March 10, 2011


robin You new it had to happen sooner or later – after all, wasn’t it only yesterday that we were drinking champagne to welcome in the New Year, then the Northeast got slammed with one snowstorm after another (we here in the Valley of the Sun getting our usual couple-two-three winter rain and wind storms as well), then came the Super Bowl, followed by that happy little weekend in Las Vegas. Before you knew it, all of a sudden it’s March and Lent, next week is St. Patty’s Day, we’re only weeks away from the Masters, and I’m frantically stashing money away for when the taxman comes a’calling. Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner, as is Spring itself. Listen…. do you hear it? The pages on the calendar are flipping furiously, the year veritably slipping away before our very eyes, so you knew it was coming, it had to.

And then all of a sudden there it was, sitting in my Inbox yesterday, just as shiny and fresh as moonlight in a martini – my very own personal invitation to the 2011 Goodboys Invitational, courtesy of defending champs Steve “Killer” Kowalski and Pat “Doggy Duval” McLaughlin. The big Kahunas. The top dogs. The Big Fellas. The top bananas. Exec-Comm.

Sure, it seems like the third weekend in July is still light years away, but a little over four months is not much time to coordinate the annual extravaganza that brings all of Goodboys Nation from hundreds and thousands of miles away. If you’re Exec-Comm, there are locales to choose – the Cape, the New Hampshire/Main seacoast, Myrtle Beach, Hawaii, the British Isles, the Lowell/Dracut metroplex. Then, once that decision is out of the way, there are lodgings to reserve, golf courses to weigh the pros and cons of, and, once you know who’s in and who’s out, pairings to consider, strokes to give out and take back, and, most of all, begging Cubby to do the scoreboard. (Nice new webpage, Cub!)

It’s not a responsibility that one can take lightly – I sure as heck wouldn’t put Barack Obama in charge of it. Hell, he can’t even run his own freakin’ Cabinet, for gawdsakes. I guess he’s too busy playing golf and entertaining at the White House to worry about such trivial matters. Besides, it’s not as if the country has any major issues to deal with – after all, it’s not like we’re one of those reckless countries staggering like a drunken sailor under a crippling mountain of debt, or seeing rising gas prices as a result of a deadly combination of Middle East instability and an ultimately-fatal dependency on foreign oil that threatens its very social and economic future. Thank God we don’t have those kinds of problems!

But I digress.

Getting your very own, personalized Goodboys Invitational invite tells you it’s time to start dusting off the clubs and heading out to the range and putting green for some work. Word is that Exec-Comm has decided we’ll be playing from the blue tees this year, so no waiting around until June and 110-degree temps like last year for me! There’s a short game to work own, positive swing thoughts to cultivate, Hawaiian shirts to pick out, and a new set of Cobra S2 Offset woods to dream about getting when the time is right.

Yesiree, robin redbreast has come calling, and The Great White Shank has answered the door. Bring. It. On.

Filed in: Goodboys by The Great White Shank at 00:14 | Comments (6)
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  1. Hey Doug;

    Thanks for the compliment on the web page.
    It’s simple, and I like that. I actually hand coded it in HTML. Since Dreamweaver did not work with my new windows 7 computer. Good to
    hear from the boys. GB2011 is not that far away!…Cubby

    Comment by Ron "Cubby" Myerow — March 10, 2011 @ 4:59 pm


  2. well, wherever you end up your MISSION is to see if you can find The Blond…I am still in disbelief that you took a NAP instead of dragging your tired golf club butt out to Lee’s Discount Liquors…not so much for me, but your WIFE and then ME.

    Comment by Jana — March 10, 2011 @ 6:26 pm


  3. I’m ashamed of myself.

    Comment by The Great White Shank — March 10, 2011 @ 10:01 pm


  4. Ahh…you have finally achieved the effects of Catholic School guilt….well, you can’t be a good Catholic without the guilt thing, Can you? At least that is what my survivors of Catholic School tell me.

    Comment by Jana — March 11, 2011 @ 5:23 am


  5. You have created a downloading monster, dude. One of my most fav groups from late 60’s was Mason Profitt….got ’em last night and now I am on to Leon Russell’s collection. My dear friend Jay, died a few weeks ago and was the ultimate McKuen fan/friend. He has a data base of everything Rod ever wrote or composed. His wife gave me all the McKuen cd’s Jay transferred from lps. I mean I now have everything Rod McKuen released on lp on cd. I am touched and overwhelmed with the generosity of this gift. My Van Morrision collection is fairly complete as well.

    Comment by Jana — March 11, 2011 @ 5:29 am


  6. Well I don’t feel guilty about that… 🙂

    Comment by The Great White Shank — March 12, 2011 @ 10:33 am


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