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  • Eagle Springs Golf Resort - Hole 2 - Volcano - Par 3 - Wisconsin

    World’s Greatest Par 3…You’ve Never Heard Of?

    It’s easy to speak in hyperbole. Especially, when you’re taking about the world’s greatest par 3. When you think about the great shorties in golf: The Postage Stamp The 7th at Pebble Beach The 17th at TPC Sawgrass And many more certainly come to mind. That being said… Hole 2 at Eagle Springs Golf Resort…

  • Broadlands Golf Club - Hole 8 - View From the Rough

    Broadlands Golf Club

    I fell in love with Broadlands Golf Club this first time I played it. Growing up an Illinois golfer, I played most of my golf on relatively flat terrain. Broadlands Golf Club winds its way up and down dramatic elevation changes. Your journey begins on the second tee box as you tower over the fairway. From here,…

  • Vice Golf Ball - On Tee

    Vice Golf Ball Review

    After the strange unboxing of Vice Pro golf balls, I’ve finally been able to officially field test them. With three rounds of golf with the Vice Pro, I feel that I can give it a fair review. In short, I love it. Off The Tee For me, there was no noticeable difference in performance. I would…

  • Wisconsin Roadsides

    On my way to shoot The Broadlands Golf Course in North Prairie, Wisconsin, I saw a stack of hay sitting along the roadside. As I drove past, I noticed a sign underneath that read, “Self Serve.” I made a mental note to return to take a picture after the day’s shoot. On my way back, I…

  • Muir Woods - Black and White - Perspective

    Photo of the Day: Perspective

    I can’t think of any photo more fitting than this to celebrate 100 years of National Parks. Emily and I kicked off the start to an awesome weekend with a stop at the Muir Woods. The redwoods are an instant barometer for your significance, or lack thereof.

  • Espresso - Buzz Killer Espresso - Bucktown - Wicker Park - Chicago -Coffee Talk

    Photo of the Day: Coffee Talk

    Emily and I had a fun start to the Saturday. After breakfast and stopping by Kellie’s for a pre-birthday send off, we trekked to Goddess and the Grocer for lunch. We both went turkey sandwich. Solid stuff, plus the pickles were bomb. Afterward, we waltzed around Bucktown/Wicker Park and did some shopping. capped it off with a couple…

  • alinea - maitake - bluberry - lapsang souchong - close up - august 2016

    Alinea

    Dinner at Alinea is a transformative experience.  It’s more than dining. It’s theater and art. But don’t mistake this billing as some rich man’s Medieval Times. It’s really hard to describe Alinea without context. If you’re unfamiliar, then I highly suggest you watch Grant Achatz’s episode of Chef’s Table (Season 2, Episode 1). Every bite and sip is evocative. Throughout…

  • Porter - Day Sitting - Dog - Photography

    Are you down with OPP (other people’s pooches)?

    Bad news: I don’t have a dog. Good news: That might change very soon as Emily and I are looking to adopt! In the meantime, I love taking photographs of other people’s dogs. While I’m not The Dogist, I think everyone loves a good dog photo. Therefore, I wanted to share some of my favorite shots…

  • Vice Golf Ball Unboxing

    Here is a quick overview of what it’s like to order and receive golf balls from Vice. Based in Germany, Vice looks to disrupt the golf ball market by selling direct to consumers via their website. So what happens when you ditch the middle men and order from Vice? Want to just look at the…

  • Arlington Lakes Golf Course - Arlington Heights - Old 18 Tee, New Hole 7 Green from Behind

    Arlington Lakes Golf Club

    Arlington Lakes will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s the sight of some of my most cherished golfing memories, most made playing alongside my best friend, Brad. As middle schoolers, we’d be strolling up the old 18th fairway laughing without a care in the world. Meanwhile, our parents were anxiously waiting in the…