Its been a lackluster spring weather wise for the Mid West. Each weekend has been remarkably cold and rainy, but the skies parted last Sunday for the annual Hack and Slash Golf tournement benefiting a Kids charity to buy musical instruments. Spring Valley Golf course outside Madison WI was the setting for this year event which was momentious occasion because it was the first in 11 years the tournement had been held at this course. The previous owners of the course had banned Hack and Slash because of some rambucious behavior. While spirits were high this year, no major incidents occured. The Tournement is the baby of Chris and the lengendary Producer Butch Vig. Butch lead the bus in singing the Hack and Slash theme song as the buses pulled up to the course. Among the other notable music folk in attendence was famed singer songwriter Freedy Johnson and Go Gos guitar player Jane Wiedlin.  There were more than a dozen teams at this years festival and as is customary, each team crudely names itself to intimadate the other teams. The competition is fierce and only a true champion has the drive to earn the plaid Hack and Slash jacket for worst score. My team, was narrowly upset by 5 strokes, losing 120 to 115. But we are undaunted, next year we will be out for revenge.

The team:                                            Butch Vig and team member Caitlin Saucier



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