You Can’t Always Get What You Want
50 years ago (June 12, 1964) the Rolling Stones played at Danceland in Excelsior. Legend has it that the next day, Mick Jagger went to Bacon Drug and tried to order a cherry soda. While standing in line, Mr. Jimmy Hutmacher supposedly said ��You can’t always get what you want” and thus the title of the famous Stones’ song.
I wasn’t there – I’ve missed out on a lot of the local highlights like all three World Series. But I did see the Stones about 10 years later (and I thought they were getting old) … yet that was 40 years ago and they’re still playing concerts.
Old has changed. Last week Tom Watson almost won the Senior PGA Championship at age 64. And Watson almost won the British Open a few years ago at age 59.
How about Miguel Angel Jimenez winning the Spanish Open a few weeks ago at age 50? They call him the “Most Interesting Man in the World” because he looks like that guy on those Dos Equis’ ads … and smokes cigars while he plays golf.
Will a senior win the US Open next week at Pinehurst? Probably not. I wish it would happen … but as Mr. Jimmy said “You can’t always get what you want.”
GM and Head Golf Professional