70 degrees and rain, another typical BGA kind of round. Hitting 3 from the tee, Bill “The Snowman” Levering proceeds to score another double digit on the Road Hole at Mt. Pleasant. Controversy arose when his tee shot either “failed to clear the road” or “barely cleared the road,” depending on your interpretation. Your faithful Scribe thinks he did clear the road on the second bounce….the ball just could not be found. After all, the other side of the road is at least 25 feet from the tee box! The interpretation is important because it might determine the season-ending winner of pour “Trivia Contest” in which each player guesses at the answers to a series of season-long questions.
Well, Frosty hacked and coughed his way to a 10 (known as a “Pavoratti” in the BGA) anf barely lost the hole as the rest of his foursome put in a pair of hangers (7’s) and a snowman by that other Bill, Mr. 4Skin himself, Bill Cockey.
Ron “Commish” Swanson seemed to wake up shortly thereafter with a par on #2 and the season’s first birdie on #3, but a 6 and 7 on the next two hole doomed his score to a mediocre 46, net 36, score. Actually, a series of four 3-putts was the round’s killing feature. Luckily, it was accompanied with an equal number of 1-putts.
Rodger “Mr. Fifteen” Swanson played a relatively consistent and good round (remember “good” is a relative term when it comes to assessing scores in the Bad Golfers Association), finishing with 3 pars and the winning score of 46, net 35.
Mr. 4Skin settled down after his shakey start and finished a 48, net 40 score while The Snowman again channeled one of his childhood heroes as he parlayed his opening 10 and a 9 on #7 (known as an El Niño) into a solid Babe Ruth, a score of 60, net 41 to buy Mr. Fifteen a post-round brew at The Crackpot, the BGA’s home-away-from-home.
In the team competition for another beer, Team Commish/Snowman beat Mr.’s 15/4Skin 4-3-2 as Commish sank a 1-putt on the last hole to win the match. In the never give up category, even though The Snowman shot a horrendous “Babe Ruth,” he was able to win 2 of the holes for his team with a pair of “nickels” (5’s), net 3’s. And, by the way, he really does have that poster of a kitten “just hanging in there, Baby” in his man cave.