In the history of HYDLE.com… this ridiculous “TSOIGDH” entry marks my 999th public blog post since May of 2009 – When I started this crazy world of blogging ideas, thoughts and Genius vs. Not Genius intermanents and social media successes or failures.
So for the sake of getting google credit for it…
“TSOIGDH” = TURNING SHIT ON IT’S GOD DAMN HEAD
Turning shit on it’s god damn head is going to be my 1 single inspiration for the next 999 blogpost entries. I can’t wait to open up my connection layer for all my loyal readers… so I can start finding out who you actually are.
Developed using advanced theories in aerodynamic technology, the Speedline 9064LD driver is designed to deliver maximum club head speed and ball speed. By reducing drag and lowering turbulence, these drivers cut through the air better than any other driver to deliver maximum distance.
Beginning April 1st, Max Adler, Associate Editor of Golf Digest is taking a 60 day golfing road trip in celebration of the magazines 60 years in publication.
What interests me about Max’s adventure is how he is going to pay it back to some of Golf Digest’s real fans and supporters over the years … and his #1 and #2 example stops both revolve around Long Drive (and luck).
1. LONGEST HOLE-IN-ONE DENVER
Michael Crean aced the 517-yard, par-5 ninth at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in 2002.
2. LONG-DRIVE PROVING GROUND / LITTLE ROCK
Long Drive champ Sean (The Beast) Fister poses the same challenge to any upstarts who think they can make it in pro long drive: Carry the Arkansas River from the lawn of the Clinton Presidential Library & Museum. (It’s 360 yards.)
Maybe I will try and document a couple of his 60 stops throughout the nation. They sound like good stories… why wouldn’t you want them on video?
March 1st, 2010 – Training for season 2 of long drive begins.
Long Drivers of America (LDA) local qualifiers are popping up all over with the first major event coming up March 25-27th in Mesquite, Nevada. The 2010 Diamond in the Desert Classic requires zero pre-registration and will consist of 2 days of open qualifying to create a competitive field for Saturdays Desert Classic final.
New to the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship sponsorship team this year is Dick’s Sporting Goods and the Slazenger RAW Extreme Distance golf ball. I don’t know what happened to Pinnacle as the official golf ball of the LDA – maybe it just wasn’t extreme enough. Personally – I’m a fan of aggressive.
So if your bored of the snow… lets go hang with the Mesquitos and start swinging.
Mesquite, Nevada – Home of the the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships and apparently also to my new girlfriend Roxann Deese. Below is a photo montage of what I am seeing and doing during this week of “jut hit the ball far” festivities.
Checked out some real estate.
Met the Duke who is a bible on golf in Mesquite, Nevada.
He built the Casablanca course back in 1995.
Hit the range at Casablanca.
Drank some CLLs (Coors Light Limes)
Enjoyed beautiful sunset.
Met friends Jason Frey (The Savage) and Jason Zuback (The Champion).
I went savaging today… unfortunately I came up short.
Hitting golf balls at 9:00 in the morning in 100% humidity isn’t really my style. Coors Lab doesn’t even open until 10:30. So it was hard to get in the groove early – Especially in Phoenix.
Thanks to everyone who supported me through this short 2 week endeavor. I believe that if I have a future in Long Drive, I will have to find some sponsors… and a way around not being able to drink in competition.