Friday Golf at SXSW Anyone?

After skipping last year’s SXSW because of panel and conference burnout, I’m heading back down to Austin for this year’s get-together. I look forward to throwing back beers with anyone who happens to also be going.

Before the conference gets started though, my MSNBC colleague Ben Tesch (B-Tizzle in the inner circles) and I are heading out for a round of golf at Falconhead. The tee time is at 11:12am this Friday and we have two extra spots. Anyone up for some hackery?

10 comments on “Friday Golf at SXSW Anyone?”. Leave your own?
  1. Doug says:

    I wasn’t plan on taking the clubs but this is promising. Is that spot still available?

  2. Josh Bryant says:

    I’ll hit a round with ya. Shoot me an email.

  3. Mike D. says:

    Doug and Josh: Sweet, well that was quick. You’re in! I’m thinking about cabbing it from the Hampton an hour or so ahead of time. Where are you guys staying?

  4. Um … anyone down for some mini-golf?

  5. Doug says:

    I am staying at the Hampton also. Although I was thinking of renting a car and heading to the Ben Hogan Museum one day, because I am a golf geek like that.

  6. For Martin and anyone else who wants to slum it a little, you’ve got two solid options.

    The Butler Pitch and Putt is a very short 9-hole par 3 across the river from downtown, off Lamar between Barton Springs and Riverside. It’s a real craphole, but such is the charm. You can rent clubs for a buck apiece if you need to, and you’ll be fine with a wedge, a putter and maybe a short iron. It’s BYOB, and best played with tallboys in hand.

    Across Barton Springs from Butler is Peter Pan Mini Golf, another institution. Two 18-hole courses of seriously old-school mini golf, with giant fiberglass dinosaurs and other random obstacles. It’s no Falconhead, but it’ll do.

    Both courses are a couple/few blocks from a bunch of good restaurants and places to have a drink.

  7. Josh Bryant says:

    Honestly I don’t know where I’m staying … I’m roomin’ w/ Tamura and since you’re rooming w/ Watson my guess is we’ll be next door to each other?

    I’ll warn you right now though, with work & kids I haven’t busted my clubs out for a year now … so expect some good laughs. Maybe I’ll clean em up and get out to a range tomorrow so I can pwn you all when we get there :)

  8. Chris says:

    Last time I swung a club, I dislocated my left knee. I used my clubs as a walking stick and made my way back to the clubhouse to phone my wife (we only live 3 minutes away). She said she would come and take me to the hospital. I waited over an hour before getting into my car and drove home without changing gear (UK manual car). After parking outside my house, I made my way down the steps and into the house. “Where are you? You said you would pick me up an hour an a half ago” (a reasonable request I thought). “I am cooking the kid’s sunday lunch first, we might be a while” was the reply. Stay single Guys!

  9. Doug says:

    All i will say is that my handicap is very close to that of my first comment number.

  10. Stephan says:

    I will be in Austin during SXSW but because of prior commitments, will not be able to attend the conference. I am planning a couple of dinners at a few my local hole-in-the-wall places if anyone is interested.

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