desert crab logoThe Hairy Crab Desert Classic
April 28- May 2 2024
Palm Springs, CA

Good friends we have.
Good friends we have lost, along the way.
In this great future you can't forget your past.
So dry your tears, I say.
                                                              - B. Marley

Dan the Man

Shanghai legend, Dan "the Man" McCann left us in 2024.  Dan puffed his way around many a course.  We miss him.
 

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Caddy Kevin

Caddy Kevin, a golfer and a dude left us in 2023.  Kevin grabbed a 2nd in his first and last Crab.  We miss him.
 

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Paul Chan left us in 2023.  An original Crab from 2000, the Bun Man was a player, a gentleman and a friend.  We miss him.

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Suzuki-san

David Suzuki left us in 2018. A generous Crab contributor, we'll remember Dave every time we don the Loudmouths.  We miss him.

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Eugene Bastion

In 2017, we lost Eugene Bastion.  A regular host of the Crab, Eugene was the grand old gentleman of Shanghai golf.  We miss him.

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Mike Duffy

In 2017, we lost another Shanghai legend, Mike Duffy.  Mike was a gentleman and a friend.  We miss him.

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The Poet

The Bard of the Crab, Colin Airdrie, passed away in 2017. A gentleman and a friend, Colin's annual recitation of "The Ballad of Eskimo Nell" entertained many a bus ride. We miss him.

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The Swede

In 2016, we lost Crab and Shanghai legend, Per Karlsson.  The Swede shared his wisdom, his humor, his sartorial splendor and a few whiskeys with us all.  We miss him.

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Big Ed DeBoer

Sometime Clam, frequent Barnacle and always a friend, Big Ed DeBoer left us in 2015.  We miss him.

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Sita Atafua

In 2009, the Crab lost another great friend, Sita Atafua.  Sita was our frequent host, a player, a gentleman and a friend.  We miss him.

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The Cup and The Plate

082trophiesIn 2007, the Crab lost two of it's finest friends.  We miss them.  Our championship trophies are named for Will and Lu.

 

 

 

 

 

The Caldwell Cup:  Will Caldwell

willWill Caldwell only played in one Hairy Crab and damn if he didn't win it.  Tragically, Will passed away before he was able to defend.

The Caldwell Cup is awarded to our Crab/Shrimp Champions.

 

 

The Leahy Plate:  Paul "Lu" Leahy

LuLong time friend of the Crab, Paul "Lu" Leahy never missed a Crab.  The original Barnacle, Lu never hit a shot but he certainly consumed a few.

The Leahy Plate is awarded to our Clam Champion.