Today, as I struggle for content during the lull of winter, I watched a guy by the name of Justin Thomas win the PGA Tour's Tournament of Champions. His grandfather, Paul was the head pro at Zanesville Country Club where I worked for a season as an assistant, his father Mike was on the ZHS team with me!!!! There I am, top row to the far left. I was the token guy from the poor section of Zanesville and with Title IV, I got on the team!!! This was before you had to have a minimum GPA of 1.5 too. Note the sytlish white belt. I still wear it often. I post this only to establish some cred with you cyclists. While you pass me rapidly on the hills and, truth be, on the flats and down hills too, know I could kick your ass, if I practiced a bunch, on the golf course. Many years later, after a failed attempt to turn pro, I won the....get this....the Licking County Amateur. That plaque hangs on my office wall and I polish it every feakin day.
Mark is a long-time cyclist who enjoys poking fun at himself but most especially at his friends. No nicknames or comments are intended to offend, accept them in the humor they are intended.