This spring I look forward to getting back into a couple of sports: softball and golf. Last year's softball seasons around here were largely canceled due to COVID. As for golf, I just didn't devote much time to it, even without the restrictions that most other sports and activities suffered.
But it sure is great to get out there on the golf course and walk around in the fresh air for a few hours, especially if you're playing with friends or family. I'll have to make a better effort this season.
The game and I go back quite a while. In fact, my first real job that paid real money was golf related: In the summer between eighth and ninth grade, I caddied for snooty people at a ritzy country club.
I only lasted one summer.
I know, I know. A little harsh of me. Not everyone who belongs to a country club is snooty. I carried bags for some very down-to-earth people that year.
But the experience makes me think of a guy with a ritzy name who likely does belong to a country club, and who is known to play a good game of golf. I decided to make a custom card for him.
Ah, good show there, Burnsie ol' chum, holding that follow-through and tracking the flight of your drive with steely conviction.
The card design is from 1991 Pro Set. I used the Senior PGA Tour variation (dark blue color bar on the bottom, and the Senior PGA Tour logo). An absence of card borders and the use of a cartoon image instead of a photograph made this custom a little easier than most of the others I've done so far.
Now that the upper-cruster has been covered, I thought I'd also make a card for one of the best "Everyman" characters ever created.
I mean, who hasn't assumed that very posture of frustration and strength while playing this great game of golf?
This card's design is also from 1991 Pro Set, but uses the PGA version (green color bar on the bottom, and the PGA logo).
Now quit cogitating, Steinmetz, and use an open-faced club. A sand wedge.