July 11

Golf is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well. ~ P.G. Wodehouse.

I’ve been losing too many of my old golf buddies lately. But Gordy gave it a helluva run, didn’t he. I’m not sure if he kept track or not, but we know he shot his age or better probably hundreds of times. I remember one of the last times I played with him (and I gave it up seven years when I could no longer play it as a recognizable sport), he eagled hole No. 12, a par 5. I think he was about 125 yards out and knocked his 3rd shot into the hole with a hybrid. Keep on swinging, Gordy!

Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don’t you? ~ Ben Hogan

[Gordy Anderson, at age 100, teed off in the 100th Resorters Golf Tournament at the Alexandria Golf Club on August 3, 2021. Gordy received some national notoriety for this event . . . ]

In Hollywood, we have some of the richest unemployed people in the world. They have sun tans. Some of them have chauffeurs in Rolls-Royces waiting outside. They have their golf clubs ready in the car. There is no law that says you cannot play golf while being unemployed. ~ Allan Sherman

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an ever smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose. ~ Winston S. Churchill

[Gordy, with Warren and Martin, a Senior Men’s team of players over 90 on June 12, 2012 . . . ]

I am past writing angst songs for kids. My angst is when I can’t get my Porsche roof up and when I can’t get my golf handicap down. ~ Alice Cooper

[Gordy with a Senior Men’s League team of players over 85 on September 25, 2012 . . . ]

The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf – it’s almost a law. ~ H. G. Wells

[Ruthie and Gordy celebrating the 100th birthday of the Alexandria Golf Club on July 17, 2015 . . . ]

A major golf tournament is 40,000 sadists watching 144 masochists. ~ Thomas Boswell

[Ruthie hopped a ride with the honorary centenarian of the 100th Resorters Golf Tournament on August 2, 2021 . . . ]

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one – particularly if he plays golf, which he usually does. ~ Bertrand Russell.

[The sign says it all . . . ]

A great deal of unnecessarily bad golf is played in this world. ~ Harry Vardon

[Gordy having a chat with Joe Korkowski for the Voice of Alexandria . . . ]

Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air. ~ Jack Benny

[Gordy and Gloria at The Don Carlson Memorial Senior Soiree, Steak Fry, and Putting Contest, Alexandria Golf Club, August 31, 2010 . . . ]

Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it’s open to anybody who owns hideous clothing. ~ Dave Berry

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public. ~ Bryan White

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. ~ Carl Sagan

Up Next: I’m not sure, but as I was finishing this, we got word that an old family friend, also 101 years of age, died last night. Rest in peace, Merill Kiehne . . .

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