Welcome and thanks for checking out my site.

I started this blog back in December of 2009 after a couple of golf outings with some long time friends where I was clearly the worst golfer in the group. Having a long history of the game, going back to when I was kid spending my afternoons on the course with my Grandfather, the way I played those rounds was outright embarrassing. I decided afterward that if I ever wanted to compete with these guys, some serious changes had to take place. That was how it all started, a lackluster performance and a passion for playing better. A lot like a real Breakfast Ball.

My vision for the blog was for it to be an on-line diary of my progress. A forum for me to make and keep notes along with bits of information that if I needed to, I could look back and reflect what had taken place. I wanted to be able to share with everyone the places I’ve played, the equipment I’m using, the people I’ve meet and also have a place where people who love this game feel like they can engage in conversation about golf and not feel intimidated.

The Breakfast Ball has evolved way beyond my expectations, and I couldn’t be happier. My vision remains the same, but as I have evolved as a player, the blog has evolved as well. I’ve made some amazing connections in the golfing world. My writing skills have improved vastly when you compare it to when I started this blog and the content, I think, is a great resource for not only players that are just starting out but also the season veterans who just might want to relax and read some stories about golf.

The Breakfast Ball Original Header
One of the first header designs. Early 2009

 

Inside the pages of The Breakfast Ball, you’ll find articles and stories of my life as it pertains to the game of golf. You’ll meet some of my closest friends, and I’ll share with you some of my highest highs and some of my lowest lows (there’s a lot of them) when it comes to my golf game. I’ve even been known to throw out a good rant now and then just to mix it up some.

For the main part though my goal has been and will always be to become a better player and I think I’m getting there. You’ll just have to read about it and see if you agree with me!

I hope you enjoy reading through the pages of The Breakfast Ball and feel free to leave a comment or participate in any of the discussions that take place. The more, the merrier!

Thanks,

Mathew

If you would like to go the beginning and read the blog from the start click on this link:

My First Post 12/29/2009

An Excerpt from one of my most favorite posts:

Kentwool Tour Profile Sock Review 5/24/2012

“So how in the heck does that relate to a sock review? Well, it’s not often that you’re completely shocked by something. Of course there are things you see on the internet and stories you read about in the paper that shock you but on a personal level it doesn’t happen as often as you think, but it is exactly what happened when I put on my new Kentwool socks for the first time.

First impressions are VERY important and my first impression of the sock when I took it out of the package was a good one. You can tell right away that this isn’t your typical run of the mill foot coat. Heavy, durable and wow these things are going to make my feet feel like they’re in an oven.  Those were just some of the thoughts that were running though my head. Any negativity I had towards the sock (mainly that my poor little piggies were going to boil in them) went away though as soon as the fabric touched my skin.”

Read the entire post here

 

The Breakfast Ball Crew circa 2011
The Breakfast Ball Crew. From Left to Right: Randy, Pat, Bill & Mathew

 

Furance Creek Ranch Golf Course
Yes, sir! That’s a drive-thru snack bar! Death Valley is awesome!!

 

Conestoga Golf
About to get to it at Conestoga in Mesquite, NV