One of my favorite settings at Streamsong, and also the largest in-play putting surface. Setup versatility allows for a distance covering any iron club in the bag, and perhaps a few wood/metals in the correct wind. The pond banks here are a maintenance challenge, and I captured this photo after one of our most thorough... Continue Reading →
Had my camera along for my new cart's maiden voyage this morning. The sun peaked through the clouds around 7:45, striking Blue #5 particularly effectively.
Standing out (and alone) amidst the hoopla leading up to Streamsong's opening; the numerous writers, photographers, and pundits all clamoring for a first-take prior to our opening, is Stephen Szurlej. Like every first time visitor, Stephen could not find the golf maintenance building on the back roads of all-the-way-hell-and-gone Polk County and my first impression... Continue Reading →
On December 2, 2014, I closed on my first house. The house, built in 1925, needs some minor work. I decided my first project would be window restoration, mainly because only two of the fourteen in the house actually opened. It pleased me to discover all the windows in the house suffered from the correct... Continue Reading →
I decided to update the look and theme here. Obviously a work in progress. Coming soon: More image posts!
I cleaned 205# last night, from the hang position. Truth I never expected to clean over 200#, ever. Not last night, walking into a workout where I didn't really want to be. Not the previous three weeks where attempts at 200# fell on the ground in a failed lift. Not when I told myself months... Continue Reading →
Well, this post will diverge tangentially from my normal subject matter. I feel rather passionate about the thoughts I am about to share. First, let's take a look at what finally pushed me over the edge to sit down and write about this: http://marawilsonwritesstuff.com/are-you-still-acting/ Yes, that Mara Wilson of Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire fame. As... Continue Reading →
I am well-known in my golfing circles for playing quickly. Growing up on a local municipal course, often with the need to finish between the end of school and dark, I developed a series of quick play habits that are not often developed by other golfers. I advocate fairly loudly for a movement to decrease... Continue Reading →
My twitter feed, set afire a week ago by the announced changes to St. Andrew's Old, has finally calmed down. The surprisingly swift - and broad reaching - uproar over the changes dominated like no other issue in the past year. Naturally, this is a result of my bias toward golf-related accounts and issues and... Continue Reading →
...or how I'm probably creeping some people out in Starbucks.Artist Edward Hopper sometimes captured scenes depicting the increasingly public view of private moments that urban culture thrust upon society during the industrialization of America. I came to Starbucks to mainly use the WiFi connection and have tea. I found the dining area awash with college... Continue Reading →