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Hey Freddie…where’s our gift?

Jason and I were married at St. Simons Island on the coast of Georgia in September of 1998. We married at The King and Prince on the lawn, between the 3 palms. Right next to the lawn is a row of about 5 rooms with patios and tables looking out towards the ocean.

We had somewhere around 120 people at the wedding. It was a small gathering, a beautiful ceremony and even better reception.

My grandfather, an avid golfer, noticed that we had a wedding crasher. The person who turned out to be our most treasured guest was professional golfer Fred Couples.

He joined us in his t-shirt and shorts with his feet up on his table, watching from the luxury of his little cabana room adjacent to the lawn. He apparently watched our entire wedding!

My grandfather longed to go to The Masters and actually got the chance to go before he died so he was thrilled that we had such an amazing guest at the wedding.

We were too…except he didn’t bring a gift*!

So the next April we were at The Masters and just happened to follow him for a few holes (can you say “stalkers”). We wondered if we would get kicked out if we yelled out as he was getting ready to tee off “Hey Freddie…where’s our wedding gift?” That answer is likely, yes.

But every year when the tournament comes around, we think about Mr. Couples and how he didn’t bring us a gift!

Maybe this will be the year he remembers!

*Note To Self: If you crash a wedding, bring a gift. 

9 Comments

  • The iHubby

    HAHAHAH that’s hilarious! I always thought Freddy would be good at giving gifts. What a jerk.

    Maybe he has a twitter account and you can shout it at him from there!?

    Don’t feel that bad though. My sister couldn’t come to our wedding cause she was 8 months pregnant with our nephew. However, I remember what she said to a T: “I am so sorry Scott and I can’t come and be in the wedding. You will get the biggest and best present from us. Promise.”

    almost 3 years…nothing. hahahaha. It’s almost at the point where I just give her shit about it on FB, texts and what not just to make her feel worse. it’s awesome! but it’s a brother/sister love thing…

    • Jana A

      Haha! Keep on her. Maybe they’ll get you something eventually!
      I’m sad I can’t go to Augusta this year, but maybe Jason will risk getting kicked out to yell at him… if he makes the cut for Saturday play. I’ll see if he has a twitter!

  • The iHubby

    HAHAHAH that’s hilarious! I always thought Freddy would be good at giving gifts. What a jerk.

    Maybe he has a twitter account and you can shout it at him from there!?

    Don’t feel that bad though. My sister couldn’t come to our wedding cause she was 8 months pregnant with our nephew. However, I remember what she said to a T: “I am so sorry Scott and I can’t come and be in the wedding. You will get the biggest and best present from us. Promise.”

    almost 3 years…nothing. hahahaha. It’s almost at the point where I just give her shit about it on FB, texts and what not just to make her feel worse. it’s awesome! but it’s a brother/sister love thing…

    • Jana A

      Haha! Keep on her. Maybe they’ll get you something eventually!
      I’m sad I can’t go to Augusta this year, but maybe Jason will risk getting kicked out to yell at him… if he makes the cut for Saturday play. I’ll see if he has a twitter!

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