Sunday, March 21, 2021

Now on the Tee, from Springfield, USA . . .

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.

BONUS CARD:

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.

And thank you for reading.

13 comments:

  1. Great customs. Have fun. It's been awhile since I've used my clubs. Not even sure I golfed in 2020.

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    1. Btw... I received your PWE yesterday. Excited to open it up today. Thanks in advance.

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    2. Thanks Fuji, and you're welcome! Hope you enjoy the cards.

      Maybe we'll both get out on the golf course a few times this year.

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  2. Nice job with these! My father in law used to quote that Simpsons scene all the time. he was much more of a golfer than I am - I've only played mini golf lol.

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    1. Thanks Chris! I can't imagine how many times golfers have quoted that scene while on the course. Have you ever gone to a driving range? If not, I say go for it!

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    1. Heheh. Indeed, Billy. As an editor, I really appreciate that humor.

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  4. These are great. Burns always cheated but I think he let Richard Nixon win once because he said the man just looked so sad.

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    1. Heheh, thanks Jeff! Lots of quotable lines from that Simpsons episode, for sure.

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  5. You've done it again! Your creativity seems to know no limit.

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    1. Much appreciated, Jon! These cards were fun to create, and the Senior Tour variation works perfectly for Mr. Burns.

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  6. I'm so glad I went back to catch up on everything I've missed here, these are fantastic! My golf experience is limited to the driving range and mini golf, but I used to do both quite frequently and I really appreciate what a difficult game it is. In fact, I've picked up a couple of golf cards in the past year or two that I plan to show on the blog or YouTube channel soon!

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    1. Thanks shoebox! Golf is indeed a difficult game -- even more so if Smithers is helping your opponent to cheat...

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