Just a short stroke, now. Just a short stroke to the ball," comes this East Coast voice like a James J. Braddock jab through the crisp spring air. On a day dotted with the celebrity likes of Vinny Castilla, it's Gerry Rover from Bergenfield, N.J., who's turning heads.
If compiling a checklist of attributes the ideal special event would possess and contribute to the local economy, the following ones might come to mind:
• It caters to an active lifestyle demographic that is highly mobile and has money to spend in this area.
Picture a Matchbox car. Typically, it's classified as 1:64 scale and measures 2 1/2 to 3 inches in length. Now shrink that car even further, to 1:87 scale (you might need a magnifying glass!) and picture working windshield wipers, doors that open and close, and a hood that lifts up so you can take a close look at the engine.