- 10:46 AM, Tuesday,
October 29th, 2013:
- Man, where do
I start. The date. Yes, it's three days later and
that is not a sign of laziness. I haven't
stopped working since 7am Saturday morning. All day
cutting Sunday and Monday (new all-time record lows on
my fuelband, under 1000!) and it took 10 HOURS just to
upload this beast. So before we move ahead... watch
this. Please, treat it like a half-hour sit-com and
watch all 18-something minutes. There are so many
"OH MY GOD" moments from Saturday's
tournament I can't believe it. What a spectacular
way to end the year...
- Whew. Lemme jump
down the page a bit so as to not have spoilers
viewable while watching the video...
- Alright, first off
- how awesome is this pic:
- Haaaaaaaaaaa. I'll
be honest, I bet that picture? Has never been
taken. I mean, in all of golf. What an odd
pairing: a mini-golf costume party.
- And I cannot
believe it was only a whim that made me think of doing
this, because it was easily the most fun we've ever
had during an event. I'm so happy some people go all
out for Halloween. I mean,
- That's just pure
coolness. And yes, I was Indiana
- I mean,
I can't help it. It makes me feel like I'm 9. I
loved Indiana Jones so freaking much as a kid...
I actually get excited to wear the HAT. Jimmy's
Clark Kent was quite good as was the epic moment from
the tournament which I used as a teaser on
- Yeah, didn't make
that deadline... I started uploading at 1am this
morning so I wasn't tooooooooo far off, but wow.
I had no idea how hard it would be to cut that
down to a manageable time. But, I just have to talk
about everything while it's still fresh... up
- How ridiculously
"money" was this shot? I just happened on
him, he does the whole dramatic open, nails the hole
in one, then walks off-camera as I roll into the
skull. So pimp. Fred owns that hole. He's aced
it 6 out of the 10 times he's played it in qualifying
or the finals. I'm 5 of 17. Wow.
- Our youngest
player! Avery Farrell is the daughter of Anthony, who
is one of Kurtis's new co-hosts on The Worst Show on
the Web. Unfortunately, Anthony actually qualified for
the tournament with a (-3) but had to leave early.
Avery ended up with a (+6) and beat several adults
which I find hilarious considering she hits the
ball like it's going to attack her. Kurtis came with
his boy, Parker and the two of them had a blast. Kids
don't actually care about rules but the whole concept
of mini-golf is cool to them. And they could spend all
day on Plinko. ;-) Good times...
- I was happy Jed
was able to make it. He's the guy from the "Neighbors
I never knew" entry and he'd had a couple
surgeries that kept him from seeing the course this
summer. He enjoyed himself and several people got all
giggly when they realized he killed Pesci in Casino.
I mean, come on. That's just awesome. And like
every actor, the truth is he's far more talented and
has done a tremendous amount of things in the industry
(check out his IMDB)
- but it sure is fun to say "I killed Pesci".
- And of course what
will most likely be a turning point for this entire
project, JB from Vice showed up with his photographer
and played the course. He started laughably bad, but
then got the hang of it leading to a freaking eagle on
7. They both enjoyed themselves and I'm excited about
the fact that GolfKon is finally gonna get some press.
Mind you, not so more people come... but it allows me
to link businesses and charities to an article from an
established company which will help get the ball
rolling in 2014. These events are SCREAMING to be
charity events. It's such a fun and exciting way to
raise money for some cause. I'm already doing
sooooooooo much work for free... we can finally put
that energy to something good. Ahhh! Can't
- The tournament
itself seeemed like an easy editing endeavor.
It was technically less "rounds" than Labor Day,
but what didn't occur to me was that in essence, they
were 7 separate stories. I did the best I could
to keep it under the YouTube limit of 15 minutes, but
alas, it just couldn't be done without completely
cutting out matches. So I did some digging, and
realized all I had to do was verify my account on
YouTube and I could break that limit. Wow, who knew.
Now, I still aim to have 2 minute videos for
everything, but events like this are massive stories.
And this tournament? Was how I was beaten every,
single, round... until my 3 opponents just randomly
fucking bit the dust. I mean, how on earth does
Fred hit the tee of 8 perfectly... and then
THREE PUTT the 2nd half of the hole? How does
David who was freaking LEADING at 8, knock it not
once, but TWICE back behind the ridge? This is the man
who has the course record of (-7). <shakes head>
It was unbelievable. In the finals though, Matt has
been known to get a tiny bit behind and then just
throw in the towel and record a 6-6-4 over 3 holes.
(sigh) It actually annoys the hell out of me because
we're tied if he makes a simple putt on 7, and instead
it show me winning the match by 8 strokes. No idea why
he does that, but it has happened in both tournaments
he's been in and he's easily one of the top 3 golfers
that has ever played... and in round 1? He scores a +1
and barely beats the 8 seed? David or Fred will
probably be the players that end up beating me.
They're far more consistent.
- And that's kinda
where this is heading. There's a reason they keep
showing up... they know it's coming, and they want to
be the one that does it. It's what I kept trying
to explain to people that said I should sit out
or handicap myself. No one wants to win a tournament
when I'm not playing. No one wants to win because I
put a handicap on my score. It's why you don't take it
easy when you play kids at games - they know, and the
smart ones? Hate that shit. It's belittling. No they
want to win with me at my best and Saturday showed
they could absolutely do it. David and Fred know damn
well I was powerless to stop them once we got to
8 and they totally freaking blew it. They will be
back, and they will win. It's now just a question of
who will beat me. I was CERTAIN it was happening
Saturday. Still stunned watching it.
- Oh and can someone
please tell me how the freaking hell Jimmy's Superman
putt didn't go in? Could he have set that up any
better? And it just TEASES the lip? AHHHHHHHHHHHH.
That would've been the most epic thing ever. And he
also likes to just go out guns blazing when he's gonna
lose. (Sigh). That's not golf gentleman... but we
enjoy the show. ;-)
- Alright, this is a
lot of typing. I need to update GolfKon.com and
call it a year for the course. Whew. Hope you guys
enjoyed it! Here's to 2014!