KG’s Blog Post #47 – 4/10/10 6:08pm
Hogan meets Green,
Hello good friends. I hope all is well as I’ve been on another weird stretch. I was sick in bed for a week when my sister got smart and told a friend to pick my arse up and go to the hospital. So, our Nip Open champion Jim Mercer dumped me in the furnace. They decided I should stay a bit as I had pneumonia. Palms West Hosp. did a good job and they never even knew who I was.
Four days later I was ready to go to the Hogan award at Augusta. OK, so now I head to Augusta. Shelley was running late so she did not get to the hotel until late Wednesday afternoon. That meant that young Shane did not attend is first Masters.
So off we go to the Hogan dinner. I was the only one there in shorts. I guess no one got the memo that it was hot. My speech was a blur as most everything I say is these days. I was told that it was a tear, humor, love kind of speech. I know it must have been special as my brother-in-law even said that I was great – this is shocking news.
I was honored to be thought of. Tom Watson was wonderful and let’s face it: Hogan, Watson & Green don’t actually make sense. I want to simply say that we all have some things in common. 1) we are all way short of Jacks majors 2) we have all gone through the yips 3) we have all won in a foreign country now.
Two of us have some things in common:
1) H-G = bad car accidents
2) H-W = Open champions
3) W-G = we both were scary good putters in our day
4) W-G = we both went belly up with our marriage
5) H-W = they were both fine sippers
6) H-G = we are known for our fairway wood skills.
…So that was just some stupid thoughts – hope you didn’t mind.
Now I will tell you my true feelings on the Tour’s decision to bone me. The tour has a promotional deal that says “Together, Anything Is Possible” = minus Green of course = Tis a bit bizarre that the most honest game on the planet, tour players are always turning themselves in on rule violations. The tour is run by an individual who cares nothing about truth. Strange. Someday day Finchem and I will be at the gates waiting to enter heaven and Saint Truthoman will say, “he who has not boned Mr. Kenneth Green has the right to enter the holy gates”. So that will leave Finchump alone wondering, how did Green pull that off? In all honest dog wags, I want to say that I’m disgusted & saddened by their decision. They failed a member of 20++++ years. Just awful. I know this from my heart.
Finally, I will say good day and let you know that I will be seeing Peter Kostis next Thursday & Friday. I prey that he can invent our new swing so I won’t look like a fool in the Legends. Sister Shell will be caddy of the week – coming out of a 20-year retirement to help her baby brother. She is the best (yes ellen you were the worse – they were all right). IT will be a scary but exciting week. I hope we play decent. Take care and if you don’t mind throw a kiss to the golf Gods for Mike and I.