Swinging in the Rain
Photos/Jeff Harris
The course was empty. What had begun as a feeble drizzle had turned into a steady rain on a warm summer afternoon, and it didn’t look like it was going to stop anytime soon. My brother and I stood at the first tee box, undeterred. The starter’s advice was something like what Bill Murray (as Carl Spackler) tells Bishop Pickering in the movie Caddyshack: “I don’t think the heavy stuff’s gonna come down for quite a while.” That was years ago, and we were young, foolish and wearing all the wrong things. So we trudged out and came back looking like wet rats. Today, older and wiser, we could repeat the ritual, but return dry and fresh, courtesy of modern, high-tech rain gear. …
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