Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wild World Of Wednesday - In Memory Of Mr. Spence



I went to be early last night because I was a bit under the weather. I settled in and turned on an old James Bond movie (love those). Every so often I would check Facebook or Twitter on my phone, a habit that annoys my husband quite a bit. I was fiddling through the Twitter feed when I saw one from @stephaniewei that said:

In Memoriam: Vince Spence, aka The One Eyed Golfer - I was shocked when a reader alerted me to a post by Ryan... http://tumblr.com/xvw9gwx2s

What!?


I quickly went to her post and then to Ryan's

It was true, apparently our blogosphere bud, Vince Spence aka The One-Eyed Golfer, had passed.

I had Vince as a guest for 5 Questions last August. He told me that he wanted to be the Tony Kornheiser of golf bloggers and described himself as "...a 60 year-old Balti-moron golf nut. I love every aspect of the game: the traditions and history of the game, rules, trivia on any tour 12 months per year."

Every so often he would send emails out to the golf blogging community to get everyone to pitch in on a post or predictions for a tourney. Last month, he go 11 of us to give us Masters predictions.

Even more flattering was the fact that he had me listed in his side bar links under "My favorite lady bloggers" and would include me in his tweets. He also included me in a post entitled "A few of the golfing women in my life".

I will miss his emails to me & the group, posts, comments here, and tweets. 61 is too young to leave us. My sincere condolences go out to his family. I know he is survived by a wife, son, and daughter.

Goodbye Vince, it was truly a pleasure to make your acquaintance.

2 comments:

Lindsay said...

I did not get to this post until today. I am so very, very sorry to hear this. I will miss Vince's contributions to this blog. He was one funny guy! His family will be in my thoughts.

Apryl DeLancey said...

He is definitely missed. When I opened my email the other day the 10th one down was one that he had sent to me in April. It made me quite sad. The entire golf blogosphere gave him an awesome tribute!