Last night was the second edition of the Golf Blogger’s Square Table Discussion, a live Google Hangout on air. This is a new thing I’ve been putting together in the hopes of producing some new, interesting content. Last night’s discussion was regarding the 2014 Masters Tournament, with a bit of 2014 U.S. Open thrown in. Participants in the chat were Doug Farrick from Golf Dash, Jay Flemma from Cybergolf and his own website, Rob Hayashida from Sandbox8 and myself.
Check it out:
I plan to do these at relevant times during the golf season, such as before and after all major championships. We may also talk equipment, apparel, the game, instruction, and other subjects at random times during the year so stay tuned.
I’m also using the hangouts for interviews, which is quite fun. Watch for more interviews coming soon.
Tonight at 9PM eastern you can sit in on the “Golf Blogger’s Square Table” Masters discussion. I’ve created a Google Hangout on Air, which is basically a live YouTube video, and invited a bunch of golf blog friends to join in and talk 2014 Masters. You can view via the YouTube link below.
How can I not post this video of Miguel Angel Jimenez teaching his world famous “Most Interesting Stretching Routine in the World” to a crowd of golfers?
For many golfers it is their dream to play golf with their idol Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods. I think my biggest dream (other than the one with all the Sports Illustrated swimsuit models, the rose petals, incense, circus swings, and body oil), is to have a glass of wine and a cigar with Miguel Angel Jimenez.
As a result of my writing, photography, and social media on Sand Hollow I met golf course architect Andy Staples. Since 2010 Andy and I have been talking about doing an interview, and I finally set it up! I used the new (to me at least) Google Plus “Hangouts On Air” feature. This is a cool live online video chat which then immediately produces a YouTube video of the event. This is exactly what I was looking for to pursue one of my goals for this golf blog in 2014, more interviews of interesting people in the golf industry.
Check out the interview with Andy Staples below and pay close attention to the comments regarding conservation and energy management, and how they greatly improve a golf course’s bottom line.
There are a couple of small issues with this video. First, my audio echoes. Not sure why. Fortunately Andy’s is great. Second, I mention a flyover video which I was trying to overlay while we were talking. Unfortunately it seems that google “intelligently” switches the video source to wherever the audio is coming from and it switched away from the flyover. So I posted the flyover below the interview here. Enjoy.
My golf aerial photo/video setup is improving very well. Since shooting this clip below I’ve put a lot of work into it to make it even better. Still, this is awesome. This is the 15th hole at the Sand Hollow Championship Course in Hurricane, Utah. This is an awesome par-3 about 195 yards.