Category Archives: This and That

How About That?

Just want to let everyone know how PATRIOTS DAY weekend went here at Carolina Colours Golf Club. 

We raised a few hundred dollars with a tournament and by accepting donations at the counter… Terrific. 

We raised $2,000 through a valiant attempt at a GOLF MARATHON! 

I’m simply blown away by the generosity of this crowd (this crowd being YOU, of course!)

Even though I was unable to make the Marathon happen, most everyone sent in checks to show their support! 

Clearly, this was about a fantastic foundation (THE FOLDS OF HONOR).  You are proud of our military, as am I.  I am also humbled by your generosity. 

Thank you all for the support. 

Life Continues to Get in the Way of Golf

So today, the golf course opens after being closed for 6 days due to Hurricane Irene.  The maintenance staff was incredible!  The community volunteers were terrific, and we could not have made the course playable this quickly without them!  My staff also put in a lot of hours on the course this week, and I can’t thank them enough. 

Total group effort.  Awesome. 

So now, let’s get back to golf!

….Oh yeah, I kind of busted up my knee on wednesday… Yup, missed a step on the stairs and BAM!!! 

I’m on the side lines for a while.   I’ll just have to contemplate golf for a while….  Should get some interesting blogs coming up…. 

I’ll keep you updated

Getting Back on Track

“Life gets in the way of golf” -Dave Pelz

Certainly, Hurricane Irene has really gotten in the way of golf up here in New Bern, NC.  Even though I’ve been at the course everyday, my golf clubs are decaying in the back of my mini-van….

You really take communication for granted these days…  blogs, emails, facebook, texting, cell phones….  

It was a bit annoying having all of those lines of communication taken away for a few days…  Sure I could use my cell phone, but I had to drive a mile off site to get any signal (what a pain!). *We are so spoiled today, I know

Anyway, looks like that area is getting back to normal.  Hoping to be able to blog about golf shortly!

We’ve got a couple more days of clearing away the damage from the hurricane just to be able to get the golf course open.  Another week to get the course back into shape….  We’ll be looking at busted up trees for quite some time to come. 

Very happy to say that we will open for LABOR DAY WEEKEND!  I’m excited because that is PATRIOTS GOLF DAY where clubs all over America raise money for the FOLDS OF HONOR FOUNDATION.  

Can’t wait to get life out of the way, so I can get back to GOLF! 

If You Are Reading This Post…

If you are reading this post, it means that the hurricane has made a mess of things.  It means I’ve no power or internet and couldn’t send out a blog ‘live’….

It also means that our GOLF MARATHON has been postponed.  Course is most likely too messy, and or too wet.  We’ll spend the day helping out the grounds crew, trying to get back up in running as quickly as we can. 

The GOLF MARATHON will be held on Monday, September 12th.  

Thanks to all that have already donated or pledged.  Great cause, should be a fun day!  I’ll keep you informed. 

Golf and Hurricanes

So I’ve got Hurricanes on my mind, rather than golf. 

I remember a time in Florida where I was able to use a hurricane for the benefit of many, many golfers (myself selfishly included). 

It was a year where several storms came through, causing flooding issues from Tampa up through Gainesville.  In preparation, cities and towns put up sand bags all over the place to protect vulnerable areas from floods….  

Weeks and weeks later, sand bags were still hanging out all around town, just deteriorating and being left behind….

Well it so happened that at the same time, I was in desperate need of Bunker Sand for our practice bunker at the driving range I was teaching at….

Yeah, every morning for about two weeks I would stop at different locations around town and load up my minivan with sand bags!  Made a huge mess of the van, but I was able to ‘mend’ our bunker and make it a viable place to practice for several more months!

Now that’s turning a lemon into LEMONADE!  And my golf game is better for it!

Bam!  Did it.   Be safe. 

Golfers Rock!

Thanks so much to everyone who has pledged for our GOLF MARATHON!  Golfers never cease to amaze me.  So generous, so giving.  Proud to be part of such a great group of people. 

Hoping that the hurricane passes quietly and quickly so I can get to GOLFING ALL DAY!!!

Anybody in for $20 chip ins?  Let me know. 

Quote of the day:

Don’t be too proud to take a lesson.  I’m not.
- Jack Nicklaus


On August 29th, my assistant (Cameron) and I will be playing golf all day long for children of fallen soldiers.  The FOLDS OF HONOR FOUNDATION is a charity started by a retired F-16 pilot and a PGA professional.  It provides scholarships to children of killed or disabled soldiers. 

Here’s where I ask for your help: 

I’m asking you to pledge some $$ for our GOLF MARATHON. 
If you are interested, here are some pledge suggestions:

** you can put a $max on any pledge you choose. 

***Shoot me an email or a comment with your pledge, and after the MARATHON, I’ll give you a summary of the day and how much you will be asked to donate. 

Pledge a $ amount for every hole that we play for the day  (I’m hoping for 150, but somewhere in the 120 range is probably more realistic….)  perhaps you would be willing to pledge 25 cents, or 50 cents per hole that we play? 
Pledge a $ amount for every birdie we make.    ex.  pledge $2 per birdie up to $50 max
Pledge a $ amount for every eagle we make. 
Pledge a $ amount for every individual hole we birdie.   This one seems pretty cool.  Maybe if we can manage to birdie EVERY HOLE on the course in one day, you throw in a bonus….  Ex.  $3 per hole birdied.  If we birdie 15 of the 18 holes, you’ll donate $45.  If we birdie all 18, your donation would be $54, but perhaps you’d give us $60 or $75 as a bonus for completing the task!  

Pledge a $ amount for every chip in!

Pledge a $ amount for every ‘Poley’. A poley is the first shot on a par 3 that finishes inside the length of the flagstick.  If you want us pin seeking all day, pledge for poleys on second shots on the par 4’s as well!
Pledge creatively.   Let me know if you have some other ideas for pledging!!!
Any amount you would be willing to pledge would be greatly appreciated.  I’ve had some golfers pledge through their business’s….  That’s fantastic!  

Thank you all in advance for all your support not only for the GOLF MARATHON, but in making my blog a success as well.  

Now GO PLAY GOLF!  Stop THINKING golf swing.