Geeked on Golf is a celebration of the things that I find exciting about the great game of golf:
- Its fields of play and the people who create them.
- People and companies making a positive impact on the game.
- Adventures to special spots.
- The challenge of trying to improve at a game that can never truly be mastered.
My focus is primarily on highlighting excellence. The internet already has plenty of critics. This is also one of the ways that I express myself creatively. After all, a life with no creativity is not much of a life at all.
Beyond golf, my life is full to the point of bursting. I am the father to two young boys. I am the husband to a wonderful and accomplished wife, who I sometimes have to chase around in half-marathons. I am a businessman doing small company turn-arounds and start-ups. And I am a gardener who is happiest when there is dirt under my fingernails.
Within the game, I am a member at the Kingsley Club, an insanely enthusiastic volunteer at Canal Shores, a contributor to the Evans Scholars Foundation, and a participating member of the conversation among architecture nerds in various digital venues.
I truly appreciate the contributions that so many have made to helping me create Geeked On Golf, and for all of you who take the time to visit and interact with me.
To learn more about me, and to connect further, you can find me at:
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14 thoughts on “ABOUT JASON WAY”
Today is my first contact with you and your blog. My first impression is that we have much in common including our home community of Evanston and our passion for the game of golf. First off, I have so many fond memories golfing at what is now
known as Canal Shores with my son and daughters as well as with my friends that I am extremely pleased (and relieved) to
see the collaborative effort being made by good citizens such as yourself and other community-minded persons working to
not only save but also upgrade and enhance this great golf course and community resource. After my basketball game today
at the Levy Senior Center, I picked up the Evanston Roundtable newspaper and read about your work on behalf of the course.
I thought I lived a great life participating in my favorite sports of basketball, baseball, tennis, golf and running year-round. But,
after reviewing your blog and other news articles pertaining to all of your activities, my seemingly highly active life pales in
comparison with all of the many activities that you are so fully engaged in. Over the years, off and on, I have also, in effect,
blogged about my sporting experiences for my friends, teammates and family members. Sort of like a poor man’s George
Plimpton, if you know what I mean. Although none of my stories have yet to be published in Sports Illustrated, I am a life-
long subscriber. Hopefully, in the not-to-distant future, our paths will cross, maybe at a 2016 Canal Shores golf outing, and
we can further discuss our golfing interests and other aspects of your vision for improving Canal Shores and the surrounding communities. I recall several years ago, one of my most enjoyable experiences was being invited by one of my construction subcontractors to play at the Grand Opening of the Lost Marsh course in Hammond, Indiana, including the golf course
architect’s presentation regarding the course design that was part of a United Nations award-winning land reclamation project.
Thank you very much for your kind words and support Jeffrey. It means a lot to us to know that there is community enthusiasm for what we are trying to accomplish at Canal Shores. Stay tuned for news about upcoming volunteer days and events. It is going to be an action-packed Spring. We hope to see you out there along the shores.
I have enjoyed reading your website/blog over the last few days. It’s full of awesome pictures and interesting commentary. I am also a golf junkie who loves to travel and play as many new and top courses as possible. Be able to experience new courses and their history along with meeting new people is always at the top of my list. I’m actually going up to northern Michigan on 9/12 and playing Kingsley along with several others (Arcadia, Forest Dunes, etc) and am waiting to hear about playing Crystal Downs which hopefully pans out! I’ve heard great things about northern Michigan golf and can’t wait. The hot and humid temps of the south are starting to wear me down…..anyways I will be in Chicago for work in October and I have been trying to find a contact for Chicago GC, Medinah, Lost Dunes, or Dunes Club for a while now and could play on 10/12. I don’t expect you to be able to help out, but figured I would try and maybe our paths would cross one day! Regardless, keep up the good work on the website and blog and safe travels!
Thanks for reaching out Clay, and for visiting GoG. The N. MI courses will not disappoint – especially Kingsley. Drop me a line when you are coming to Chicago. I am always happy to play host at Canal Shores for those brave souls who are up for a slice of the truly unique.
A 40-minute perusal of your leaves me awestruck……You actually PLAYED all those U.S. Open, etc. courses ?
Way to go !
Thanks for visiting sir. Appreciate it. I have certainly been fortunate to have had these adventures.
I believe we know each other…&quite possibly somewhat grew up together 🙂 My grandmother was Evelyn, the head chef at Old Elm…I was the granddaughter who helped out in the kitchen & dining room through the summer 🙂
Give me a holler if you get a chance, would be fun to catch up on old times…talk about Donnie D. & the big boss man & favorite members & guests 🙂
Wow, that’s so cool. Thanks for reaching out Tammie. It was always such a treat to get to eat inside when I worked the cart barn or bag room. Brings back lots of good memories. Hope that all is well with you.
Please add me to your distribution list. Great stuff!
Thanks Chris. Appreciate it. More on the way…
So like Tammie, I know we know each other. This is Jeremiah “Miah”. You, Ragnar, Chris, Brian and others were the “old” honor caddies when I was coming up. You and I played in a caddie tournament when you had a bad sun burn and only brought a few clubs along in which you carried them in your hand. Anyways, thank you for sharing your thoughts about Old Elm and caddying in general. I echo many of your thoughts about the club and my experiences there and who it made me as a person. I’ll always cherish those years.
If you ever find yourself in the Phoenix area and have some free time, feel free to reach out. I’d love to catch up over lunch or a round of golf. I have some great courses in my area. Don’t worry if you don’t have clubs, I have a set of hubby’s in the garage you can borrow. 😉
Thanks for reaching out Jeremiah! I absolutely remember you. What great times those were. Hope that all is well with you and yours.
Great stuff on this site. Really appreciate the way you write and your description of these excellent golf courses. I agree, there are plenty of critics out there. Nice to see someone express gratitude for the amazing golf experiences to be had – and, in your case, shared. I am thankful that I found “GeekedOnGolf” and will check it out before all future goal trips. Thank you!
Thank you for the kind words Phil. Appreciate ya!