I was wondering how I might get the word out about our wonderful new book The Doggies Almanac.
I thought about what they might do on Gruen.
I tried to be creative.
I went with this:
How to let the world know about The Doggies Almanac
Invite your three brothers from Brisbane, Adelaide and Hamilton to come to Melbourne. Take them to Kew Golf Club for a Sunday morning hit. Organize for the gentlest of breezes, mid-20s temperature, and the fairways in super nick. Perfect conditions for soft golfers (like me).
Get to 14th (our 5th) and with the tee slightly forward, select a 4-iron (1968 Slazenger Rob Gibson blades). Take dead aim and give it the Boonah-wazoo. Watch it hold it’s line about half a metre left of the pin, for the duration.
Listen as one brother says, “It’s right on it.”
And another one says, “Hope it’s the stick.”
Watch as it lands softly about 8 feet short. Watch as it rolls towards the hole, takes about 30cm of borrow, and drops.
Raise both arms in the air. While yahoo-ing and yeehah-ing.
High five all of your brothers while giggling.
Pick up the tee-stump grinning like a lunatic, and acknowledging the crazy-chance of hitting a ball 162 metres into a hole smaller than a Golden Circle baby beets can.
And that’s where the Doggies come in.
If you like the aesthetic beauty of a sweetly struck 4-iron and the sheer other worldliness of the hole-in-one, then you will appreciate to the core of your existence the story of the Doggies magnificent premiership victory as told by some of their dearest fans.
Buy THE DOGGIES ALMANAC 2016. It will be sent via Auspost immediately.