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June 29, 2004

Stadler family wins, buffet loses

We all heard the story this past weekend of how both Craig "Give me more steak" Stadler and his son Kevin "I'd like bacon & cheese with that" Stadler won on the Champions & Nationwide Tours. And congratulations to them, this is quite a feat.
Last night father & son reunited and got to celebrate. However, things got a little out of hand. It all started when they first saw each other and did their usual, but yet unusual, Stadler family celebratory greeting. When things settled down Craig & Kevin got to celebrate together in their favorite fashion, at a Golden Corral all-you-can-eat steak buffet.

Sid, the night manager, at the Elizabethtown, Kentucky Golden Corral happens to be a golf fan. When seeing Mr Stadler & Mr Stadler enter the premises Sid promptly greeted the smiling Stadler's and seated them right near the buffet. They were so close to the kitchen they could see the butcher chasing a cow. After 4 long hours of non-stop eating of 14 sirloin steaks (each), 22 lbs. of potatoes, nearly 3,000 peel and eat shrimp, and over 3 dozen hot yeast rolls, Sid had seen enough. Not only was he losing a fortune on these two champion eaters, but he didn't have any cows left out back to kill.

Sid kindly asked Craig and Kevin to leave the restaurant before he runs out of food for the other hungry patrons. Before Craig could even say cheesecake please, Sid screamed at the top of his lungs and demanded the Stadler's leave the restaurant. Craig, being the smart guy that he is, read the fine print on the menu that says all-you-can-eat and said he was not going to pay for his dinner unless he could continue to eat. Sid graciously ripped up the check, asked the Stadler's never to come back and ran to the kitchen in tears. Craig and Kevin did tip their waitress, but each grabbed a chocolate cake on the way out. Witnesses say the Stadler's were not breaking any rules and most were jealous of their superior eating abilities.

I'll try to get some pix up tomorrow of this. Although you'll probably see this in the news first. It's nice to see golfers that take pride in their eating. Or should I say it's nice to see eaters who take pride in their golf.


Anonymous said...

I am the Walrus.

Anonymous said...

I've eaten at the E'town GC before. Not a bad place. Seems pretty bush league of the boys Stadler. Guess they're just taking Barkley's "I'm not a role model" speech to heart. If that's how it's going to be we'd be better off if they'd keep their happy asses home and off the telly. Their sponsors won't be getting dime one from me.

Hank1139 said...

Congrats to the Stadlers. They deserve whatever they want to eat & how much. If I were in their place I would too but I'd make sure my son paid. After al I taught him everything I know about golf.

Couch Potato said...

"Help me if you can I'm feeling down" - I also think I must be lost.

I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I'm sure I saw him on the golf course yesterday. Now this is strange because usually I see him in the supermarket.

Honest really, last time I saw him there he was right in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".

He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) "Boy, you need to get yourself a shiny, new lcd tv to go with that blue suede sofa of yours.

But Elvis said I, In the Ghetto nobody has a lcd tv .

Dude I'm All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I'll have me another cheeseburger.

Then I'm gonna go home, put ma dancin' suit on, munch me some uppers and freak out to that maaaaaaaaad surfing scene in Apocalypse Now on ma lcd tv .

How cool is that boy?

And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . .

"You give me love and consolation,
You give me strength to carry on "

Strange day or what? :-)

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