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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Golf Gypsy: Rat Bastard's Revival
Alice, alias Rat Bastard
Her given name is "Rat
Bastard." She came to me several years as a prize in a golf event at
Prairie Dunes. I believe my golf gypsy friends from Topeka rigged the
play day, just so I would win this ratty beady eyed character. I'm sure
they never dreamed that when she became the head cover for my 5 Wood that her
devious ratty ways and wayward life would soon change, as I hit solid clean
shots down the fairway with her,earning her the name of
But times and places change
and with that new friends and stories are created. Alice's history at The Trails has
been overshadowed by her
rat like tail that startles
golfers. I'd thrown her down on the fairway and prepared to hit my five
wood into the green when Tammy screamed and jumped sideways on the golf cart.
"That tail it moved. What is
it?" She screamed. It's rather difficult to calmly settle a woman
down after she thinks she's seen a tail to an animal twitch, especially one
that resembles a rat. Laughter, however, is the miracle worker.
Maybe that's why I keep her
in my golf bag. On a warm sunny spring
Cathy, Ellen, Jean
day this year Ellen walked by my
golf bag then suddenly leaped to the side and yelped like a she'd been bitten. The foursome quickly gathered round to assess the problem when they all
"Rat Bastard" sitting on my golf club. The official
made no sense, what friend would give someone a rat head cover, but the laughter that followed made for fun memories.
Lucy, alias Big Dog, and Alice
Just like in life, sometimes the golf shots don't always run straight and true. Perhaps the greatest gift of playing sports is making friends, and learning to laugh at yourself. Rat Bastard and Big Dog may fail me from time to time, but my real friends stand with me and guide me through the rough.
Laugh for me somewhere on the golf course today, dear friends.