July 18, 2012

pease1 [Ed. Note: The final round of this weekend’s Goodboys Invitational will be played at Pease Golf Course in Portsmouth, NH. Golf Channel’s Rich Lerner attempts to preview the course with the help of Goodboys Doug “The Great White Shank” Richard, Ben “The Funny Guy” Andrusaitis, Tony “2 Times” Proctor, Steve “Killer” Kowalski, Mike “Vegas” Clark, and Ron “Cubby” Myerow to show what the rest of the Goodboys can expect to find.]

RL: OK, let’s talk about Sunday’s venue, Pease Golf Course. My cohort Kelly Tilghman calls it “the perfect choice for a Goodboys ‘get away day’. The course is wide open but requires accuracy off the tee on many holes – not because you won’t be able to find your ball if you stray, but because there are opportunities “a plenty” for a team to go low on Sunday. And with 3-4 teams most likely within striking distance, it’s the perfect risk/reward venue for any Goodboy wanting to be crowned 2012 champion. (Dramatic pause) The great Harvey Penick once said….

TFG: Oh, Ch*ist, here we go again….

RL: …”I don’t care how good you play, you can find somebody who can beat you, and I don’t care how bad you play, you can find somebody you can beat.”

TFG: Fu**in’ brilliant. If I have a six-inch putt to be the first repeat champion in Goodboys history I’m pulling out my driver…

KILLER: I’ve seen you putt, TFG. Don’t worry about it…

CUBBY: I like Kelly Tilghman.

VEGAS: The course is everything in the bag from top to bottom, jewel. Grip it and rip it…

TFG: Yep, it’s a bomber’s course. Take the driver out and let the “big dog” eat.

KILLER: Yeah, what happens when your fu**in’ big dog is vomiting snap hooks…

TFG: Tough talk from someone whose driver is called “street walker”.

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2 TIMES: The course is always in good condition and offers reasonable challenges on most holes. Sure, there are some crappy holes – 4 through 7 come to mind – but you still have to chip and putt. Say, what’s my handicap this year?

KILLER: What do you want it to be?

2 TIMES: For real, dude?

TGWS: The 11th hole is my favorite hole on the course – a pretty downhill par 3 (the first of three on the back!) playing 185 from the whites. I’ll be playing a high cut with a 7-wood, let it feed down to the hole.

VEGAS: The 14th and 16th holes are also par 3’s which require some carry. The 14th is over a pond and the 16th over one of the biggest-a$$ bunkers I’ve ever seen. Their relative short distance (135 & 164 yards) makes them fairly easy to cope with, though. Even for you, Cubby.

CUBBY: Tough course.

TFG: You guys are a bunch of retards. Get off the tee, make your putts. FIND YOUR GAME!

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RL: Well that completes our three-day preview of the 2012 Goodboys Invitational course venues. I want to thank all the Goodboys who helped make this such an enjoyable experience for me, and we all look forward to seeing how this year’s tournament plays out – it ought to be a good one. Tomorrow, Kelly and Sir Nick Faldo will be here for their annual, not-to-be-missed “Goodboys Invitational Preview” show right here on Goodboys Nation weblog, so be sure to check us out for that. For Golf Channel and Goodboys Nation weblog, this is Rich Lerner saying, adios, muchachos!

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