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Senior Golf Pro Conrad Lawrence Driving Long for Europe Using Social Media to Get Him There

Now this is cool.  I have a friend of mine that I consider to be one of the coolest people around that just happens to be a +3.5 golf pro in Los Angeles.  His name is Conrad Lawrence and he has called the world of Golf his reason for staying happy health and comic!

Conrad is shooting for a European golf school in July to qualify for the Senior Golf Tour but he needs a little financial boost; so what does he do?  HE GOES VIRAL!  LOL!  I have to say that Conrad’s idea of taking his quest viral so no sign of being a senior.  To me that is what it takes to punch forward with your desires when you embrace new ways of just getting some of your friends to help you out.  Love it……

Conrad not only has a YouTube video with the quest but he also opened up a Facebook fan page to get it moving.  It looks like he’s just started the fan-page and he is already getting support.

Conrad has a pretty intense base of very cool friends that has started to donate a few dollars to getting Conrad to Europe to get to this “Q School”.  For myself, he gets my dollars too.  I have to admit, sometimes you just have to reach out and ask for an assist.  I think he’s only looking for 7k to get this going so it looks like he just might make it.  But at the end of the, Conrad still has to shoot the some great scores to make the cut – I’m pretty sure he will.  CONRAD LAWRENCE FTW!  (FTW means For The Win for you old farts)!  🙂


Are OB Golf Balls Environmental Death Turds? Turn Out-of-Bounds Golf Balls into Money for Non-Profits

Okay, wait; before you jump down my throat as an environmental extremist, I’m not.  I do my share in watching how I recycle, pick-up stray trash on the golf course or the beach but I don’t break it down to the ridicules.  But I do have a thought about those MILLIONS of out-of-bound golf balls still in the environment.

You’ve seen them, I have seen them.  Busted up, de-laminating golf balls way OB and in the ponds, rivers, fountains etc..  We have seen the pictures of ingested golf balls in snakes, alligators and even in bird nests.  Just a byproduct of the snap-hook or death slice but it does stick it to mother nature when we don’t find them.

So instead of me going on a scientific rant about the break-down of a golf balls and how long it takes, I just want to suggest what I do.  When I play, I always carry a small bag with me so when I see OB balls that are trashed from being out there since the last supper, I just pick’m up and through them away.  That’s just my thing……

Maybe the golf courses can do a “feel good” campaign for their own branding and imaging with a non-profit by having a OB ball collecting contest and for every ball collected, the sponsor of the event will put a dollar in the non-profits fund.  It will brand the golf course as a community player and a supporter of green issue.

But the real sad thing about this post in my blog is that after all these years playing golf, I’m still spending waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time ob!!  *_*

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