Yes, that’s Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory showing me some respect. We’re both laughing so hard I’m surprised the picture even came out! Here’s what happened:
This week Al & I played in the Charlotte Rotary Club’s annual golf tournament – it’s a great time, tons of people and they raise lots of money for scholarships. Instead of putting us in a foursome, they sat us out on one of the par 3 for a “beat the pro” contest. One of us would hit and if the other players got closer to the hole than we did, they’d win a prize.
The weather was great and we had a terrific time. We made a lot of people very happy, because for every good shot we hit, we shanked a lousy one nowhere near the green! They gave out a lot of prizes. You can see some more pictures at WBT’s photo gallery.
But timing is everything – my best shot of the day (thisclose!) came when the Mayor’s foursome came through. They couldn’t beat me and you see the Mayor’s reaction. It was very funny, but I was completely mortified. You see, the Mayor takes a lot of heat from WBT – our talk show hosts beat him up pretty consistently. Turns out, he can’t even get a break on the golf course!
Anyway, Mayor, thanks for being such a great sport and giving me a moment of glory. I’d love to play a round with you sometime – I promise not to outdrive you. Much.