A Thelma & Louise Adventure ~ Whackit Ball

by Jody Narantic on July 31, 2012

Instead of our early Sunday morning exercise walk, my walking partner and I decided we’d hit the driving range and hit golf balls.  We’ve never gone to the driving range before because we’ve never golfed.  I did take a golf lesson once many many many 20 some many years ago.  But when you have a cute golf instructor, who pays attention to instructions?  So I remember nothing.

Except that he was cute.

Anyway, before I share our golfing experience let me just say that even though my walking partner and I have known each other since high school, we are very very different:

Walking Partner Angie (Thelma):  Spunky bouncy happy cheerleader that doesn’t sweat.

Me (Louise):  Not spunky bouncy happy cheerleader that sweats.  I played volleyball.  And softball.  We didn’t smile and spunky bounce.  We’d sweat.

So of course, for our golf outing, the spunky tiny bouncy happy cheerleader that doesn’t sweat, shows up in a cute little spunky bouncy skirt.

Yippie GOLFINGGGGGGGG

She was excited and ready to have fun while I was all serious thinking … I think you’re suppose to bend your knees, one arm is suppose to be straight, don’t take your eyes off the ball, don’t hit it like a softball, why did I have to have a cute golf instructor, why didn’t I youtube how to golf before I left.  &*&^

I’m serious when it comes to sports.  And competitive.  &*&^

And the spunky bouncy happy cheerleader bounced around not caring whether she hit the ball or not …

And then she’d turned to me and say in her spunky bouncy cheerleading voice …

Beat it, Louise!

Whack it, Louise! Whack it! Whack it! Whackitwhackitwhackit!

 

And I’d look up at her thinking … Are you spunky bouncy kidding me?  And now I’m about to beat the hell out of my ball.

 

And I beat the hell out of my ball.

Then Thelma would hit hers all dainty and giggle …

And then she’d turn to me jumping up and down yelling …

Whackit Louise! WHACK IT!!! Whackitwhackitwhackit …

And I’m thinking to myself … because I would never say this out loud … okay … I would … but I was seriously trying to concentrate and my very own personal cheerleader was really cheering me on … so I was trying to be nice.  But secretly I was saying to myself …

WHACK IT!  WHACKITWHACKITWHACKIT ~ OH MY SPANKY PANTS STOP IT!!! No wonder volleyball players never hung around cheerleaders in high school!  I’m seriously about to whack it all right.  And how is she not sweating?  I’m sweating my @$$ off. WHACK IT LOUISE!!!  Yea that’s right Thelma … I’m  about to whack it alright.  I’m about to beat the hell out of this ball.

  

And then I’d beat the hell out of my ball.

And it would go about as far as a yard.  Or I’d hit the plastic thingy holding my balls.  And thank goodness no one was anywhere near us.

And thank goodness Thelma didn’t get a black eye.

From a loose ball.

Or …

Umm …

A tackle.

911 What’s your emergency?  There’s a golf chick out here on the golf course that just tackled another golf chick.

Have a good day all!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 James Lindley July 31, 2012 at 8:52 am

Golf and fun are two words that do not belong in the same sentence, except to say they don’t belong in the same sentence. Incidentally, I never hung out with cheerleaders either. I was in the band and enjoyed math. Too much the nerd type for cheerleaders.

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2 Jody Narantic July 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm

James, Angie had more fun than me. I took it serious!

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3 Phillip July 31, 2012 at 11:45 am

I could go on and on about golf. But I won’t. My high school didn’t have a football team, but we had golf. So I lettered. And I found out just how handy those big golf bags are for holding flasks and bottles. When the other guys asked what my handicap was, I said, “a fifth.”

Much better to get your excercise tackling spunky, bouncy, cheerleader types than chasing golf balls. I think you’re on the right track, Jody!

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4 Jody Narantic July 31, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Phillip, what high school doesn’t have football????????? I’d have to change high schools. Although, I spent most of the games in the girls room. With a “fifth”. :)

And as for tackling a cheerleader ~ I would never tackle her the way you might tackle her.

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5 O'fieldstream August 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm

GOLF. Goofing Off Looking Forward. That one? or Girls On Lower Floor? or Get Over Loosing Fanny? … any way you slice it, the game can have a heavy bearing on the rest of your life: and not in a good way. But, if you swing it just right, the next divot you catch could be the one that chips your cup into the fairway of life. It all depends on your handicap and the length of time you spend in the 19th hole. Oh, and one other thing. Golf is an exercise best executed without and semblance of seriousness. I’ve found that there is a direct correspondence (some would say ratio) between the lack of seriousness and the level of enjoyment experienced in the whole affair. I never did get too serious about it … and can say that my entire time in the 19th hole was a most enjoyable experience. I can’t say the same for my handicap. It was more like a double, than a fifth. ‘. )

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6 Jody Narantic August 2, 2012 at 10:20 am

Thinking if ever I took up golf, it wouldn’t be for fun. I would take it very very serious. And probably use my eraser a lot fixing my score with my pencil.

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7 Grandma Linda August 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Remember that Thelma the bouncy cheerleader also played powder puff football and was a on the junior olympic track team! You might have trouble catching! No sweating in our family! Good Jeans!! Love ya!

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8 Jody Narantic August 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

Grandma Linda, I bet I could still tackle her and win. But the sweat thing … ugh.

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9 James Lindley August 7, 2012 at 4:19 am

Good jeans or genes? Good jeans are loose and comfy when you’re my age.

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10 Sarina August 7, 2012 at 6:07 am

So glad you had fun!

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