Shana Tova Yelladim

As you may or may not know, I am Jewish. The last name is Beinstein so if you didn't associate my last name with the chosen people then you must not know many Jews. This weekend was our new year, also known as Rosh Hashanah and it's a good time to get together with family and friends and celebrate. We are now in the year 5770 for all of you keeping track.

I'm hoping this year was better than the last, I went unemployed for 80% of year so it seems as though there's only one way to go but up. I have been able to stay busy and keep my mind sharp but paying rent/living in NYC on peanuts is not advisable.

While in PK i got a couple of rounds of golf in. I played the Links once again, which must have been my 10th round of the season there. I shot a 41 on the front and then fell apart with a 51 on the back. The foursome I played with had to have been the most interesting/strange foursome I've ever been a part of. Mainly because of one character that we played with. Honestly he screamed an obscenity every 3rd word or so. Even if he hit a good shot he would yell at himself saying great shot asshole. Needless to say it was kind of tough to concentrate with this kind of character playing with you.

I then played on Sunday @ Baird with Sefcik and Holmes. This was by the longest round of golf I have ever played. I played well shooting an 83 but the round took 6 hours. We honestly waited on every single hole on every single shot. Some holes there were 3 groups waiting on the tee, there is nothing I hate more than a slow round of golf so it was bittersweet that I played so well. Also, most of you have never played Baird and you are better off. The layout is great but the condition of the course has never been up to par since I've known it. It really is a shame, it's a State course and a Robert Trent Jones Sr. design. In fact it's so bad that our score card was a computer paper print out. Hopefully the state turns it around, it could be a great course if only they had some money and a competent greenskeeper.

That's enough for my golfing trial and tribulations. Next week is Yom Kippur, the day of atonement and by all standards the most important Jewish holiday. I'll be heading back to Poughkeepsie to observe the holiday. Here's to a happy and a healthy new year to everyone and keep reading!