Today was the annual Vermont Mortgage Bankers Association Golf Tournament. This year it was at a new location. Our foursome started out on the most difficult hole on the course and we quickly found out why. Well, maybe not quickly, as we ended up bogeying the hole. After hunting for the best drive for a few minutes. But, what had started as a rainy day in Newport as we left, gave way to a beautiful cloudy day with no rain by the time we got to Rocky Ridge, just south of Burlington--about a 2 hour drive.
The next hole didn't seem to be much easier as it was a blind shot to the fairway. But our eclectic group of golfers managed to par that one. One thing that I noticed was that the possiblity of prizes tended to make for tense tee shots. Especially the hole with a $10,000 prize. Which none of us came close to claiming. The best holes seemed to be the ones without a thing at stake. And perhaps it is because our focus was on the tee shot and not what might come our way if we hit a tremendous tee shot. It is often that way in the mortgage business, too. Instead of focusing on what we do and what we do well, we can sometimes get distracted by other things and we tend to get off on a tangent such as worrying.
We ended up at minus 4. We did not win anything. But we all had a good time. And that was the whole purpose of the VMBA Golf Outing.