Red Dirt RubyConf 2011

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    Aaron Patterson
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    Aaron Patterson - AT&T Interactive
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    Dr Nic Williams
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    Dr Nic Williams - Engine Yard
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    ´╗┐Golf growing on Jerry Kelly Hockey was his passion. To this day, it still his favorite sport. As Jerry Kelly puts it, he loved to hit people. Golf, well, that was one of several sports he excelled at in high school. do not switch sports in Wisconsin, Kelly said. play every sport growing up. We have seasons in Wisconsin. golf was his sport of choice or not, Kelly has turned the game into a 28 year professional career. Instead of hitting nike eyeglasses people, he nike employee store hours slams golf balls 300 plus yards into orbit. A rookie on the PGA Tour Champions circuit, Kelly will be competing this weekend in the Pure Insurance Championship formerly the First Tee Open which tees off Friday at Pebble Beach and Poppy Hills golf courses. is what I was best at, Kelly said. might have taken it for granted when I was younger. two tournament titles already under his belt in his first season on the circuit, the 50 year old has played some of his best golf over the last month. Last weekend Kelly won the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship in British Columbia, his second tournament title in the Northwest in four weeks. was a little slow earlier in the year, Kelly said. I ended up getting my first win in Seattle. That evolved into a second win. But I do not feel I playing my best golf yet. The Nike Tournament Player of the Year in 1995 and a member of the Presidents Cup team in 2003, Kelly had three top 10 finishes at majors, taking third at the PGA Championship, fifth at the Masters in 2007 and seventh at the US Open, also in 2007. Kelly, however, had never won two pro tournaments in the same season, let alone two in a span of four weeks, until this year. is always room for improvement, said Kelly, who made 24 cuts among the four majors while on the PGA circuit. is actually my favorite course, Kelly said. grass at Pebble is difficult to predict. It can get bumpy and unpredictable with its bounces when you chipping. It a guessing game. But this is such a beautiful place. Who wouldn want to come here? Kelly has played the Pro Am with the likes of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, this will be his first time competing in a pro event with a teenager. Each pro will be paired with two amateurs and a teenager. All the juniors golfers are part of the First Tee program. young, Kelly said. of them are fearless until they get into a situation. Then they get that deer in the headlights look. I try and make them comfortable and help them under pressure. enjoys working with kids when he home in Madison, Wisconsin. He doesn see it as a distraction to his game. Instead, he feels it could force him to relax between holes. need to open up nike 9 inch running shorts my focus in between my shots, Kelly said. problem is, I focus too much when I not hitting. I usually play my best golf when I having fun. Kelly played hockey at an elite level at the time. I was younger, I played against guys that reached the NHL, Kelly said. Now Kelly has at least one friend and fan in the NFL: Rodgers. Kelly got the know the former Butte College and Cal quarterback when they were paired at Andy North Pro Am a few years back. Rodgers congratulated him on Twitter after he won the Boeing Tournament in Seattle. text each other all the time, Kelly said. it was kind of cool for him to send one out publicly like that. 31st all time on the PGA money list with 93 top 10 finishes, Kelly has also teamed up with Exact Science to help promote the importance in colorectal cancer screening. During tournaments, he wear a Cologuard branded hat to help race awareness of colon cancer and importance of getting screened.