The snow and frozen tundra of Salt Lake have me down. Therefore I’m staying an extra day after the PGA Show so I can play golf. I need a course to play in Orlando the day after the show ends, Sunday February 1st. That happens to be Superbowl Sunday.
My new friend The Orlando Golf Blogger and I (and whoever else is interested in playing) plan on engaging in a friendly on-course golf blogger competition. Then I’ll jump in my limo (a cab) and head to the airport to fly back to the damn snow.
Contact me if you have suggestions on a decent course near the convention center, or better yet, can get me a tee time with Arnie at Bay Hill on Sunday February 1st!
I’ll be blogging live, or “blogcasting” at the PGA Show in Orlando next week! Boy am I getting excited.
The HOG private jet (a.k.a. Southwest flight 761 to Chicago, then flight 1856 from Chicago to Orlando) leaves next Wednesday.
For those who haven’t seen my blog coverage of previous shows, I do a lot of live posts, take hundreds of photos and do dozens of live video interviews.
Ping at the PGA Show
Ping will have a booth at the PGA Show for the first time in quite a while, as they celebrate their 50th anniversary. I’ll be checking out and reporting on everything I can at the Ping booth.
Titleist returns to the PGA Show
I have a few connections at Titleist and I’m told that not only will they be at the show, they will have a “considerable presence.” I’ll be covering their considerable presence, considerably.
Jesse Ortiz – Bobby Jones Golf
I’m already booked for some time with my good friend Jesse Ortiz of Bobby Jones Golf. Jesse is one of the coolest people I’ve ever met in the golf industry. Jesse provided me two great interviews last year on his new wedges and driver. In fact, those videos were used as promotional videos on the Bobby Jones web site for a while!
New game plan for this year’s PGA Show
I have a bit of a new game plan for this year’s show. I need more time on the actual show floor than I’ve had in previous years. In previous years I’ve spent as much as 1/3 of my time in the press room editing, writing, dumping images, editing videos etc. I plan on doing some very quick posts live, but spending the bulk of my production time in the press room or my hotel room after the show. I also have previously only allotted myself 2.x days of the show due to flying home the night of the 3rd day. I’ve booked a whole extra day and I’ll be at the show from start to finish, all three days.
I also have some other ideas which are bouncing around my cranium. If the gears in my cerebral cortex get enough grease, I may be able to churn out some fun new items from this year’s show.
Below is a neat interview from Bloomberg TV with Lee Trevino. He talks about some highlights of his career, golf business, golf medicine, Tiger Woods and more.
Here’s a quote from the interview:
“Tiger Woods not only has helped golf, but he’s hurt it a little bit too in some of the tournaments, because if he’s not there, people don’t have interest, there are a lot of great golfers but I’ll tell you this, Tiger Woods is the best there, there is no question that he is special.”
“He can come back but I’ll predict this, if he comes back he is going to have to learn, and I’m pretty sure he is working on it now. He’s going to have to learn to break those knees a little bit or he is going to have to learn to find a way to slow that speed down at the top a little bit. If he does that, he’s going to be more accurate with a driver than he has ever been before, because he’s not very accurate with a driver, and if he becomes more accurate with a driver those boys on tour are in deeper trouble than they are now because he’ll be a better player.”
Yesterday I was browsing through some of my YouTube golf videos and happened to notice that they’d gone over the 1,000,000 views mark!
Now I realize that if I had videos of Paris Hilton nude or Britney Spears nude or some sort of Ameritrash stuff like that, my videos would top 1,000,000 in probably a day, but hey man this is GOLF! We’re talking about videos of people’s golf swings and videos of chasing geese off the course.