A Golfer’s Dream-Book Three
written by TheCaddy
Chapter Five – Bittersweet Goodbyes
The month of July passed quickly for Dave. He went out with John a couple of times but, other than that, he did very little besides golf and go to the beach with his family or friends from the campground. The first time he went out with John, they talked about the hockey draft and John was truly excited about going to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks’ rookie camp. John fully expected he would be playing with the Missiles again but he maintained a small dream of actually making the Ducks’ team as an eighteen year old. Dave didn't talk much about his own high draft. He knew that hockey was John’s passion so he let his friend enjoy all the talk about hockey. Dave was happy for his best friend.
The one month anniversary of his breakup with Rebecca came and went without any further contact. Dave thought about calling her but he decided to leave it a few more weeks.
Dave's highlight for July was when Jennifer came to QAI for a weekend – he was very happy to spend a few days with her. They spent a lot of time together, just talking. On Sunday afternoon, just before Jennifer went home, she and Dave went for a walk to their love hut. During the long walk, they talked about their upcoming school years. Jennifer was going to the University of New Dominion to study engineering – she still dreamed of being an architect. They were laughing and joking as they reached the hut. Suddenly they heard voices from inside and they instantly knew it was two young kids. As they listened, they could hear the innocent laughing of a young boy and girl.
Dave gently knocked on the door and the voices immediately stopped. Dave nodded to Jennifer and pushed the door open. He and Jennifer walked inside. The two kids, who appeared to be about twelve, were sitting at the table looking very nervous. Dave looked at them and said, “Hello, how are you?”
The boy seemed to become the protector and moved to stand in front of the girl. He said, “We're sorry, mister; we didn't know anyone owned this hideout. We will leave.”
Dave and Jennifer chuckled at the boy calling Dave mister. Dave replied, “You don't have to leave. We built this when we were about your age. We don't actually own it, but we have used it every summer.” Dave looked at Jennifer questioningly and she seemed to know what he was thinking and simply nodded. Dave continued, “The farmer who owns this land helped us build and furnish this private place and we would be very happy to turn it over to you. We were actually just coming here to say goodbye to the old shack, as we will probably never come back here again. You two are very welcome to enjoy the hideout but, you have to make one promise – always respect the farmer's land and he will not mind you using it.”
A huge smile came across both their faces and the boy asked excitedly, “Really, mister? You're giving this place to us?”
Dave laughed again at being called mister but replied, “We aren't giving you this place because we don't own it - the farmer does. But we are giving you the privilege of making it your private place just the way it was for us.”
The boy nodded, “Thank you. I promise we'll look after it, sir.” The girl was nodding happily and Dave and Jennifer said their goodbyes and left.
They walked out of the hut and started down the hill together. Dave was thinking about how he and Jennifer had been the same age as those two kids, when they had built their private place. He was reflecting on the years he and Jennifer spent together and he felt a tear in his eye as he realized those days were gone forever. He suddenly felt her hand take hold of his and he turned to face Jennifer as he smiled warmly.
She squeezed his hand as she said, “Thinking about all the good years we spent together?” Dave simply nodded before she continued, “We had some unbelievable years here, Dave. You are my best friend and that will never change. I love you, Dave.”
He hugged her affectionately as he replied, “I love you too, Jennifer. If you ever need anything, please call. No matter where I am, I will come to you immediately.”
She kissed him on the forehead, “That goes for you too - just call.” He nodded and they continued back to the campground holding hands silently; both were in deep thought.
Shortly after returning, Dave watched Jennifer drive up the red clay lane of the campground. He knew he was watching his best friend driving out of his life and he considered running to her but he simply waved goodbye. She had a new life and he was getting ready to start his own new life. She waved into the rearview mirror; then she was gone.
Dave had been talking to Mike Fornier who had also earned a spot on the Island amateur team and they arranged to go to St. Andrew's, New Dominion together for the East Coast Amateur. They agreed to share a room to save costs and to split Dave's car expenses. Dave’s father had wanted to go to caddy but he had to save his vacation time for the national amateur and driving Dave to college.
Mike and Dave left early Friday morning for the four and a half hour drive. Dave had never played the Algonquin Golf Course before but he was looking forward to the challenge. The course was considered a very good test of golf and Dave was anxious to see how his game matched up against the best amateurs in the Maritimes.
During the drive, Mike told Dave about playing US collegiate golf and the challenges of the travel and different golf courses. Mike played for LSU and he told Dave that the Wake Forest team was very young which should allow Dave to qualify for most of the tournaments. Mike explained that each college team played in various tournaments, usually about four in the fall and four to six in the spring, with between eight and fifteen different teams in each tournament. The teams were ranked nationally based on the results of the tournaments. Mike further explained that, while most teams had between ten and twelve golfers, normally only five went to the tournaments. Most coaches would have the team play a qualifying round of golf just before leaving for a tournament. He would select the final five-member team based on the players’ results at previous tournaments plus their performance in the qualifying round.
Dave was very happy to hear how the US program worked and he was now even more anxious to get to Winston-Salem but he had the East Coast and Canadian Amateur tourneys to deal with first. They arrived at the hotel and checked in. After stowing their clothes, they immediately drove to the course and hit some practice balls. Warmed up, Dave and Mike went to the first tee. For their practice round, they were in a group with two players from Nova Scotia.
Dave and Mike both played well on the long tough par seventy-one course. Dave shot seventy-three and Mike shot seventy-two. The two Nova Scotia players shot seventy-one and seventy-five. Dave and Mike went out for a late supper before returning to the hotel.
Mike had an early tee time at eight o'clock while Dave didn't play until ten-thirty. Dave woke early and, after a quick breakfast, he and Mike drove to the course at seven o'clock. They practiced together until Mike left to tee-off. Dave continued practicing until his tee time.
Dave was playing with the New Dominion champion and a Nova Scotia amateur who hadn't made their provincial team but had been invited to the East Coast Amateur. Dave hit a great drive on the first hole but, as he stood over his approach shot from the fairway, he somehow couldn't get comfortable. He finally settled over the ball but hit the shot long over the green into some deep rough. His lob shot from the rough came out of the long grass hot and rolled well past the hole. Dave two-putted for an opening bogey.
The next hole, Dave again hit a good drive but still couldn't get comfortable over his approach shot. This time he pulled his second shot left and again his ball finished with a bad lie. The green slopped hard away from his position and his ball was on hard downhill slope. Dave made a decent shot but his ball rolled twelve feet past the hole. He missed the putt and carded his second straight bogey.
Dave's poor play continued on the front nine – he made two more bogeys, one birdie, and four pars. He was three over par on the front. The start of the back nine continued the way the front had; but Dave scrambled better and made seven straight pars. When he reached the seventeenth tee he knew he had to get a handle on his game so he momentarily walked away from the seventeenth tee and got refocused. When it was his turn to tee off, he was ready and hammered a huge drive down the left side of the long par-five hole. He only had two-hundred and ten yards to the green and selected his five-iron. He put a smooth swing on the ball and hit it very well. The ball bounced and rolled fifteen feet from the pin. Dave rolled his eagle putt over the corner of the hole but it didn’t drop. He tapped in for birdie.
Dave stood on the eighteenth tee confident after making a birdie. He hit a solid three-wood to the one-hundred yard marker. He then hit a good wedge to five feet and knocked the birdie putt solidly into the middle of the hole. His birdie-birdie finish gave him a one over par seventy-two. He was not overly happy with his score but he was happy with his finish and he was confident he could build on that. Mike was waiting for him and asked how he did. Dave shrugged and told Mike he shot seventy-two. Dave asked Mike how he played and Mike said he played really well and shot sixty-nine.
Dave asked what the best score was and Mike said the Nova Scotia champion shot sixty-six. Dave explained that the two players with him shot seventy and seventy-four.
Mike and Dave went out for supper and talked more about US collegiate golf. They returned to the room and watched television. Dave called his father just before they went to sleep.
Both had later tee-times on Sunday, so they left for the course at eight-thirty. Dave teed off at ten o'clock while Mike had an eleven-fifteen tee-time. Dave again hit a solid drive on the first hole but this time hit a great approach shot to eight feet. He knocked the putt in then carried the momentum through the rest of the round. By the time he birdied eighteen, he had carded a course record sixty-three. Dave strode off the green proud of his great round of golf.
He was the clubhouse leader but the Nova Scotia champion was playing well again and with three holes to play the NS champion was two under par for the round and tied with Dave at seven under par for the tournament. Dave sat in the clubhouse waiting for the results to filter in. He heard the NS champion made par on sixteen. Dave was hoping to get into a playoff but he soon heard that the NS champion birdied seventeen. Dave knew a playoff was now unlikely but he stood and watched the NS champion stroll up eighteen. Dave watched him hit a good approach shot onto the final green then make a solid two-putt par and the one stroke victory.
Dave was disappointed to lose but he was happy with his great round and he was confident that he was ready for the National Amateur. Mike shot a seventy and finished tenth in the tournament. The drive back to QAI passed quickly as Dave thought about the last full week he would spend on the Island. He was leaving the following Sunday for the nationals, then, after a week at the nationals, he would only be on QAI for one day before leaving for North Carolina. He decided he would call Rebecca during the week and see if she wanted to go out as friends before he left.
Dave practiced and played all week. He was working even harder on his game if that were possible. On Wednesday evening he called Rebecca. Her father, Paul, answered the phone and immediately congratulated Dave for winning the Island Amateur and finishing second in the East Coast Amateur. Dave thanked him and they chatted; eventually he agreed to play a round of golf with Paul on Friday afternoon at Hornsby. Paul then told Dave that Rebecca was out with a friend but he would have her call him when she arrived home. Dave thanked Paul and said he would see him on Friday. After he hung up the phone, Dave wondered if she was out with another guy.
An hour later the phone rang and Dave was happy to hear her voice. He said “Hi, ‘Becca, how are you doing?”
She replied, “Great. Dave, how are you?”
He answered, “Good, I was wondering if you would like to go to a movie on Saturday night? That is, if you're not dating someone else?” Dave didn't say the last line with any malice in his voice but simply as a question.
Rebecca didn't seem to take offense to his question and quickly replied, “I'd love to go to a movie – and no, I am not dating anyone.”
Dave's spirits lifted immediately and he replied, “Great, how does five o'clock sound? We can go to supper if you like.”
Rebecca answered, “That sounds nice, Dave. See you Saturday.”
Dave echoed, “See you then.”
On Saturday, Dave went to Rebecca's house to pick her up. Paul answered the door and Dave shook his hand. Paul said, “Thank you again for playing with my group yesterday. It was a true pleasure to watch your incredible talent. We were all talking in the bar after about how amazingly consistent your swing is. You shot sixty-eight and made it look easy.”
Dave just shrugged as he replied, “Thank you, I have really been striking the ball well lately. But you and your two friends all have games. You shot seventy-four didn't you? And one of your friends shot seventy-one, right?”
Paul smiled, “Yes, it was both our best rounds in several years. We seemed to get motivated by your great play.”
Suddenly two young boys ran into the living room where Dave and Paul were waiting for Rebecca. Riley and Robbie jumped into Dave's arms. Dave immediately wrestled them to the floor as Paul growled, “Boys, leave Dave alone, he is going out to supper with your sister.”
Dave laughed, “I don't mind, Paul. I haven't seen anyone this tough since I played against the Mooseheads.”
The boys laughed at being compared to major junior hockey players and fought with Dave briefly before Riley asked, “Dave, are you going to play in the NHL and fight with Tie Domi?”
Dave laughed even louder as he thought about Riley's reference to the Toronto Maple Leaf's tough guy. He replied, “Sorry, Riley, Tie Domi will have to find someone else to fight next year. I'm going to be golfing.”
Robbie retorted, “I wish you were at least playing with the Missiles. I'm going to miss watching you score beautiful goals and set up awesome plays. You were the best player on the team.”
Dave was about to reply when Rebecca came into the room. She shooed the two boys from the room. They were sticking their tongues out at their sister as they left. Dave simply nodded hello as she walked into the room – she looked gorgeous in a green skirt and a light green spaghetti strap top. She hugged her father and said, “I'll see you later, Dad.”
Rebecca took Dave's hand and they walked out of the house as if they had never broken up. Dave waved at Paul as he left. Paul called out, “Good luck at the Canadian Amateur.”
Dave thanked him just before the door closed. Dave opened the door of the car for Rebecca before he sprinted around to his door. His heart was pitter-patting with excitement.
When he sat behind the wheel, Rebecca immediately said, “So you're trying to win me back by charming my father and brothers, eh?” He must have looked like a deer caught in the headlights as he started to stammer an excuse, she started laughing as she added, “I'm just teasing you, Dave. Dad told me he coerced you into playing with him and his buddies. Thank you for doing that. Dad has been talking about you non-stop since you won the Island Amateur and he really enjoyed playing with you yesterday.” She laughed again. “I can't believe how easy I can fluster you.”
Dave was relieved when he realized she had been only teasing him. He confessed, “That's because my heart is racing from just being near you. The last thing I want to do is risk losing any time with you.”
Rebecca took Dave's hand and squeezed it, “You're sweet, Dave; I feel the same way.”
Dave felt as if a huge weight, the ton of bricks, had been lifted off him and his whole body immediately relaxed – she still loved him too.
They went to supper and, while they ate, they talked about their summers. Dave said he was golfing all the time and he was really looking forward to going to Wake Forest. He wasn't exactly prepared when Rebecca asked, “Did you have a good time with Sarah and Roxanne?”
He felt uncomfortable when he said, “We had fun – but I wish you could have been with us.”
She smiled, “By the way they were attached to you on Canada Day, I don't think they would have shared you.”
Dave wasn't sure if she was attacking them and he replied sharply, “They knew my heart was broken and were just comforting me.”
Rebecca looked at Dave with surprise, then shook her head, “I guess I deserved that. I'm sorry to talk about them but I have to confess – I was very jealous when I saw them with you.”
Dave looked directly in the eyes, “It could have been you under my arm. I wanted it to be you.”
She squeezed his hands, “I know it could have been me but we both know that if we had spent the last month together, your leaving for Wake Forest would have been very, very difficult.” Dave simply shrugged as if not to believe her feelings for him. She immediately realized he doubted her feelings and defensively she asked, “Don't you think it hurt me to break up with you?”
Dave looked right at her, “You didn't seem to have any trouble ending it.”
She looked thoughtfully into his eyes as her eyes became misty, “Dave, I was devastated when we broke up. I watched you sitting in the car outside my house after you dropped me off – you wouldn't leave. I wanted to run to you and beg forgiveness but I knew I couldn't. Dave, I have really fallen for you but you are leaving and that is a serious problem.” Dave nodded and she could finally see that he believed her. She teasingly added, “And, besides, my father and brothers both think I should marry you as soon as possible. You've won their complete support. I'm sure Dad considers you the perfect son-in-law. And the brats think you are God.”
Dave smiled seriously, “I could definitely handle that.”
Rebecca looked at him in shock, “Jesus, Dave, we're only seventeen years old and I still have a year of high school left.” When Dave's expression didn't change she simply squeezed his hand and added, “Maybe someday, but not for a while.”
Dave was willing to accept that and he nodded, “Someday, definitely someday.”
They enjoyed the rest of their meal then went to a movie. After the movie they went to McDonalds and spent some time with their friends. Dave talked to John and John wished him luck at the Amateur. Eventually Dave and Rebecca left McDonalds and as soon as they got in the car, Rebecca asked, “Is there anywhere we can go for some privacy?”
Dave smiled and suggested, “We can go to my house. No one should be home.” Rebecca nodded and Dave headed directly to his house.
Dave opened the back door and watched Rebecca walk into the kitchen. He watched her swaying ass in her short green skirt. She immediately turned to face him and he looked up and down her lithe body, glancing particularly at her perky breasts with pointy nipples being constrained by the light-green spaghetti strap top. Rebecca moved into Dave's arms and they kissed passionately. Dave moved his hands to her firm ass and began squeezing her sensually. He suspected she wasn't wearing underwear; if she were wearing them, it would be the first time. He moved his hands down her legs and under the hem of the skirt. Their kissing became more passionate as he moved his hands back up her bare legs until each hand was holding a bare ass-cheek. Rebecca moaned to his tender touch.
Dave slowly moved one hand around to the front and he wasn't surprised to feel her soft bush, whose color he knew to be very red – no underwear as usual. He slid his hand between her legs and tenderly probed her nether lips. He found the soft opening and slipped his middle finger inside. She was already wet with excitement as he worked the digit deep inside. She moaned again as she moved her hands to his shorts. She quickly unfastened them and let them drop to the floor. She briefly pulled back from him and looked down at his bulging boxers and teased, “Gee, I thought you would have figured out that underwear only gets in the way when we are together.”
Dave laughed as he quickly pulled his boxers down his legs and stepped out of them, allowing his hardness to stand straight out. He retorted, “They're not in the way now.” Before she had a chance to go down on him, he beat her to the punch. He dropped to his knees on the tile floor of the kitchen and pushed her skirt up to her waist as he moved his face between her legs. He placed his hands on her ass as he gently pushed her legs apart with his chin. He could smell her tangy scent. As he slid his tongue along her soft lips, she sighed softly. He continued teasing her as he pushed her backward slowly until her ass pushed against the table. He pushed her leg up on the table as he slowly stuck his tongue deep inside her opening. Then he flicked the tip of his tongue across her clit as he moved one hand between her legs – she moaned loudly. Dave was in heaven with his nose pushed into her red bush.
He moved his middle finger to her special spot and began tapping and caressing her as he sucked her clit into his mouth. Her breathing became short and ragged as he intensified his sucking and teasing. Her hands were on his head and she began pulling his hair as she pushed his face harder into her excited sex. He continued to increase his sucking and he slowly brought her to a long loud screaming climax.
What Dave didn't know was that Beth was in the house. He had not seen her boyfriend's car in the driveway and had made the mistake of assuming she was out; but her boyfriend had felt sick and dropped her off at the house earlier. She had heard Dave's car pull into the driveway from her bedroom but didn't bother to leave her room until she heard the first loud scream from Rebecca. She quickly but quietly ran downstairs to the entrance of the kitchen. She realized that the scream was not an injury but excitement and she curiously looked around the corner of the wall. She was just in time to see Rebecca with her skirt around her waist and her bright red trimmed bush in plain view. Rebecca moved off the table and sucked Dave's hard prick into her mouth. He moved his hands to her head. Beth had not seen Dave's big prick since that night on the practice range two years earlier and even then the darkness had made it difficult to see. She debated leaving them some privacy; but the sight of Rebecca working his hard shaft like a true pro fascinated her and she lost herself as she slipped her hand below her skirt, inside her panties, and began rubbing her enlarging clit.
Rebecca sucked Dave to complete hardness and, as she began stroking him, Dave suddenly whispered, “I'd like to take you on the table, if you're ready.”
Rebecca smiled, moved back against the table, lifted herself up and coaxed, “Fuck me hard. I want it on your kitchen table. Fuck me, Dave!”
The mood was perfect and Dave moved forward quickly with his manhood swaying side to side. He briefly moved his two hands to her top and pulled it over her head before unfastened her skirt and gently pulled it over her head as well. He guided his hardness to her wet and waiting opening. She lay back on the table as Dave pushed his crown inside her opening. He then pulled her legs forward as he pushed his rock-hard pole deep inside her. She moaned loudly as he filled her.
Beth had peeked around the corner as Rebecca went back on the table and Rebecca's upper body dropped out of sight behind the breakfast nook. Beth was feeling wild as her excitement rose. She knew Rebecca could not see her; so, she moved slowly to the open entrance-way and lifted her skirt around her waist before she lowered her panties and threw them into the living room. She knew Dave could easily see her if he looked towards the living room and that seemed to add to the excitement building inside her.
Dave began slowly thrusting into Rebecca; she felt wonderful as he felt his orgasm slowly building. Rebecca's excitement was also slowly building and she began coaching him, “Fuck me harder. Drive that python deep inside me.” Dave was starting to lose control but he didn’t want to come before Rebecca was ready; so he briefly turned his head away from her to try and slow his orgasm. That turned out to be a huge mistake – he spotted Beth leaning against the entranceway with her eyes closed and her hand jammed up her beautiful blonde snatch while she bit her lip to keep from moaning.
Dave hesitated only a second as Rebecca screamed out more encouragement. He alternated from looking at Rebecca sliding back and forth on the table and Beth fingering herself with one hand while she rubbed her clit with the other. Beth opened her eyes and saw him staring at her excitedly. She smiled at him then she increased the pace of her two hands. That seemed to drive him over the edge and Dave pounded harder into Rebecca as he felt his orgasm peek. He felt his balls fill to an almost painful size then explode up his shaft and deep into a panting and screaming Rebecca. He glanced at Rebecca and her eyes were closed; he looked over at Beth who was throwing her head from side to side as her own climax rocked her. Dave felt Rebecca peak as he filled her with his seed and he first smiled at Beth who was staring right at him before he lowered his head to Rebecca's pointy nipple.
He sucked the hard little nub as he continued to grind his slowly withering manhood into Rebecca – she rocked through her reverberating orgasm. She immediately pulled his head hard against her breast. After a slow recovery, she whispered, “You were a man possessed. That felt magnificent.”
Dave snickered to himself as he thought, “If you only knew.” He kissed her tenderly before he stood up. He looked over at the doorway – Beth was gone.
Rebecca rubbed his soft tool and coaxed, “Let's go up to your room and finish this in comfort. I hope you're still up for some more.”
Dave nodded as she grabbed her top then took his hand. Dave picked up his shorts and boxers as she guided him out of the kitchen. He was wondering where Beth had gone but he didn't have to wonder long. As soon as they walked into the living room, Rebecca froze and stared at a smiling Beth sitting on the couch. Dave moved his shorts in front of his manhood, more for Rebecca's benefit then Beth's.
Beth smiled devilishly and said, “The kitchen table – that's an interesting venue. I don't think any meal I ever eat there again will be quite the same.”
After a momentary pause, Dave and Rebecca simply pasted on smiles, walked through the living room, and up the stairs to Dave's room. As they entered Dave's room, Rebecca said, “Your sister is pretty kinky.”
Dave just smiled as he moved to Rebecca then pulled her skirt off. He whispered, “I think you like the idea that Beth may have watched us have sex. You're an exhibitionist aren't you?”
She simply smiled as she led him to the bed. She pushed him onto the bed and began sucking his tender meat. He hardened quickly and she smiled, “I need you inside me again.” She moved on top of him and eased his hardness between her legs. She was still dripping wet from his earlier release so he slid inside easily. He reached up and caressed her breasts as he felt his manhood again slip deep inside her. Rebecca began rocking back and forth with her eyes closed.
Dave whispered, “Would you like me to call Beth so she can come and watch you rocking on my cock.” Rebecca's eyes shot open – she stared down at Dave in surprise. He continued, “Beth would love to watch me pinching and squeezing these perky little nipples. She'd love to watch your fiery red bush bouncing up and down on my hard prick.”
Rebecca moaned as thoughts of Beth watching them raced through her mind. She got incredibly excited – she indeed was an exhibitionist. Dave continued whispering about Beth watching them and Rebecca's orgasm continued to build until she was out of control as she thrust hard onto his rock hard pole. Her first orgasm raged through her body but Dave didn't stop. He moved his hands to her hips and continued whispering about Beth as he ground against. Rebecca's orgasm eased slightly; but when Dave continued to thrust into her, her next orgasm started.
She was moaning and screaming and Dave felt his orgasm build as well. He increased the pace. He felt his juices building up so he whispered, “Beth can see you fucking me. She's watching me fuck you hard.” Rebecca went over the edge again, only this time she fell even farther as her entire body convulsed in excitement. Dave's climax came close behind and he felt his balls fill up until he exploded deep inside of her again. She screamed out in excitement. She continued to rock on his hardness until her orgasm eased, she then simply dropped on top of Dave and hugged him tenderly.
Dave eventually kissed her softly and whispered, “You are truly special. Do you know that?”
She looked deep into his eyes and replied, “We make a great pair - that's what scares me. We're too good together.”
Dave was about to ask why she dumped him but instead he listened to what she said. What she was saying finally sunk in. He realized how he could lose himself in her and easily forget about all his dreams. When he was with her, he wasn't himself – he was part of her and she felt like part of him. He looked at her thoughtfully, “Maybe you're right. I do feel different when I'm with you.”
Rebecca kissed him again, “I knew it the first night we were together – that night at the park when we connected. I knew it was something special. You are closer to my brothers than I am and my father adores you. I was really pleased that you called me this week. I don't want to lose you completely – I just know that we're not ready for a total commitment to each other yet.”
Dave nodded agreement as he pulled her close and cuddled with her. It felt so natural just to have her in his arms.
They remained like that for almost a half hour before Dave asked, “Do you have to go home?”
She replied, “No, I told Dad I might not be home tonight.”
Dave was surprised that she had the whole night planned but he wasn't going to complain.
She asked, “What time do you leave tomorrow?”
He answered, “Mom, Dad, and I are going to the airport at nine o'clock. I packed my clothes and golf equipment this afternoon. I have to call them to ask if it's okay we stay here tonight. I know they will say yes but they like me asking anyway.”
Rebecca nodded as Dave got out of bed and pulled on a pair of shorts. He was only gone a moment as his parents gave him approval and arranged to pick him up at the house.
Dave crawled back into bed with Rebecca and they cuddled together as they fell comfortably asleep.
Dave woke in the morning spooned to Rebecca's back with a hand on one of her pert breasts. He enjoyed the closeness and feeling of her in his arms. He could see his clock and knew they had a half hour. He simply remained still and enjoyed his last moments with her.
Eventually it was time to get up, so he began squeezing her breast. She slowly began to wake. When she realized where she was she placed her hand on his hand and sighed. He whispered, “This feels nice. Are you up for a shower?”
She nodded, so they got out of bed and walked to the bathroom naked. They took a long luxuriating shower together before they got dressed and Dave drove her home. When he stopped in her driveway she said, “I'll miss you, Dave. Call me when you come home. Good luck with your golf. I love you.”
He kissed her, “I love you too. I'll miss you and I'll call whenever I'm home. Goodbye, Rebecca.”
She kissed him again before she ran into the house. He watched her leave and thought about what could have been had he not been going away. He shook himself from his thoughts and drove home.
His parents were just arriving as Dave pulled in; they woke Beth and she drove them to the airport. Dave’s teammates were on the same flight and he talked to them as they waited to board. The plane landed in Toronto just after lunch. Dave and his parents rented a car and drove to the hotel. They spent a quiet night at the hotel. Dave was sharing a room with Mike again but he spent the evening with his parents. Dave had seen a Tim Horton’s down the road from the hotel and he decided to start his mornings there.
On Monday he woke at eight o’clock and went to Tim’s. He relaxed and thought about the upcoming week. After an hour he returned to the hotel and ate breakfast with his parents before they drove north to Devil’s Pulpit Golf Course. Dave’s father explained that he read up on the course. The two inventors of the Trivial Pursuit game had been the builders. They also built another course called Devil’s Paintbrush at the same time only a few miles away.
They reached the Devil's Pulpit Golf Course before lunch and Dave practiced for several hours before his scheduled practice round. His father was caddying for him. Dave saw Mike Fornier at the practice range; they hit balls for a while before Dave went to the putting green and putted until he was called to the first tee.
Dave loved the Pulpit, it was a spectacular course with lush fairways and an incredible test of golf because of the undulating greens. He hit the ball really well and shot an even par seventy-one. He and his father spent a lot of time checking distances and different angles to approach different pin positions. Dave found Mike in the clubhouse after his round and Mike explained that he found the course a little tough – he shot seventy-five.
Dave returned to the hotel with his parents. He went right to bed to get a good night's sleep. As he lay in bed, he thought about the format of tournament. The format was set for two rounds of stroke play on Tuesday and Wednesday, before the top sixty-four finishers were seeded into a match play formatted playoff. The field was cut in half with each round of golf with one round played on Thursday then two being played each day after that. On Sunday, the final two golfers would play a thirty-six holes match.
Dave then thought about Rebecca and how he would not see her for a long time – he already missed her. He fell asleep rubbing his hardness as he dreamt about their last meeting and then about their next meeting.