine. The 11th hole is over the water and always gives me trouble, but today I parred it! Everything seemed to be working today, driving, fairway shots, chipping and putting. I was feelin' real good until the 14th hole when I hit my 2nd shot into the creek, then my 4th shot into the sand for a 9 for the hole, ouch! Back on track on the next hole I shot a bogey (over water), double bogey, birdie!, and bogey, to end up with a personal best, a 47! I've been trying to break 50 for the longest time and did it today, hoorah for me!
Thanks for letting me brag, it was a good day for golf!

Wednesday is Gal Pal day!

today's forecast: mostly sunny, 68 degrees, slightly breezy
I'll be here in ~ an hour to meet up with the Gal Pals for nine holes and lunch.
What are you doing on this beautiful day?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

vanilla, banana or berry?

my early morning breakfast :

my mid-morning breakfast:
and lots and lots of H2O:to flush out the toxins.

All went routinely well for my test this morning. My fave Radiology Tech Jaime was there to do my IV. She's been there for me for all 7 of my CT scans. She gave me a big hug when she saw me, isn't that great medical service?!

now... do I wait for the results until my doctor appointment Thursday afternoon, or... do I pick up the report asap at Medical Records?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Kings of Swing

We went to see Big Bad VooDoo Daddy Saturday night at Atlanta Symphony Hall with our friends the Harveys, and needless to say they had the place jumpin' and jivin'!
click the pic to take you to their website for info and tour schedule.
It's a jumpin' and jivin' good time you won't want to miss!

and here's a bit of big bad news for the fans:





hint: turn off my player first so you can hear the interview :-)

I love these guys!
doesn't our very own Mike Moore (left and right)
look a lot like the lead singer Scotty (middle)?!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

in the red zone

tornado warnings... how am I supposed to go to sleep tonight?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sweet or Unsweet?

I'm a Long Island girl, down in the south now for 19 years, and
I love tea! Here in Atlanta, sweet tea is the choice of the locals. At our Easter weekend in Florida, I tried a delicious twist on iced tea, made with Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, yum! So refreshing and delicious on a warm summer day!
Perfect to serve in my Crate and Barrel Cabo Pitcher giveaway!
check out the recipe card for
a few different variations of a good thing:... and drink responsibly!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

the merging of my two blogs...

No, never! Two are too much fun!! But this would be the perfect cake topper, wouldn't it ?!
Where's the brides bag, oh wait... he's her caddie!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

how amazing is a hole in one?!

Last week, Masters week, after attending Wednesday's practice day and watching the Par 3 Challenge ... my husband got another big treat.
He took customers to East Lake for a round of golf (this was a first for him to be able to play there). What a week for him! While playing, in the foursome behind the BIG boss, one of my husband's customers got a Hole-in-One on the par 3, hole #6!
I just think a Hole-in-One is amazing... with all the variables in golf, for the ball to actually go-in-the-hole on your drive... WOW!Anyway, drinks for all back at the clubhouse where the club presented the customer with the #6 flag as a keepsake and will add his name to the Hole-in-One plaque... yeah!
But... the big news... this week, my husband found out that the BIG boss has decided to open it up for them to take customers there anytime, for the right opportunity of course.
I'm sure my husband will find the right opportunity!

Monday, April 13, 2009

I ♥ Faces weekly contest

click the button to enter

my entry for week 14
this week's contest:
the pretty faces of Easter and spring