Monday, August 27, 2007

LOCAL BARRISTER, TOP GUN HAVE CAREER ROUNDS

Two local golfers, stalwarts of the Hack Berry Creek Country Club, shot career rounds over the weekend. Dirt Callahan (previously a 7 handicap) lit up the course with a tidy little 72. While winning his match 6/5, Dirt bogeyed the last hole when a tree limb attacked his second shot after a drive that had drifted ever so slightly right. He recovered to make bogey and post his career best 72. Well done Mr. Dirt.

Dirt celebrated with whiskey and a cigar.

On Sunday, local barrister and PGA rules expert, T. Huntley Thorpe (previously a 14) attacked the links at Hackberry, and wrestled them to the ground for a career-best 76. Evidently, THT3 (who is neither drunk nor Irish as it appears in the photo at right) could do little wrong. According to one of his two-man match play opponents, FSU’s own John Clark, “THT was on fire--things like making a 40' putt on 11 for a birdie, etc. And, knowing he was on the cusp of personal greatness, he parred out 17 and 18 to shoot 76. It was an impressive thing to behold, even though I did get my ass kicked.”

Rumor has it that THT3 celebrated with 1/2 gallon of ice cream.

In other golf news, Steve Stricker won his first pro event in 11 years. He earned $1.26 million for winning the Barclays, and he cried. If we won $1.26 million, we’d cry too. Way to go Steve!

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