October 8th, 2011: 4th Annual SP Classic: Gold Line Tour

SATURDAY, October 8th, 2011

4th Annual SP Classic: Gold Line Tour
First tee: Phillippe: The Original
1001 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

With the success of the last year’s Red Line tour, we thought we would continue the San Pedro Classic with another golf-railway mash-up. We will tee off just outside of Union Station at Philippe’s and enjoy the history of railroads depicted on the walls. From there, we will all buy $6 Metro Day Passes (as a greens fee) and hop on the light rail to our next set of holes. We will continue following the Gold Line stopping at bars along the way until we reach Pasadena.

For those unfamiliar with the game, Bar Golf combines the best elements of a pub crawl with a variety of rules derived from that fabled club and ball sport invented by the Dutch and popularized by the Scotts. Each bar serves as a different hole, with a scorecard of drinks of varying difficulty corresponding to golf nomenclature of "Pars", "Birdies", "Eagles" and so on. Other familiar golf concepts also apply, including water hazards (vomiting penalty) and mulligans (spilt beverages). Bear in mind that, whereas in real golf, shooting a hole in one on every hole is merely highly improbable, in bar golf, attempting to do so will result in a hospital visit and stomach pumping. Bar golf is a sport of moderation and pacing, where the tortoise oftentimes does beat the hare.

Some of the holes we will be visiting include World Dive Bar Tour favorites like Hop Louie and Little Cave. We have added a number of new venues like Dusty’s Sports Bar, with all the trappings of a classic dive, and the Pasadena flavor of Freddie’s 35er.

Come to compete; come to caddy*; come to watch. Golf wear is encouraged and rewarded. If you want to compete or would like to volunteer to caddy, please RSVP to divebar@worlddivebartour.com (or post a note saying so on the Facebook invite wall) so that we can arrange transportation and caddies accordingly. This year’s winner will receive the coveted ‘green jacket’ with commemorative patch. Will the green jacket go to one of our loyal WDBT members or will another Obsidianite snatch victory out from underneath them?

Carpe Drink’em,


on behalf of the World Dive Bar Tour Executive Committee

* Caddy: Designated Driver, score keeper, shepherd

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