Monthly Archives: January 2014

Atlanta + Snow

Atlanta is a disaster.  I don’t mean that to use that word in a specifically directed assault towards our leadership, our infrastructure, or the general state of affairs.  I mean it as a literal description of the major and minor thoroughfares getting people to and from their offices, schools, and any other location besides where […]

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BJH - January 29, 2014 - 12:41 PM

Great post, Jay. I think if we all learned anything from yesterday it’s that Atlanta has some great people and that if there is even a prediction of a light dusting, no matter who laughs or shakes their head, I won’t be in the office.

Cory - January 29, 2014 - 1:01 PM

Nice post. People really are exceptional when the chips are down. My wife and I were even more fortunate yesterday: We both decided to work from home – and were able/allowed to do so.

scott - January 29, 2014 - 2:58 PM

For those who’ve been here a while, eerily similar to 1982 just less snow. http://www.snowjam82.com

RCN - January 29, 2014 - 5:31 PM

Great post RCS… Southern hospitality is one of our finest qualities here and it was nice to see it on display in such great gestures during the nasty weather yesterday. I will say, if your going to purchase an SUV, splurge for the 4×4… I saw more “SUV”s stuck on the side of the road yesterday. Its worth the extra money, even if you only need it once.

Clay - January 30, 2014 - 12:17 PM

It kinda pisses me off that the national media is making fun of Atlanta not being able to handle a measley 2″ of snow. It wasn’t the snow that was the issue – as you pointed out, it was 5 million people hitting the road all at one time, a forecast that didn’t include Atlanta in the danger zone until the day before, and ICE on the roads. Two inches of snow would not have caused the problems we had if we had the infrastructure of Chicago to remove the snow and prepare the millions of miles of roads in the city.

I was one of the lucky ones. I left my office at 12:30 and got 22 miles in an hour and a half taking mostly backroads vs. the interstate.

There certainly were some great stories of people coming together during the crisis. There were also some horrible stories of people trapped in their cars for 18+ hours. I hope the next time the forecast calls for a winter storm, at least the city should keep the kids from being trapped at school.

MPR - February 3, 2014 - 10:32 PM

@clay

You’re giving the northern cities too much credit. A few years back I lived in Boston and worked out a ways on the marathon route. Boston as I’m sure you all know is no stranger to big snows. One day we got a pretty routine snow storm and for whatever reason the whole area was entirely caught off guard (when I say a few years I’m talking 2007ish) it took me 6+ hours to go a shorter distance than the Boston marathon. Same stories about cars running out of gas, getting stuck, people getting stranded, 10 hour commutes etc.

If it can happen there, it can happen anywhere.

HERS: WINTER DATE NIGHT

Ah, winter date nights. Dressing for the cold weather is hard enough for us southern gals that refuse to invest in decent and traditional (and horrible) cold weather essentials. Looking great is easy, you only need a few key pieces. Add in your own touches of flair so he sees your personality and personal style. […]

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His: Winter Date Night

Winter date nights.  Especially hard down here in the South,  as we tend to overdress and over-prepare for cold weather.  A threat of snow will cancel school 24 hours in advance, and empty out the grocery store shelves.  It’s like a bad version of Red Dawn.  Well, just because the weather is cold doesn’t mean […]

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Dave - January 24, 2014 - 9:29 AM

Love Creed. The Mrs. gifted me some Tabarome for Christmas, which she admitted was as much for her enjoyment as mine.

Blake - January 24, 2014 - 7:04 PM

Love these types of posts! Definitely my favorite.

Blake - January 24, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Love these types of posts!

Hudson Sutler X Wm Lamb Chappaqua Commuter Duffel

Head’s up, folks.  The good folks over at Hudson Sutler and Wm Lamb & Son have teamed up for a cool collaboration.  Allow me to introduce the Chappaqua Commuter Duffel: This is the first collaboration that Hudson Sutler has released in 2014, and he couldn’t have picked a better partner.  Hudson Sutler (full disclosure – […]

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Pipeline + GoPro

Yeah, it’s January.  Granted, here in Atlanta we get a few days in the 50s and even 60s, but for the most part, it isn’t even close to ‘beach weather’.  While it’ll only be a few short months before we’ll be enjoying some heat, seeing stuff like this gives us a little reprieve from the […]

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The Eagle(s) Has Landed

As you all know, I do enjoy doing some thrifting every once in a while.  While most visits don’t yield any sort of return, some do.  Earlier this week, I had a very high yield return.  I was walking through the sports section, where I usually don’t see anything worth a second glance.  This time […]

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jhoyler - January 17, 2014 - 8:38 AM

I’d go with the 913D2. It sets up and feels great.
I still play a 907D2. It’s an old driver but gets the job done. Can’t go wrong with Titleist.

Ryan - January 17, 2014 - 9:25 AM

My game isn’t strong enough to chime in on the driver decision, but I had to congratulate you on the find. I always make a pass through the sports equipment, and am yet to find anything to take home.

JWG - January 17, 2014 - 9:31 AM

What a find, take them to a golf shop and make sure they check out, believe it or not there is a huge market for fake golf clubs.

Sam - January 17, 2014 - 9:47 AM

Go hit all three as that’s really the only way to tell which one to get but I’ll go ahead and say that nothing performs like a Titleist, and the cleveland is also a really good option. I don’t know if you’ll like the Ping.

Awesome find on the irons. I need to start doing this more. I play the X-Forged irons and I love them.

BEN - January 17, 2014 - 10:08 AM

Get the D2. I put one in my bag at the end of last summer and it started paying dividends immediately.

Brad Hackett - January 17, 2014 - 10:12 AM

The Ping is the play.

Mark McCoy - January 17, 2014 - 10:21 AM

Head to Golfsmith or your club and get fit. Best thing I ever did was get fit for driver. I went in thinking I wanted one model after hitting it a couple of times from a buddy. However, the numbers on the trackman don’t lie. I ended up with a club I had never even thoguth about, Cobra Amp Cell. The Calloway X Hot was 2nd and the Ping was 3rd. I went in to buy the TaylorMade Robcketballz 2 and I hit it about 5th best after the Nike Covert. This was last summer. I have 2 different friends that just switched to the SLDR. They were long and straight before but the SLDR gave them even more distance with less effort.

Wes Campbell - January 17, 2014 - 10:33 AM

Agree with Mark…get yourself fitted. And I too ended up with an Amp Cell. I would have never imagined I would have ended up with a Cobra driver after swinging Taylor Made all my life but I made the switch and had better control than ever before last year without sacrificing distance. Getting checked out on the computer will help you determine which driver gives you the best club head speed, launch angle, etc. The only problem was finding an Amp Cell in the shaft and color I wanted (went with the more neutral gray instead of orange, green, blue, etc.) but in the end it was all worth it.

Brad - January 17, 2014 - 10:44 AM

I will by the Callaways off of you.

East of Oxford - January 17, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Sick find, congrats.

Josh L - January 17, 2014 - 12:31 PM

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! That is an amazing find!

MJS - January 17, 2014 - 12:56 PM

I am still in shock over this find. Unreal. Congratulations sir.

Adam - January 17, 2014 - 9:48 PM

That find is unbelievable…

I worked at an ebay (buying reselling) golf store for years during my summer breaks. I never trusted hitting balls into the net, nor did I trust launch monitors. The best thing you can do is take clubs out to the range and give em a whirl.

I had been a Callaway/Nike tour-model driver player for about 6 years now. I took about 9 different 2013 drivers out this past summer to test one afternoon on the range, and even though it didn’t necessarily ‘feel’ the best, the Ping G20 outperformed any club I have ever hit. I am a low-handicapper, but I sort of realized don’t need to shape the ball off the tee – the G20 (as I am sure the G25 is) is the most forgiving club I have ever hit. Period. It’s a high launching head, though, so I have a 8.5 that launches like a 10.5 on any other brand.

Jeff Heath - January 18, 2014 - 12:19 AM

I have the ping, and i am a 15 handy. It must be stated, i have only been playing fir 7 years. Ping is an exceptional company and they will take care of you. Also, they will fit you with all the new swag in a year or so. The Ping 25 is made for players that need a little forgiveness. Trust me, it is amazing. BTW, you have one of the best southern blogs. Keep it up. A GA fan living in AU.

Respectfully,
JSH

Brian - January 18, 2014 - 12:05 PM
Ben - January 18, 2014 - 12:07 PM

I don’t wanna be the jerk here but I know that you’re dedicated to proper grammar. The word you’re looking for is piqued my interest, not “peaked.” Awesome find by the way… Jealously abounds.

Dave - January 18, 2014 - 7:38 PM

Titleist all day long – just get the right shaft. Great blog by the way!

DCW - January 20, 2014 - 12:55 PM

Incredible score. I always wonder the back story and how these clubs made their way to you. I’m jealous, I hope you enjoy them this year.

Hank - January 21, 2014 - 12:47 AM

I’ll double your investment in those AP2s. Would obviously do more than that. If you’re interested let me know.

Matt - January 21, 2014 - 7:56 PM

I have a Titleist 910D2 9.5, stiff, in great shape. I will trade for any one of those sets. Can’t see where this is a bad idea!

Nick - January 23, 2014 - 1:12 PM

The original X-Tours are one of the best iron sets ever designed. On the driver front, go and treat yourself to a high-end fitting. Cool Clubs just opened a facility in Tucker, you should check it out.

RAH - January 28, 2014 - 9:25 PM

Don’t buy a driver until you get a chance to hit the new Callaway Big Bertha’s. This is coming from a guy with a full set of Titliest clubs.

And when you do get ready to pull the trigger, be sure to check us out at gppgolf.com

Down with Shetland

There is something about a Shetland wool sweater.  These sweaters have been around since the ninth century, when the Norse settlers brought their sheep to the Scottish Islands of Shetland.  These sweaters are the perfect layer.  The provide a layer of warmth that will stand up to the harshest winters, but that isn’t the best […]

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BMO'C - January 15, 2014 - 9:57 AM

Great post. If someone asked me if I had a “uniform” or “go to” outfit, it would, at least in cooler months, ALWAYS include a shetland sweater – and the wilder the color the better. Great over a golf shirt on a cooler Spring evening or under a Barbour when it really cools down.

Alex - January 15, 2014 - 11:50 PM

The Bean’s sweater is extremely high quality for the price and they come in tall sizes, which is great if you’re tall like me and don’t want to show your lower back everything you reach for something

Jon - January 16, 2014 - 9:51 PM

Curious where the name “Red Clay Soul” came from. I am a potter who uses local red clay from Maine and there is a lot of history and significance to “red clay” and the colonial time community potter.

Hayes - January 17, 2014 - 4:16 PM

I am surprised you left off Sid Mashburn shetlands, on slae they are not too expensive, and seem to be nice a slim fitting:
http://www.sidmashburn.com/sale/sweaters.html

Zack - November 5, 2014 - 11:49 PM

Anyone know how the LL bean sweater fits? I’m afraid it will be too baggy