I leave later today for Patterson, La., where tomorrow I’ll play in another of the Offshore Marine Service Association’s scramble golf tournaments. It’s a great time with all the good people, good food and, of course, cold beer. The weather right now in south Louisiana is at its best — lows in the 50s and the high around 80. I’ll be out of the office and riding around a golf course all morning. What a way to spend a workday.
The only fly in the ointment is my golf game. It stinks. The partners I will play with tomorrow (two of the three shall remain nameless to protect the innocent) will be called upon to carry me, not physically, but metaphorically. It’s unfair, I know. But I keep telling my boss, David Krapf, that he needs to play instead of me. Unfortunately, he has been through a series of injuries (not all self-inflicted) that have kept him off the golf course. Luckily, Chris Dimmerling, sales director, for the International WorkBoat Show, Pacific Marine Expo and the new WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair Conference and Expo, will be playing. Chris is a good athlete and swings a mean club. I am not and do not. On the other hand, I like to eat and drink.
To all out there tomorrow, hit ’em long and straight. And if you see me, let me say in advance — FORE!