Tuesday 207: Putt-Putt Par

painting by Jessica Ives

Putt Putt oil on panel by Jessica Lee Ives

I needed to have a little fun with the 207 feature this week so I joined Jonathan for a late summer round of nine holes. Not eighteen. Just nine. It’s been a jam-packed season and there’s no more need to overachieve. It’s time to slow down to the putt-putt speed of a golf-cart, to stop keeping score, and to admit that the evening light will be the only player to beat par.

Golf is so popular simply because it is the
best game in the world at which to be bad.

–A.A. Milne

I have a tip that can take five strokes off
anyone’s golf game: it’s called an eraser.

–Arnold Palmer

Par oil on panel by Jessica Lee Ives

If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way
they do a golf club, they’d starve to death.

–Sam Snead

The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down
is so you can’t see him laughing.

–Phyllis Diller


207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine  and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on any 4×4 inch oil on panel painting by making your purchase within the first week of its posting. Instead of $300 pay just $207, a number which just happens to be the Maine state area code.

Tuesday 207 Paintings are exclusive to The Maine. They depict the land, the light and the people that make this state a state of wonder. Jessica is editor of The Maine and writes occasionally as The Outsider.