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Santa Fe Trail Series – Part 1

The hardest part is getting started. That’s what I tell myself every time I sit down to write something. Just get a few words down and let the juices start flowing. In reality, I could use that same logic for a lot of other things in life. Surely, once things get rolling, it’ll all be fine. Right? … Read More

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tMP Western KS – “Mega Day”

It never fails. Everytime we schedule one of these trips, we stay up a little too late the first night. That’s how it went this time too. The ribeyes and wine were the perfect pairing for our conversations and considering the Middle Pin boys don’t get a lot of face to face time off the golf course, we did it pretty big that first evening at my place in Wichita. Finally, we managed to force ourselves to go to sleep around the time when most bars in our old stomping grounds would already be closed. We had a couple big days ahead. People were calling it the Middle Pin Western Kansas Mega Weekend. OK, maybe not people. But I certainly was. … Read More

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Here Comes the Sun!

Little darling, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter. Little darling, it seems like years since its been here. Here comes the sun, do, do, do. Here comes the sun. And I said, it’s alright. Sunrise on #10 – Colbert … Read More

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tMP – A Year in Review

It’s been a year, for sure. The snow is blanketing the backyard while I write this blog in a place that has become all too familiar in this past year: my home office at the bar in the basement. It’s … Read More

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Polarized? Or Pulverized?

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing color and starting to litter the ground. The goblins and ghouls won’t be too long after. But, for me, one of the real signs of the fall are the yard … Read More

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A Lot Can Change in a Year…

It was almost exactly one year ago. And here we were, once again driving in the early morning darkness of a September morning to another unknown golf course to have a “business meeting” and a match. The destination this time: … Read More

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“So What?”

It’s such a simple question but sometimes I have to say it to myself just to make sure I’m on the right track. “So what? What is the purpose of this?” I heard it a lot in graduate school. “So … Read More

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The Haves. And the Have Nots.

You can probably tell where this one is going… It happens every time I get the picture or see it from a stranger on Twitter. At first, I smile thinking about the reaction right before the picture was snapped. I … Read More

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The Match at Marion

Found the middle of the fairway on hole #2 at Marion. It was raining when I left my house. The radar on my phone showed that it was likely going to be raining for the entire hour plus drive north. … Read More

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This isn’t a blog about anything other than golf. Let’s keep that in mind as we’re reading this. It has a singular purpose: to talk about golf during this challenging time in our world’s history. I know there are bigger … Read More

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Super Spotlight: Nic Youngers from Rolling Meadows

It was early fall 2007. I already reported to college but was excused from baseball practice for the weekend because it this one was special: my sister was getting married in Manhattan (shout-out B and T). I caught the golf … Read More

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