Poem: Comfortless

By Edgar A. Guest As found in Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book I found him underneath a tree“And what is wrong,” quoth I,“That you so solemn seem to beUnder this summer sky?” “The birds above you gayly sing,The wildflowers brightly bloom,What is this awful, horrid thingWhich seeks to seal your doom?” Round the children romp and play,The gentle breezes blow,Sad stranger, tell to me I prayThe burden of your woe. “I do not see the sunbeams dance,Nor hear the birds,” said he.“There’s something faulty with my stance,I can’t get off the tee.” “All day I’ve shanked my mashie shot,My putts … Continue reading Poem: Comfortless

Charles Schwab Challenge Bets

I meant to get this posted last night, but got to hanging out with a friend until fairly late, ironically enough at the local golf course. The Charles Schwab this year feels big. It’s not most years, but it serves as a benchmark this year as the return of sports continues to trickle along. It gives this tournament somewhat of a Major feel. I even considered putting together a Pick 5 group like we often do for Majors. That being said, I have some action on the tournament this weekend. Most of these are off the board already. Sorry about … Continue reading Charles Schwab Challenge Bets

Conrad Plays In State Golf Tournament; Finished After Day One

Fairfield Mule senior golfer Maverick Conrad placed 59th out of 112 golfers on the first day at the IHSA 1A State golf tournament over the weekend, shooting an 86 on the par-72 course Prairie Vista in Bloomington. Conrad had three double-bogeys, all on par-4s, eight bogeys and seven pars on the day, missing the cut to advance to the second day of the tournament. The Carmi Bulldogs finished fourth as a team, behind Breese Mater Dei, Belleville Althoff Catholic, and Riverdale. Ty Barbre led them with a 12th place 154 over two days, while Oakley Gee was just behind in … Continue reading Conrad Plays In State Golf Tournament; Finished After Day One

Conrad Advances To State Golf Tournament

Fairfield senior Maverick Conrad shot a 76 Monday in the West Frankfort Sectional, qualifying for the State Tournament in Bloomington, while junior teammate Noah McElravy missed advancing by one stroke. Carmi won the team title with a 301, becoming the first Bulldog team to win a golf sectional since winning five straight from 1975 to 1979. They were led by Oakley Gee, who became just the second Bulldog to win back-to-back Sectional titles. Gee shot a 66. He finished sixth at state last year as a freshman. McElravy shot a 79 Monday, missing the cut by one stroke at it … Continue reading Conrad Advances To State Golf Tournament

Mules Golf Wins Triangular

The Fairfield Mules golf squad won a triangular Monday, besting NCOE and Hardin County. The Mules combined for a 176 team score, with Harding County in second at 204 and NCOE in third at 205. Hardin County had the medalist at 38, but then their next best score on the team was a 52. For Fairfield, Maverick Conrad and Noah McElravy each shot 40s. McElravy had one birdie, on the par-4 fifth hole. Noah Barger shot a 46 and Jacob Britt shot a 50 to round out the team score. Chase Hallam shot a 51 and Zach Gualdoni shot a … Continue reading Mules Golf Wins Triangular

Mules Golf Splits Two Matchups

Taking on a solid Bulldog team, the Fairfield Mules suffered a golf loss Wednesday in Carmi, 142-180. Carmi had their top two golfers, Ty Barbre and Oakley Gee, tie for medalist honors Kacee Fulkerson and Kaden Karter both shot 38 to give the Bulldogs the four best scores on the day. Fairfield was led by Noah McElravy, who shot a 39. Noah Barger shot a 45, Chase Hallam and Jacob Britt each shot 48s and Zach Gualdoni shot a 50. McElravy started with a birdie, and shot par of seven of the other eight holes, but had to work around … Continue reading Mules Golf Splits Two Matchups

Mules Lose Tiebreaker To Aces; Playing Without Conrad

The Fairfield Mules golf squad were playing shorthanded at home Tuesday, but still tied the visiting Aces of Mt. Carmel. The away team won the tiebreaker, however, with a better fifth score. The Mules were without senior Maverick Conrad, out with a low back injury. Either Conrad or junior Noah McElravy has led the Mules scoring in every match this year. With Conrad out, McElravy stepped up and took medalist honors, shooting a 36 to win by five strokes. He had bogeys on three and four, but bounced back with birdies on the par-5 seventh hole and the par-4 eighth … Continue reading Mules Lose Tiebreaker To Aces; Playing Without Conrad