Four of the east coast limo powerhouses gathered at the very elegant Indian Creek Country Club in Miami at the LCT Summit. Dawson Rutter of Commonwealth, Robert Alexander of RMA in DC, H.A.Thompson of Rose in Charlotte, and host Neil Goodman of Aventura in Miami.
Neil spends more time at Miami Heat games than in his business. Robert and Dawson are old golfing buddies who play together all the time and brag about their low handicaps. We had to put up with their nonsense all day. They talk when you’re getting ready to drive, they walk in your putting line, one shot a triple bogie 8. He took 3 swings to get out of one sand trap. I marked Dawson’s ball on the green about 3 times and I didn’t get one of my ball markers back.
Robert said, there are 3 roads to ruin: Women, gambling, and golf. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with golf. These two hot shots played from the blue tees, Neil and I played the whites, and I outdrove those guys a goodly number of times and I’m old enough to be their father. Excuse Neil from that last comment.
When we got to the 19th we had a couple of pops and Dawson said that he and Tami made it a practice throughout their long relationship to play golf and then go out for a romantic dinner twice every week. He said, “She goes on Thursdays and I go on Fridays.”