My name is Derek Brooks

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Tennessee has no shortage of beautiful mountains, baptist churches, dollar generals, flags, white poverty, and dudes drivin trucks without shirts.

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My First Hole-in-One

I grew up playing golf, but fell out of the game for work and other priorities. I'd been wanting to get back into it, but kept procrastinating. So, when my friend Ben asked me to join him for 9 holes to celebrate his 40th birthday at Glen Oaks, I thought… here's my chance.

At first, I was a bit intimidated and hesitant to have my first round in 8 years be at a fancy country club. I didn't even have clothes to pass dress code, but I figured this would be a great way to dive in head first and get back out there. So, I quickly went shopping and got a few practice swings in at the driving range.

On Ben's birthday, I showed up to find him sipping on a Miami Vice cocktail with his buddy and business partner, Ben Sinclair. This …

Last seen in Fairdealing, Kentucky

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“That means it’s free, right?” (I’m a dad now so I have a moral obligation to say this.)
Haha, fair. Existing MySQL DB that powers an API, I just want a simple web app to CRUD the data.