“Walldick, where you at?”
Fall golf is my favorite. It’s right up above winter golf, and playing through the rain (see Sagamore Springs recap). That said, what I don’t love about Fall golf is the wind and the leaves, and there was plenty of both for this one. I did have a few instances of luck along the way, with a little help from to my favorite radio morning show.
COURSE: Cyprian Keyes Golf Club (Boylston, MA)
DATE-TEE TIME: October 20, 2017 – 9:30 AM
GROUPING: CaseyB, Shane, Steven, Uncle Brian
CONDITIONS: 50 degrees and wicked windy
I’ll tell you right out the gate: I’ve never been here before and it’s a shame. What a beautiful test of patience. The course is very well maintained and has plenty to offer for golfers of all skill levels. The tees are setup to allow for anyone to be able to reach the fairway comfortably, but beyond that there are no guarantees. Add in some wind and you have yourself an interesting round of golf.
I’m an avid listener of the Toucher & Rich Morning Show on 98.5 FM The Sports Hub in Boston, and they had recently coined the nickname “Walldick” for John Wallach, the Sports Update Guy on the show. Former New England Patriot Brandon Marriweather later introduced the line “Walldick, where you at?” during an interview, which took on a life of it’s own.
So a few listener/golfers called into the show to say they wrote “Walldick” on their golf ball, solely for the inevitable laughs when they lost the ball and started yelling “Walldick where you at?” during the search. Seeing as I never turn down an opportunity for an easy laugh, I had to follow suit.
It didn’t take long as my approach on the 2nd hole (387-yards, Par 4, aka ‘The Tower’) took a turn for the woods, and Steven was laughing before it even landed. We ride to the spot singing ‘Walldick’ all the way, assuming I had just made a donation to the woodlands, but ended up laughing harder when we found it nicely perched on a tuft of half-dead grass along the tree line. Funniest par I’ve made to date.
We all had decent rounds, but I wasn’t terribly concerned with my performance this time around. Fall golf is all about the scenery for me, so I took it in.
More to come…
Until next time, GO LOW!