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Posted September 18, 2013 in Community Featured, Grimes

Here we are, ladies and gentlemen, at the only garage of the month.

Renee Raap is new to the Grimes area, and her tidy garage shows this. But, wait, in the corner, could it be? Yes! A beautiful set of golf clubs lean at rest, ever ready for an afternoon on the links.

Renee Raap’s clubs get some much needed sunlight after years in the corner.

Renee Raap’s clubs get some much needed sunlight after years in the corner.

“I got the clubs about 10 years ago while I was in college,” says Raap. “Sadly, however, it’s been about two years since I’ve made it out to play. It’s more fun playing a round with friends, but finding the time is the hardest part.”

Even though it’s been a couple years since she’s used the clubs, Raap is in no hurry to let them go. It’s one of those just-in-case sorts of things, she says, you never know when family might come to town or a friend might call up.

For Raap, it’s more about playing than watching the sport. Though she admits she will keep an eye on various players like Tiger, Mickelson or Johnson and watch now and again, she doesn’t have a favorite or anyone she makes sure to follow. Her choice course is Waverly Golf Course from her hometown, though she’s familiar with the courses in Cedar Falls as well.

Raap learned her golfing skills from her father and her brother, though she admits neither one of them is amazing. After a little pushing she caves and says it’s her brother who’s probably the best of the three.

“When I did make it out to golf, it was usually with my dad and my brother. I was pretty good at driving but when it came to putting I couldn’t sink a shot to save my life,” says Raap. “We usually only played nine holes because we seems to always start late in the afternoon.”

They may have not been the pros of the course, but it was worth making time to get outside for a couple hours with family.

“I would never say I’m good, but like my dad always said after we played, ‘At least we got our money’s worth,’ ” she smiles.

Contact Darren at 953-4822 ext. 304 or to recommend someone for an upcoming issue of “What’s In Your Garage?”

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