Tony WON It!!!
Don't ask me what governor* is it or what the name means, but......just know how proud I am of my DH who won the whole event (it's golf, in case you didn't know!) yesterday in our community! The remarkable thing is how little golf he's played in the last year - due to many illnesses, hospitalizations, and recovery times. I would guess that he has actually played only about SIX out of 12 months!
The Governor's Cup is a series of matches, by flight*, played out over the course of several months. DH played and won four matches during the summer, beating some pretty tough opponents each time. I think he surprised himself with each win!
In July, after all these matches were played, DH went into the hospital for a second cardiac ventricular ablation** which required - in his case due to coumadin** - a week's stay and then 6 weeks of recovery (limited physical activity.) By some stroke (no pun intended!) of luck, the final round play-off wasn't scheduled until yesterday. There had been nine flights, and so the winners of each of those flights competed yesterday.
Tony began play again after his ablation about a month ago, so he had had a break from it, and who knew if he could match the competition. NO WORRIES!!!! He beat out a much younger scratch* player to win the entire competition!
Now I would like to say that he has won millions, no thousands, no hundreds of $$$ like the pros, but alas, he doesn't even know what he's won. It's no doubt credit to our Pro Shop and a trophy - no complaints! I'm really tickled for him - because he's worked hard for it and for his health! Today he also learned that he had won "Closest to the pin*."
Now if you are not a golfer (and I AM NOT!!!), then you may not know what these terms mean. But don't ask me! I'm afraid I can't help you - go ask YOUR DH!!!
But I do know one thing..........he was wearing his red shirt.
TIGER*, WATCH OUT!!
* Golf terms you'll have to ask YOUR DH about!
** Medical terms referring to the heart and heart-related procedures/medications.