Now Arch Moore?
He'd do fine — as long as he filled out his own scorecard.
As for Tomblin: "I prefer to fish," the governor joked.
I'm no golfer either. I don't have the time, the money or the patience — although I do enjoy myself when I get out on the course once each decade.
I went golfing with my brother-in-law this summer when we were on vacation with our families. The place we were staying had some beautiful courses. Some were alongside the ocean, and all were populated by alligators.
He wanted to go, and I was agreeable. I figured I could blame the gators for all my lost balls.
I rented some clubs, bought a pack of 20 Pinnacle balls, and we set out.
Like the governor, I was wildly inconsistent.
I focused on just making contact. And sometimes I did. Sometimes my ball flew, not far but straight.
And plenty of other times I chopped the top off the ball. Or whacked up a hunk of dirt and grass. Or the ball would fly straight at first, then take an abrupt right-hand turn into the trees.
By the 18th hole, I had lost all 20 balls.
No nest of ball-hungry alligators would make that statistic palatable.
We had fun, though, and a young lady on a diesel-powered vehicle roamed the course, delivering beverages to thirsty duffers. So that was a morale-boost.
But, like Tomblin must have felt, I was relieved at the end of the 18th hole.
Golf's a game of character — especially when you're not very good.
I thought the governor showed he's a good sport.
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