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new blog: notes from the range


“golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. it is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.”

– arnold palmer

it’s been a minute since i’ve posted anything on here.  some of you might have been wondering where i’ve disappeared to or maybe you haven’t (it won’t hurt my feelings if it’s the latter).  this summer i’ve become a bit golf obsessed which i tell my girlfriend is a good thing because it keeps me off the streets and off of hard drugs (that’s a joke btw).  i have this crazy goal that i want to become scratch sometime in the next 2-3 years and play a qualifying round for the us open.  the big problem is that i’m currently 9.1 handicap index points away from said goal and my game is nowhere near as close as it needs to be.  the bottom line is that i have a lot of work left to do.  with that said, i’ve started a new blog to chronicle my golf exploits (and obsession).  it’s called notes from the range and you can access it here.  i’ll still be posting on to take the train from time to time, but if you really want to know what i’m up to, please check out notes from the range.

arnold palmer umbrella visor

as i mentioned on monday, i’ve been on a quest for old school visors, so i started thinking about the coolest logo in golf and wondered if it was possible to find a visor with the arnold palmer umbrella on it.  mission accomplished.  pga tour shop had me covered and for cheap ($12).  if you’re wondering why arnie chose an umbrella, i’ll tell you.  according to sources (aka the internet), arnie’s always been well aware of his brand, so when they formed arnold palmer industries, arnie knew they needed some sort of symbol to stand out.  as they went down the list of golf companies, they realized most of the items associated with golf – clubs, balls, hats, etc. – had been taken, so arnie said, “what about an umbrella.”  his business associates told him that the umbrella was probably not available but they’d look into it.  sure enough, it wasn’t trademarked and arnie used the multicolored umbrella for his brand.  the reason for it’s success is because arnie’s such a badass.  he could have chosen a pink bunny rabbit and his merchandise would still sell.

going golfing

the best kind of golf is played when it’s considered work.  i’m playing in a charity tournament this afternoon so the posts might be bare today.  i figured a couple of pictures of arnold palmer would compliment my plans.  he’s one of the best dressed athletes of all time and apparently one of the nicest.  my father’s had the pleasure of meeting him several times and one time caddied for him for a few holes.  he said he’d stop for any fan and sign an autograph or take a picture.  i guess that’s why he has his own army.  classy guy. 

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