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October 25, 2010

Mom meets a golfing rocker

whitworthMy mother, who is my biggest supporter and severest critic, is with us on this blog. There was never any urgent reason for me to announce her presence -- or not to.

Was there a learning curve? Yes, but she made it through. She's come up with a cool name to post under, and so far she has kept a lid on her wild swearing. It's funny, she never cursed at all until she took up golfing.

Of course, the photo is actually of the awesome Hall of Fame golfer Kathy Whitworth. I loved how she always looked like she had just pulled her station wagon into the parking lot.

Back around 1995, at the old Longview (now Fox Hollow), Mom had finished with her 9-hole league. She always tried to fit in another nine, which often meant being grouped up by the clubhouse with other pairs just starting out. "You can play with those men," she was told, "but be prepared to get a lot of attention."

It was a musician and his manager. The musician's band had an album out, and it was on its way to becoming a phenomenon. Mom had never heard of the band, and asked the men if they knew my cousin (a great musician), who plays in various Baltimore-based bands. They hadn't. They were, though, she said, just about as nice as they could be.

When she got home, she asked us if any of us had ever heard of Hootie.

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 3:24 PM | | Comments (8)


I was SURE you were going to say she golfed with Alice Cooper, who is also a golfing rocker. Though, Darius Rucker ain't too shabby either.

You mean Longview is not called that anymore, its now called Fox Hollow? I played that course a whole lot, from 2000-until 2006 when I moved down here. Heck, I would even drive from Annapolis to play there once in awhile.

These days the biggest celebrity golfer has got to be Justin T. who even has his own PGA tournament. By the way, Fox Hollow's facelift is pretty impressive. They now have one of the better practice facilities around.

Along similar lines there was a story in the latest Chronicle of Higher Education about a professor who invited Sting to campus to discuss a book he'd written. Sting accepted and was a total sweetheart.

PCB Rob, you used to play at Logview in the early 2000's?? I was the snack bar girl on Sunday mornings! That was my one and only venture into food service.

And thats a cool story Richard about your mom meeting some celebs on the golf course.


Then we probably met a few times. I usually got a gatorade from the vending machine or a package of peanut butter crackers from you.

@ Dan D,

When it was Longview, you had to hit those reduced-flight golf balls on the range so you wouldn't hit the houses at the far end.

@ Dan D,

When it was Longview, you had to hit those reduced-flight golf balls on the range so you wouldn't hit the houses at the far end.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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