My name is Adam but people call me Bubba.
My excitement for being in The Classic City has not waned in the least after being here for a few days. This town feels like home. It is really my home-away-from-home. What should I do for dinner, SpeakEasy, Porter House, NONA, East West, Last Resort (again), DePalma’s, Locos, Ronnie B’s, Mellow Mushroom (which is now located where Compadres used to be), Weaver D’s, Gyro Wrap, or maybe somewhere I’ve never heard of before? Such a nice problem to have. Go Dogs! #athens
It’s too bad Allen’s is not here anymore bc I’d be happy to go there for a couple cheeseburgers, some music and pool, and then mozy on down to Foxz. Oh well. Normaltown is not the same.
It has been a great week of catching up with old friends and also meeting some new ones. Lookin fwd to catchin up with my buddy Tan Eric sometime over the weekend and maybe get into some big ole catfish.
There is a weird festival goin on in downtown Athens today. Very old school hippie. Everyone is wearing tie dyed shirts and singing songs about peace and loving each other. I love Athens. #hippietown
And check out this place. Wow. NONA, the bar formerly known as Harry Bissett’s. Spent a lot of time in there studying and what-not. If I had a dollar for every beer I had in this place I’d have….well….I’d have a lot of money. Honk if you remember Bissett’s!
As far as accommodations go, I continually pinch myself this week as I am amazed at how nice my condo is! Many many thanks to my new buddies from Covington, Charlie & Steve. We went to dinner together at Big Bread Athens and then drinks at some new bar called Blue Sky. Charlie is the man. This place is great! Mind if I keep a key and move in????? Check out these views of Sanford Stadium from my back porch.
It was great getting to hang with Roger Tambalini during the first two rounds of the tourney. He is a great player and an even better dude, real funny, real easy-going kinda guy. He has two small kids (a son and a daughter ages 5 and 3) just like I do, so we compared stories about how hard it is to be away from them on the road and also how great it is when we get to see our rascals after being on the road. Roger is playin and putting great this week, thanks a lot to his Nike Method putter, I hope he keeps it up!
Meetin good folks like Roger and Charlie & Steve, the boys from 980 The Ref, and all the UGA staff and volunteers make me realize how lucky I am to be a part of this traveling circus of fools. #caddylife #wouldnottradeforanything
We were up and adam early on Fri morning, hittin balls under the lights before the sun came up.
It was a cool and cloudy morning this morning, but the course was in great shape, although as the morning went on, the wind and the rain were really hard to handle.
The walking scorers out here in the minor leagues are really funny. One of the days the scorer waited until we got to the VERY LAST HOLE to ask me, “Hey Bubba, didn’t your player play golf here at The University?” Uummmmm……yes, he did.
On Thurs we had a Nationwide walking scorer who was an overweight redneck type of fella. He was as nice as can be, but he was just a little bit red and he knew very little about the game of golf. Dusty hit a nice shot on #2 that went slightly over the green and into a sprinkler head. This is not an uncommon occurrence, and the player always receives free-relief from the sprinkler. (They get to move the ball without a penalty stroke) The walking scorers are always equipped with a head set and a radio in case an official is needed during the course of play, the scorer can radio an official. Well, we needed an official on #2 so we asked the scorer if he would call an official. Redneck Big Boy said “Sure no problem” and he proceeded to turn around, cusp both hands around his mouth like a bull-horn and yell at the top of his lungs “OFFICIAL!!!!!” No kidding. This really happened. And, in his defense, I guess he did “call” an official…..only on the Nationwide Tour. #minorleagues I wonder if a walking scorer for Tiger Woods ever did that?
I ran into these two hot blondes on the course on Fri.
Who is this person and what happened to his beard?????????????
There is another golf tourney this weekend: The 64th Annual Peach Blossom Invitational hosted by my home course, Idle Hour Club in Macon, GA. Dusty and I played in it one year, Second Flight Champs, by the way Bubba can play. Good luck to all my buddies who are playin. I predict it comes down to 3 teams: Victor Andress & Rob Parel (the well known playboy and philanthropist), Johnny Walker IV (J4) & Steveo Welsh, and Matthews (Thews) Barnett & Ben Judd. I’m predicting that J4 and Welsh birdie #18 to win by one. You heard it here first. Stay tuned…………have fun out there boys!!! #idlehourbirdies
It has been great to be in Athens and I’m really lookin to havin a nice fun weekend with a lot of friends, but I am also glad that we have an off-week next week. I’m really lookin fwd to spending a lot of time with my boys this week. Check out my little Pete Sampras.
Hasta La Vista de La Ciudad de Classico!