Around this time last year this is what I have jotted down in my golf notes and observations book. Hmmm. Guess I was watching a lot of TV.
From Feb-ish 2014.
1. An Inspiring Golf Story, Jarrod Lyle (from the Golf channel) – Lukemia golfer.
Like this story. Provides a good perspective as a husband, a father and a survivor and lover of golf.
He’s suppose to be making a comeback in late (Oct) 2015 – keep a look out for him
(Epilogue 02/2015 note: I haven’t heard of him in the news or anything…. So I Binged around and found that he made the cut at the Fry’s Open this past fall 2014 here in Napa, CA just a little while north of San Jose. He’s an Australian golfer who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 – something hard to manage as a family I know – and didn’t know if he could ever return to the Tour – very inspiring.).
Epilogue note#2: Also – if you’re ever in San Jose, Frye’s is a great electronic-gamer-everything computers-superstore – lots of stuff you could never really find in one place and an IT tech-geek’s haven with other consumerables thrown in. Kind of a rare innovation-meets-consumer-electronics type of a place – purely FYI.
2. Hopkins Golf – I like this concept of a small manufacturer selling custom Tour-level wedges direct. This business model makes sense. And I imagine the product should be good just because the manufacturer is not trying to be all things to all people and has a specific target niche. Epilogue note #3: Plus – it’d be nice to get custom wedges one of these days when I’m kickin’ Johnny Walker’s or Matt Kuchar’s butt – hahah!! (Look into this – note to self.) https://hopkinsgolf.com/page/index
3. The Morning Drive has a new book club (self note: worth checking out, I’m not a big book reader but I can read a ton of golf magazines but maybe a good golf book might change my reading habits). One recommended book is titled “Arnie, Seve and a Fleck of Golf History: Heroes, Underdogs, Courses and Champions” Hmmph.