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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

FMI VA Golf and Heron Ridge Partnership

 This being the first Scoreboard partnership in Virginia, it took us a little longer than we liked to complete the project, but it turned out well. We couldn't ask for a better course than Heron Ridge or a better Pro to work with thank Glen Pierce!

 We are moving onto our next course in Hampton Roads, so stay tuned. Here are a few pictures below:

Thursday, January 16, 2014

2014 VB Golf Crew Golf Trip

 Well folks, it's that time of the year where my e-mails start to come in everyday, nagging, reminding and pleading with folks to get signed up for the golf trip.

  This years dates are Wednesday May 14th through Sunday (leaving that morning) the 18th. Pinehurst is the choice, once again, and as usual, the King Of Golf Trophy is on the line. Our current champion is Edgar Castillo, and is always a tough person to beat out.

  Thursday night Karaoke at Dugans, and our famous "Take Over" night at Dugans is Friday night. Couple that Friday's round being the "Worst Dressed Golfer" and the Poker Event and pair that with your consumption and down partying ability, you could be King!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Let Mr Fancy Pants Dress You For Golf

 Not to be out done by anyone, I am presenting golf clothes with my style, flair and terrible game in mind. I am going to try and work together an outfit once a month, and would love to see some clones of me out there!!!


The Polo: 39.97|~White


The Pants: 49.97|~Surf


The Pull Over: 29.98 Peel

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The Belt: 32.97 Orange


The Hat: 21.97 Grey


The Shoes: 54.98 Grey

John Barry
Bring the Funk, Back to Golf

The Golfer's Trip

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Monday, October 28, 2013


 Coming to a select few courses near you in the Tidewater of Virginia, thanks to FMI Golf VA!!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

FMI, Leaderboard Golf Coming To Virginia

FMI golf, the nation's leading gold marketing score board company is coming to Virginia, with Virginia Beach as their first target area.

The company installs large steel and marble score boards to golf courses, at no expense to the course. they use a teaming up marketing model to use advertising to a "marketing circle" for everyone involved. The employees of FMI hand pick a course and present them their plan to do their marketing for them, no charge to the course. The y next approach the members, looking for business owners who want to be on the board as advertisers. the course tailors a custom plan, 100% up to each course, that will give the advertiser free rounds, a tournament, and reward cards with special rates and offers.

The advertiser then in turns hits their target market, as the board is viewed between 25,000 to 40,000 times a year. the advertiser also has in hand, 1000 rewards cards, good for a two year period, and freely gives them out to customers, friends and family. this process has one objective in mind, filling the courses tee sheets on a daily, weekly and yearly basis!

This is just an over view of the whole process and the business model for FMI and the newly forming FMI Virginia. The company's web site FMI Web Site

Monday, September 16, 2013

Myrtle Beach Battle for the Cip Cup 9/11-9/15

If this was twitter, I think hash tag beer and golf would be spot on. We left Wednesday morning early for the usual warm up round. A 6 hour drive give or take 10 minutes, and I drove to help keep me from being a mess when we got there. 24 of us total, a nice sized group staying at the Legends Condos, 50 feet from Alisa's Pub ( good and bad for us ).

  First round was MBN West. We got there at 2:45 and somehow, they let us play for the replay rate (maybe they knew I was friends with Brian!) 20.48 a person, couldn't ask for a better start. The course was in great  condition, and maybe the fastest green of the trip. They may have actually been the fastest I have ever played anywhere. West is a fair course, nice amount of water and mix of holes and for the value, couldn't be beat. I would play this course as a warm up course any day. We were out so late, no cart girl, but it was ok, I think we were well stocked anyway!

 First night is a Alisa's pub night, bar tender Halston, is a great guy, served us well, keep drinks filled and the food was great. Really loved their wings, very nice sized. We sat out back and drank a whole lot. The waitresses (the only women in the bar) were of course good looking, nice and the center of attention!

   Had a few folks flying in Thursday, so we had a 2pm start on Mooreland. This course is exactly like I remember it, an *** kicker!!! The fairways were perfect, greens a 9 out of 10, speed good, true rolling, there was nothing to complain about expect it was pretty dern hot. The cart girl helped though, I think we saw here 4 times on the front side and 4 times on the back side. She was very friendly and beers were flowing. I can't think of one single negative thing to say about this course or Legends in general, other than it was crowded and a 5 hour and 15 minute round, but we were not in a hurry.

  That night turned into another pub night, no driving, no chance of being stupid with a DUI, makes perfect sense, so once again, dinner is there and we shut the place down! Halston keeps the drinks coming faster than we can drink them. The back deck Tiki bar is open and great spot to drink at, we ended up doing shots with all the waitresses and this was a re-occurring theme! I think we turned in at 4am!

  Friday bring an 8:45 start on Parkland (the toughest course there?) and another very warm day, no breeze. I vow not to drink on the course, as of course I am hung over, but a bloody mark on our 5th hole starts the healing process, and the 12 packs from our VERY hot cart girl start flowing. My and my buddy that I am riding with are hacking but having a great time making fun of each other. The course, again, is perfect, and I love this one the most, I actually like bunker shots, and it has plenty of them. The 3 hackers in the group shot in the 100-105 range, and our buddy Andrew shots 80. No clue how we didn't drag him down with us!

  Of course, with ever round, there is the breakfast, lunch and two beers, and I think a chicken sandwich is all I end up eating before going to the Master's Happy Hour...check the GC folder later for my report. Let's say the next morning hurt pretty bad also!

   Saturday, the last golf day had all the buddy, fun groupings. I play with 3 junior high school friends I known almost all my life, and we get all together once or twice a year now, so it was a blast heckling each other, drinking, joking and flirting with the hottest cart girl I have ever seen. Heathland again is great shape, and it's cool and breeze blowing thanks to a front that had come through. The greens, fairways, tee boxes, again a 9.5 out of 10. this was the most enjoyable round of golf I have played since the last trip. Myrtle Beach is about buddies, and this is the sole reason I come to play. Yes I love the golf and courses, but I would rather shoot a 130 with my buddies than a 85 without them.

  We are leaving 6am Sunday, so the night is a chill one with Buffalo Wild Wings take out, and lots of college football.

  My only thing I was disappointed in, was Brian messed around and got a damn concussion thinking he was a 25 year old softball star, so I never got to see him. He is a great guy, as we all know, and put together the best trip as usual. Heck, I don't think we give him enough credit.

  My unsung super start is Legends very own lead man Matt, he worked his *** off while we were there. I saw him do almost every job you could, I ever saw him picking up trash at one point. The guy is a machine, and he is all about customer service, and his club house and courses reflect it!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

2013 Pinehurst Trip

 Very late report out of our group trip to Pinehurst North Carolina, but, even with a Tropical Storm washing us out totally on Friday, it was a great trip.

 The New Hyland park was raining on us, but man, what a great course, and brand new greens. The people were great there, and told us no matter how many holes we finished, they would give us rain checks. Didn't need them, we played through it, and it poured some of the time. What a great drainage system they had!