Outside Looking In
They came from Minneota and they came from surrounding communities. They even came from neighboring states, and as far as Virginia. What drew them here on Sunday was the 54th annual Wynston Boe Golf Tournament Sunday at Countryside Golf Club.
Over 60 golfers competed in the tournament; some played just for fun and some displayed their competitive spirit.
Wynston Boe was a longtime manager of the golf course and a seven-time winner of the men’s club championship which was later broken by his grandson, Jesse Larson, who won eight titles. Boe died in 2014, but the tournament was appropriately named after him in 1999.
Four of the five Boe children were in attendance at the tournament, following the golfers throughout the day.
Countryside General Manager Tony Esping and his staff did an outstanding job running the tournament, keeping things running smoothly.
Matt Bennett, playing in his first tournament here, won the Championship Flight from among a dozen entered in that group. When he tapped in his final putt, a wide smile crossed his face and remained until he left town.
I’ve covered golf on many levels, including a PGA and LPGA event in the Twin Cities, but this was among the most enjoyable and well run I’ve seen in a long time.
Where’s the jingles?
Remember how television commercials would entice a viewer with a catchy jingle such as Coca Cola’s “I’d like to teach the world to sing” or “Have a Coke and a smile”; Oscar Mayer’s “I wish I was an Oscar Mayer wiener”, Folgers coffee “The best part of waking up is Folger’s in your cup” or McDonald’s “Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun”?
After they appeared on TV, it was hard to get those songs out of your head.
It’s hard to think of even a handful of catchy jingles now that make you hum or sing the song well after the commercial ends. For some reason, companies have gone away from that type of promotion.”
Remember “Kiss a little longer, stay close a little longer, hold tight a little longer ... longer with Big Red”?
Or how about “Rice-a-Roni, the San Francisco treat”? Or “Break me off a piece of that KitKat bar”?
One of my favorite to sing was the Aunt Jemima jingle that went “Aunt Jemima pancakes without the syrup, is like the spring without the fall. There’s only one thing worse in this universe, and that’s no Aunt Jemima at all.”
Well, there soon will be no more Aunt Jemima. Some groups felt the product name and use of a black woman was inappropriate and racist because it depicted a former slave.
There are many, many others that are just a catchy.
Heck, Meow Mix even had a catchy jingle using just one word 16 times in a row. They pretended a cat was singing “Meow, meow, meow, meow. Meow, meow, meow, meow. Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow.”
Even Flo, the Progressive Insurance Lady, would be proud.