“Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.” – Tiger Woods

The Meaning of Man Must Recreate/POW’s-An Explanation

Man Must Recreate is a very lose knit group of golfers from the Sacramento,CA area. Many of the these golfers have known each other since grade school. This core group generally plays golf together on Wednesdays and Sundays. Most are average or above average golfers actually leaning heavily to the bad side if the truth be known.

For the last 33 years, the POW’s have gotten together for an annual golf tournament called the EG POW Open. It is tournament that is designed to get the boys away from the wife and kids at least once a year to golf with the guys. The POW’s hold this tournament in the South Lake Tahoe, CA/Carson City, NV each year on the Saturday after Labor Day. In this way there is no excuse for not attending.  Some spouses and in-laws have planned special
events on this Sacred Weekend without consulting their POW.  These POW’s receive much grief when their special “family” event interferes with the EG POW Open. This can lead to some very harsh reprimands by the other POW’s.

This years EG POW Open will be held at The Eagle Valley Golf Course in Carson City, NV. There is also a group of 8 to 10 of these guys that play 18 holes the day before at some course on the way to Lake Tahoe. It is called the pre-POW event.  The pre-POW helps get the correct mood and hang overs going for the actual tournament.


The POW Logo came about as a kind of a lark by one of the POW’s, Dave Thatcher, Esquire. He was asked by the Grand Poo-bah to create a suitable motif or emblem for this esteemed group of semi-Homo sapiens. The original LOGO was drawn on what is now considered the Sacred Napkin. These cherished relics of past POW’s are kept in the Sacred Photo Album in the Grand Poo-bah’s Semi-Holy Brink’s Safe. The LOGO has the classic rolling pin which the traditional tool of retribution of the pissed off wife thus the acronym pow’s. The bent golf club is another a tool used to straighten out the errant avid golfing husband. Man Must Recreate is of course the motto attached to said LOGO. In today’s texting oriented world it has been approved by the Grand Poo-bah to be shortened to MMR.  This MMR moniker is ranked right up there with LOL or LMAO as texting classics. MMR has been nominated as best new texting shortcut by the Texting Hall of Fame.

By the rules of nature, one must work hard to be able to then play hard. The POW’s are experts at keeping the first part of that sentence to a minimum.


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