Me and my dog at Section Four Pond during a July 2009 hike with friends.

Out, See, Go: Adventure is subjective

Posted on December 15th, 2014
By Chris Engle, outdoor contributor A friend of mine works for the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado. His job is to four-wheel and backpack his way up Colorado mountainsides and clear trails with his chainsaw. On his days off, he posts pictures to Facebook for every 14,000-foot mountain he summits in t…

Out, See, Go: Yup, that’s ice alright!

Posted on November 16th, 2014
Yesterday, the opening day of rifle deer season, I drove my family to the first buck pole Gaylord’s seen in a few years. DerMiner’s Parkside Market, across the street from Otsego Lake State Park, had three small bucks hanging from the A-frame pole by noon and about every car traveling that stretc…

Out, See, Go: My picks for colorful hikes and drives

Posted on October 14th, 2014
By Chris Engle, contributor One thing that’s always amazed me about Gaylord is how I can drive 10 minutes in almost any direction and go from city to country to wilderness in that short window of time. Sometimes it’s even less. Here’s a great example: The Alpine Soccer Complex is a huge expanse o…

The Ryder Cup is due for a major overhaul and Phil Mickelson is the man to do it!

Posted on September 30th, 2014
By GolfPRGuy After a few days of digesting yet another Ryder Cup loss for the U.S. it is very apparent that the time for major change has come, and Phil Mickelson just might be the person to make it happen. I was one of the Tom Watson supporters when he was first announced as captain two years ago, and felt h…

Out, See, Go: My top-ten favorite outdoor smells

Posted on September 15th, 2014
By Chris Engle, contributor Top-10 lists are kind of silly. Not because of the point they’re trying to make – that these 10 things are better than anything else – but because the order of the rankings is so subjective. A good example is the “all-time greatest rock songs” list. No matter who…

When I Become USGA President I am Changing the Rules of Golf

Posted on July 29th, 2014
GolfPRGuy Over the past 100 years the United State Golf Association (USGA) has claimed to be the guardian of golf and with that to be looking out for the best interest of the players and making sure the rules of the game are enforced. While I can respect some of what the USGA has done, I believe the organiz…

A memo to all golfers this spring: Enjoy the game regardless of course conditions!

Posted on May 12th, 2014
GolfPRGuy Finally, after one of the longest and coldest winters in history, golf courses in northern Michigan are now open and have apparently battled the elements and avoided the tough conditions many courses in the southern part of the State are enduring. Many courses have opened later than norm…

Father’s Day at Wings Over Gaylord

Posted on April 30th, 2014
Father’s Day at Wings Over Gaylord Tiffany Larson I have to admit, trying to come up with a great idea on somewhere to take my husband for his first Father’s day was haunting me for weeks. Our son was born in December, and in just a few short months we had transformed from a young couple with no childre…

For golf junkies, nothing can top a visit to the annual PGA Merchandise Show

Posted on April 10th, 2014
For more than 20 years at the end of January, I have made the annual pilgrimage south to the PGA Show in Orlando, Fla.  For someone who resides in the middle of the polar vortex, tired of shoveling snow and annually suffers from cabin fever, the PGA Show is the first sign that golf season is not too far away.…


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