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Can’t wait to rejoin this foursome

Posted Monday, October 29th, 2018 11:22 am GMT -6 in Friends,Golf at 11:22 AM

Number 14 at Sand Creek

Originally published by DK on October 29, 2018 at 11:22 am

Happy birthday, my friend

Posted Monday, September 24th, 2018 11:44 am GMT -6 in Friends,Golf,Holidays,Travel at 11:44 AM

Quick, fun trip to Vermilion to celebrate Mr. Schuster’s 50th

Originally published by DK on September 24, 2018 at 11:44 am

Fall is coming

Posted Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 01:53 am GMT -6 in Friends,Golf,Nature,Travel at 1:53 AM

Wide range of weather at The Wilderness

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2018 at 1:53 am

Sponsor golf for charity

Posted Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 08:17 pm GMT -6 in Charities,Friends,Golf,Work at 8:17 PM

It’s a tough job, but someone had to do it

Originally published by DK on September 19, 2018 at 8:17 pm

NotATweet: Golf at Dakota Pines

Posted Sunday, September 16th, 2018 02:56 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Golf at 2:56 PM

The former Hastings CC still in great shape – shot an 88 from the whites at Dakota Pines

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2018 at 2:56 pm

NotATweet: Golf at Keller with Leo

Posted Friday, September 14th, 2018 10:59 am GMT -6 in Friends,Golf,Shopping,Work at 10:59 AM

Team building with Leo at Keller – shot an 86 from the blues

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2018 at 10:59 am

Get a room, trees

Posted Friday, September 14th, 2018 10:58 am GMT -6 in Golf,Nature at 10:58 AM

Just like Chan Poling saw

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2018 at 10:58 am

Drones attack Pine Valley GC

Posted Monday, September 10th, 2018 04:27 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Links,Video at 4:27 PM

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/pine-valley-golf-club-like-youve-never-seen-it-exclusive-drone-footage-of-all-18-holes

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2018 at 4:27 pm

NotATweet: Golf at Columbia

Posted Saturday, September 8th, 2018 12:54 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Golf,Tweets at 12:54 PM

Shot a shaky 87 from the whites at Columbia – too many poor shots

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2018 at 12:54 pm

NotTweet: Shot an 84 from the whites

Posted Saturday, August 25th, 2018 04:46 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Tweets at 4:46 PM

Shot an 84 from the whites at Sand Creek – the new gear is really starting to pay off

Originally published by DK on August 25, 2018 at 4:46 pm

My new old guy shoes

Posted Thursday, June 21st, 2018 07:00 pm GMT -6 in Fashion,Golf,Shopping at 7:00 PM

Thanks, Tapemark

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

End of an era

Posted Monday, June 4th, 2018 01:30 pm GMT -6 in Charities,Friends,Golf at 1:30 PM

Congrats to the Klas and Cody families on a great Tapemark run

Originally published by DK on June 4, 2018 at 1:30 pm

The ball-eating tree looms

Posted Friday, May 25th, 2018 12:29 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Golf at 12:29 PM

Number four @ Keller with Ed and Leo

Originally published by DK on May 25, 2018 at 12:29 pm

Hey there, Snoop Dog

Posted Friday, May 18th, 2018 10:33 am GMT -6 in Golf at 10:33 AM

The iconic 15th hole @ Highland National

Originally published by DK on May 18, 2018 at 10:33 am

Saturday should be fun

Posted Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 08:31 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Shopping at 8:31 PM

Looking forward to breaking this one in over at Brookview – thanks Phil!

Originally published by DK on May 9, 2018 at 8:31 pm

RIP Fred Boos of Grand View

Posted Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 01:36 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Links at 1:36 PM

http://www.brainerddispatch.com/sports/golf/4433286-area-golf-boos-remembered-creator-golf-mecca

Originally published by DK on April 18, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Looks like I need to go back

Posted Thursday, March 8th, 2018 10:56 am GMT -6 in Golf,Links,Travel at 10:56 AM

https://www.golfadvisor.com/articles/streamsong-course-debate-17673.htm#.WqFntxpOhkU.twitter

Originally published by DK on March 8, 2018 at 10:56 am

Fall golf is the best golf

Posted Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 01:30 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Weather at 1:30 PM

Faribault $25 special

Originally published by DK on September 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Or what?

Posted Sunday, August 13th, 2017 06:56 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Golf at 6:56 PM

Signs, signs, everywhere signs…

Originally published by DK on August 13, 2017 at 6:56 pm

Not a walkable course

Posted Sunday, August 13th, 2017 06:49 pm GMT -6 in Golf at 6:49 PM

Highlands course @ Mississippi National, Red Wing

Originally published by DK on August 13, 2017 at 6:49 pm

I spy a Snoopy bunker

Posted Friday, August 4th, 2017 08:36 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Golf,Work at 8:36 PM

Golf with ops @ Highland National

Originally published by DK on August 4, 2017 at 8:36 pm

Before the storm

Posted Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 08:40 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Golf,Weather at 8:40 PM

Nine holes @ Inver Wood before we were pulled off by Thor

Originally published by DK on July 25, 2017 at 8:40 pm

Changes at my favorite hole

Posted Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 07:40 pm GMT -6 in Golf at 7:40 PM

Number 15 @ Southview has lost some trees

Originally published by DK on July 22, 2017 at 7:40 pm

Shusters on twelve tee

Posted Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 07:54 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Golf,Travel at 7:54 PM

36 holes @ The Wilderness is too much for my tired hands

Originally published by DK on July 4, 2017 at 7:54 pm

The Andersons on three tee

Posted Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 12:21 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Golf,Travel at 12:21 PM

The Wilderness is still the greatest

Originally published by DK on July 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Will the Gopher hold on?

Posted Saturday, June 10th, 2017 03:42 pm GMT -6 in Golf at 3:42 PM

Need Dutoit to maintain his lead Sunday

Originally published by DK on June 10, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Excited to try these out

Posted Friday, June 9th, 2017 08:39 am GMT -6 in Friends,Golf at 8:39 AM

My new “jackpot” clubs – thanks, Golf Pro Cody

Originally published by DK on June 9, 2017 at 8:39 am

Nice one

Posted Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 01:49 pm GMT -6 in Cars,Golf at 1:49 PM

Mr. Golfer plays at Baker

Originally published by DK on June 3, 2017 at 1:49 pm

Course closed; grill open

Posted Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 10:39 am GMT -6 in Casinos,Food,Golf at 10:39 AM

The pork ribs at the Meadows Grill

Originally published by DK on May 31, 2017 at 10:39 am

Trying out some new gear

Posted Saturday, May 27th, 2017 07:09 pm GMT -6 in Golf at 7:09 PM

Looks like I’m switching to TaylorMade 

Originally published by DK on May 27, 2017 at 7:09 pm

The back held out

Posted Sunday, May 7th, 2017 11:25 am GMT -6 in Friends,Golf at 11:25 AM

Sunday round with Leo @ Gross National

Originally published by DK on May 7, 2017 at 11:25 am

Minnesota Private Courses

Posted Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 12:22 am GMT -6 in Golf at 12:22 AM

The ones I haven’t played:

Originally published by DK on April 19, 2017 at 12:22 am

The windmill is gone

Posted Saturday, April 15th, 2017 05:30 pm GMT -6 in Golf at 5:30 PM

Pretty sure this is where it was @ Fairbault Golf & Country Club

Originally published by DK on April 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm

This made my day

Posted Sunday, April 9th, 2017 07:11 pm GMT -6 in Golf at 7:11 PM

Congrats, Sergio

Originally published by DK on April 9, 2017 at 7:11 pm

I love my office

Posted Thursday, April 6th, 2017 11:20 am GMT -6 in Golf,Technology,Work at 11:20 AM

IBM doing their thing at the Masters

Originally published by DK on April 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Back in Sun City

Posted Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 07:20 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Golf,Travel,Weather at 7:20 PM

Round number two was a little rougher

Originally published by DK on April 4, 2017 at 7:20 pm

All the Minnesotans are here

Posted Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 03:05 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Golf,Travel at 3:05 PM

Golf with John and Cathy @ Palmbrook CC, Sun City, AZ

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Excellence at the Burg

Posted Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 01:23 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Links,Video at 1:23 PM
Originally published by DK on February 21, 2017 at 1:23 pm

Number 4 with a bullet

Posted Monday, January 23rd, 2017 04:05 pm GMT -6 in Charities,Golf at 4:05 PM

Top charity golf tournaments in the metro

Originally published by DK on January 23, 2017 at 4:05 pm

Wide open on the 10th tee

Posted Thursday, January 19th, 2017 02:40 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Golf,Weather at 2:40 PM

A very snowy Meadows at Mystic Lake 

Originally published by DK on January 19, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Tom’s #1! Tom’s #1!

Posted Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 09:47 am GMT -6 in Friends,Golf,Links at 9:47 AM

The Mobile Golfer’s Top 50 Golf Courses You Can Play in America: Nos. 10-1

Originally published by DK on January 11, 2017 at 9:47 am

So much to discuss here

Posted Thursday, January 5th, 2017 02:57 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Links at 2:57 PM

http://www.golfdigest.com/gallery/americas-100-greatest-golf-courses-ranking

Originally published by DK on January 5, 2017 at 2:57 pm

The sports graveyard

Posted Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 11:19 am GMT -6 in Golf,Shopping,Skiing,Sports at 11:19 AM

Flashbacks @ Goodwill

Originally published by DK on December 22, 2016 at 11:19 am

Fire! Fire! FIRE!

Posted Saturday, November 5th, 2016 10:05 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Weather at 10:05 PM

Tenth tee at Stonebrooke

Originally published by DK on November 5, 2016 at 10:05 pm

Bonus Golf

Posted Saturday, November 5th, 2016 03:47 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Golf,Weather at 3:47 PM

Hardly ever this nice in November – Stonebrooke, Shakopee, Minnesota 

Originally published by DK on November 5, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Play here every 15 years

Posted Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 10:35 pm GMT -6 in Golf at 10:35 PM

Back to Midland Hills (thanks to Special Olympics)

Originally published by DK on October 22, 2016 at 10:35 pm

Die Hard 2016

Posted Monday, October 10th, 2016 05:22 pm GMT -6 in Food,Friends,Golf at 5:22 PM

Wish I played better, but what an amazing October day in Minnesota 

Originally published by DK on October 10, 2016 at 5:22 pm

Fall in Jordan

Posted Saturday, October 8th, 2016 09:57 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Weather at 9:57 PM

Ridges at Sand Creek

Originally published by DK on October 8, 2016 at 9:57 pm

The Mindful Superintendent

Posted Friday, October 7th, 2016 04:21 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Golf,Links at 4:21 PM

http://www.turfnet.com/blog/8/entry-1318-the-real-deal/

Originally published by DK on October 7, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Bear Sighting

Posted Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 09:28 am GMT -6 in Golf at 9:28 AM

Jack Nicklaus, fake 16th fairway, Hazeltine National Golf Club

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2016 at 9:28 am

Doug in his element

Posted Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 09:27 am GMT -6 in Friends,Golf at 9:27 AM

First tee, final Saturday match, Ryder Cup 2016

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2016 at 9:27 am

Ryder Cup week at Hazeltine

Posted Thursday, September 29th, 2016 12:24 am GMT -6 in Food,Friends,Golf at 12:24 AM

After years of planning, Ryder Cup week has finally arrived in Minnesota. It’s extra fun to see the golf world focus (again) on the local club that has so many great people connected to it – members and staff alike. The last time a major was held here (the 2009 PGA), I had a media pass and covered it for my old Golfing in Minnesota website. The major before that (the 2002 PGA), I volunteered for one of the charities in a food booth. This time I decided to just put my name in the lottery and ended up with Tuesday practice round tickets.

As I’ve mentioned before, the early part of the week is almost more fun than the competition days because the players are relaxed and will generally interact with the gallery. You can also take all the pictures you want, which is really cool considering how close you can generally get. This time I just used my new iPhone with the “zoom” lens and got some decent shots (see the full gallery after the jump). Tuesday also had the added benefit of the celebrity matches, which included Bill Murray and Michael Phelps playing for the U.S. side. I didn’t know they were doing that, so that was a fun bonus.

I went with the Miller brothers and we both parked our cars at the main public lot at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. The bus ride only took about 20 minutes, but traffic on 169 was terrible and overall it took much longer than I planned to get there. The busses dropped off at Chaska High School and people walked from there to the course. The entry was nicely designed and dropped you into the area at the opposite end of the driving range from the new clubhouse. The super gigantic store was impressive, as was the entire temporary village of tents, platforms and chalets.

We ended up looping around most of the course, as Brad hadn’t seen it before. I’ve been lucky enough to play Hazeltine six times over the years (only breaking 100 half of the time, never below 90) and love seeing how the very talented Chris Tritabaugh has prepared everything for the world’s best. It’s really too long and difficult for me, but should be a great time for these players with the much-lower-than-PGA rough and newly rebuilt fairways. Not a fan of the hole re-numbering, though.

In addition to the U.S. and European players (professional and celebrity), we also saw Tom Lehman, Jim Furyk, Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods and my friend Doug, who was the scorekeeper for the Phelps group. We also saw lots of familiar red U.S. Bank Stadium jackets on the Monterrey Security team members that did the mag screening. Many companies with suites at the stadium were represented with corporate tents, so I think there will be a lot of overlap between my two worlds this week.

Levy Restaurants bought Prom Catering last year and created the Levy Prom Golf subsidiary that is providing the food at this Ryder Cup. The tent I went to was out of burgers and chicken sandwiches and had a very long line. I ended up with a $5 hot dog, $3 bag of chips and a $3 salted nut roll. Can’t recall how much the bottle of Mt. Dew cost, but they had many different beverage options. Wish they would add a little variety on the food side, but overall it was fine.

We stopped at the store on the way out and I thought the selection was amazing and the prices were generally fair. Of course the two things I really wanted, the hockey jersey and daily player shirts, were the most expensive ($265 and $90, respectively). I did leave with a signed Michael Birawer print, though, that was only $35.

Getting home was a two hour exercise in patience. The lines at the high school snaked back and forth across the parking line in a queue that rivaled anything you see at Disney. It moved at a decent pace, but unfortunately a lack of busses meant waiting in a pen for 10-15 minutes before we were able to board. Traffic leaving that part of town was horrible, so I got home much later than planned.

All in all, though, very much looking forward to a return visit on Saturday…

Originally published by DK on September 29, 2016 at 12:24 am

Caviar Dreams

Posted Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 09:20 pm GMT -6 in Fashion,Golf,Shopping at 9:20 PM

Why does the one item I liked the most cost $265?

Originally published by DK on September 27, 2016 at 9:20 pm

Arnold Palmer

Posted Monday, September 26th, 2016 08:43 am GMT -6 in Golf,Quotes at 8:43 AM

The more I practice, the luckier I get…

Originally published by DK on September 26, 2016 at 8:43 am

The handicap buster

Posted Saturday, September 24th, 2016 11:26 am GMT -6 in Friends,Golf at 11:26 AM

Low slope and rating = rough on index @ Dwan 

Originally published by DK on September 24, 2016 at 11:26 am

A Friday on the course

Posted Friday, September 2nd, 2016 03:08 pm GMT -6 in Golf at 3:08 PM

Valleywood Par Three

Originally published by DK on September 2, 2016 at 3:08 pm

The Ryder Cup nears

Posted Monday, August 29th, 2016 10:09 am GMT -6 in Golf at 10:09 AM

Tuesday is all I could get

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2016 at 10:09 am

Carl Spackler

Posted Saturday, August 27th, 2016 10:37 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Movies,Quotes at 10:37 PM

Big hitter, the Lama…

Originally published by DK on August 27, 2016 at 10:37 pm

Hope they keep this one

Posted Saturday, August 13th, 2016 01:14 pm GMT -6 in Golf at 1:14 PM

12th hole of the current Braemar layout

Originally published by DK on August 13, 2016 at 1:14 pm

Still miss that tree

Posted Saturday, July 30th, 2016 12:57 pm GMT -6 in Golf at 12:57 PM

Willingers 12th hole, Northfield

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Putting that bandwidth to work

Posted Friday, July 15th, 2016 10:38 am GMT -6 in Golf,Technology at 10:38 AM

TVs may not work, but this will do

Originally published by DK on July 15, 2016 at 10:38 am

The tracks are alive!

Posted Saturday, July 9th, 2016 12:19 pm GMT -6 in Golf at 12:19 PM

First railroad vehicles at Sand Creek in ages (maybe ever?)

Originally published by DK on July 9, 2016 at 12:19 pm

The Fermoyle Report

Posted Monday, June 13th, 2016 07:46 am GMT -6 in Charities,Golf,News at 7:46 AM

http://www.mngolf.org/m/News/Van_Rooyen_Cruises_to_Victory_at_Tapemark

Originally published by DK on June 13, 2016 at 7:46 am

Big check time

Posted Sunday, June 12th, 2016 09:03 pm GMT -6 in Charities,Friends,Golf at 9:03 PM

The South African Gopher takes it by five

Originally published by DK on June 12, 2016 at 9:03 pm

Sunday at the Tapemark

Posted Sunday, June 12th, 2016 07:09 am GMT -6 in Charities,Friends,Golf at 7:09 AM

Phil Anderson starts things off on number one at Southview

Originally published by DK on June 12, 2016 at 7:09 am

Northland golf flashback

Posted Saturday, June 11th, 2016 06:16 pm GMT -6 in Charities,Golf at 6:16 PM

Look what pulled up next to the Tapemark tent

Originally published by DK on June 11, 2016 at 6:16 pm

The new volunteer assignment

Posted Saturday, June 11th, 2016 06:13 pm GMT -6 in Charities,Family,Friends,Golf at 6:13 PM

Kid two and friend out between hole four and hole eight @ SVCC

Originally published by DK on June 11, 2016 at 6:13 pm

This way to freshly mown grass

Posted Saturday, June 11th, 2016 06:18 am GMT -6 in Charities,Golf at 6:18 AM

Tapemark #45 @ SVCC

Originally published by DK on June 11, 2016 at 6:18 am

Mikey and the waterfalls

Posted Friday, June 10th, 2016 07:51 pm GMT -6 in Charities,Friends,Golf at 7:51 PM

Love the improvements at Southview CC

Originally published by DK on June 10, 2016 at 7:51 pm

Before the rain in GV

Posted Saturday, June 4th, 2016 04:32 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Weather at 4:32 PM

Brookview Golf Course, Golden Valley, Minnesota 

Originally published by DK on June 4, 2016 at 4:32 pm
 

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