Cast of Characters
A lot of people in the articles are referred to by nickname. Those who
regularly attend the events know who most of them are, but just in case
Annika - Bret Douglas. When he first joined RSG, he used this handle and pretended to be a woman. Not too many were fooled..
Bill-O - Bill King, now of Atlanta. When he lived in St. Louis, he was the host of RSG-STL.
Bill PA, Brother Bill - Bill Sponseller, from eastern Pennsylvania.
Coops - Guy Cooper, who usually hosts RSG-Hershey.
Debazon - Deb Rich. I believe the nickname originated on a day that she was powering all her putts way past the hole.
Deuce - Joe Dean.
Dug just Dug - Dug Rich.
Growler - Terry Easton. If you've ever played golf in his
foursome, you know why. He has very high standards for his golf shots
-- and yours -- and growls audibly if a shot doesn't meet those
HRH - Her Royal Hotness Kelly Newell.
Marcus, Sir Marcus - Mark Georg, who hosts RSG-Pittsburgh.
Metz - Steve Metzler.
Mr. 10 - Jon Green, who was a 10-handicap when he started
attending these things. He argues for being called "Mr. 20" when
looking for strokes before a match. On one recent occasion, he signed a
match-challenge email "Mr. Gazillion".
Mr. JFB - John Balogh
Neal-San - Neal Bell.
No Fear - Joe Dean.
Papa Pflum - Jack Pflum. John Pflum's father often joins us for a round or two at RSG-Ohio.
Pesky Canadians - David Sneddon and Patrick Inglis, a couple of
Canadians who always come to RSG-Ohio. There is now a tradition of an
international match on Sunday between the Pesky Canadians and a couple
of low-handicap Americans.
Pflagstick - John Pflum, so-called because of his pfysique. He hosts RSG-Cincy.
Plow, Sir Plow - Mike Plowinske.
Rancho Bob - Bob Patterson. I have no idea the origin of the name, but he is from southern California.
Rockpile - Rob Pyle. Origin of the nickname? At Ohio-2006, he
introduced himself to Kelly Newell, who mis-heard his name -- and the
rest is history.
SkyHawk - Steve Hall, though I don't know why. He is also
occasionally called "Jon" -- but that is by mistake. Everybody sees an
uncanny resemblance to Jon Green except Steve and Jon.
Snedds - David Sneddon. See "Pesky Canadians".
Sparky - John King of Atlanta.
Stemmah! - Steve Stemmer. Always said with the exclamation
point. And often written with the initials "F.U." Hmmm! I don't see how
you get "Steve" out of that.
Stork - John Griffin.
Super Dave - Dave Osborne, who really is super, unlike his show-biz namesake.
Tex - Mark Koenig, who really is from Texas. Well, originally from California, but he's been from Texas for a long time.
Tiger Woodchuckle - Chuck Sedlacko.
Thor - Dave Collard, who hosts RSG-Ohio -- both the tournament
and the discussion group. There is a legend that he can control the
weather. When these events started out, he claimed that he had never
been caught out in the rain on a golf course. While that record has
picked up a few blemishes, he has done a really remarkable job
protecting our events from evil weather -- and many of the accounts
herein refer to those accomplishments.
Vander Pflum, Jean Claude vander Pflum - John Pflum.
Wee Mon - Patrick Inglis. See "Pesky Canadians". Also occasionally called "Weasel" or "Weaz".
Zippy - Beau Smith.
Last updated by Dave Tutelman -- 9/6/2008