Ludlow:A busy, but fun weekend in Madison
A group of us from our golf league went to Madison last weekend for three days of golf and camaraderie. It did not disappoint.
There were 10 of us. Eight rode down in a large van, chauffered by Crystal Graff. The 10-passenger van was her mom’s. Terry Van Pay and Barb Nelson drove in Terry’s van with some of the luggage, while we had the clubs in the back of ours.
I swear, we laughed all the way to Madison, remembering one funny happening after another from years gone by. We’ve been going on a fall golf outing for many years and it’s always a good time.
We left Kewaunee Friday at noon, arriving in Mad Town in the late afternoon. We stayed at a Super 8 on the Beltline and played golf at Hawk’s Landing on Saturday.
On the back nine, I pulled something in my back so I didn’t play the last several holes and just rode along. Sunday, I decided not to further irritate it and just drove the cart. Well, on the eighth hole it started raining, and I decided I would rather go in the clubhouse and watch the Packers game than drive around in the rain, which I did.
Well, the rain quit for a while so the others continued their round. Then the sun came out and it was nice for quite a while but eventually clouded over again. The girls had about three holes left to go when the skies opened up again, and pretty soon, in they all came, drenched. We watched the third and fourth quarters of the game and then packed up the car and headed for home.
As far as the game went, I thought the Pack looked great in the first half, scoring four touchdowns and a field goal, but something went south in the second half and they could only muster three points, while allowing the Lions to get back in the game. The Packers held on to win, but I’m glad there wasn’t any more time.
I know they had a lot of injuries in that game and played a lot of young guys, but the young ones have to be ready to go when called upon. The team has a bye this week, which is a good thing. The injured will have a week of rest and can hopefully heal up in that time. It will be a long season after that.
As far as my eyes go, I’m seeing much better these days but I will need glasses for reading and go back Oct. 10 for the eye test. Apparently it takes a month or so for the eyes to adjust after surgery. I will continue to wear glasses full time, as I don’t feel dressed without them.
Barb Ludlow is a former Kewaunee County reporter. Email her at [email protected].
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