So I finally had a Saturday when I didn't have to photograph anything or anyone. My step father signed us up for a golf tournament...it was to be him, me and my two brother-in-laws. Unfortunately for him, the week before at the family reunion, he fell off the roof of a camper and broke both of his ankles. We found a replacement and went to the tournament without him. I used to golf quite a bit...but I was never really any good. I've managed to break 100 (for 18) only once and shot under 50 (for 9) only a couple times. Anyway, I hadn't done any golfing for a few years. The other guys were a little better but not by much...we were basically a group of hackers. That didn't matter because it was a really nice day and we had a good time. The best part was one particular hole where there was a side contest. There were a couple at this hole from the United Way, raising money to buy school supplies for underprivileged kids. You pay $2 for a ball and a chance to hit a small raft that was tethered in a pond, about 100 yards away. The tee area was elevated and there was a head wind...so even for a pro, it would have taken some luck to hit the raft that was only about 3 feet wide. As I mentioned, I'm not very good...but at least the best part of my game was chipping & short irons. I used my wedge and hit a nice clean shot that went pretty high. The head wind blew it back just enough and I hit the raft! It wasn't a bulls-eye hit but I was amazed that I even got close. They said that nobody else had hit it yet but there were still several groups to come though. If anyone else hit it in the middle, they would trump my hit. At the dinner, after the tournament, I finally got the news that nobody else had hit the raft and I was the winner of an iPOD Touch. I've never had any type of iPOD before, only an old MP3 player with a tiny, low rez screen. This thing is amazing. With 8GB of storage, it can hold a tone of music, video & photos. I've also installed some great applications and games. It's totally awesome. It even has internet capabilities, although I haven't found a WiFi network to try that out yet. Anyway, after the side contest, we continued with the golfing. It was a par 4 and we all teed off. It was a 'best ball' tournament, and my brother-in-law had the best shot so we all went to his ball to hit our second shots. It was about 150 yards out from the green and my B.I.L. hit his shot onto the green...a couple bounces and a little roll and it was in the cup! He got an Eagle on a par 4...which is pretty much a once in a life time even for hackers like us. Needless to say, we were all pretty excited for the rest of the day.