Monday was a day off for your intrepid blogger and I mainly used it to while away several hours at the coast, including a couple hours’ worth of walking along the shore; even at age 49, I still love to feel sand between my toes. Always will, I suppose.
Anyway, during the hike a few interesting artworks/constructions presented themselves: A sculpture that resembled a mini resort complete with lagoon, with upside down kelp replicating palm trees; a fort made out of driftwood; and this:
I had to shoot it upside down because of where the sun was, but you can probably make out that it’s flowers laid out in the shape of a giant heart, maybe 15 feet across. With it were the words “Just Married” were carved into the sand.
Ninety minutes later, I came across this, partly buried in the sand:
I’ve golfed a fair bit in my life but had never heard of a Noodle-plus ball. Upon closer inspection, I saw the ball also read:
The camera on my iPhone didn’t want to focus on those words very well, but perhaps you can see it says “long and soft.”
Hmmm. Noodle-plus? Long and soft? Is this some kind of cryptic, obscene gag golf ball? I decided no, probably not, and a quick Google search revealed that Noodle is a kind of ball put out by TaylorMade for golfers who don’t swing very hard or tend to hit the ball very far.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I could bring myself to use this line of balls.
Meanwhile, here’s today’s Catch of the Day, No. 39. It’s a mid-1970s Wilson A2000 XL that I bought a couple years ago at PIA Sports in Corvallis for around $50: