Golf Road Warriors

TAP Beer of the Day: Huma Lupa Licious

by Tom Bedell

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Ken Blust, a bartender when he’s not off teaching school, pointed out the wall of refrigerated units behind the bar and said, “We have 110 different beers, including a whole door just for Michigan beers–about 40 from seven or so different breweries.”
In my mind that makes The Sports Bar at Treetops the perfect place to wind down after a long day of golf. There’s plenty of good beer, great pizza, or a more refined menu …

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Premier Time (and Space)

by Tom Bedell

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One of the reasons I like the television show “How I Met Your Mother” is that it often imaginatively plays around with notions of fate and time—if this didn’t happen here at this particular moment, then that wouldn’t haven’t occurred there at the time it did occur there. A riff on Chaos Theory, I suppose, and the good old Time/Space Continuum, seasoned with serendipity.
Kind of how I felt after the fourth hole today on the …

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Mr. Smith Goes to Gaylord

by Tom Bedell | 2 Comments

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While no stranger to Michigan golf, I’ve never made it to Gaylord before, and my immersion today reminded me of a dip I took years ago in chilly Lake Michigan at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National park—bracing, eye-opening and ultimately thrilling.
We passed through the Alpine Village-themed town of Gaylord yesterday afternoon on our way to the Treetops Resort, our base of operations for the four-day Warrior onslaught, tantalized by the sight of promising golf holes …

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TAP Beer of the Day: Doc’s ESB Ale

by Tom Bedell

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Our merry band of Golf Road Warriors rolled into Gaylord this afternoon and prepared for the onslaught of golf to come as befits the night before any mighty endeavor—we drank.
Some of us more than others, perhaps, but duty calls, especially when there are sixteen different beers on hand and six golf courses lying in wait. It could have been worse, since the Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse is not just a brewpub, but a distillery, …

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TAP Beer(s) of the Day: North Peak Brewing Company

by Tom Bedell

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The Golf Road Warriors began converging on the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan on Sunday afternoon. Before heading north, we began our adventures splendidly, in my opinion, by heading into town and straight to the North Peak Brewing Company.
And why not? The U.S. House of Representatives had, after all, presented House Resolution No. 102 to declare July 2012 as Craft Beer Month in the state of Michigan, and which the other house adopted …

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The Good Luck Skunk

by Tom Bedell

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Bleary-eyed a little after four in the morning and that many hours sleep, I drove through the dark toward the airport and another Golf Road Warriors adventure, this one to Gaylord, Michigan. My first GRW immersion was to Scottsdale…

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TAP Beers(s) of the Day: North Peak Brewing Company

by Tom Bedell

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The Golf Road Warriors began converging on the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan on Sunday afternoon. Before heading north, we began our adventures splendidly, in my opinion, by heading into town and straight to the North Peak Brewing Company.
And why not? The U.S. House of Representatives had, after all, presented House Resolution No. 102 to declare July 2012 as Craft Beer Month in the state of Michigan, and which the other house adopted …

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