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Kinda Cool thing has happened the pat few days.

 

I've been approached and am in discussions with a local radio station, about hosting a weekly golf show. It's the same station I do college basketball coverage for, so they are familiar with my work and ability. While I'm excited about the chance and all the opportunities it would present, i'm a bit anxious/nervous as to if I could pull it off. Obviously the COO thinks so or he wouldn't have pitched it to me. We're still formulating the format and details. And it may end up being a bigger thing next spring than right now, as I know a lot of companies we might be talking to about sponsorship have already spent their dollars for the year.

 

But maybe I'll be following in Barbajo's footsteps and hitting the airwaves!! :D

Great opportunity

 

 

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Kinda Cool thing has happened the pat few days.

 

I've been approached and am in discussions with a local radio station, about hosting a weekly golf show.  It's the same station I do college basketball coverage for, so they are familiar with my work and ability.   While I'm excited about the chance and all the opportunities it would present, i'm a bit anxious/nervous as to if I could pull it off.   Obviously the COO thinks so or he wouldn't have pitched it to me.   We're still formulating the format and details.  And it may end up being a bigger thing next spring than right now, as I know a lot of companies we might be talking to about sponsorship have already spent their dollars for the year.

 

But maybe I'll be following in Barbajo's  footsteps and hitting the airwaves!! :D   

That's great news, buddy, I'm sure you will do a great job.   Ya know, it's always nice to be able to say that ya have met or know a celebrity.   Is it OK, if I tell people that I know you.

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Kinda Cool thing has happened the pat few days.

 

I've been approached and am in discussions with a local radio station, about hosting a weekly golf show.  It's the same station I do college basketball coverage for, so they are familiar with my work and ability.   While I'm excited about the chance and all the opportunities it would present, i'm a bit anxious/nervous as to if I could pull it off.   Obviously the COO thinks so or he wouldn't have pitched it to me.   We're still formulating the format and details.  And it may end up being a bigger thing next spring than right now, as I know a lot of companies we might be talking to about sponsorship have already spent their dollars for the year.

 

But maybe I'll be following in Barbajo's  footsteps and hitting the airwaves!! :D   

Awesome!!!  That sounds like it would be a lot of fun!

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That's great news, buddy, I'm sure you will do a great job.   Ya know, it's always nice to be able to say that ya have met or know a celebrity.   Is it OK, if I tell people that I know you.

Do so at your own risk  :D

 

Awesome!!!  That sounds like it would be a lot of fun!

yeah it really does.  But I'm also trying to look at everything in practical terms as well, as the the time commitment involved.  But I think it could really turn into something good.  This market doesn't currently have a golf show.  Between the owner of the station and contacts I've made just in the couple years I've been in the industry, we think we could line up some pretty interesting guests. 

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Two old hackers sitting on the bench of the bay.   ;)  Otis Redding would have liked that for a song title.  lol   Anyways it was a recent trip to Destin, Fla. where my BIL and I were flapping our gums enjoying the cool breeze late one evening.  My wife caught us in deep thought.   Probably talking about going to the par 3 on Destin with the other two family members and spanking some arse. 

 

 

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The next pic was myself and two other family members giving someone a peace sign...   :D

 

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This pretty much shows how crazy I am in real life however fun is always in the equation....  ;)

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Driving home from Portland up the Columbia River today.  Stopped at The Dalles for lunch.  It was very windy in the Gorge; whitecaps on the river.  However, there were no windsurfers; maybe by the weekend; water temperature is 60*

 

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Driving home from Portland up the Columbia River today.  Stopped at The Dalles for lunch.  It was very windy in the Gorge; whitecaps on the river.  However, there were no windsurfers; maybe by the weekend; water temperature is 60*

 

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One of the most beautiful and scenic highways you can drive in the U.S.  !!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_Columbia_River_Highway

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Driving home from Portland up the Columbia River today. Stopped at The Dalles for lunch. It was very windy in the Gorge; whitecaps on the river. However, there were no windsurfers; maybe by the weekend; water temperature is 60*

 

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Whitecaps start to form when the wind gets to about 20 .. the hardcore windsurfers at The Gorge, though (at least outside of the Marina area), don't even start to go out until it gets up to like 30..!

(And the swells start to form up against the river current)

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One of the most beautiful and scenic highways you can drive in the U.S. !!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_Columbia_River_Highway

Yes - truly spectacular! Unbelievable area.

 

Drove from the coast up to Hood River, and inland just far enough to where you can see the desert.

 

There are some interesting hikes along, and across, the river .. lots of mountain biking, of course .. and you can even ski at the top of Mt. Hood in the Summer!

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Whitecaps start to form when the wind gets to about 20 .. the hardcore windsurfers at The Gorge, though (at least outside of the Marina area), don't even start to go out until it gets up to like 30..!

(And the swells start to form up against the river current)

There were swells!!  

 

Yes - truly spectacular! Unbelievable area.

 

Drove from the coast up to Hood River, and inland just far enough to where you can see the desert.

 

There are some interesting hikes along, and across, the river .. lots of mountain biking, of course .. and you can even ski at the top of Mt. Hood in the Summer!

You didn't come far enough!!  Another 150 miles and you are in my town.  I have a peek-a-boo view of the Columbia River from my house.

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There were swells!!

 

You didn't come far enough!! Another 150 miles and you are in my town. I have a peek-a-boo view of the Columbia River from my house.

OK - next trip!!

 

Really, though, have seen most parts of this country but not enough of the NorthWest! Someday........

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OK - next trip!!

 

Really, though, have seen most parts of this country but not enough of the NorthWest! Someday........

There is a nice little loop of great courses in Eastern Washington/Idaho...

Wine Valley in Walla Walla.

Palouse Ridge in Pullman

Circling Raven, south end of Lake Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene Resort

And of course, in Central Washington on the Columbia River is the new course Gamble Sands, a must-play.  Spokane would be the best city to fly into.

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There is a nice little loop of great courses in Eastern Washington/Idaho...

 

Wine Valley in Walla Walla.

Palouse Ridge in Pullman

Circling Raven, south end of Lake Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene Resort

And of course, in Central Washington on the Columbia River is the new course Gamble Sands, a must-play. Spokane would be the best city to fly into.
Those all sound great - thx - just copied that info into my "Someday..." list!
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I keep reading things about range balls not going as far as the normal ones we game, how you shouldn't try to gauge your distances on the range, etc. I get that they don't put as much R&D/tech into practice balls, but how significant is it? Has anyone ever tested it personally, like drop a range ball next to their ball in the fairway and (hopefully after a similar quality of strike) tested the difference in distance?

 

Was juggling whether or not to make a separate thread for this, but I'm guessing someone has, or can point me to, some decent info related to this.

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I keep reading things about range balls not going as far as the normal ones we game, how you shouldn't try to gauge your distances on the range, etc. I get that they don't put as much R&D/tech into practice balls, but how significant is it? Has anyone ever tested it personally, like drop a range ball next to their ball in the fairway and (hopefully after a similar quality of strike) tested the difference in distance?

 

Was juggling whether or not to make a separate thread for this, but I'm guessing someone has, or can point me to, some decent info related to this.

The balls at my range say "limited range" right on them. At the end of every range session I always hit a few real, but scuffed, balls with my driver. I max out at about 255-260 carry with the limited distance balls and I pump the regular balls over them by at least 15 yards every time.

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I was out of town from Monday through Wednesday this week.  I called my wife on Monday night to check in, and she was in the middle of a torrential downpour with thunder, lightning, and high winds.  She said it was "biblical".  Motorists on the Interstate pulled over because they couldn't see.  She drove on a street with water running between the curbs.

 

Well, I went to the golf course yesterday to practice and ran into one of my playing partners.  He has been running a chainsaw the last couple of days.  Apparently our course lost 7 trees, and if you have seen pictures of my course, we don't have many to lose!  

 

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There were branches and twigs all over the course, and the maintenance crew has been picking them up so they can mow.  We had sustained winds of 45mph with gusts to 60mph.  

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I keep reading things about range balls not going as far as the normal ones we game, how you shouldn't try to gauge your distances on the range, etc. I get that they don't put as much R&D/tech into practice balls, but how significant is it? Has anyone ever tested it personally, like drop a range ball next to their ball in the fairway and (hopefully after a similar quality of strike) tested the difference in distance?

 

Was juggling whether or not to make a separate thread for this, but I'm guessing someone has, or can point me to, some decent info related to this.

My instructor calls them 80% balls because he considers them to go only 80 % of regular golf balls

 

 

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I was out of town from Monday through Wednesday this week. I called my wife on Monday night to check in, and she was in the middle of a torrential downpour with thunder, lightning, and high winds. She said it was "biblical". Motorists on the Interstate pulled over because they couldn't see. She drove on a street with water running between the curbs.

 

Well, I went to the golf course yesterday to practice and ran into one of my playing partners. He has been running a chainsaw the last couple of days. Apparently our course lost 7 trees, and if you have seen pictures of my course, we don't have many to lose!

 

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There were branches and twigs all over the course, and the maintenance crew has been picking them up so they can mow. We had sustained winds of 45mph with gusts to 60mph.

That is a very cool looking course! Are all those "features" .. ie. those large mound-shaped hazardous impediments ;) .. man-made?

 

 

Oh, PS:

The trees here were my buddies yesterday - not one but THREE balls deflected back into the fairway!!!

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That is a very cool looking course! Are all those "features" .. ie. those large mound-shaped hazardous impediments ;) .. man-made?

 

 

Oh, PS:

The trees here were my buddies yesterday - not one but THREE balls deflected back into the fairway!!!

YES... I hate them.  The only good thing about them is I get a lot of practice playing from uneven lies.  The course replaced a relatively flat 18-hole course and a 9-hole par 3 course, and they had lots of trees.  Many blew down in a big windstorm back in 1990.  I'm looking for old photos of the original course, but so far no luck.

 

Speaking of luck... it sounds like you had "pro luck" with those trees.  My old course didn't have a lot of trees on it either, but one hole had a large tree on the right side of the fairway and I would hit it occasionally.  The ball NEVER bounced into the fairway.  I have played that hole with the pro, and on every time he hit that tree, it bounced into the fairway.  I still say that some people are luckier than others, and that to be a pro you have to have more luck than a good amateur.  Not all of that luck is due to more practice.  

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