Sittin’ home watchin’ the grass grow

first_imgLatest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Published 7:07 pm Friday, April 9, 2010 Watching golf on television is like watching grass grow.I don’t like watching grass grow.But I’ve watched a lot of it. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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When he came home, he had the “fool hearted” notion of building a golf course in a two-horse town. There were other men in the Brundidge community who thought it could be done and made it happen. They built a nine-hole golf course out on the Springhill Road and, minus a few giant oaks, it plays about the same today as it did a half century ago.Daddy loved the game of golf and he knew as much about it as anyone around. The office at the family-owned ice plant doubled as his golf shop where he sold and repaired golf clubs and dispensed his knowledge of the game and the tools of the trade to those who came to listen and to buy.Daddy wanted me to play golf and thought I had potential.“If you have the ‘want to’ and are willing to practice and work hard, you can be a good golfer,” he told me. Sponsored Content Skip Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell By my own doings, I did not make a good golfer.Oh, I played and really enjoyed it especially after I downsized my bag.Daddy said that I had to learn to use every club in my bag. So, I took out all the clubs except the three wood, a seven iron, a nine iron, a rough iron and a putter. I used them all, especially the rough iron.For a long time, Mama didn’t play, she just watched golf on television with Daddy. Then, one day, she picked up a club and never put it down again as long as she was able to play.Mama was serious about her game and she worked at it. She would “ping” the ball. It wouldn’t go far but it would go straight down the fairway. I’d “whack” it and it would go a long way the wrong way. Mama would par the hole and I’d either have a quadruple bogey or just pickup.It was great fun playing with Mama and all the ladies at the Brundidge Country Club, Miss Adele Johnston, Marwood Hall, Miss Rachel Rodgers, Melba Sanders, Sara Faye Fleshman, Susie Hastey and Sue Hudson. We all went to ladies’ golf tournaments at country clubs in places like Luverne, Opp and Andalusia. Most of the ladies usually brought home a prize. I never did.Nellie Mobley and I played barefooted except when we went out of town.Then we donned shoes to keep from embarrassing ourselves.After a while, I stopped playing golf all together but Mama and Daddy kept playing golf, talking golf and watching it on television.Mama’s favorite players were Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and “The Shark.”If Lee Trevino is the one who hit the ball with a Dr. Pepper bottle, then she liked him, too.Mama got to go to the U.S. Open that was played at the Atlanta Athletic Club and that was one of the most exciting times of her life.Those days with Mama on the golf course were some of the most special of my life and those times spent with her watching “grass grow” are fond memories, too.Mama had a way of putting things into words that kind of stuck with me. To this day, I quote Mama so often.With The Masters being this week, I’ve been thinking about Mama and what she would have to say about all the media attention directed toward the return of Tiger Woods.Mama wouldn’t have liked Tiger Woods because he has overshadowed Jack Nicklaus. She thought no golfer could ever equal the feats of “The Golden Bear.”And she certainly would not have approved of Tiger Woods’ behavior and would not have faulted his wife one minute for taking a swing at him with a nine iron.And, Mama would not have believed that Tiger Woods had been off being rehabilitated.She would have been certain that he was on some secluded golf course practicing so he could stroll into Augusta and steal the spotlight from the more well-behaved golfers.“He just ought to keep his be-hind at home,” that’s what Mama would have said.And, she would have been right.It might do Mr. Woods more good to have to sit at home and watch the grass grow. 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The man in charge of NASA’s human spaceflight resigns days before the first manned launch since 2011

first_imgTwo people with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the personnel matter said his resignation was spurred when Loverro broke a rule during NASA’s recent procurement of a spacecraft capable of landing humans on the moon.In an interview, Loverro declined to discuss the exact details of why he resigned.“It had nothing to do with commercial crew,” he said. “It had to do with moving fast on Artemis, and I don’t want to characterize it in any more detail than that.” Artemis is NASA’s program to return people to the moon.Loverro said there were “no sour grapes” and that he holds “NASA in great respect. I hope they can continue on everything they started and will follow through on their plans.”On May 27, SpaceX is scheduled to launch two NASA astronauts on a test flight of the Dragon spacecraft to the space station. In a statement Tuesday, NASA indicated the launch would proceed without delay.Our @NASA_SLS rocket will launch the #Artemis missions and its astronauts to the Moon. But how does a rocket fly? @NASA_Marshall Aerospace engineer Tracie Prater explains the components that help a rocket launch and fly in our latest #NASAatHome video: https://t.co/n5yKRuKR60 pic.twitter.com/HSsRtbEzvL— Douglas Loverro (@DouglasLoverro) May 18, 2020 The head of human spaceflight for NASA, Douglas Loverro, abruptly resigned on Monday just days before the first manned flight is scheduled to launch from the Kennedy Space Center since the space shuttle retired in 2011.Loverro’s resignation comes just two days before he was to lead a critical “launch readiness review” meeting that would determine whether SpaceX should proceed to launch two NASA astronauts on a test mission to the International Space Station.The head of NASA’s human spaceflight office resigned Tuesday as astronauts readied for their first launch in a decade from American soil. Douglas Loverro, associate administrator for the human exploration and operations mission directorate, had been in the for only seven months pic.twitter.com/aMwkUmxXJu— Team World Supporter (@WorldSupporter) May 20, 2020last_img read more