Category Archives: Bests and Worsts

Best and Worst Shirts Ever

For a bunch of guys, we Greenspanners certainly have fun with our annual uniforms. The captains have hit an occasional home run. Of course, we’ve hit a few sideways, too:

BEST

Tiger reds (World 2009)

Tiger wore this to win at Bay Hill AND Memorial in '09.  The magic rubbed off on the World, although not OB.

Tiger wore this to win at Bay Hill AND Memorial in '09. The magic rubbed off on the World, although not OB.

Antigua whites (Seattle 2006)

Nothing spectacular, but these white Antiguas are very affordable and get lots of wear.

Nothing spectacular, but these white Antiguas are very affordable and get lots of wear.

Nike blues (both teams 2005).

These 2005 Nike duds were so sweet ...

These 2005 Nike duds were so sweet ...

that both teams got 'em.

that both teams got 'em.

WORST


World’s Village People/gay sailor shirts (1998)

No buttons on that collar, and check out the logo.

No buttons on that collar, and check out the logo.

World’s orange road crews (2007)

Looks like he should be spinning a sign.

Looks like he should be spinning a sign.

Seattle’s pee yellow Ashworths (2001)

Ugly color, sleeves too long, thick as a sweater, ran about two sizes too big...

Ugly color, sleeves too long, thick as a sweater, ran about two sizes too big...



World Hawaiian camp shirts (2003)

For some reason, Sharkey thought the Worlds would be able to play golf in Hawaiian camp shirts (btw: those are short sleeves)

For some reason, Sharkey thought the Worlds would be able to play golf in Hawaiian camp shirts (btw: those are short sleeves)



Seattle salmon shirts (2003)

We won by 9, but the salmon thing didn't work out.

We won by 9, but the salmon thing didn't work out.

World bubble shirts (2008)Check ’em out on my family blog, because . . .

this pic doesn't do it justice.

this pic doesn't do it justice.

We make mistakes, but so do the real guys. (1I2.)

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Greatest Ever Upsets

One of 206's strongest players, Scoccolo was on the receiving end of three singles upsets.

One of 206's strongest players, Scoccolo was on the receiving end of three singles upsets.

Price/Sturtevant d. Madden/Patten 3&2 (Fourball match 2010). The rookie Price had never played competitive golf. Sturtevant had lost six straight team matches. Patten won the practice round the day before and Madden was, well, Madden. Go figure.

Sturtevant d. Cheuk 1 up (Singles 2009). The four-year Seattle vet had won one match in three years. The longtime World vet was 3-1. Yet still . . .

Fisher d. Johnson 4&3 (Singles 2000). The late employee of Cascade Auto Glass played with persimmon woods in tennis shoes. The avowed Marxist lived on a country club and played 100 rounds a year, despite The Man holding him down. Blow out.

Aro/Harrison d. Cheuk/Stonesifer (Chapman 2000).
Stonesifer had won eight in a row, Aro hadn’t won in his previous seven tries. I sent him and Harrison out as sacrificial lambs. Some lambs.

Sharkey d. Scoccolo 4&3 (Singles 2000).
After Sharkey teed off on 3, Scoccolo called a two-shot penalty on him for hitting in front of the markers. Rather than knock Scoccolo’s block off, Sharkey rallied for the round of his life. The two were never close thereafter.

Aro/Harrison d. O’Brien/Stonesifer 3&2 (Stableford 2001). This was the only match the two Seattle guys won all week. Stonesifer and O’Brien weren’t exactly a powerhouse couple (5-3 for the week excluding this one) but this is one everyone had them winning.

Cheever/Gaston d. Anderson/Harrison 2 up (fourball match 2005).
Basically the same as the aforementioned Aro/Harrison/O’Brien/Stonesifer match, only in reverse. This was the only match either Cheever or Gaston won all week. Anderson and Harrison were 4-2-2 excluding this one.

Despite the snazzy Nike duds, Harrison and Anderson didn't get it done this day in 2005.

Despite the snazzy Nike duds, Harrison and Anderson didn't get it done this day in 2005.

Marcus d. Jenkins 1 up (Singles 2000). Five up with eight to go, I started playing conservatively — and paid dearly.

Beaton d. Scoccolo 3&2 (Singles 2006). The newcomer beat the nine-year Seattle vet, who had lost one match since 2004. After Scoccolo blamed a poor second shot at 15 on the kid driving the mower at Suncadia, Beaton closed him out on the next hole. Scoccolo’s comment: “some 13.”

Cheuk/Marcus d. Thilo/Majewski 6&4 (fourball match 1999). I don’t remember much about this match except that Joel Marcus was 2-13 overall. One of his wins was against me in singles. To have won a match 6&4 with a 2-13 record — well, it must have been quite a pillow fight.

Aro/Jenkins d. Gran/Hansen 3&2 (fourball 2009).
Joel and I had won two in a row coming in, but Gran looked unbeatable and Hansen was as solid as anyone in the field. Hansen lost his game as Aro found his after a wrong ball controversy, and the rest is history.

Best and Worst Looks

We’re supposed to be uniformed during Greenspan Cup. But occasionally, especially during the practice rounds, guys go for their own flare. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

BEST

Anderson’s Bing Crosby lid

Gotta give the guy credit -- he pulled it off.

Gotta give the guy credit -- he pulled it off.



Mike Waldner’s Miami Dolphins pants (2005)

Dan Marino called -- he wants his pants back.

Dan Marino called -- he wants his pants back.



Rob Stonesifer’s “Cabo Chick” hat (2006)

Not my look, but very Rob.

Not my look, but very Rob.

Jeff Haight’s hat (2006 – present)

This '06 lid isn't bad . . .

This '06 lid isn't bad . . .

WORST

Jeff Haight’s hat (2005)

but this one ...?

but this one ...?

Brad Nelson’s C. Everett Koop beard patch (2001)

Not really sure what Nelson was thinking here.

Not really sure what Nelson was thinking here.

Joel Aro’s shorts (2009)

Did Aro steal John Daly's underwear?

Did Aro steal John Daly's underwear?

Jack Laidlaw’s camo’ look (2007 — present)

Why?

Why?



Paul Sharkey’s Rosellini Cup shirt (2005)

Why wear a Rosellini Cup shirt to the Greenspan Cup?

Why wear a Rosellini Cup shirt to the Greenspan Cup?