The Drive: August 8th, 4pm

  • Stewart Mandel says the people that have big expectations for Nebraska this year are doing it out of “blind trust” for Scott Frost
  • The Yankees and White Sox are going to play a game in a corn field in Iowa next year
  • Thirsty Thursday with Kevin Meier from Meier’s Cork and bottle
  • Drunk Segment/Choose your Nebraska Football hype train

7:00 – The Coaches Poll puts Nebraska a little bit back in their place; projected 4th in the Big Ten West behind Wisconsin, Iowa, and Northwestern

-The good news of that is that Nebraska is seen as the 26th ranked team in the country (first receiving votes outside the Top 25), so even though they aren’t seen as favorites to win the division by the coaches poll, they still are respected in the preseason

-Frost didn’t vote Nebraska in the poll, and the players all mentioned there have been gains and progress but there’s still more to go. Isn’t this more of where you think Nebraska should be projected?

 

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The Drive: July 30th, 4pm

  • I got the stats
  • Answering questions!
  • You can sports gamble in Iowa on August 15th

The Recruiting Hour: July 30th

  • Opening Splash
  • Sean Bock – Iowa 247 Sports (22:59)
  • Texts and Calls

7:00 – Will Nebraska ever get to a point of dominance in the Big Ten West or will it always be a year-by-year ‘top’ team in the division?

-We know, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. This doesn’t have to be about this year, though. Could be next year when Nebraska wins the division..

-How do you view the stocks of Wisconsin and Iowa? Are they bound to stay steady, or will they fall behind Nebraska? Easier to think that the Badgers will stay up and maybe see a small dropoff from Iowa…but what about Northwestern and Minnesota? Can they consistently keep getting better? Is 2019 a one-time occasion where the West if beefy and strong, or not?

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6:25 – The Iowa funny man is back at it again with his mockery of Nebraska in the ‘rivalry’ with Iowa

-Andy Fales, of WHO-TV in Des Moines, has been known for his jabs at Nebraska over the past few years, and with 4 straight wins by the Hawkeyes in the series, it’s hard to say much as a Husker fan in fighting back—other than living in the past with 5 national championships. Was he totally off-base this time, though? Doesn’t seem like, unfortunately…

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The Drive: July 29th, 5pm

  • Let’s not get too caught up in this headline BUT, an Iowa paper picked Nebraska to finish fourth in the West
  • Bama @ Wisconsin in ’24-’25
  • Alabama football history lesson
  • Wrap things up

The Drive: July 29th, 4pm

  • SOMETHING IS BUGGING ANDY AGAIN!
  • Technical fun!
  • BASEBALL CORNER
  • What’s in the Box (Raisin’ Canes)

The Drive: July 23rd, 5pm

  • Nebraska isn’t catching anybody off guard this year, or probably ever again
  • I’m not sure there’s a good way for Nebraska to have 6 wins this year
  • How the f*** are we still evaluating Nebraska/Iowa as a rivalry in 2019?!
  • Wrap things up

The Drive: July 11th, 4pm

  • Lets take a look at our good friends to the east, the Iowa Hawkeyes
  • RED ALERT: Bubba Starling got the call to The Show
  • Curter has to watch “Friday Night Lights” OR ELSE

The Drive: July 1st, 5pm

  • Would a win over Wisconsin or Iowa be more satisfying?
  • NBA Free Agency: Superteams
  • What we missed/Wrap things up

Dodge Riverside Golf Club

The next stop on the 2019 Early Break Golf Course Tour is Dodge Riverside Golf Club in Council Bluffs! I had played this course once when I was in high school for a tournament about 11 years ago (aging myself here), but didn’t remember much of it, so I was glad I was able to play it again with a new perspective.

First things first: it’s a pretty dang easy course to find, as it sits directly across from Harrah’s Casino in Council Bluffs, just off the interstate. The clubhouse is nice and inviting, with plenty of merchandise to buy in the pro shop, and good food/cold drinks in the dining area. I played on a day of 98 degree heat, and was given plenty of ice to keep drinks cold all day long, which is easier said than done.

Dodge Riverside GC is full of doglegs, and you see that off the bat with a dogleg left par 4. I played the tips again, and found myself in the trees, but was able to get up-and-down for a par. The course isn’t overly long anywhere outside of two 500+ yard par 5s, so if you are struggling with the driver (which I often do), a long iron or hybrid should keep you in position to score, if you can hit it straight off the tee or to a specific landing area. This was the case on holes 3 and 4, as 3 is a dogleg left with a huge tree sticking out on the left that you must either go over or around with a draw. Hole 4 is a par 4 that requires specific placement, as a bunker lines the right side, and I hit into it with a hybrid. You can be rewarded by simply hitting a long iron on both of these holes off the tee.

Hole 5 is another challenging dogleg left, before you can go bombs away straight down 6 and 7. I was able to stop a tough start by getting par on both of those holes. Hole 8 is the No. 1 handicap hole on the course, and you can understand why: it’s only 398 yards in distance, but for a guy like me who plays a draw, you have to play your teeshot over an apartment complex AND trees on the right to get into proper position for your second shot (if I could play a fade on command, this hole becomes a lot easier). Regardless, if you hit a bad shot off the tee here, you’re toast.  Hole 9 finishes off the front with a long par 5 that plays 545 generally from the tips, but it was moved up to about 515 on the day I played, but another dogleg left.

Hole 10 is the second toughest hole on the course, a 427 yard dogleg right par 4 from the tips. The greens were starting to bake in the heat, but weren’t showing signs of brown or fatigue; they just started to roll pretty quickly, which is the way I like them. Good maintenance all the way around the course, in general, on the greens, bunkers, fairways, and teeboxes.

Hole 11 is a nice 175 yard par 3 which landed me my first birdie of the day, followed by a very straightforward 12th hole which is big-time birdie territory, too. In fact, holes 12 through 14 should be considered as birdie territory, with hole 13 being a tempting 275 yard par that’s reachable with driver or 3-wood, but comes with the risk of hitting into a pond that protects the front portion of the green. I was able to clear the pond with my drive, but biffed a chip and ended up with par.

Hole 14 is a dogleg right par 5 with OB left, and hole 15 is a 190 yard par 3. Both were nice holes. Hole 16 is a reachable dogleg left par 5 which I was able to birdie, as it was downwind and playing 482 yards from the tips. Hole 17 is a challenging dogleg right par 4 with tree trouble left and right, and hole 18 finishes up with a 374 yard par 4 that can be birdied if you keep your drive in play. The course from the tips plays just shy of 6,500 yards when all is said and done.

I started the round +4 through 5 as I was not very warmed up; but I closed strong and stayed +4 the whole rest of the way, to shoot a 76 on the par 72 course. It’s tree-lined all the way throughout and with all the doglegs, I’d recommend keeping the driver in the bag more often than not and playing strategic golf with long irons and hybrids. For playing on such a hot day, the course looked great and the clubhouse employees were in good spirits. The next time you’re in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area, give Dodge Riverside Golf Club your best shot for 18 holes!

Contact Info:

2 Harrah’s Blvd

Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Phone: (712) 328-4660

Website:  http://www.dodgeriversidegolf.com/

 

General Manager:   Kyle Matson