Now that World Cup futbol is concluded, it’s time to get on with — football.

In locker rooms everywhere, the banter has already begun among two-beer experts as to whether Andre Johnson will stay with the Texans and what Johnny Football will do in prime time besides earn megabucks for himself and the Browns. Intercollegiate rivalries are being renewed, with area golfers flying their school logos on shirts, caps and even little flags attached to personal carts.

In one Saturday morning group, Charley Harvey has already shown up wearing a new Ohio State University cap which, despite appearing to be red and gray he will quickly correct you is in fact “scarlet and silver.” Harvey is a proud Buckeyes supporter with a swing that has more moving parts than an octopus on crack.

Recently, Harvey hit a career tee shot and was complimented by other members of his foursome. He graciously accepted the praise and commented that he surely wished he could remember how he did it.

Without a missed beat, playing partner Toot Mathis deadpanned, “Well you know, Charley, Buckeye means ‘short memory’ in German.”

Needling is an essential component of recreational golf along with two-beer football theory and prognostication.

Send me one of your favorite anecdotes and you might just it them in the column.

Light it up

Mark your calendar and read all about it in this column to learn more about the Sept. 17 Golf-A-Thon at Magnolia Creek Golf Course.

The Lighthouse Charity Team — known countywide and beyond for helping people help people, will offer a unique challenge to golfers ready, willing and able to pursue 100 holes of golf in a single day.

Clue: Putting is optional. Confused, confounded or conflicted? Watch this column.

Classic light

Classic Auto Group-Galveston is the major sponsor for the 25th anniversary Galveston Chamber of Commerce tournament Sept. 15. Sponsorships are available and you can register online at

Be safe, on and off the course.

Gean Leonard is a columnist for The Daily News and can be reached at

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