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On a thread today I had occasion to make reference to a golf tournament that JY plays in every year, organized by one of his UCLA buddies. JY was invited for years and demurred; the kids were young, money was tight. Finally, in 1999 he was cajoled (mostly by me) to participate. By the looks […]

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April Showers Bring: Pimento Cheese Sandwiches (and the Masters)

 

The American South was my home for 42 of my nearly 54 years (so far) on this earth. In those aforementioned years, I don’t remember ever not knowing about (and understanding the importance of) the Masters and the sacred institution that is the Augusta National Golf Club. For a true Southerner, attending the Masters is, if not a rite of passage, definitely a bucket list item. That’s probably also a true statement for any avid golf fan.

Since I’m not a true Southerner — now, that’s not to say I don’t have a lot of Southern qualities — 42 years is a long time, am I right?! It was inevitable that I adopt at least some Southern traits. But I digress… As a Damn Yankee™ northerner by birth, I always assumed a forgiveness of sorts for never (ever) caring about golf. Yes, golf courses are (usually) pretty beautiful, and Augusta’s course is second to none. See the photographic evidence below:

Observations on the Masters Tournament Sunday 2021

 

crossed golf clubsFirst, it is still proudly the Masters in 2021. It is still the Masters in Georgia in 2021, and the course and clubhouse are not festooned with self-abasing slogans. I am only a very casual fan of sports, prefer high-level mixed martial arts to most other professional sports, and yet enjoy watching a good final round of golf played by the best in the world. This Sunday afternoon, after three preceding days of play, a Japanese man stood at the top of the leader board, with four men tied four strokes back. As they all turned onto the back nine, Hideki Matsuyama was holding or extending his lead one hole at a time. This was compelling viewing, versus the not-so-earnest politicized nonsense being put on by basketball and baseball organizations.

I say not-so-earnest because the NBA courts are now missing the big bold signs signaling supposed virtue. They seem to be back to trying to pay their massive salary overhead with commercial sponsors’ branding. The college basketball courts still had the false premises “UNITY” “EQUALITY” painted in bold all caps on their sidelines for the NCAA basketball tournament. My read of the signs on the two levels of men’s basketball is that the NBA players, who entirely control their league, have declared mission accomplished. Their parlor pink comrades are in full control of the national government, which was the whole point of the past year’s posturing. Never mind that President Trump was objectively better for black Americans of every economic level and showed more real respect for black citizens than the party of Xiden and the KKK ever has. The vanguard of the proletariat gets paid in every “people’s revolution.”

But let’s not spoil a perfectly good Sunday afternoon with the antics of the super-rich. Let’s enjoy a really great walk unspoiled by athletes striking political poses instead of balls.

I Woke This Morning to Watch the Now-Woke 85th Masters Tournament

 

While waiting for my soccer games to start this morning, and getting in trouble on social media, I had the Gold Channel turned on in the background to hear coverage of the Masters Tournament preview. I have precious few sports I can watch without being subjected to the by now ever-increasing leftist commentary from the announcers, thereby ruining my viewing experience.

So I was taken aback by this exchange between two of the announcers discussing the progress of the golfer Cameron Champ, who is an American professional golfer. Wikipedia notes that he is of mixed black and white descent, that his father is biracial (black and white) while his mother is white.

Patriotic Americans Need to Boycott Professional Sports

 

Several days ago I posted “Professional Sports: Purveyors of Cultural Marxism.” It was about the need for patriotic Americans to boycott professional sports since they’re all on board with the lie of “systemic racism” and trying to shove it down our throats. Well, you can scratch soccer and golf off your list too.

Here’s an article about soccer players taking a knee, getting booed by the few fans who were there and the cluelessness of one of the players who was absolutely baffled by why the fans would do that.  The player, Reggie Cannon, put it this way:  “We had someone chanting U.S.A., but they don’t understand what kneeling means . . . .  They can’t see the reason. They think we’re the ignorant ones. It’s incredibly frustrating. I’m sorry to have this tone, but you have to call it for what it is.”

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Imagine that you are one of the most successful and richest black men in America. You’re adored by millions for your athletic skills. You’re on the covers of magazines and the subject of glowing television profiles. And you use that celebrity to rail against the President of the United States as being racist, a threat […]

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The United States Open is the ultimate conservative golf tournament.  Let it sink in for a second.  I know what you are thinking.  What about The Masters?  I am not saying it is not great, if not the greatest golf tournament in the world.  I am saying The U.S. Open is the golf tournament a […]

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Adam Scott & Jordan Spieth shake hands at the end of their 3rd round at the 2014 Masters I watch a fair amount of PGA golf on TV, and the players (all of them) have a strange ritual at the end of each round. They shake hands with their playing partner(s). Well…the hand shaking isn’t […]

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Baseball Mysteries The things I remember most about the game are the smell of leather, infield chatter, and the sweet taste of RED MAN chew. What I can’t remember is what happened after the pitcher released the ball – it just completely disappeared. I’d not see it again ’til it was bouncing in the outfield […]

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Since I moved to Aiken in November 1988, I’ve been fortunate enough to make it to Augusta National twice. The first time, a friend at work had practice round tickets, so I went with him and two of his friends.  Woohoo!  The second time, a different friend at work had badges, so I got to […]

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Following criticism of his seeming insensitivity to the largest terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, Barack Obama is reluctantly making a brief pit stop in San Bernardino to express scripted condolences before continuing his flight to a 5-star multi-million dollar vacation in Hawaii. Based on his previous comments about the slaughter, we expect him […]

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Obama Faxes in Farewell Address from Golf Course

 

Screen Shot 2015-12-08 at 2.40.22 PMMy Fellow Americans:

Let me be clear from the outset: change isn’t easy. And it won’t happen overnight. Here’s the deal: there will be setbacks and false starts. To win the future requires shared sacrifice. No more flying solo — that’s not who we are. That’s the politics of fear and we’re better than that. We are greater together.

Now, on Friday noon, I will no longer be your president but a private citizen which, in any event, is a false choice. In addition to spending time with my family and charity work, I look forward to some golf, where I can take the unlimited mulligans which characterized my presidency.

Country Club Sues WWII Vet over Petty Property Dispute

 

Virgil Wesley has lived in his modest Kansas City area house since 1995. Now, a posh county club is suing the 86-year-old World War II veteran over the placement of his garage. According to the Brookridge Country Club, a corner of Wesley’s small garage crosses onto their property and Something Must Be Done.

Family members say Brookridge Country Club is suing Wesley for $75,000, because they allege 60 square feet of his garage is on country club property, according to a survey. “I thought somebody was crazy!” Wesley said, “I’ve been maintaining it all these years!” “He’s a WWII veteran, he’s 86 years old, he’s wheelchair bound, he has no money, no ability to hire an attorney, and they know that!” said Virgil’s daughter, Louanna Davis.