As I mentioned on social media after hearing of the death of Harold Ramis, which you can read about here, I’m planning to indulge in a feast of Ghostbusters and Caddyshack this weekend.
Ghostbusters, which starred Ramis, was not only a 1980s hit, but became an ear worm with its theme song back then. Caddyshack, which he directed, became required viewing with its irreverent look at golf.
When I watch this weekend, it will be a copy that arrived on the 25th anniversary of Caddyshack’s release and it featured Ramis discussing the making of the movie, which you can watch here.
It’s now a classic, a tribute not only to Ramis, but Rodney Dangerfield (Al Czervik), Ted Knight (Judge Smails), Chevy Chase (Ty Webb), Billy Murray (Carl Spackler) and so many other actors and writers.
In remembering Ramis, we’ll highlight memorable lines from the movie and its impact on the game below, along with other matters of the day.
Al Czervik: “Oh, this your wife, huh? A lovely lady. Hey baby, you must’ve been something before electricity.”
Al Czervik: “Last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a hook in it.”
Al Czervik: “Hey, doll. Could you scare up another round for our table over here? And tell the cook this is low grade dog food. I’ve had better food at the ballgame, you know? This steak still has marks from where the jockey was hitting it.”
Get With The Program
A 2014 inductee into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame will be announced on Wednesday afternoon and that news has touched off speculation about who will get that honour.
Before speculating, it’s a good idea to check and see if that person you believe should be put in is actually nominated. Before a person can be considered, a formal nomination must be submitted.
It’s like the old saying that you can’t complain about the government if you choose not to vote. In the case of the Hall of Fame, you don’t want somebody being forgotten due to an oversight.
Watch GNN on Wednesday afternoon for the identity of the 2014 inductee.
Caddyshack Classics II
Carl Spackler: “Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac… It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!”
Carl Spackler: “So I tell ’em I’m a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama himself. The 12th son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald… striking. So, I’m on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one—big hitter, the Lama—long, into a 10,000-foot crevasse right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga… gunga, gunga-galunga. So we finish the 18th and he’s gonna stiff me. And I say, ‘Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know?’ And he says, ‘Oh, uh, there won’t be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.’ So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.”
Sharp-ening Her Mental Toughness
Hamilton’s Alena Sharp, who won on the Symetra Tour last weekend, has been working within a program established through renowned self-help author, life coach and motivational speaker Tony Robbins.
“It’s just really building your confidence up, talking about ways to build confidence like how you walk, how you prepare for tournaments. It may be simple things, but it’s things that we sometimes forget and it’s been very helpful for me,” said Sharp.
“It’s almost like every week, I’ll have homework to do, write a lot of stuff down and really go through it and apply it when I’m out practicing,” she added.
Caddyshack Classic III
While watching Judge Smails take an agonizingly long waggle, Al Czervik coins a phrase here that becomes a rallying cry in a recent USGA series of clips on slow play, including this one with Arnold Palmer/Clint Eastwood, this one with Tiger Woods and this one with Paula Creamer/Butch Harmon.
The Mandarin Tour in Ontario will hold a players meeting on Friday at the Mandarin Restaurant Franchise Corp at 238 Biscayne Cres., in Brampton, Ont.
The meeting will include an open discussion on tour policies, member benefits and the tour’s mission.
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