I forgot to mention a while back that I met Duffy Waldorf at the last golf show in Vegas. Duffy was there to help out his wife’s golf hat business called Gogie Girl.
Duffy was very cool and personable. We had the chance to chat for a few minutes. I was going to do a video interview but I was out of space on my camera unfortunately.
I asked Duffy how his game was. He answered with one word, “broken.” Duffy has some back issues (I feel his pain) and is trying to get healthy for the Champions Tour.
I have a new pal in Duffy and I wish him the best.
On September 27th 2005 I did my first post about Golf Dash. Today I was saddened to hear from my friend Douglas at Golf Dash. They’re shutting it down after three years of working it hard and putting their hearts and pocket books into trying to make it fly. This quote hit me hard:
There was just not enough interest in a custom golf directory nor a sustainable business model.
Golf Dash was a very cool golf site and probably the best directory around. I get emails weekly from people who are building a “golf directory” and I wish them luck. If GD didn’t make it with their great design, ideas and passion, I don’t know who could.
I wish Douglas well and I’ll mention his new site called Golf Dash Blog at http://golfdashblog.com.
I guess my business model is different and allows me to keep HOG going. That model? Don’t try to make money, just keep blogging about golf and try to get the thing to pay its own expenses.
I just got my USGA membership goodie pack for 2009. Inside was my card, bag tag and the best part, a hat from the 2009 US OPEN at Beth Page Black.
I think most golf fans would pony up $15 for a US OPEN golf hat alone, but the $15 for a USGA membership gets you the hat and so much more. It is a no-brainer.
I can barely walk right now. On the 4th hole today I stepped into the cart with my left foot. I put my weight on that leg and then my foot slipped out completely, throwing all my body weight into the cart. My right shin took the entire force of my body weight as it hit the side rail of the cart. My shin hurt like hell and then went numb. Then it felt like it was frozen. In fact, from my mid shin down, my entire leg felt like it was frozen.
My playing partner looked at it and said he saw a dent in my shin. OMG I dented my freakin’ shin. Thrilling.
I’m gimping around and on the 14th hole I look down and my shin had swollen. It looked like it had a half a baseball under the skin. My skin had no felling at all. I could touch the welt and felt nothing. It felt like I’d been to the dentist and had a local anesthetic on that area.
I’m icing it now, with a frozen pack of guacamole.
MEMO TO GOLF COURSES: DON’T ARMORALL THE FREAKING FLOOR OF THE CARTS. I MAY BREAK MY NECK AND SUE YOU INTO THE NEXT SOLAR SYSTEM.
Last couple of days the first joint in my right hand pinky has been hurting pretty bad. Even if I touch it lightly there’s pain. It is seriously inflamed. I don’t feel any bumps or lumps so I think (hope) it is just some tendonitis.
I’m starting a three day golf marathon today. Day one is here in town and the next two days are at a fam trip at Edgewood Tahoe. Time to hit the ibuprophen, gold bond and medical tape.