Warning: golf hazard. Back away...
As an insufferable insomniac I have combed the aisles of every pharmacy known to man in search of an aid to a restful slumber. In a show of resilience reminiscent of my three-month-old niece's refusal to get a job, my brain simply refuses to turn off. (Incidentally for those of you stewing over the previous cranial reference, rest assured that NASA will not be stealing me away anytime soon.) On we stride, however, eternally in search of my point.
As I sat on the sofa several nights ago, filled with ambitions of what the next day would bring, I tried desperately to allow myself to be consumed by the latest golf movie to come out of Hollywood. A Gentleman's Game
, starring Gary Sinise (Forest Gump, Apollo 13) would provide my evening's entertainment. Sinise plays an ex-golf phenom who instructs the town's current prodigy on the G
The movie meandered through an abandoned nature trail of clichés and overdone life lessons. However, it did provide this viewer with a magic sleeping potion that Johnson and Johnson probably wishes they could bottle. I should have changed into my jammies before starting this flick as I was sleeping like a baby within the hour. The good news is that I didn't have the hangover associated with some sleeping aids.
I realize that this is the portion of the newsletter that reader's count on for morsels of wisdom about how to improve their game, but I must also steer you all clear of golf pratfalls that await your consumption. A Gentleman's Game
, while good in its concept, is just plain bad. On the other hand, if you are a fellow ceiling tile counter this movie may come in handy.
For pure golf entertainment I have two suggestions:
- March 25th is the release of the new book In Search of Tiger: A Journey through Golf with Tiger Woods by Tom Callahan.
- Any David Feherty Column that you have not read. He may be the most creative man in golf.