Pinehurst 8 golf course review – Pinehurst, NC

July 4, 2010
Pinehurst 8 golf course, Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina

The final round of our Pinehurst trip was at Pinehurst #8, and it turned out to be my favorite course of the 4 we played (including Pinehurst #4, #6, #7 and #8.) Pinehurst #8 was built by Tom Fazio to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Pinehurst Resort. There also aren’t any houses on the course, […]

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Pinehurst 7 Golf Course Review – Pinehurst, NC

May 22, 2010
Pinehurst 7 golf course, Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina

Pinehurst No. 7 seems to be the course that the members of Pinehurst play a lot. We had a tee time on a weekday morning, but were only allowed to make tee times until around 8:30 or so, as the members start filling after that. Not a problem on my end, but if you play […]

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Pinehurst 6 Golf Course Review – Pinehurst, North Carolina

May 20, 2010
Pinehurst 6 golf course, Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina

We (Kate and I) played Pinehurst #6 on a Sunday morning around 8:30 a.m. There was a twosome in front of us (which we ended up passing), and a threesome two groups behind us. I love the feeling that we’re the only people on the golf course, and this course provided that. Great way to […]

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Pinehurst 4 Golf Course Review – Pinehurst, North Carolina

May 16, 2010
Pinehurst #4 golf course, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Pinehurst #4 was originally designed by Donald Ross in 1919, and Tom Fazio redesigned it in 2000 as a personal tribute to Ross. There are lots of the crowned greens with drop-offs, wide fairways, and strategically placed bunkers (as you’ll see) which are all indicative of a Ross course. Honestly, I thought it was a […]

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Walking Tour of London

February 13, 2010
Base of Trafalgar Square and Big Ben in distance

I went to London on a business trip, and luckily had a few hours to walk around with my camera. I took lots of pictures (no surprise there), and created a Google Maps/Flickr mashup, so anyone could follow my path and see what I saw. At the end, when I reached Buckingham Palace it started […]

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Beginner SEO Suggestions

January 10, 2010
Boyne Highlands, Michigan

Whether it be friends, family, acquaintances, etc., I often receive the following type of email: Hey Dan, I have a friend that runs a website and is looking for some SEO help. Anything you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Friend,  family, acquaintance In an effort to automate as much of my life as […]

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Google Personalization and In-house SEO

December 8, 2009

If you don’t know, Google has decided to automatically opt-in everyone into their personalized results, which will appear whether or not they’re logged in. This is a big deal for in-house SEO’s, to be sure. Here’s the story if you missed it. Three things come to mind… Ranking reports may become worthless. This is up […]

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Personal Branding – 2009 Update

December 6, 2009

Last year I posted about my personal branding efforts, and where I ranked in Google and Yahoo for the a search of my name (Dan Perry, no quotes.) I compared my rankings from 2008 to 2007. This is an update on that post, to keep track of the value of my personal branding efforts. In […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness and the NFL

November 3, 2009

The NFL did such an impressive job of providing Breast Cancer Awareness this year, it just blew me away. My favorite item were the caps the teams were wearing. The pink bills didn’t match at all, and looked out of place, but that was kind of the point. Congrats to the NFL for stepping up!

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Cutters Ridge Golf at Manistee National Resort

October 8, 2009
Cutters Ridge Golf at Manistee National Resort

I used to be a member at Manistee National, so I thought it made sense to preface this review with that. In other words, yes I am biased.   I have played both courses multiple times, and am a huge fan of both. The Canthooke Valley course is more of a traditional track, while the […]

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