Better Keep My Day Job

        Cuz and I played the Member/Guest this weekend.  Cuz is young and strong and can hit it a ton.  I’m old and well….. at least still strong-willed.  We did well on day one.  With our strokes (6 and 10) we brother-in-law-ed a 62 the first day.  The first day was rainy, cold and muddy.  We never get discouraged in bad weather, and it was to our advantage.  We shared the lead.

        Today we were paired with the co-leaders.  The sun came out and so did the golf game of Joe’s guest.  It didn’t take long to realize this cat could play.  He had a nice compact swing that repeated itself on every pass.  It turned out he was a second alternate for the U.S. Senior Open a few years ago.  We had our hands full.

        We never throw in the towel, but mid way through the second nine we knew we were in trouble.  By the end it was like what Dave Marr said one time.  He was coming down the last fairway trailing Arnold Palmer by six shots.  Arnie turned and said, “Anything I can do for you, Dave?”

         “Yeah.  Break a leg,” Marr laughed. 

        At least he had a sense of humor about it, and we sure did.  I figure when I play golf or music and don’t have to tell anyone they have cancer or their mama died, I’ve had a good day of it.

        By the end of the day we managed a 68.  Joe’s guest shot that on his own ball, and with a little help from Joe and his handicap strokes they turned in a cool 60.

        The sun came out and mid way through the last nine.  I took off my toboggan and donned my old frayed Titleist cap in honor of my old buddy Robert.  I figured just ’cause we were whupped we shouldn’t worry.  He’d say it was just the Lord’s way of telling me to keep my day job.  Come tomorrow I’ll go back to it and be thankful for it.

        But I gotta admit it was fun to be in the lead for a while.  Cuz and I won it a decade ago, and it doesn’t hurt to pretend we are still young even if it is for but a day.

Dr. B

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8 Comments on “Better Keep My Day Job”

  1. Cuz Says:

    While chasing the “American Dream”, the game has all but gone! Five days of hooking, (the ball) yes I was out there again today and that is five of the last seven, a total of ten for the year, has led me to consider what Mr Penick had to say about a ball that starts left and then hooks further left …. “go see your pro”. No way I am giving up, because being called “cuz” by such a great friend (and someone that recognizes a great shot) is something I want to hear more of.

    • drtombibey Says:


      If I could hit the ball as far as you, I’d go to Florida and try the senior tour. The Lord has a way of taking care of things and wouldn’t let me be that long. He wanted me to be a Doctor and made sure I would not be tempted.

      Dr. B

      • Cuz Says:

        Dr B.

        I’ll just be satisfied with life here, and the opportunity to chase another Member Guest. Besides, the senior tees aren’t too many years away!


  2. drtombibey Says:


    I agree. God meant for me to be a Doc, and He has said I can hold what I got for the golds. I’m gonna be tough from there for a few years before I check in at the Nursing Home.

    Dr. B

  3. junebugger Says:

    I always find it fascinating how all your posts manage to read like something out of a book. I find it even more interesting, and inspiring, how you live life as if it were an adventure (well, it is I guess) and discover the meaning of that day and share it with us all. It makes me steps back from the rush of my life–where I wake up, go to school, study, return home and sleep–and remember not to make living a mere habit.

    • drtombibey Says:


      Wisdom from youth! “Remember not to make living a mere habit.” That sure is what I have tried to do.

      An adventure can found every day, and I’m sure some fine ones are just on the horizen.

      Dr. B

      • junebugger Says:

        Well I better keep my eyes open for one today!

        “Remember not to make living a mere habit.” I like that line. I should post it all over my room.

  4. drtombibey Says:

    Yep, That is one to live by.

    Dr. B

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