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Reporter for The Post-Star, covering the city of Glens Falls, town and village of Lake George and northern Warren County communities.

Old duffer

This is me unsuccessfully trying to hit the ball at the Sunnyside Par 3 course in Queensbury on Tuesday. 

This old duffer is out of practice.

I haven’t played real golf in at least six years when my friend and golfing buddy moved back to Pittsburgh.

I wasn’t that good, but it was an enjoyable way to pass the time. I gave it up after I got married because I didn’t have anyone to play with and after my son was born in 2017, there went my remaining free time.

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I got a chance to visit the Sunnyside Par 3 course in Queensbury on Tuesday to get some photos for a story I was writing about their improvements they have made to the clubhouse. Their golf instructor, Patrick Turley, invited me to take a few practice swings.

I hit only air for the first three tries and then made a divot. I finally made contact with a nice straight shot. I repeated the process for my second and third balls, but they veered to the right.

I used to ply at that 9-hole course back in my first go-around at The Post-Star as a copy editor, so it was nice to get out again. I think a Par 3 course is more my speed if I were ever to take up the game again. You can play a round in about an hour in 15 minutes or hour and a half.

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Michael Goot covers politics, business, the city of Glens Falls and the town and village of Lake George. Reach him at 518-742-3320 or mgoot@poststar.com and follow his blog at http://poststar.com/blogs/michael_goot/.


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