Sharing my BBQ & Golf Course experiences through the Rub of the Greens (ROGs) rating system and ridiculous PowerBI Dashboards. Targeting 50% BBQ and 50% Golf Courses. Hope you enjoy!

Golf Course: St. Andrews Links- Old, New, & Jubilee (St. Andrews, Scotland, UK)

It has been 2 weeks since the Open Championship finished at the home of golf so, I thought I would share my ROGs review of the St. Andrews Links: Old (yr 1552), New (yr 1895), and Jubilee (yr 1887). Architects: Old Tom Morris (Old/New), Alister Mackenzie (Old) and John Angus (Jubilee). The courses and town […]

BBQ Rub: Old Bay

This is the review for the versatile, reliable Old Bay seasoning (Baltimore, MD). I made a wing recipe thanks to friend of the blog, Jake! (Smoked Old bay seasoned wings then tossed with honey). Enjoy! ROGs Rating: 8.5 / 10 = Flavor: 6 / 7 + Versatility 2.5 / 3

Golf Course: Pine Needles GC (Southern Pines, NC)

It is finally U.S. Women’s Open week at Pine Needles GC, so here is the ROGs review! This is a great Donald Ross track through and through. It is one of my favorites in North Carolina and in my Top 10 American tracks I have seen to date. (Photos are from July 2017) Architects: Donald […]

BBQ Restaurant: Bristol Gardens & Grill (Bristol, VA)

This is the ROGs review of the Bristol Gardens & Grill restaurant in Bristol, VA. This restaurant is the do-it-all type of bbq restaurant with a greenhouse full of peppers, homemade sauces/rubs, and a cool property. ROGs Rating: 9.0 / 10 =Flavor/Quality 3.6/4, Variety 1.9/2, Vibe 2.0, 2, and Sides 1.5/2

BBQ Rub: Bone Suckin’ Sauce Seasoning & Rub

This is the ROGs review of the BBQ rub called Bone Suckin’ Sauce Season & Rub (Ford’s Foods, Raleigh, NC). This is my go-to for pork shoulders and ribs with well rounded taste. ROGs Rating: 8.0 / 10 = Flavor: 6.0/7 + Versatility 2.0/ 3

Golf Course: Belmont GC (Richmond, VA)

This is the ROGs review of the “new” Belmont GC (12 hole reimagined and 6 hole short course). The “new Belmont” is a fun track for all skill levels and First Tee of Richmond has it running like the perfect muni. Architects: A. W. Tillinghast, Donald Ross. 2021 Renovation- Davis Love III. ROGs Rating: 8.84 […]

BBQ Restaurant: BBQ Exchange (Gordonsville, VA)

This is the ROGs review of the BBQ Exchange restaurant in Gordonsville, VA. This restaurant is a master of all types of BBQ and is one of my favorites in Virginia. ROGs Rating: 9.5 / 10 = Flavor/Quality 3.5/4, Variety 2.0/2, Vibe 2.0/2, and Sides 2.0/2.