Next thing you know we're gonna hear from Ken Pitts.
Just another name for the old-timers....
Hello Mike. I was on those old forums too... going back to rec.sports.golf even before Bravenet and traditionalgolf... was was Tommy, Craig E, Kevin R, Bob, the now gone redanman, Dan King, Bob Huntley, a few others who now post here... it's funny how long we have all "known" each other now.
Tom Huckaby (I always have unimaginatively posted under my own name)
Ah Tom H, how could I forget you? I remember you well. I was trying to remember some of the "old" names the other night over a few beers, but I guess the intake of the brown suds didn't help in my recollection.
And Kevin R, another old stalwart whom I remember fondly, and what can I say about my old mate, the Right Hon. R. J. Daley, esq, the man with the eye for design from the dairyland of the USA.
Dan King I should of thought of right away, because as I recall he was the moderator on golfweb when we had all of the verbal altercations with the abusive Torosay.
And of course Tommy N, the man from Orange Country, Cal, and I'm glad to hear that you are still going strong Tommy.
Its now coming back to me, Craig E I remember as well and Bob Huntly who spent some of his earlier years in South Africa and Zimbabwe (or Rhodesia as it was then named).
But please tell me Tom, what do you mean when you say "the departed redanman". Could you elaborate please!
My health is fine, my golf 50/50 (due to lack of playing time), my original visit to Thailand some years ago was to research and write a book about Jim Thompson, the former American spy, who settled in Thailand after WWII, and revived the Thai silk industry.
I received a handsome stipend from the publishers (Murdoch owned, so double the pleasure), but upon completion two other books on the same subject were published so the manuscript is still with the publishing house.
Then I was offered a job as an editor of one of Bangkok's weekly newspapers, which I accepted and which I have put a lot hard work into over the past four years. Presently I'm back in Melbourne, albeit briefly, laying the groundwork for our permanent return in the first half of next year.
Thailand is a fascinating country, cultured, corrupt, infuriating, perplexing, delightful, unstable, assailant to the senses, reflections in an eyeball, the new, the old, the brash, the demure, the mega rich, the burgeoning middle class, the rural poor, the brooding military, the internicine police forces, all of the above and more held together by the reverence of the Thai people for their monarch, HR King Bhumipol, who has been on the throne since 1946. Unfortunately the King's health is not good in his 81st year and I would not like to be residing in Thailand when dies.
For now, cheers to the "old gang".