My dreams of being a writer for the mother ship, PGA.com, have come true. Nope, they didn’t bring me on as a high paid staff writer unfortunately, but you have to start somewhere.
While reading nauseating Facebook updates about my old high school friends who I haven’t seen in decades, transients doing nutty stuff on the shore by Delinda’s house, another who is writing about his urethral stricture surgery (barf), and all the useless dribble which makes up that sort of social networking, I found something interesting: The PGA.com web site has a story today which poses this question: “What hole would you want to play in front of a crowd?“ and asks their Facebook friends to chime in. I did.
Many of the featured holes in the article are some of the most famous holes in golf like the 17th Road Hole at St. Andrews, the 18th hole at Pebble Beach, 13th at Augusta National and of course the island green 17th hole at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course, where the Players Championship is played. Wow. I think that may be the longest sentence I ever wrote which still made sense. I digress.
I commented on the experience I had playing the TPC Sawgrass 17th, and pondered how much more humiliating it would be in front of a crowd. See if you can find it…
Congrats to my pals at PGA.com. Their great coverage of the British Open this past weekend resulted in some HUGE numbers. 85 million page views and 624,000 unique visitors per day. That is up about 45% over last year.
If I could only get them to link to HOG and TGS somehow. Maybe they’ll trade links…. yeah right.
I’ve got a good pal named John Kim. John and I have had many a frosty beverage at golf events, chowed down on greasy chicken wings, and talked many hours on the phone and online about the golf industry. John runs a little golf site you may have heard of called PGA.com.
Please go over there now and check out my pal’s interview with The King, Arnold Palmer, host of this weeks Bay Hill Invitational.
Hey buddy, send some King Mojo over here will ya?