As I write this I have several tabs open on my computer’s web browser. One of them is an intricate Google Maps route starting from my home in Los Angeles moving up through Utah, into Colorado, then down to New Mexico and finally into Texas – Austin specifically. The next tab is a rental home listing. Also in Austin. A few others are pulled up with different public golf courses in Austin. One is for a moving company. Another is a YouTube video called “Where To Live In Austin”. I think you see what is happening here.
I am embarking on a road trip that some people use at one or two points in their lives to commemorate a ‘reel change’ – to use a cinema term. A page break. A cache refresh. An iPhone update. A new home. A new life. Two weeks on the road in between what will, in a matter of hours become my old home to a place that I will soon call ‘my home’.
I spend a lot of time planning and writing. Most of the things you see from RGC have been discussed at length before landing on your screen or your doorstep. I realized today that I am about to set sail on a part of my life that is entirely unwritten. I have literally no idea how it is going to go, who I am going to meet, what I will find, and on and on. The pages are blank. At this, I feel completely divided. One half thoroughly terrified, shrinking with a smelly desire to abort the mission. My other half, the confident and wise painter, looks at his brush, easel, and pigment, patiently ready to make the first strokes on a fresh canvas.
We want to show everyone out there that golf is not just a game to be played – it’s a game to be lived.
These first strokes are a rough outline of the RGC HQ in Austin. It is surrounded by a healthy community of golfers – forward-thinking individuals all looking to do one thing. Change the world. Leave our mark. Innovate. Pioneer. We all want to grow and thrive with this game. We want to show everyone out there that golf is not just a game to be played – it’s a game to be lived. We are here to break the molds that hold us back and make the molds that move us forward. And our molds include every place, every way of thinking and every single person. Thank you for shaping the future with RGC with me. In a few weeks, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming – but now on Central Standard Time – which will be a first for me.
Storyteller, artist, filmmaker, 6 handicapper and one of the fastest growing names in golf content. Erik created the show Adventures in Golf for the PGA Tour, traveling around the world finding and telling the most outrageous and unique stories in golf. His YouTube channel is focused on both long and short form golf videos from in depth interviews, wild golf trips and personal challenges. He is the co-founder of Random Golf Club a rapidly growing golf media and product company.