Ambush No. 18: "Austin City Limits"

December 15, 2009

I've already blogged about the Kosberg Open--Cool cats from Chicago wearing Cubs coats, White Sox lids, dripping with a strong passion for life and sneaking swigs of swing oil. They brought their own bloody mary mix, prettied up fine establishments such as Coyote Ugly in downtown Austin and they wanted to know if the gifted TaylorMade golf balls would float.

The story of the latest GD Ambush is now in the magazine and on-line:

The Kosberg Open had been a summer event for years. But after Brad Anstadt's wife sent her husband and three friends on an all-expenses-paid 50th birthday trip to Florida in October 2005, the core group of Kosbergers had an idea: Why not take an annual fall trip, too?

This year 11 players attended the October gathering at Barton Creek in Austin, where the fall temperature hovers in the mid-60s and there are four courses (two Fazios, a Palmer and a Crenshaw). Most of the guys are 54 years old and don't bother with handicaps. "It used to be all about the golf," says Eddie Newmark, who plans the fall outing. "Now it's all about the stories."

And here's the Ambush video:

Corey, I trust I didn't "cramp your style." Thanks again for your hospitality. My best to you and your boys back home. You're forever in the Ambush fraternity (in some cases, sorority) and I'll see you again at the upcoming Ambush reunion.

Do you take a buddies trip? Do you know about one worthy of sharing with our readers? Send it in. I'm writing about a buddies trip every month.

--Matty G.