Good Friday is the unofficial opening to the golf season, so I got a couple of foursomes together and headed over to Willow Brook in Catasauqua.

After picking teams and setting a high-stake wager, we teed off at 9:30, under a rain looming sky.

The course was in good shape and, surprisingly, so were the golfers. It was very competitive considering 5 of the 8 golfers haven’t touched a club since September. In fact it was so competitive that it ended in a tie.

We then had to move the intense match to the practice green for a putt-off to settle the high-stake wager, which was lunch at the Catty Corner down the street from Willow Brook.

Unfortunately my partner and I choked and lost the match and ended up buying lunch. That was probably the only negative part of the round; it didn’t rain, and I played much better than expected.

Have you hit the links yet this year?