It's 5:39pm on a Monday evening in June. I'm sitting about 25 miles south of the United Center, where the Chicago Blackhawks are set to beat Tampa Bay for the Stanley Cup. I should probably think about finding a seat at a bar of one of our radio sponsors, but instead I'm thinking about JEDgolffing in the wicked rainstorm outside.
Why? Because it's a storm with no lightning. At least not so far. It's just rain, and rain don't ruin JEDgolff, nor does snow, sleet or extreme heat. The only thing which keeps me from JEDgolffing around here is negatively-charged particles collecting at the bottom of a cloud and then exploding. At the first hint of it, no JEDgolff.
I've been away from this website for a while... and from JEDgolffing. It got warm and sunny for a few weeks and that brought out all of the snail golfers. Usually that doesn't matter so much in that I can sneak in about 30 minutes to sunset at Wicker Park.... but even that place has been kinda crowded. It's really only nice about three months a year around here, so when it is nice, the snail golfers come out of the woodwork.
Anyways, I'm trying to post videos of the JEDgolff rounds I've done. A few years ago, I bought one of the first original GoPros, and I've actually filmed dozens of JEDgolff rounds in all types of weather. But I didn't really think anyone would ever want to watch them besides maybe in 20 years a grandkid I don't have yet would want some good laughs... so I've lost a lot of the SD cards.
But I did find one, above. Let's call it the first "Extreme JEDgolff." I started out the first hole at Wicker near sunset (because that's when I'm used to playing, I guess) when it was 22 degrees and a blizzard. The temperature dropped, the wind picked up, it started snowing sideways real hard... and I finished the first hole. It was great. I'm hooked on Extreme JEDgolff forever.
Ironically, that was just before the Super Bowl. Patriots 28, Seahawks 24. I missed kickoff trying to warm up my hands enough to feel my fingers. Kinda dumb. It stayed wicked cold for three more months after the Super Bowl and I learned a lot about keeping warm in extreme weather. I JEDgolffed several times in extreme temperatures, with drifting snow up to my thighs. Once again, it was great. I just heard lightning far away. If it doesn't come this way I'll get in a round of JEDgolff before the puck drops and that will make all the difference.