As always, it's fun to read comments from readers. But I've never had someone gush over me, my writing and (somehow) my own golf game as much as bmasoner55, who responded to the piece with this:
Hey Smiley. When was the last time you put your game to the test? Or do you have one? Hiding behind your words is one way to deal with your own inadequacies. Even if we mixed all these fragrances, we would not come close to the horrific odor this article eminates [sic]. A good label for the bottled crap your opinions manifest to would be Smiley #8. One squirt and you are sure to score no less than a "snow man" in any capacity of life you persue [sic]. I will concede to the originality of the origin of this article. Other than that, you seem to fall into the catagory [sic] of "Never even could have been" as a writer and competitor.
And there it ended. No doubt he was heading to amazon to pre-order my book.