"The ordinary golfer, whose scores per hole seldom exceed those of Colonel Bogey, does not understand the whirl of mixed sensations which the really incompetent performer experiences on the rare occasions when he does strike a winning vein."


Saturday, July 16, 2005

Fremont, CA

Author P.G. Wodehouse created a world populated by delightful, feckless, sweet-natured lunatics. They get into the most absurb imbroglios imaginable. Bertie, Gussie, Madeline and Stinker-Pinker are saved, time and again, by the convulted machinations of the the Gentleman's Perfect Gentleman, Jeeves. This carefee, madcap world was our inspiration for a Deco era day on the links.

We stepped back into the 1920s and 1930s for an afternoon on the links: a bit of golf, a bit of mayhem, and a couple of stolen kisses by the water wheel. No one fell in (that was the big surprise of the day).

Drinks at the Clubhouse. We gathered for drinks after a day on the links at the W Suites Hotel. The bar is 1930s Asian decor. We stepped from an afternoon the English Countryside into cocktails in a Charlie Chan movie. A group of us gathered tables together for an impromtu dinner.


"The least thing upset him on the links. He missed short putts because of the uproar of the butterflies in the adjoining meadows."
--P.G. Wodehouse


"Wallace Chesney gasped. He knew that at last he had discovered that prime grandsecret of gold for which he had searched so long. It was the costume that did it. All you had to do was wear Plus Fours."
--P.G. Wodehouse


"Sudden success in golf is like the sudden acquisition of wealth. It is apt to unsettle and deteriorate the character."
--P.G. Wodehouse


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