Sunday, July 06, 2008

Momma, Don't Let Your Boys Grow Up to be the Wrong Kind of Athlete

The AP story begins, "Tom Pernice Jr. was easy to ignore..."

Tom Pernice, Jr., proud Raytown High Blue Jay ('77) is leading the the AT&T National PGA tournament with 18 holes to play. Tom is the 66th golfer on the PGA money list this year, good for $900,544. Tom's highest finish in a tournament this season was 8th. It's hard to ignore numbers like that!

If your son has a dream to be a professional athlete in a sport other than golf, do him a favor and crush those dreams. Then hand him the newest 460cc, 9.5 degree Titleist 907D1 Driver and tell him to get to work. And don't be mistaken, there is work involved with golf. Witness Tom's driving range divots from the 2008 Northern Trust Open:

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