Fred Funk is a friendly guy. Great name, for sure. Part button-down, part soul music.
Everywhere the professional golfer goes, people follow like he’s the pied piper. He’s not big and strapping like some of these dudes who bash the little white golf ball so far you can’t stand next to them by the tee markers and follow the flight until it lands 350 yards away in the fairway.
According to the PGA Champions Tour’s official web stats, Funk stands 5-foot-8 and weighs 165 pounds. He turned professional in 1981. The native of Takoma Park, Md., was the golf coach at the University of Maryland before he got good enough at the game to make a living playing it instead.
He attended the big university in College Park, too. That’s where my first story here on the Blog of Funny Names gets a little funkier. I, too, went to the University of Maryland, at the same time as Fred Funk.
I can surely remember the day the spunky little dude with the blazing blue eyes and the funny name came up to my roommates Greg and Mike and I at the tee, introduced himself, and joined us …
To read the rest of the story, go here to the Blog of Funny Names.
Have you ever been a regular achiever that found yourself competing against somebody with skills far more advanced than you, and if so, can you explain how it turned out? What sort of activity and with whom would you like to put yourself participating on the same field or in the same room with, and why? What famous funny names would you like to see me write about when my turn comes up every second Tuesday? There’s a list of who’s been covered already on BoFN. When you click over to read other posts, you’ll discover the intent is to have fun without being mean.