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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

Bucket Or Sucket List?

Rebecca and I took a recent trip to Florida and I had one day to play golf in the Miami area. Who knew Miami golf was so expensive?   OK, maybe you knew, but I didn't.  The course closest to our hotel (which I saw from the street and looked unimpressive) was $250.  Then there was the “famous” course but that was $350.  I asked if it came with Hamilton tickets. So I played a course about an hour outside of the city that charged $45.   Silly me. I got to [...]

May 19th, 2017|3 Comments

The Lexi Thompson Controversy:  I’m stunned

The Lexi Thompson controversy is shocking to me. It was a pretty big golf story so I’m guessing you heard about it:  after marking her ball, Thompson replaced it in a different spot.  The LPGA was alerted to the infraction by a TV viewer a day after it happened.  After they reviewed the video tape, they assessed a heavy penalty which cost Thompson the coveted championship. I was at the course when the news broke.  Fans were outraged at LPGA Rules officials.  People were screaming, “They screwed her,” and “They stole this [...]

May 4th, 2017|19 Comments

Best Trip Ever?

I’ve been on lots of great golf trips, so I was pretty surprised when I mumbled “Best Golf Trip Ever” to myself on my flight home from Innisbrook, Florida. First, the trip had adventure.   Remember Hurricane Matthew?  It was landing on the east coast of Florida the same day I was landing on the west coast.  I toyed with not going, but I figured I’d let the plane decide for me – if it was going, I was going.  So when the plane took off, I was on it.  I’ve never flown [...]

December 17th, 2016|2 Comments

Rooting for the Cubs

I heard a sportscaster say he was tired of all the “fair-weather Cubs fans”.  So I had to ask myself, geeesh, is that all I am -- a fair-weather Cubs fan? If you read my Tribute To Dad blog, you know I’m a life-long Mets fan.   But I’ve been having an “affair” with the Chicago Cubs.  I’ll admit it’s partly because I went to a Chicago Gay Pride Parade where not only did The Cubs send a float, but their representative was Ernie Banks, “Mr. Cub” himself.  WOW. But that’s not the real [...]

November 6th, 2016|3 Comments

I Made a Mistake

I Made a Mistake I’m not perfect.  If you know me personally you already know that!   A few months ago I made a mistake.  I apologized immediately, but I still felt bad about it. I had a hard time letting it go.  Should I apologize again?  Have I done enough to make up for it?  Was there anything else I could do or say?  I’m pretty good at feeling guilty – thanks mom and dad for my Roman Catholic upbringing.  I’m not a practicing Catholic anymore, but Roman Catholic guilt?  That never [...]

August 10th, 2016|3 Comments