Where Are They Now?

I'm wondering if any of my blog friends out there in the world ever run into our Young Republican National Federation buddies Larry Kidwell from Atlanta and/or Nick Walters from Mississippi.

Golfing Presidents

Since I'm in a golfing mood, and it's Wictory Wednesday, I thought I might remind you about our Presidents' associations with golf. You probably know that President George W. Bush's great-grandfather, George H. Walker, was the President of the U.S. Golf Association, and founder of the biennial Walker Cup competition between the USA and Great Britain. While still Governor, Dubya inspired the Americans on to victory in the 1999 Ryder Cup competition with his stirring rendition of the letter Colonel William Barret Travis wrote from the Alamo.

"I have sustained a continual bombardment and cannonade for 24 hours and have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion . . . I have answered the demand with a cannon shot and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat. . . Victory or death."

As he left the room and with Tiger Woods, David Duval and Tom Lehman in a state of patriotic fever, Bush added his own postscript.

"America is pulling for you," he told them. "You can win tomorrow - and you're gonna win tomorrow."

And nothing needs to be said about President Mulligan.

On one of our many trips to the AT&T golf tournament, my friend Susan, her mother and I followed former President George H. W. Bush for a few holes. As he was about to tee off on #2, some in the crowd weren't quiet enough and Barbara very effectively gave them the "irish eyeball"*. This effectively shushed a crowd of about 400 people. Later we were standing about 25 feet away from the crest of a hill where President Bush's ball went in the rough. He strode up the hill with a happy expectant look on his face, and when he saw where the ball had landed he looked crestfallen and said "Oh Heck". I am not making this up, he really did say heck.

So all you golfers, pitch in to help the President get re-elected. It's Wictory Wednesday, every Wednesday, I ask my readers to volunteer and/or donate to the Bush 2004 campaign.

If you're a blogger, you can join Wictory Wednesdays simply by putting up a post like this one every Wednesday, asking your readers to volunteer and/or donate to the Bush campaign. And do e-mail the polipundit so that he can add you to the Wictory Wednesday blogroll, which will be part of the Wictory Wednesday post on all participating blogs:

*If you don't know how to give the "irish eyeball" you should learn (it helps to be irish) You stare at a person, and focus your thoughts on how completely inappropriate their behavior is. Sometimes Stacey and I can get people to apologize for their badness from a distance of 50 or 100 feet away. It's mighty powerful. ;^D

Room For Rent

Every year my buddies and I rent a house for the week (Feb 2-8, 2004) to attend the AT&T tournament in Pebble Beach. We just found out that one of our partners is not going to be able to attend, so we have a room we'd like to rent out. The town is completely sold out - so if you know a nice non-smoker who's trying to find a place to stay, send them my way.

Tiger Skipping the AT&T

I'm very sad to say that the Philadelphia Enquireris reporting:

TIGER AND PEBBLE:@ Tiger Woods has had some of his greatest moments at Pebble Beach. He came from seven shots behind with seven holes to go to win the 2000 Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and later that summer won the U.S. Open by a record 15 shots with the lowest score ever in relation to par at a U.S. Open (12 under).

But it could be a while before he returns.

Woods said he was skipping the AT&T for the second straight year because of the bumpy, poa annua greens in early February.

"You walk off the golf course saying you can never make a 1-foot putt," he said.

Woods says his confidence on the greens is shot for weeks after Pebble Beach. Instead, he will take a four-week break after this week and return at the Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines, where he is the defending champion.

Woods also is expected to play the Nissan Open and Accenture Match Play Championship.

Asked if he would ever return to the AT&T Pro-Am, Woods replied, "That depends on the greens."

and here's another golf song

Double Bogey Blues

It's early Sunday morning, the sun is coming up
I'm on the tee at seven, I'm here to try my luck
They say this games a tough one, but I'll give it my best shot
Cuz the bunkers look like beaches and the greens like parking lots

Oh lord....what I'm I gonna do, Help me keep my head down
And save me from these double bogey blues

First I pull out my driver, check my stance and grip
I'm trying to remember every Nicklous tip
Strighten that left elbow, slightly bend your knees
Keep that ball behind you, and look out for those trees

Oh lord....what club should I use, I'm lost out in the forrest
Save me from those double bogey blues

Lead break

Well I started out with three balls, now two of them are lost
Got two hundred yards of water that I gotta get across
Did I hear somebody talking about a Forty dollar bet
I got Thirty in my pocket, but I won't let em' see me sweat

Oh Lord....the next Bud's for you, help me with this three wood
Save me from those double bogey blues

Well I'm on the eighteenth and seven, my knees began to shake
I'm praying I can one putt, try to save an eight
It's a forty dollar nassa, if I sink this I'm in lock
I'll be sitting in the club house, sippin' bourbon on the rocks

Oh Lord....what am I gonna do, Help me keep my head down
Save me from these double bogey blues

Oh oh oh Lord....I can't afford to lose, I'll be in church next Sunday
Just save me from those double Bogey B L U E S________________