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!

BBQ Rub: Sam Jones- Rub Potion No. Swine

This is the review for one of my recent favorites, Sam Jones Rub Potion No. Swine. It is my go to for pork shoulders and ribs and even when smoking chicken. Enjoy! ROGs Rating: 8.8 / 10 = Flavor: 6.3 / 7 + Versatility 2.5 / 3

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.