While that Wizard of Wedges, Roger Cleveland, was at the Air Canada Centre watching the Toronto Maple Leafs play last night, I was enduring a similar unfortunate fate.
Should a Leaf fan take such nasty pokes at the team? Whether it’s right or wrong, it’s the mood I’m in, as frustrated with an apparent personal senior moment as I have been as I have been with the Leafs for the past 40 years. At least with the Leafs, I’m not alone in my frustration.
Here I sit in front of the computer without notes or even audio tape of a rather interesting conversation between Cleveland and various members of the media yesterday at Launch in Toronto.
Afterwards, I hightailed it to Mississauga for my twice-weekly dinner with my daughter Vanessa, but knowing that I would get there about 45 minutes early, I took along a notepad so I could transcribe the Cleveland notes from my tape recorder so I could write this blog immediately when I got home.
Vanessa showed up and I spent about an hour-and-a-half watching her text message her friends before we went in different directions. On the way home, I worked on a snappy lead to the Cleveland blog in my head, with my notes all ready to go.
There was one problem.
The tape recorder and notes were still sitting on the restaurant table.
The good news is that we’ve been going to that Tony Roma’s restaurant for years and the staff has assured me that the tape recorder and notepad are safe and will be waiting for me on the weekend.
So, we’ll save specifics of that conversation with Callaway Golf’s chief golf club designer, but will offer a bit of a preview of what’s to come next week.
Cleveland talked about the importance of fitting wedges, a club category that is often under-rated, but one that is also becoming so important with the traditional set of clubs changing so dramatically in recent years.
He also mentioned the importance of consumers getting consistent gaps between their wedges and chatted about high-lofted wedges such as 64 degrees. He also got into the latest United States Golf Association / Royal and Ancient rules on grooves and how it affects Callaway and other companies.
Those are some of the topics we will get into in a couple of blogs next week.
Hopefully, I’ll remember.
And hopefully, I’ll be able to forget all the zingers the headline on this blog is sure to bring!