October 20, 2009

WANT: The Perfect Cover For My R9 460 Driver

I love the way that Japanese golfers often seem to have humorous covers on their sticks, and that those covers are often a reflection on their personality as a golfer or a person. This one would fit my driver perfectly, because it not only reflects a maddening propensity for my tee-shots to elicit laughter like this, it is also one of my all-time favorite cartoon characters, "Muttley" from the "Wacky Races" Saturday morning fare of my childhood.

Anyone who remembers Muttley no doubt remembers his maniacal laugh. Click here to hear it. Muttley also cursed under his breath, and when I hit a bad shot, I often do exactly the same thing. Unlike some f-bomb tossing golfers, I like to laugh at myself, most of the time anyway. If you play with me you might hear something "rackem sackin flippin" or something like that.

According to wikipedia.org: Muttley, a mixed breed dog, first appeared in Wacky Races in 1968, as the sidekick of the foolishly nasty,incompetent but horribly accident-prone villain Dick Dastardly. He was originally created by Iwao Takamoto and originally voiced by Don Messick (who also voiced Scooby-Doo.) Scooby, Astro from The Jetsons and Muttley were three of the hilarious "talking" dogs from cartoons of the day. To this day, you might hear a fully grown adult say something like "ruh roh Relroy!" - a paean to their childhood and the resiliency of the things that kids loved.

And now, thanks to the folks at Rakuten Ichiba, I can have one of my own for the top of my own Big Dog. The only thing that could make it better would be if it had a speaker that made it laugh every time I pulled the cover off.


  1. That's classic ! Always loved Muttley - back in the days when cartoons were cartoons.

  2. Wow, can't believe you found that! Ill have to look for a Chilly Willy one.

  3. Unfortunately, I am a few years too old for Muttley. But, I would have had to throw stuff at the TV if I had watched and heard that laugh...

    If you come across any Winky Dink head covers, let me know...


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