Blog & Newsletter

Defined by Who?

  Define- 1. State or describe exactly the nature, scope, or meaning of . 2.Mark out the boundary or limits of. Over the holiday season, I find that I'm in observation mode both personal and external. Seems like anytime a group of guys get together or find themselves...

Bad Day at Black Rock

  My father is a fan of old school movies. His favorite films are Westerns. I'm not talking about Tombstone but the ones that feature singing cowboys and fight scenes that make you giggle at the acting work. My Dad has many sayings that I will always carry with me....

Go Deep!

  I know we have lots of college football fans on our pages and after watching the ending to the Georgia vs. Auburn game, I had to ask the question of where it ranks all time among other crazy college football wining touchdowns? I submit the following, in no...

Members Only

  We are not copy cats or trend followers. The well beaten path is smooth, populated and boring. In the 80's, I was in High School and the biggest trend of the day was the members only jacket. If you're unfamiliar with the style, all you have to do is see the photo...

Wishful Thinking

  "Be careful what you wish for because you might get it". I'm sure you've heard this saying before but it rings true more often than you might think. I once heard a lady say that she had wished and prayed to have time off from her job. She had been overworked,...

Degrees of Separation

  One degree seems so insignificant but a single degree can often make all of the difference in the world. Hopefully, we are not clones and we do not strive to be a part of the masses in order to feel like we belong. It's often the small things that separate us from...

Built to Last

  Golf is a rewarding and frustrating pursuit. Moments of greatness followed by periods of mediocrity seems to be a common refrain. This game is a mindset and a process of accepting that success comes in slow intervals. Often we take 3 steps forward and then  2 steps...

Ranger Rick

The Range is something that we are all familiar with. It can be a love hate relationship but one thing is for sure, if you're going to be any good in golf, there's no shortcut around the practice area. The term "Ranger Rick" was once mentioned by Tiger to explain the...

Chicken Knobs

  It's no secret that I'm a fan of eating and I never miss an opportunity to share some grub with friends. I was once eating at a chicken restaurant with a small group and we were working on a 20 piece chicken finger plate. Another buddy called and said he was headed...

Wild Things

I've always been fascinated with watching wildlife. As a kid, I couldn't get enough of my Grandfather's hunting stories like the time he came across a monkey while chasing down a rabbit or the time he turned and shot a giant bird which was actually a Crane. Although I...

Superman

What if Superman played golf? I'm pretty sure that he does and I'm further convinced that I've seen him on several occasions. To appreciate this point you must consider that Superman doesn't run around in his tights for the world to see. As with most super heroes, he...

2013 NC Long Drive Championship

Our latest adventure took us to the 2013 North Carolina Long Drive Championships. If you're unfamiliar with Long Drive, this will give you a glimpse into the scene. The sport of Long Drive is shrouded in mystery and in the midst of a yet to be determined...

The East Coast Classic

Imagine a Long Drive contest hosted by the Long Drivers and for the Long Drivers. Imagine an entire soccer complex rented just for the event. Imagine a tee box big enough for four players to hit at the same time. Imagine a play in event for the non ranked players to...

Swinging a Dead Cat

  There's no shortage of golfers who think they can play and who think they can hit the ball a long ways. What there is a shortage of however are players who can back up their handicaps or distances they swear to. It's easy to forget the extra balls hit and to...

The Learning Curve

  In 1985, I went to work at a very small Real Estate Company. The owner was an old Sailor and a unique Mentor to me. I take many lessons learned under him with me in my daily life until this very day. One of our most popular segments and ongoing bits pertains to the...

The Masters Blog 2013

The man who knows he's blessed is truly blessed. For the second time, Shark Attack Golf was fortunate enough to gain access to The Masters golf tournament. We aren't on the official list and we can't afford full price passes but when fortune smiles upon you and you...

2 Years Deep…How to become a Long Driver

  A couple of years ago, a journey began and I'm pleased to say that I've been a part of this great experiment. Many people are curious but few actually bother to find out what's involved in becoming a Long Driver in golf. Our story begins when I became friends with a...

Old School and Time Travel

  I met a great guy recently. We spoke about music and life and the fact that we were both, "Old School". This got me thinking about what Old School really means. Am I Old School? I'll let you decide but one thing is for sure...there is a difference in Old School and...

Characters Welcome

I often feel like the Blues Brothers in that I believe that we're on a mission from God. The mission is to change the game of golf into a sport that isn't just for the elite. Golf can be boring, snooty and exclusive to a fault. There are many contributing factors to...

Past Greatness

There's a such thing as being a legend in your own mind. We often have a tendency to look back upon the past with fond memories and we even gloss over the pains and problems. I once dated a girl and was convinced that I loved her. We had many issues, not the least of...

Working at the (Rumor) Mill

  I'm sure you've watched one of the greatest Western Movies of all time...Tombstone. For some reason, the current happenings in Long Drive bring a scene from this movie to mind. Johnny Ringo: [Ringo steps up to Doc] And you must be Doc Holliday. Doc Holliday:That's...

I Hate Myself for Loving You

  Golf can be a cruel mistress who loves to bring the pain. The addiction begins early in the game and is ushered in not by a great round but by the one good or pure shot within a round. We find ourselves living for the next big drive or approach shot that almost goes...

D.U.I

Some drink and others choose not to but we all agree that you shouldn't be behind the wheel after a few slugs. When it comes to golf, it's a whole other matter. Nobody's ever been arrested for driving while under the influence of Ozzy, Machine Head or Pan-FN-tera....

Chasing the Dream

Some people believe that dreaming is only for the young and the foolish but the ability to dream is what takes mere mortals to the realm of the gods. As a child, hopefully we all had big hopes and dreams. Some dreamed of being a cowboy or a ninja or the greatest...