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Not Your Father’s Golf Trip

The Turtle Goes Global as Mikey King Takes It

Greg Goddard Claims the Templeton Cup

Sunday, April 26, 2009. 1:31 PM EDT.

By Chuck Dūmbáss, Publisher,
Dimpled Orb Digest © 2009.

       SOUTHERN PINES, North Carolina (DOD) – In what can only be described as sweet vindication, Mike, “Big Boy, Jr.,” King overcame a five point deficit today to claim the Terrapin Travelin’ Trophy in the 2009 Southern Pines Invitational.  With his failure to win the Turtle in 2004 detailed in excruciating verse on the pages of this publication, King’s win today is doubly sweet.  In winning the Turtle, King joins point champion Greg Goddard, the first ever winner of the Templeton Cup. . . . [Read more in the 2009 Dimpled Orb Digest. ]

“Gentlemen, it’s time to take this Reptile global.”

     With that, we are finally rolling out the Official Golf Trip Website after six years in the making.  The tipping point was the application we sent to Matt Ginella at Golf Digest to ambush The Golf Trip.  In so doing, we realized at last that The Golf Trip should be shared with a wider audience.  Although the Golf Trip was not selected among the Ambush Final Four this month, there's always next year.  In the meantime, The Turtle is on the web.

     Inside the confines of this site, you will find camaraderie, tradition, history, and the spirit of competition unlike any other golf outing.  Start here for a brief History of the Golf TripWander around the Player Profiles, and the Dimpled Orb DigestTake in the Slide Shows, the Photos, and all the other features this site has to offer, including, of course, the inimitable Turtle

     This year's Southern Pines Invitational starts April 23, 2009 on the Mid Pines course at The Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club in scenic Southern Pines, North Carolina.  Click here to review the Invitation from your Noble Calcutta Chairman, Michael Wood.  The pairings and tee times are available here.

      Welcome, and we hope you enjoy your stay.  Thanks.  Chuck.  April 15, 2009. 


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