Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 5:18 PM
Mitch Skowronski, The Commish (aka Mitchy the kid (thanks Chris!))
Marty Jacobson, FMM and Arbor Club Member (see below)
Rick Slupinski, FMM and the Original Cha-Chi
Tim Harder, FMM and Marion Cadet
Chris Hartowitz, FMM and instigator
Glen Maryanski, FMM and Saint (you got to be if you golfed w/Rick!)
Craig Rasin, FMM and professional ticket agent (sorry Craig. Gotta blow ya sh**)
Lisa Rasin, FMM and the Better Half of the Rasin twosome
Tim Guare, FMM
Cam Guare, the Better Half of the Guare twosome
Eileen Zittnan, long time fan of the Royal Aires.... we let her golf with us anyway.
After rolling out of bed after a long day of "The Road to Madison", Cha-Chi, Marty and I staggered down to a nice greasy meal at Le Clarion. Our green eggs and ham were the perfect preparation to a day on the golf course. We met up with Tim Harder and were on our way the Pleasant View Golf Course.
Upon arriving we noticed most everyone at the driving range (YEA, like it's gonna help!!!). After checking in, rearranging the foursome's to everyone's pleasure (I didn't want to play with Chris either) we were on the first tee making fun of each other. Ahh, flashbacks of the good old days when we marched together. The banter was flying! (Sorry, I cannot elaborate. This is a family website)
After some confusion as to where the first hole was (there were two fairways… really!) we chose one a stuck with it. By the third hole the first of many Bloody Mary's were ordered. I kindly asked Becky (the Beer Bit...er.... Cart Girl) to keep close and to keep her supply of vodka at a maximum. I kinda thought Becky was too young to serve us alcohol but I forgot we were in Cheesehead Land.
On about the 12th hole Marty forgot the difference between the brake and gas peddles and decided to play chicken with a 30 foot oak tree... the tree won. After assessing the damage and deciding that we wouldn't report the damage because the foursomes were reserved under MY credit card, we moved on to the 13th hole.
As everyone was coming into the 18th green Tim H. and I dangerously stood around the green. We moved onto the green because we knew that was the safest place. After everyone putted we shook hands, Hartowitz did his best 1970 Flag Presentation impression with the flag on 18 and we were off the bar to cool off and share lies about how we shot.
All in all it was a great day and everyone enjoyed themselves. It was a nice break from the riggers of drum corps. We all get caught up in discussing drum corps when your with drum corps people so it was great to see and talk to people out side the activity.
Keep an eye on the site for next years outing. Yes, it's hot in Florida in August but my theory is the more you drink the less you feel heat!
FMM '73 - '79