My New Clubs…and Hobby.

As you read, I did finally finish my new set of clubs a couple weeks ago. For those of you that care, here are some specs on them:

-High kick stainless steel shafts, designed to produce higher trajectory shots with added distance.
-1 1/4 inch longer shafts than standard, to allow me to stand taller and get better rotation in my spine.
-Integra forged iron heads. Softer feel, fairly forgiving.
Golf Pride DD2 grips, oversized for my man-hands.
-Irons 5-9, 48 deg. wedge (PW), 52 deg. wedge, 56 deg. wedge, and a 4 hybrid.

I have played with them twice now, and I think tonight I finally started to get a feel for them. The first time, I dug out 75% of my shots because I wasn’t used to the longer clubs. I did lots better tonight, which made me happy inside.

The best part about these clubs though was the fact that I MADE THEM. I mean, I mined the metal out of the mountain and forged them in my kiln….just kidding, but I did put them together and had a blast. In fact, I got so excited about it that I went out and bought my own sander and burr saw so I can make them anytime, anywhere. Who wants a set? I’ll give you a great deal! Seriously!

Pictures coming soon.

The New Zion–Hobble Creek!

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Finally, the LONG awaited time came this weekend that I finally got to play GOLF. Myself and 3 others were able to take in the beauty of the Hobble Creek golf course this weekend…18 holes of pure bliss. I always forget how much I truly love golf until I get back out there and play. Mind you, I could have played much better than I did, but still, even the bad shots don’t bother you when you are out there for the first time of the year. I did lose by two strokes, but even that has already been forgotten as I long to play again! Anybody want to come with me? I’ll buy you a snickers bar…

CHAMPIONS!!!

Yes folks, the 80s Oilers dominated floor hockey this year!

The Mighty Jackalopes put in the first goal, so we knew they came to win. We put on the hustle and ended the first two periods 9-1. Pretty sweet! They weren’t gonna give up though, and they scored 4 goals in 4 minutes during the 3 period. We decided we better not back off anymore and put on some pressure. The final score was 9-5. For some this will be the first champion shirt of many, and for some it will be the last! Perhaps though Darin might get to play next year since we will be around here!

Congrats Darin, Justin, Richard, Buddy, Mitch, Devin, Kirt, and John!

Ya’ll are freakin’ awesome!

The first two periods were sweet with us ahead 9-1.

WHAT A HOT GOALIE!!!

Darin’s SHUTOUT!!!

Tough Goalie Last night the 80s Oilers played the Mighty Jackalopes in tournament.Darin had been visualizing a shut out all day, and it paid off! Nothin’ got by him! They were an awesome team, but the Oilers’ hustle prevailed. The tension increased in the third period, with the looming loss for the Jackalopes, so we Oiler wives quieted down a little so not to rub it in to the Jackalope wives.

We head into the semifinals after this 3-0 win!!

80s Oilers knock A-Team out of Winner’s Bracket!

Well, last night was a heck of a game! The Oilers started off with a a strong lead 2-0 in the first period. The A-Team were definitely not happy about it, but didn’t get any yellows or reds, just a minor for slashing. In the second period, the A-Team came out with gusto and scored two goals. They had few shots on goal, but one was unstoppable and the other just snuck right past Darin. He did have an amazing save in the third period. The A-Team started to breakdown in the third period when our guys continued to beat them to the ball, strip it from them with ease, and hustle more. Reminder that the A-Team already has a grudge against us from last time we beat them in season (I think we might have been the only team they lost to, I don’t know.), so they were playing quite aggressively, outright violent at times. A handful of times they stepped on our guys sticks, and then fell trying to make it appear that they were tripped. Richard jerked his stick out from under a guy’s foot and he fell hard… totally deserved it. Anyway, we had a few violations and minors called on our team too, some undeserved, but not too bad. So third period was pretty heated with both teams wanting to score. With a minute and a half to go, the sarcastic jerk (I really didn’t like him at the last game, bad attitude) from the A-Team was getting mad and slashed or checked (I can’t remember) to get a 2 minute penalty… whatever it was was pretty serious. Then with a minute to go Justin scored on the power play! The guys continued to drive, not allowing them the chance to even shoot. We won 3-2. Well they didn’t take it so well, the goalie threw his chest protector and it hit me in the head (It didn’t hurt, but that’s gross), which caused him to get a yellow card. Then the sarcastic jerk told the refs that they were horrible and they gave us the game and that they need to go get some training, blah, blah blah, which caused him to get a yellow card. Then the goalie whacked or threw his goalie stick, causing it to break, causing him to now get a red card! Scary! So supposedly the tournament is double elimination which means if they beat everyone in the loser’s bracket we would have to play them again, we are kinda hoping they won’t get to continue in the tournament because of their unsportsmanlike behavior, or maybe the psychos shouldn’t get to play, cause their were a few guys who joined their team late and they knew how to keep levelheaded! Well, I am probably boring you now, but now that the Oilers won and will advance in the tournament! (Oh, I took a picture of Darin at the game, but he wouldn’t let me put it on the blog, because he looked gross in it!)

80s Oilers finish the season off with another win!

The boys played the Warlords last night. The team they beat 2 years ago for championship. There were really only 2 remaining team members from their old team. One of which was the goalie, who was wearing the biggest hockey pads I have ever seen. He literally covered 3/4 of the goal. But we rocked them 10-2. Also one of their players got a yellow card, and one got a red card for slashing and throwing his stick after the call. The supervisor said he only has problems when our team is playing… either our boys are good at playing dirty without ANYONE seeing, or some team just do not know to act when they get slaughtered! Really though, our boys beat teams on the hustle, they take more shots on goal, and they know how to handle the puck! Hope tournament play is successful without too much fit throwing!

Undefeated, still…

Just to let you know, the 80s Oilers were successful again, even with 3 men gone to a wedding, they kicked butt, winning 6-3. Darin played goalie for the last 2 periods, and made several amazing saves. One snuck past him, but he stopped a handful of dangerous shots! Devin led the team with 4 goals. It was awesome.
I love the 80s Oilers goalie…he’s hot!

80s Oilers Triumphant Again!

Last night Darin’s intramural hockey team rocked the most foul team at BYU. Yet… They were big whiners and did not like the idea of losing. The Oilers were leading after the first and second periods. In the third period, “the A Team” (I think the A still for attitude), barely snuck one past goalie D.R. Payne. The animosity soared as disputes of inappropriate language were being settled. The Oilers played one man down for the final 3 minutes which should have been wonderful for the other team, yet the Oilers prevailed and scored in the final minute. Let’s just say the poor sportsmanship of the losing team didn’t diminish with tthe sound of the buzzer! GOOOOOOOO OILERS!!!! YAY! I am the #1 fan!