The ‘Haner Talk:’ Catching Up With My Junior High Coach After 43 Years

By Joe Perdue
PGA Professional / Owner
Hidden Meadows Golf Course

After ringing the doorbell, I was standing in the rain and laughing to myself. My height hasn’t exactly kept up with my weight over the past five years, and the question wasn’t if he would say something about it, it was when and how. Even though I hadn’t seen my former coach in 43 years, I knew he wasn’t going to let this get past him.

I didn’t have to wait long. “You’ve sure packed it on Perdue,” he said as he opened the front door. “Nice to see you too Coach,” I replied. And thus began one of the most delightful afternoons that I have ever had. Continue reading