2013: Eric recorded the 2nd biggest ass kicking (see Andy vs. Dan-o) of the weekend when he took down Patty on Saturday afternoon and almost drove him into retirement. Eric finished a perfect 3-0 on the weekend.
2014: Eric played 3 great rounds but could only manage one victory. He battled with the 2014 MVP Dave Barkeley all weekend and the Saturday afternoon 1 v 1 sounded like a match for the ages. If battling Barkeley wasn't difficult enough, he had to ride in the same cart as Kyle on the final 18 holes.
2015: Eric started off 2015 with a blowout win over C-Lo and Luke. However he ran into the buzzsaw of C-Lo and Barkeley on Saturday morning and suffered a tough loss. In a remarkable effort he was able to overcome Barkeley's non-stop antics (and non-stop talking) in order to earn half a point and continue this great 1 on 1 rivalry.
2016: A dominating MVP weekend for Eric. He survived his toughest round on Friday (having to be partnered up with Eckles) and coasted to an easy victory on Saturday morning against Patty and the Bandit. It was a back and forth match with Barkeley and was all square heading into the 18th hole but Eric’s par on 18 was good enough for the win and sent the big Grizzly Bear Barkeley into hibernation.
2017: A great start to the 2017 outing ended in a total meltdown on Saturday afternoon for E-dub. His Friday afternoon match up with Zale was an epic one – defeating the team of Steve and Brad. With a good first day, Eric slipped in to the typical Cobra Kai Friday night antics of too many shots. This led to a tough start to the morning round with a half-coherent Kyle Eckles. The morning match was doomed from the beginning against the slippery Cobra Kai captain and his little sidekick, Casey. The afternoon round left much to be desired, with Barkeley mopping up the floor of E-dub with what was left of his Moose Heads.
2018: With the new addition of the Bandit’s brother to Lombardo in 2018, Eric found a great partner in the scramble and squeaked out a 17th hole par to beat Luke and Barkeley. Unfortunately this first round win, was the only win on Friday for Lombardo. It was all players for themselves after that point. Barkeley and that twerp, the Bandit, got the best of Eric and Jason on Saturday morning. Cobra Kai was up 2 at the turn and never looked back. Saturday afternoon was a tight matchup against C-Lo. It was AS through 17, heading in to 18. Eric’s triple bogey on 18 sealed the match for C-Lo, all but confirming the 2018 Lombardo debacle.
If there is another person to better represent Team Lombardo, I don't know who it is. A high school teacher who owns a sailboat and previously owned a jeep. All that’s missing are the sexual harrassment charges that I'm sure are coming. Eric is definitely one of the better golfers on Team Lombardo. If you see him all weekend without a drink in his hand, it's probably not him. Beer cart girls beware of this guy.
Ryder Cup Highlight
Eric's Ryder Cup highlight came in 2013. With a perfect weekend on the line he headed into Saturday afternoon with only Patty Mihelich in his way. A lot could be said for the great round that Eric shot that afternoon, but the highlight came while getting a front row seat to the epic meltdown of the Cobra Kai's alternate captain. Few can say they were able to witness that unravelling. Eric got to live it.
Eric actually teaches an Aerobics and Body shaping class in school. That should give him and Barkeley a lot to talk about during their Saturday matchup.