Any Duffers Out There?

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Papa G's Comment
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I am a new driver just learning the ropes and paying my first year dues. I enjoy playing golf, and if any of you experienced drivers, who also enjoy the sport, has any intel on truck stops that are near golf courses or driving ranges.... please share. Thanks!

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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If I launched a ball across a 40 acre field that means I don't want it anymore. I sure am not gonna chase it down just to hit it again. smile.gif

Snappy's Comment
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Hey Papa G! I actually just drove past a public course in California that had truck parking! It's out there if you look hard enough!

I stopped playing a few years ago. I just don't have time to make it worthwhile anymore. Doesn't mean that you can't bring a few clubs and some practice balls out on the truck with you if you'd like :)

Jessica A-M's Comment
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If I launched a ball across a 40 acre field that means I don't want it anymore. I sure am not gonna chase it down just to hit it again. smile.gif

Dang that's funny stuff!

Sun King's Comment
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This is probably not what you were looking for, but if you were hard up and in Colorado there is Hugo Golf Course.

If you are going east on I70 as you hit Limon, CO take state highway 287 about 7 miles. The course is nine holes of native buffalo grass fairways and sand greens. I doubt it costs much if anything. I wouldn't use your good clubs. You could clock a split sleeper berth to pull this off. It's easy to get back on I-70 or to shoot down south toward Texas.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Having a small driving range at a truck stop wouldn't be a bad way to pass time, would it? Golf is about the most physically demanding sport most drivers would consider, just after darts, so that would work. You go take out your day's aggression on some golf balls before catching a meal and a movie.

Greenhorn Trucker's Comment
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Having a small driving range at a truck stop wouldn't be a bad way to pass time, would it? Golf is about the most physically demanding sport most drivers would consider, just after darts, so that would work. You go take out your day's aggression on some golf balls before catching a meal and a movie.

I dunno I have been kicked out of a lot of golf course back when I was younger... lets just say that they should not offer drinking before playing because it turns golf into polo. Yes I played polo on a golf course with the cart and a nine iron, although the club type is honestly not relevant.

Seriously though it would be interesting to see a golf course, or at the very least a driving range, to give drivers some exercise, even a batting cage would be a nice touch.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Having a small driving range at a truck stop wouldn't be a bad way to pass time, would it? Golf is about the most physically demanding sport most drivers would consider, just after darts, so that would work. You go take out your day's aggression on some golf balls before catching a meal and a movie.

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I dunno I have been kicked out of a lot of golf course back when I was younger... lets just say that they should not offer drinking before playing because it turns golf into polo. Yes I played polo on a golf course with the cart and a nine iron, although the club type is honestly not relevant.

Seriously though it would be interesting to see a golf course, or at the very least a driving range, to give drivers some exercise, even a batting cage would be a nice touch.

It wouldn't be profitable for the business because they would have to hire a dozen full time staff members to clean up after the truckers' mess.

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Papa G's Comment
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Having a small driving range at a truck stop wouldn't be a bad way to pass time, would it? Golf is about the most physically demanding sport most drivers would consider, just after darts, so that would work. You go take out your day's aggression on some golf balls before catching a meal and a movie.

I think Brett might be on to something here. You could take one of those reinforced carts that scoop up the balls ( you know, the one we're always aiming at) and put a big sign on it that reads "Weekend Dispatcher". Could be a moneymaker.

I am keeping a log of all the suggestions, so thanks everybody. Incidentally, i am at the Freightliner Service shop in Evansville, Indiana off of I-64, exit 25, and there is a golf course right across the street.

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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