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Friday
Apr052013

Bubba Viral Video Week Continues, Dubsdread Crash Visit Edition

Thanks to reader Scott for vetting and approving what could be a disaster but turns out to be great fun: ESPN.com's Michael Collins and Bubba Watson make a surprise visit to Orlando's Dubsdread. Bubba is using a pull cart for the first time, playing lefty with right handed clubs, showa up on the first tee with Collins and an entourage of carts along with men carrying large HD video cameras.

Great to see Bubba in an old Travis Matthew shirt too. Oh wait, isn't he with…

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Dubsdread is a cool old muni course that is barely hanging on.

Collins is right, Ben Hogan won a tournament there just after WW II and it was a big winter hangout of the Chicago gangsters. In fact, the name of the Dubsdread venue in Chicago's Cog Hill complex is stolen from this track.

Used to host tour events and is oldest public course in Orlando. Now it's way too short and neglected. Same old story. Sad.

Great history there. It's where Butch Harmon hung out with his dad, Claude, in the winters and learned the game. Some epic money games were played there. I could go on. Sigh.

Collins wanted a place in Orlando where he and Bubba could film this with minimal issues, and Dubsdread was perfect. Maybe it will generate some interest in the place.
04.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Elling
I loved this. I think it is great for tour pros to play where us regular guys play from time to time... even though it was a hit and giggle type affair. I'm sure it made the day for several of the people there.
04.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike
I just moved from Orlando, played Dubsdread a few days, and had no idea of its history. Thanks, Steve, for sharing that history.

But yeah, length aside, it's in pretty bad condition now, and with the "Golf Deal" websites, it's Saturday morning w/ cart prices of $40-$50 hardly justifies playing there when many better courses in the Orlando area are available for the same price.
04.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDrew S
I played in the daily skins game there many times back in the day....Cliff Kresge was a regular participant. I'm not 100% on it but seem to remember Dubsdread as the first place Arnold Palmer ever teed it up in the state of Florida. Fun place with lots of history but the course sucks.
04.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Great stuff - I grew up on the course, the Jr Golf Association was founded at Dubsdred and I was the President for 1982-1989 and 4 TOUR players played there in JGA including Chris Di Marco. The World Caddie Hq-PCA was also founded at our office on the course in 1992 and the Caddie Hall of Fame founded in 1998 which we transferred to the WGA at the Chicago Dubsdred in 2011. Great history indeed and I remember the pet Crow.. :) SEE the videos in this release Leadership for PCA SEE> http://www.thegolfwire.com/stories/270699 - For all the viewers we will sign and mail you our book Foreword by Arnold Palmer & Preface by Ben Crenshaw
GO HERE> »http://www.thegolfwire.com/stories/215479 if you become a friend of PCA at www.PCAhq.com - Caddy ON for the Kids & the Game.
Is it just me or did most people seem to be annoyed by his presence rather than excited about it? The looks on their faces said, "dude, I just wanna play some golf." I don't think they liked the pink spray paint on the ground either.

I like Bubba...good for him for being a good sport.
04.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris from DE
THAT WAS AWESOME. BUBBA FOR POPE OF GOLF since we already have a King, a Bear and a Tiger.

ME WANT MORE OF THIS IN GOLF. Between the hover cart and this... THANK YOU BUBBA for bringing back the terroir to golf in the US!
04.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmen Coroner
Also, these two have an interesting relationship. Remember that recent on-camera interview they did where Collins and him were hamming it up. I think Collins and Bubba have man crushes on each other and we get to enjoy. All for it and same sex inter-racial golf unions!
04.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmen Coroner
Tour players are way too cool these days. No wonder the game is growing astronomically. Bubba is the man!
04.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSandy
Haven't played the course yet but the restaraunt is Awesome!!!
04.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKP
Sandy, I'm not sure I'd agree with your assessment that the game is growing astronomically. I do like your enthusiasm tho!
04.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrad
Lots of pros show up and play munis in Austin (some even Majors winners) but without camera crew and such. They just join a group and play. A lot of well known musicians play the munis regularly.

I guess is Florida, only OJ plays the munis with the folks.
04.5.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth

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