So said Hunter S. Thompson, in a late night phone call to Bill Murray in 2005. That's right. It's the greatest sport ever invented--shotgun golf. First described in a column by Thompson (published the day before he died) in ESPN: The Magazine , the game calls on one's agility and acumen to shoot golf balls out of the air (or, alternately, to hit them so that they cannot be shot out of the air). It's a way to bridge the widening cultural gap between the country club crowd and the hunting-from-a-pickup crowd. Obama speaks of a divided America. This sport will bring America together more than any politician ever could.
This rye drinker--sans rye, of course--will be playing shotgun golf for only the second time later this week. I'll be out of town when I do it, and it means it'll be a while before there are any more posts. I'll return next Wednesday (Oct. 29) with another classic rye cocktail.
Til' then...keep your powder dry, keep the nine iron handy, and raise a glass of rye to that great American, the original Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson.