I’m Not Kicking the Bucket Bucket List – The Ultimate

It’s like loving outer space and being chosen to fly in a rocket ship to Mars. It’s like being a hiker and reaching the top of Mount Everest. It’s like winning the Super Bowl – not as a fan, AS THE QUARTERBACK! That’s what it’s like to play Pine Valley, arguably the world’s #1 golf course.  It’s the ultimate in design, the ultimate in beauty, the ultimate in challenge.  And the ultimate in how impossible it is to get to play. So how does a low-falutin golfer like me get to play [...]

April 10th, 2019|9 Comments

Are We Sure Winning Is the ONLY Thing?

If you’ve read my other blog posts, you know my dad taught me that “It’s not if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” In fact, that was the sports mantra of my youth.   But when Vince Lombardi said, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing,” sportsmanship took a backseat. I just played in one of the most enjoyable, competitive matches of my life because sportsmanship came first. And generosity of spirit was a close second. It was during a 4-day, 6-round “Ryder Cup” type tournament with 16 [...]

April 9th, 2019|4 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 [...]

March 10th, 2019|4 Comments

Best Golf 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 [...]

March 5th, 2019|2 Comments

The Golfer and the Porn Star

I was staying at a VERY REPUTABLE Orlando hotel prior to my morning flight and went down to the bar to watch Sunday Night Football.  John sat down next to me.  We hit it off and were chatting when a woman sat down on the other side of him. The two of us were so different I wondered if we were members of the same species!   She was tattooed from head to toe.  How did I know from head to toe?  Because her skin was visible pretty much from head to toe.  [...]

December 19th, 2018|4 Comments