January 21, 2006

Greetings to one and all from Goodboys Nation. I am your host, Doug “The Great White Shank” Richard. Goodboys Nation – the Weblog is my humble offering to those among us who, for reasons long lost to antiquity, are or have been part of the Goodboys, a group of guys (see pic above right) who get together several times a year to golf, drink, and basically act like juveniles – good juveniles for sure, but juveniles nonetheless. The culmination of every year is the Goodboys Invitational golf tournament, which takes place the 3rd weekend of July, usually somewhere on Cape Cod.

The Goodboys came to be through a weekend golf outing that had its inauguration way back in 1991 and has grown from a humble two-day, two rounds of golf outing at the Bethel Inn and Country Club to its current three-day setup (since 1999 on the Cape) with various spring and fall outings to make sure everyone is still alive and functioning. Recently, a breakaway group of Goodboys has attempted to make a February pilgrimage to The Mirage in Las Vegas an annual event serving as the unofficial kick-off of the Goodboys Year. God help them.

This Goodboys Nation blog has a two-fold purpose in its humble existence: 1) to serve as a vehicle for general news and chatter within the Nation, hopefully replacing the 6 gazillion e-mails that inevitably show up in everyone’s Inbox the first day long-time GB “The Funny Guy” sees his first robin redbreast taking a s**t on his lakeside veranda, continuing up to and beyond the Goodboys Invitational, and 2) to serve as my own happy “bully pulpit” where I can editorialize and spout nonsense about areas I like to right about.

Please bookmark Goodboys Nation for your daily fix of news, sports, whimsy and editorial. I hope you’ll also check out the links provided – there’s something there for even the most discerning Internet grazer. If you see something you like or not like, or agree or disagree with, leave a comment. Oh, and if you like to play golf on beautiful venues, drink beer, have some laughs, and have $400 or so to kick around, I’m sure the reigning champions of the 2005 Goodboys Invitational (a.k.a. “Exec-Comm”) “Rambro” and “Deuce” will be glad to consider your own personal application to Goodboys Nation. Being a member of Goodboys Nation is sorta like entering the Hotel California (or is it the Roach Motel): you can check in any time you like but you can never leave. 🙂 Enjoy!

Filed in: Uncategorized by The Great White Shank at 00:00 | Comments (2)
  1. Gentlemen,
    I am using this comment to inform all of you that I will not be participating in the Goodboys golf outing this year. I have two reasons for that. First, I acquired a boat last year and I intend to make the most of it. I played golf while growing up on the Cape and never really took advantage of what the water has to offer. I plan to spend my free time this summer looking at the land from the ocean rather than looking at the ocean from the land.
    Secondly, Wendy and I are planning a major 90th birthday bash. She will be turning forty and I will be turning 50. This shindig will require a fair amount of our expendable resources and will probably take place in late August or Early September. You will all certainly be invited.
    I hope that the Nation will keep me informed of openings that may exist in the future. Almost without exception I have found the annual event to be a blast and feel honored to have participated for a number of years. I hope this years event blows all of your collective hairs back.
    Be well and please keep an eye out for the invite to the 90th.

    Comment by Vegas — January 27, 2006 @ 10:57 am

  2. Speaking ornithologically, the robin redbreast was a nice touch. Good Job … Goose

    Comment by Goose — January 27, 2006 @ 2:11 pm

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