Tee Times Magazine’s Characters and Critters
Tee Times Magazine’s Characters and Critters, is a fun collection of articles covering individuals and our wildlife friends that inhabit our area golf courses. These are stories that will either bring and smile to your face or a tear to your eye. Please take some time to read and enjoy this wide diversity of interesting stories.
Hank was the top salesman at Cowboy Bob’s Auto Mart until the day that Sven showed-up. Both men were great salesmen and competitive by nature, they were the leading salesmen at Cowboy Bob’s month after month.
“I enjoy working with both sides of the golf businesses. Helping courses with marketing and consulting. And helping golfers play more golf, tee it up in fun events and discover new courses.”
The Member/Guest weekend had finally arrived for the annual Pine View Golf Club. Organizers of the highly anticipated event chose the weekend nearest the summer solstice, longest day of the year, to host the event.
During a recent interview with 91-year-old Dutch Cragun, I was entertained for three hours as he re-lived his fairytale life. Each new chapter came with colorful word pictures as only Dutch can paint them.
After reading a recent story about a giraffe encounter during a women’s professional tournament in South Africa, I began researching giraffe encounters on the golf course. We have never done a story about giraffes.
The 2023 Masters proved to be no different – Tiger once again dominated. Tiger proved that you do not have to win to dominate. He dominated the attention of the patrons young and old.
Remember those hot fudge sundaes when you were a kid? When the soda fountain clerk presented that special treat, did you pluck the beautiful maraschino cherry on top and eat it first? Or did you save that delicious cherry for the last exciting bite?
With a wide smile, welcoming eyes and a handshake that says, “great to meet you” people are immediately drawn to Tommy Brantley, one of my favorite Florida golf buddies.
To say that I am an expert on rabbits would make me sound like a politician. These days, nobody wants to sound like a politician – not even politicians!
Most golfers know the odds of making a hole-in-one are 12,000 to 1.
“Five, four, three, two, one!” Willie said as he exhaled with a huge sigh. His regular foursome was watching Scheffler win again on the big screen in the golfer’s grill.
Who among these golfers is currently ranked # 39 in the World Golf Rankings, ahead of the other three: Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Harold Varner III or Phil Mickelson?
The B-Boys (Brooks, Barney, Billy and Baron) springtime golf trip to the panhandle of Florida has become an annual event for four brokers from Minneapolis. The B-buddies were sucking down a few malt beverages prior to departure.
The putter that brought a golfer and his caddie together creating “The Power of ONE !”
Problem solving has always been a big part of a golf course superintendents’ job. At Fairview Country Club in Connecticut solving a “Goose Poop” problem developed into a business opportunity that ended up as a franchise.
A golfer friend named Will related this great Jim McMahon story to me. Will lived in Chicago and worked for a large company. With a little research into Jim McMahon, we have a fun story about a true NFL character.