Niagara Gazette


July 13, 2013

LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: Pigskin foes face off again


Niagara Gazette — It put his old pal back on his feet. Beyer remembers the words: “I need a payday.”

On an estate in Akron, the only payday Beyer needs comes in the reunions and reveries with such folks as Carl LaMancuso. Beyer runs a golf course now, a modified take on the game called “Japanese Park Golf,” shorter distances, larger holes, a larger ball and a single club to be utilized as both driver and putter. It’s about 90 percent golf, 10 percent croquet and, with Beyer following in his cart, LaMancuso body-slammed Doug by 10 strokes.

Now another rematch is in the works — “The Destroyer” vs. “The Clipper.” This time, Carl LaMancuso plans to keep the ball in bounds.

Come visit. Bring a club. We’ll spin some yarns about Park Golf.

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