- August 15, 2016 at 9:22 am #35730Joe BuschParticipant
A tongue-in-cheek tribute, from Jack Nicholson’s character in “A Few Good Men.”
Scott T, World AM: *Consider yourself in Contempt if you have not sent in your handicap!*
Harry Radley : *Mr. Busch, did you send in your handicap?*
Scott T. World AM: You *don’t* have to answer that question!
Joe Busch, hacker: I’ll answer the question!
Joe Busch, hacker: You want handicaps?
Harry Radley: I think I’m entitled to.
Joe Busch, hacker: *You want handicaps?*
Harry Radley: *I want the handicaps!* (I’ll even give you wine if you up my handicap)
Joe Busch, hacker: *You can’t handle my handicap!*
Joe Busch, hacker: Harry, we live in a world that has many golf courses, and those courses have to be regulated by men with tape measures. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Officer Corum? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Hollywood handicappers , and you curse the Sandbaggers. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Hollywooders, while tragic, probably believe they are that good. And my handicap, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, rocks my world. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me in that last bracket to protect the integrity of the hacker. We use words like honor, USGA rules, playing provisionals. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent playing the game trying to emulate Ben Hogan, but looking like Happy Gilmore. You use us as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who shoots par, birdies lot of holes-in-one; you rise and sleep under a blanket paid for with the skin’s fees I pay, and then question the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a 3 wood, and try to hit it 125 yards, dead-right into the East woods. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.
Radley: Did you send in your handicap?
Joe Busch, hacker: I did it, OK I…
Radley: *Did you send in your handicap?*
Joe Busch, hacker: *You’re Goddamn right I did!*
(FYI, just kidding! Love sending in my high, very high handicap, then read about all you single digit indexer’s complaints, come play with the bottom flight and we’ll show you a good time! Not sure I can wait another two weeks, productivity at work is taking a nose dive!August 15, 2016 at 9:37 am #35732James CarterParticipant
That was awesome. Just what I needed to perk up on a Monday morning. 🙂August 15, 2016 at 10:45 am #35742Harry (The Hack) RadleyParticipant
Very good work, I resemble those remarks.
Having a bad week. Played Club Championships Saturday and was in the lead by a few shots after 12 holes before i got drowned. Come back Sunday to complete the round only to be washed out. Rescheduled for the weekend Im at the World Am. Grrrr. Now I have a state Senior event which is a 3 hour drive away and it hasnt been called off yet and I have been driving for 2.5 hours into a constant drizzle. Not looking good. Need some sun this year at the beachAugust 15, 2016 at 11:58 am #35749Jason CORUMParticipant
Well I’m reverse this year. I’m a 6.9 and I can promise you don’t want me on that fence.
I might break down and cry I’ll be so far out of it this year.August 15, 2016 at 6:25 pm #35758Bill HambrickParticipant
Handicaps, we don’t need no stinkin’ handicaps!!!August 15, 2016 at 7:35 pm #35762Harry (The Hack) RadleyParticipant
Thats right !!!!!!!! Im a Scratch Golfer
I write down all the good scores and scratch out the bad ones.
Started the day well today chipping in for an eagle on the first hole followed by six straight pars. I came back to earth on the 8th hole pulling a 9 iron pin high into a trap for two ….. Four shots later I was on the green and 2 putted for a snowman. I love, hate, love this game. Had another five straight pars before once again being drowned and the day was another wash out. Please please sun shine only at the Beach, Im sick of the rain
August 15, 2016 at 8:24 pm #35771Josh WurzbergerParticipant
- This reply was modified 7 years, 3 months ago by Harry (The Hack) Radley.
You did what I did this year played too well all season to get our a$$es kicked in the World Am. I have a few good rounds but lately I’m playing back to the 10.4 I came down with last year. Now I’m a 7.0 low index that just went up to a 7.5. I guess my winning our flight last year had my world am index at 8.5 anyways, so I guess I’m really only down 1.5 strokes of what I was going to have. Hope to see you in the same flight again.
That crap was AWESOME! You are a great story teller!
JWAugust 15, 2016 at 10:43 pm #35781don rabbParticipant
I keep telling myself that all the bad rounds that are showing up right now is a process and I will peak at the WA. At least that is what I keep telling myself.August 15, 2016 at 11:04 pm #35784Bill HambrickParticipant
Been playing better since I got the new irons that are bent 2 degree flat also the new Callaway P M wedges.
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