It’s always been a word I enjoy. Decades ago, I came up with a test for human beings. Once I had talked to them a couple of times, I wondered whether I’d like them to be my friend. The test was simple and totally unscientific. Do they ever use the word “fun”? It’s often proved to be accurate.
I’m in Ann Arbor, Michigan, watching Canada’s Brooke Henderson play in the LPGA tournament. After so many years, we finally have a golf hero to cheer for. Yay! Brooke sits in tenth place right now, with two more rounds on the weekend. I’m thrilled to be here.
I’m staying at the Red Roof Inn and get a free breakfast every morning at the nearby Big Boy restaurant. Breakie out in the world means reading the sports section of the newspaper, in this case The Detroit News. It’s so much fun. (Hmm. There’s that word. Guess I’ll be friends with me.)
Happily, the Detroit paper has two articles about the tournament – the Volvik Championship being held at the Travis Pointe Country Club. I was expecting to hear about players’ assessment of their golf games, and the challenge of the course (such as really fast greens). There was some of that, but I was taken with quotes from three of the four golfers who were featured.
Ariya Jutanugarn (from Thailand):
“I’m really happy with it and I really enjoy playing golf right now. So I’m not thinking about I’m going to win, I’m going to lose. I just have fun and keep playing good.”
Marina Alex (from the USA):
“I’m just going to enjoy it and have fun. Going to just work on all aspects of my game so I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing and see where that leaves me.”
Jennifer Song (from the USA):
“I just want to take one day at a time, one shot at a time and just see how things go. I just want to have fun out here.”
Well, well. Sounds pretty cool to me. May we all have fun.