Note: I wrote this back in 2009 after being offered a blog spot on my favorite golf message board, Tees2Greens. Happy Memories and still rings true today. So on Masters Saturday and the opening day of Lakeview National, I'm thinking about Bob.
What About Bob...
Written By: Cathy Erickson on Mar 17 2009
While still in the last few weeks of the golf "off season" my mind wanders to golf people, places, and things that have influenced me. There are many that come to mind, but lately I've been thinking about my friend's Dad, Bob. Bob is what I would describe as the "classic golfer". He had his ‘regular guys' that he played with, was active in the leagues, had respect for the rules and the courses he played, and he wore his passion on his sleeve (literally, too - he had great golf clothes!). Bob was also one of those guys who could pull off the Greg Norman straw hat (now that's a classic golfer!). He didn't need the latest and greatest of everything, but he invested in clubs that would best suit his game. (He was the one who got me hooked on Callaway, his "go to" club was his Heavenwood.)
You know that feeling you get when you see the Post Office, UPS or FedEx truck pull up and you know they are bringing a box to your doorstep? ( Actually, that happened to me today! - new golf shirts!) That same excitement and anticipation is how I feel as Masters Week approaches. The Masters has been my favorite week of the year ever since I was rooting for Greg Norman in high school...I still remember that fateful Sunday and friends actually calling to see if I was okay. Ah, the Masters.
I love golf and I love to write, so I can't think of anything better than having a happy place like this to write about golf to my heart's content. Thanks for joining me!