My name is Adam but folks call me Bubba.
This post is being written from Jittery Joe’s in Athens Five Points on Thurs morning. I am surrounded by hippies who are studying for finals which are this week at UGA. Thank God I do not have to take finals! Been there, done that, now I have a real job. Wait a minute…..I don’t really have a real job….anyways, I am sippin on a latte and eatin a cream cheese bagel an thinkin about how much I love Athens.
It has been a great week so far, but now I am real excited about gettin the tourney started at 12:25 today. Lookin fwd to playin with my buddy Rog Tam, and lookin fwd to getting to know Tuesera. I prefer the late/early wave, so we’ll see if we can take it deep.
Special thanks to Kirby Moore for letting a couple caddies crash for a couple days, but we have since moved. We are now staying at the nicest place I have stayed all year. A two bedroom HUGE condo on Baxter called The Overlook. From our balcony on the 5th floor we have a perfect view into Sanford Stadium, and this place is as nice as a Four Seasons. It is owned by a couple of guys who played with us in Wed’s Pro Am, thanks so much Charlie and Steve for letting us crash your condo! It is their “Game Day” condo, so no one is there this week. We got the place all to ourselves. How did I luck into this??? Thanks again fellas!
The Pro Am was so much fun. It was great to meet Ryan from Denver (AKA “DawgCrap” on DawgVent) and all of the 980 Sports Talk guys we played with were such a trip. Charlie, Dave, Rats, and Chris, that was a fun round of golf!
It is always nostalgic for me to come back to my old stompin ground. I am reminded of old roommates, old girlfriends, bars and restaurants that no longer exist, and parking decks that appeared out of nowhere. Great to be in The Classic City!
When I was in college here I worked at the UGA Golf Course cutting the greens. Here is a pic of my old cart barn and some of the same mowers I used to use. (this would have been about 1997 or so)
Had a great dinner at TransMet a couple of nights ago with players, caddies, and girlfriends. It was a great group and the Terripan and the pizza were put away nicely. Then we hit a new bar called Volsted. Volsted is the name of the dude who passed prohibition back in the day, so naming a bar after him is kind of a “screw you” move. Only in Athens. I like it.
I got to spend a little time with my buddies Chris Haack and Jim Douglas, better known as Hacker and Dug. Check out that bright yellow Nike Dri-Fit shirt. I only wear that thing during practice rounds b/c I don’t want to disturb any pros during the tourney! (photo credit, DawgCrap)
It has also been great to hang out with Jason Payne this week. He heads up the UGA Tee Off Club and I’m sure you can imagine this is a crazy week for him. He’s doing a great job, and he’s a great dude. Haven’t seen Matre yet. Somebody put out an APB! WHERE ARE YOU MATRE??????????
They have changed the green on 11 this week, other than that the course is the same as last year. Long, hard, fast, and in perfect shape. Nice to be home!
See that last pic? That is the pond on 16, the downhill par 3. Notice the SeaDo in the water? If you make a hole in one on that hole you win the SeaDo. But what I want to know is this: what do you win if you hit your ball off the SeaDo, up on the green, and in the hole? Do you win the company? If so, and if I won, do you think BubbaDo has a nice ring to it? I’m gonna do a little more research on that and report back….
I was very lucky bc between Valdosta and Athens I was able to spend a day with my little homeboys. Took them to the Macon Fair and they rode rides all afternoon. I love these little troublemakers!
Still tryin to introduce my boy Steveo (from Cali) to some GA culture. We’ve eaten at Mayflower for breakfast, Last Resort for dinner, beers at East/West and Flanagans, and I think tonight we are gonna hit DePalmas. I sure am glad I scored a free place to stay this week bc my bar and restaurant tab is gonna be thru the roof! If you are close to Athens, or even if you’re not, some on out and see us. This is going to be a really fun week.
Let’s play some golf.
Hasta La Vista de la Jittery Joe’s!