Sports and Us

We’ve been going on and on about sports in the Chet and Bernie series, so why not go on and on some more? Here’s the golf lesson from Tender Is The Bite. (Charlie is Bernie’s little son, Bernie’s one half of the Little Detective
Agency, Chet, our narrator, is the other half, and Shaky Insterwald is the pro. I include all these details today in case anyone wants to share this post with a reader who doesn’t know this series.)

We took Charlie to Buckets and Buckets O’Balls, Cheapest Driving Range West of the Mississippi, Come Knock Yourself Out for his very first golf lesson.

“Hold the club like so,” said Shaky Insterwald. “Feet this way. Club head back to right here. Load up your power. Feel your power loading up?

Charlie nodded a vigorous nod.

“How’s your eyes?” Shaky said. “Work pretty good?”

“I think so,” said Charlie.

“See the dimples on the ball?”


“I’m gonna make a red mark on a dimple.” Shaky bent down with a red marker. “With them pretty good eyes of yours you’re gonna watch that dimple and you’re not gonna look up until I say so. Got it?”

Charlie nodded another vigorous nod.

“Now load up, feel the power and knock that son of a – son of a gun to kingdom come.”

Charlie swung. Crack. The ball took off.

“’Kay,” Shaky said. “Look up.”

Charlie looked up.

“There’s your ball,” said Shaky.

He pointed. The ball was surprisingly far away, still rising, straight and true. A lovely look appeared on Charlie’s face, an even lovelier one on Bernie’s.


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6 Responses to “Sports and Us”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:27 am on September 27th, 2022

    Good morning all!
    We really like Charlie’s introduction to golf so much better than ours. The first time we watched the DDD golf he hit a ball that went backwards and almost hit mom in the head.
    When mom decided it was time to learn to golf the advice the DDD gave her was, if you want to see a bad shot just watch it.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:58 am on September 27th, 2022


    The name of the driving range and the golf pro always make me laugh! The last three lines always warm my heart…

    Good day to all!

  3. B. Stover
    11:55 am on September 27th, 2022

    Way to go Charlie!

    Good day to all.

  4. Cheryl Byers
    3:35 pm on September 27th, 2022

    I loved that scene. It still makes me smile.

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:41 pm on September 27th, 2022

    Golf!…To my disappointment my friend actually likes to watch golf on TV….sniff!…Only the big important tournaments but still…give me a break!…grunt!…How boring is golf compared to lets see…Baseball?…snort!…I just don’t get golf. But my friend used to play a lot of golf after work when she was quite a bit younger. She had other girlfriends from work who would do 9 holes…wheeze!…Oh the fun they had, so I’ve been told…heh!heh!

  6. Lisa Mez
    8:27 am on October 4th, 2022

    Bark to the Future! Best title so far.
    Just loved it

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