Tess And Steve Berry

Nothing Else Counts In This World!   

Golf Time 6/29/2010


We have known Tess and Steve for a few years and we met at Catal in Downtown Disney.  Tess is celebrating her 29th birthday and the fact she completed her nursing degree and has been accepted into the nursing program. 

She told us of all the shots and vaccinations she must take to work with the sick folks.... Ouch! Oh, BTW, Tess had her best golf game ever today so next time we play, Paul is going to go get several shots to see if that works.

James joined us today making it a foursome. Paul is still recovering from the back surgery and cannot move the arms around for another few days!

Remember - We know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it. ~Author Unknown

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It began with typical June Gloom

Did you know? - June Gloom (sometimes May Gray) is a Southern California term for a weather pattern that results in overcast skies with cool temperatures during the late spring and early summer in the mornings and afternoons. For example, June is the cloudiest month of the year in San Diego.

The condition is prevalent in many parts of the world where an offshore marine layer of stratus or stratocumulus clouds is common, such as the western coasts of continents?particularly off Peru, Namibia, Western Australia, and California. Such cloud systems are persistent year-round off the coast; in certain seasons they move ashore and create the cloudy, cool effect on land.

Early mornings during this period are typically foggy, with an occasional drizzle. The fog turns to low clouds by late morning and early afternoon. Finally, by afternoon, solar heating is sufficient to evaporate the clouds. Often the overcast will evaporate ("burn off") quickly in inland areas, but will linger almost all day along the coast.

In Southern California, the number of days in May and June that are "gloomy" vary from year to year. Years with warmer ocean temperatures, referred to as El Ni?o, may result in fewer gray days in May and June. Cooler ocean temperatures, associated with La Ni?a, usually foretell a more gray period.

June Gloom
Coastal clouds hovering over Southern California around 1:48 PDT on June 12, 2008. Such clouds are involved in a weather pattern known as June gloom that occurs in late spring and early summer. In foreground to the right is San Clemente, Orange County. The thick cloud mass in the centre is covering coastal parts of Camp Pendleton area. Camp Pendleton air strip is the white streak at the left margin in the middle. The coast emerging from the clouds and running into background is Oceanside, San Diego County.

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The flowers were pretty

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#6 is always a killer, Par 5 around the lake

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Sue watches all the activity

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Tess and Sue loved the ducks; this mommy had all ten of her brood make it to being teenagers

Remember - They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body. ~Author Unknown

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The all know Grandma Sue

Did you know? - The word duck comes from Old English *du?ce "diver", a derivative of the verb *du?can "to duck, bend down low as if to get under something, or dive", because of the way many species in the dabbling duck group feed by upending; compare with Dutch duiken and German tauchen "to dive".

This word replaced Old English ened/?nid "duck", possibly to avoid confusion with other Old English words, like ende "end" with similar forms. Other Germanic languages still have similar words for "duck", for example, Dutch eend "duck" and German Ente "duck". The word ened/?nid was inherited from Proto-Indo-European; compare: Latin anas "duck", Lithuanian ?ntis "duck", Ancient Greek ne?ssa/ne?tta (?????, ?????) "duck", and Sanskrit a?t? "water bird", among others

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"Eat every bite!"

Did you know? - Ducks exploit a variety of food sources such as grasses, aquatic plants, fish, insects, small amphibians, worms, and small mollusks. we feed them professional duck food from the local grainery and it consists of vitamin fortified corn and other grains.

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The flowers around Old Ranch are magnificent

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Miss Tess just sunk a fantastic putt

Remember - You are not 29... You are 21 with 8 years experience!

Did you know? - Putting is the most precise aspect of the game of golf. The putter must be designed to give the golfer every technical advantage including smooth stroke, good glide, sweet impact, and bounce-less topspin ball launch as well as every technique advantage including perfect fit as to shaft angle and length.

Putters usually have a loft of 5? but cannot be more than 10?. The putter is the only club that may have a grip that is not perfectly round; "shield"-like cross-sections with a flat top and curved underside are most common. The putter is also the only club allowed to have a bent shaft; often, clubmakers will attach the shaft to the clubhead on the near edge for visibility, but to increase stability, the shaft is bent near the clubhead mounting so that its lie and the resulting clubhead position places the line of the straight part of the shaft at the sweet spot, where the ball should be for the best putt. This increases accuracy as the golfer can direct their swing through the ball, without feeling like they are slightly behind it.

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The ball does not have a chance when Sue it up to bat!

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James has a ways to go on #14 but he ends up paring this 478 yard hole

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Steve smashes the ball on #16

Did you know? - Woods are long-distance clubs, meant to drive the ball a great distance down the fairway towards the hole. They generally have a large head and a long shaft for maximum club speed. Historically woods were made from Persimmon wood although some manufacturers - notably Ping - developed laminated woods. In 1979, TaylorMade Golf introduced the first metal wood made of steel. Even more recently manufacturers have started using materials such as carbon fiber, titanium, or scandium. Even though most 'woods' are made from different metals, they are still called 'woods' to denote the general shape and their intended use on the golf course. Most woods made today have a graphite shaft and a titanium, composite, or steel head.

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Paul was riding/walking today... The cancer surgery did not allow golf for a couple of weeks

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James eyes the 16th hole

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Bamm... the ball is launched!

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Tess slams the ball... James is off-roading

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GPS is very helpful in golf

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Mommy and her brood in the water on #18

Did you know? - Despite widespread misconceptions, only the females of most dabbling ducks "quack". For example, the scaup ? which are diving ducks ? make a noise like "scaup" (hence their name), and even among the dabbling ducks, the males never quack. In general, ducks make a wide range of calls, ranging from whistles cooing, yodels and grunts. Calls may be loud displaying calls or quieter contact calls.

The best way for you to tell the gender of your ducklings is to wait until they are four or five weeks old when they get their voice. Drakes will develop a soft ?whrack? sound, while hens will produce a loud ?QWACK?. Check out the recordings below:

Mallard Hen
Mallard Drake

Many people make the mistake of thinking they have only hens because they all look like hens. It is important to remember that Mallard drakes don?t get their nuptial plumage (green heads, red chest, etc) until they are one year old. All juvenile Mallards look more or less like hens for their entire first year.

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Duck attack!

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Paul & Tess had to lead them away!

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Four strokes later she is on the green of #18

Did you know? - The grass of the putting green (more commonly just green) is cut very short so that a ball can roll long distances. The growth direction of the blades of grass affects the ball's roll and is called the grain of the green. The slope or break of the green also affects the roll of the ball. The cup is always found within the green and must have a diameter of 108 millimeters (4.25 in) and a depth of at least 10 centimeters (3.94 in). Its position on the green is not fixed and should be changed daily by a greenskeeper in order to prevent excessive wear and damage to the turf. The cup usually has a flag on a pole positioned in it so that it may be seen from a distance, but not necessarily from the tee; this flag-and-pole combination is called the pin or less commonly the flagstick.

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James perspires a lot when putting

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Oops... It was the fountain

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No pressure Tess

Time To Celebrate

Birthday girl

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Tess is really celebrating... She turned 29 today AND she reports to work at a local hospital in January as a full fledged degreed nurse... Yeah girl!

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Raymond delivers the tiramisu complete with candle

Did you know? - Tiramisu (Italian: Tiramis?; Venetian: Tirames? " [tiramisu]) is one of the most popular Italian cakes. It is made of savoiardi (otherwise known as lady finger biscuits) dipped in espresso or strong coffee or rum, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks, mascarpone cheese, and sugar, and topped with cocoa.

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Someone is going to dive into dessert... Who would that be?

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Raymond at the camera; James had to head for a BBQ right after golf

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Everybody smile

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The Numerologist Says This About People Born On The 29th

You are highly intuitive and creative. Your mind thinks in pictures. You seem to draw information and ideas from out of the sky. Your intuition is your gift, along with a powerful drive to know the Oneness of all things. You are so driven by spiritual pursuits that no matter what you do in life, the world of spirit and philosophy will be central to your daily behavior. You feel linked with the larger universal forces, and nothing will change that.

You have a fine mind and keen insights, but these do not come as a result of logic or rational thought. You are more likely to direct your life by inspiration, rather than by calculated reflections.

On some level, you know that you are in the hands of destiny, and that you must surrender to the higher powers that shape your life. You are usually a late bloomer. Your early and middle 30s tend to be years spent in apprenticeship and slow development. During this period, you can become frustrated with your progress, or the apparent lack of it. You need to develop faith. You are a highly charged person with much to do, but you must develop character and sound judgment before you begin to tap your true potential. Just as a tree needs roots to grow tall, so, too, do you need to develop depth of character in order to begin to expand in the ways you desire and ultimately envision.

Your highly developed intuition makes you a wonderful counselor, healer, or health practitioner. You have a gift for inspiring people. Many people admire you without your knowing it. You are a visionary, and others sense your wisdom.

You are acutely sensitive and easily influenced by your surroundings. You love beauty and harmony. You crave social interaction and much attention. You can be very emotional, often experiencing extremes of happiness and sadness. You are usually too easily hurt. You get depressed easily and feel the lack of confidence during times you are in a dark mood. Despite your sensitivity, you possess leadership abilities. You are modest, diplomatic and polite. You have the ability to persuade, and can be quite forceful.

Your high sensitivity to others makes you compassionate, kind, and gentle. You have an opportunity for fame and success as long as you do not pursue either as your gods. Look for ways to help others and convey a larger message, with which you were blessed. This will bring you the material and social fruits you desire.


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Great day and Happy Birthday Tess