Golf courses and their infrstructure can be huge casualties of flooding. Check out these photos from The Wilderness at Lake Jackson. Some super-smart person found the highest points on the course, apparently two greens, and parked the gear around them to keep it out of the water. Very cool and absolutely brilliant. Well played.
I must make a shout out to Utah’s Impact Golf Center and my buddy Jordan there. They’ve helped me quite a bit with club testing, club fixing, club maintenance, re-grips, and golf simulator/launch monitor time. I often get clubs in for review which aren’t setup right for me, or need different grips because of my tennis elbow etc. They’re great with helping me get setup to do my reviews.
In my last trip I did some sim time with Jordan who was helping to determine a shaft for the new Cobra driver which recently came in for review. Often times stock shafts are not, shall we say, consistent. I found a good shaft for my dual chicken with granny over the top swing and will be attempting to get a demo for my review. Once I had that Cobra setup right my accuracy and spin rates really dialed in.
Above are some swings with a bunch of different shafts as seen on the simulator. Strangely, I never went left. Always right or straight. That’s not the way it is on the course for me. I’d love to be that consistent and be able to ignore one side knowing it isn’t in play. Unfortunately I also learned that my swing speed is not what it used to be. Average 96mph and maxed at 99 once. I’ve lost 5mph in the last year or so.
I also had the shop take a look at my old Hogan Apex Edge Pro irons. They checked the lofts. I had to put those back in play because right now I can’t hit the Miura baby blades.
If you’re in northern Utah and need some work done on your golf gear, or need new gear, check out Impact Golf Center. In the winter they have simulators for those of us who need to play any kind of golf we can when we are buried in five feet of snow.
Ah yes. A fun meme about golf. They’re all over chain emails and golf social networks. You know, those tweet face things… These incredibly creative golf memes usually have some catchy golf quote and a great supporting photo. This one above asks if golfers “lie awake at night and brood on what went wrong…”
Me? I don’t lie awake and brood on what went wrong. I lie awake at night and brood on who-the-f tees up a three wood on the putting green 12 feet from the pin…
Women get flowers and smelly stuff as gifts. What do men get? Ties? Yuck. Now men can get a gift which they would like as much as women like smelly stuff and flower gifts, the BroBasket. BroBasket you ask? Yes. I just got my first one. It went something like this.
The mystery box above was on my doorstep and had the quote, “a special gift for you.” I thought to myself, “oh goodie!”
The fun stuff inside the mystery box was a very cool combination of “bro” friendly items like wine, whiskey rocks, golf balls, golf accessories, and a reusable basket to put other bro stuff in.
The wine came at a perfect time. I cracked it open right away while putting together the inventory of my take in my first BroBasket.
My basket is “The Mini Golfer” basket. What’s cool about BroBaskets is they can be customized to fit the the bro’s personality. I’m a wine guy. My basket featured a nice California cab, which I’m enjoying right at this moment (it is 7:58PM). One can configure the spirit portion of the basket by picking from one of five wines, or a selection of brandy, gin, liqueurs, mixed drink packages, rum, scotch, tequila, vodka or whiskey. This cab is great. Cheers.
Other items can be added, pardon me, “configured,” to the basket such as glasses, accessories, and snacks.
BroBasket makes many different themed men’s gifts from the golf one I’ve featured here to others including spirits, corporate themes, holidays, and every other imaginable reason one might wish to give a man a gift.
Stop giving ties or gloves to your man and give him a gift he really wants and will most definitely use, one from BroBasket.
What do Jason Day and I have in common? Lots. We’re both incredibly athletic, good looking to the nines, have great golf swings… mostly we both drink swingOIL on the golf course. swingOIL you ask? One has to laugh at the name swingOIL because most golfers I play with refer to “swing oil” or “swing lube” as a different liquid sustenance which typically comes in a flask and could be a substitute for jet fuel in a pinch.
What is swingOIL?
swingOIL is a golf supplement which comes in convenient to carry and store 3-ounce pouches. Inside that little pouch is lots of good golf in liquid form, and quite tasty too.
- GLUCOSAMINE (100 mg.) & 2 – CHONDROITIN (50mg.)
- TURMERIC (40 mg.)
- TAURINE (100 mg.)
- CITRULLINE MALATE (100 mg.)
- GINSENG EXTRACT (100 mg.)
- RHODIOLA ROSEA EXTRACT (50 mg.)
The glucosamine and chondroitin help with joints and stiffness, helping to keep the body loose and lubricated. Turmeric fights inflammation, something I battle quite badly. Citrulliene Malate helps with recovery. Ginseng, is an energy booster which helps with focus. Rhodiola Rosea extract helps relieve stress. Viagra helps with (just seeing if you’re really paying attention)….
swingOIL comes in three flavors: Strawberry-banana, lemon-lime, and orange. My personal favorite is strawberry-banana.
On The Course
You can’t make this up. Here’s my first experience with swingOIL, which I shared with my golf buddy “Shanego” who was in from out of town. We were golfing along and I’d forgotten that I brought along some swingOIL samples. On the 8th tee I busted them out. In the photo below you can see Shanego drinking a lemon-lime. I had a strawberry-banana. At three ounces, they don’t take long to drink.
We both hit great tee shots. As the swingOIL was apparently entering out systems we then hit two incredible approaches to the tucked, uphill green around a set of trees on the par-4. Shanego’s approach was left of the pin about 10 feet and mine about 5 feet right. We BOTH drained our putts for birdie. Call it coincidence or the swingOIL, but the numbers didn’t lie, hehe. Like I said, you can’t make this up. The only question was whether or not I’d have to drink one swingOIL for every hole I play the rest of my life…
I have to admit to having a little feeling of my heart racing. I’ve never done energy drinks or ginseng of any kind. So I did feel a bit wired for a couple of holes.
I’m capable of playing some good golf for around 15-16 holes. Then comes the “brain fart” where I lose focus and wreck the round with some bad swings. That lack of focus could be fatigue related, or simply just mental. Perhaps for me I can avoid that lapse and finish off some good rounds of golf with swingOIL in the bag.