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A Silver Lining

I knew something was wrong as soon as I saw my sagging travel golf bag on the baggage carousel.  I opened up the bag and the driver head fell out, then my seven iron head, then...  “Crummy Airlines USA” had snapped every club in my bag.  In fact, the devastation was so total, even the golf bag itself, the one inside the travel bag, had its spine broken.  Insert sobbing sound here. There’s a reason my clubs were 25 years old – I loved them!  If my sand wedge were human, I would [...]

February 1st, 2018|12 Comments

Gratitude – Happy Thanksgiving

I finished the 15th hole of a course down in Florida this past Thanksgiving week and there were two maintenance workers working hard in the heat.  I often say hello to maintenance workers.  I’m sure they couldn’t care less about me, but they work really hard so I can have fun, and it just doesn’t feel right to walk by and ignore them.  I assumed (correctly) that they were Hispanic and said, “Buenos días.”  They smiled and responded, “Buenos días.” While walking away I had an interesting thought:  out of the 7.6 [...]

November 28th, 2017|12 Comments

A Perfect Day

Just like in life, sometimes all the stars align for a perfect day of golf.  That’s what happened last week. TIMING – CHECK!  The first thing this perfect day needed was a canceled trip.  My friend Anne Marie was supposed to go to Georgia but her trip got canceled at the last minute.  So, on the spur of the moment, she needed 3 friends who were available to play in her club’s Member-Guest.  HA!  I’m ALWAYS available! COURSE – CHECK!   When I first moved to PA, I was given a list of [...]

September 27th, 2017|4 Comments

Non-confrontation Confrontations

My last blogpost, The Confrontation, was about a crazy man attacking my friend Butch because Butch accidentally hit into him.  Here are some similar situations which, thankfully, didn’t have quite the same level of aggression. HARRY:  In my normal weekday game, we try to play in the first group because, even in the 2nd group, it’s possible to get stuck behind slow players.  This happened to us one morning.  The right thing for the group in front of us to have done was let us play through.  Doing so is actually written [...]

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

The Confrontation

If you read my blogpost “Butch," you know that Butch is one of my favorite friends.  He’s a good golfer and just an all-around great guy.  And, unlike yours truly, he ALWAYS keeps his composure.  Also important to this story:  Butch is 6’2” and former military. Last week, we were on a short par 4.  After the group in front of us (a twosome – one in his 50’s, one a rather short man of about 75) got onto the green, Butch teed off.  Ooops, the hole was a lot shorter than [...]

August 10th, 2017|9 Comments

Who’ll Show Up To Play Today?

Remember the Patty Duke show?  Patty was the lead role, but then her “identical cousin” Cathy would appear out of nowhere. That’s how I feel on the golf course.  Sometimes I look like someone who’s played golf before.  I’m not a great player, but it’s clear I’ve played before. But then this BI&T$#CH “cousin” Cathy shows up - unwelcomed, uninvited and possibly high on drugs - and takes over my golf game.  She can’t even hold a club properly.  Her takeaway is bad, she has no follow-through, and she can’t chip or [...]

June 22nd, 2017|10 Comments