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.
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.
Childhood memories of the excitement when the traveling circus came to our prairie town in western Kansas remain in my mind. There would be the “Circus Parade” down main street.
Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Lobster tail and drawn butter. Over time somethings become linked. Thus, our story begins…
This writer has written many stories about Topgolf since twin brothers Steve and Dave Jolliffe came up with the idea.
Willie, the newly retired drinker, was designated chauffeur for the 8-hour trip to the Badlands.
The observation of a “sweet freak golfer” and a candy bar thief disguised as a huge squirrel requires a whole new chapter in my mental photo album from the golf course.
How did Dick Bennett, from Greenhaven Golf Course, become the only person with a public golf background to serve as a member of the prestigious USGA Executive Committee?
As a human being, I feel fortunate to have lived through a transitional period in history. It may never be equaled.
As we all know golf is full of characters. This story illustrates the life-path difference of two really fine players who participated in the same Mini Tour Event in 2003.