Top Golf = Good. Top Magic = Even Better.

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You like golf. But not for five hours in 100-degree heat while paying $50. Oh yeah, and you like Skeeball. And bowling, right?

Then I've got your solution. TopGolf, which now has two locations, one in Dallas and the newest one in Allen.

I beat the heat Saturday afternoon at TopGolf in Allen, just down the street from In-N-Out burger. It's a three-tiered, covered driving range, only with instant, precise feedback on your shot. Computer chips in your range balls update scoring on your personal TV screens, allowing you to compete against other players in your group. Bulls-eye shots are rewarded with more points, etc, like the old arcade game Skee ball. (Hint: Off the back fence straightaway is worth 20 points.)

TopGolf has a couple of full bars. Extensive food menu. Complimentary clubs. Club repair. Lessons. Party rooms. It's a golf experience, without all the hassles of golf.

And, it has magic ...

Between games my group was approached by "Larry," who wondered if we had change for a $20. As he opened his wallet, of course, it caught on fire. Cool, but I've seen that one.

His other tricks? Unbelievable.

The best: Larry said he didn't have a deck of cards handy so he pulled out an imaginary deck. He opened it, shuffled and asked me to fake pull out a card. Look at it. Concentrate on it. Show it to the three guys in my group, but -- funny -- don't show him. Right?

After I put the card, face down, back in the deck another guy cuts and shuffles the invisible deck and hands it to Larry. He snaps and, literally out of nowhere, in his hands is a new, unopened deck of cards. He then removes the plastic and opens the actual deck. As he shows the deck one card only is face down. Yep, my card.

Eight of clubs.

Amazing.

I handed him a $5 for a tip and immediately he folds it up into a wad, and unfolds it into a $1 million bill. The serial code on the bill: IOU5.

I ask a simple question today. How?  


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Rob_Em
Rob_Em

Richie decided on the air today that Anders Behring Breivik is not a terrorist.  This is one of those arguments that makes me wonder if Richie is being serious or just trolling.  So just a heads up that in our collection of trolling Richie subjects (politics, religion, music, Josh Hamilton) we might be adding terrorism to the list in the next few days.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Sounds like a grown ups version of Putt Putt. Too bad it's too far of a drive.

Gordo
Gordo

 Sounds like 'The Fan' circle jerk here with KS1 & SBR lickin balls for 105.3.....seriously? The ratings speak for themselves...The Fan is and will always be 3rd on the list of Sports Talk stations in DFW...a bunch of old Ticket employees that never could quite 'make it'... Take your beating and enjoy it!

Joe TaxPayer
Joe TaxPayer

Does the IRS know about what you're raking in off of this advertorial?

AllThingsYummy
AllThingsYummy

I seen that Magician guy at the Absinthe Lounge a couple times. Really cool dude.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

This place is the real deal!  Sure it attracts it's share of douchers....but it also attracts work a day sorts like my son.  He just likes golf.  I dunno why?  Sh*ts boring.  Last time we golfed at Pecan Hollow in Plano, and I was trying to hit the clubhouse I was so bored.  Much rather take a nice brisk hike, or kayak doen the Red.  Maybe go to that swimbeach at Texoma and smoke a nice brisket, or A whole TURKEY.

How to smoke a trukey in a campfire:-set a blaze (make it ample!) with logs-reduce coals (this takes patience)-slather turkey with mustard-wrap in tin foil-place directly in reduced coals-place a rock around the top, surround with rocks (trust me, a racoon will steal the turkey if you don't secure said product)-flip product after 5 hours-ENJOY

Goes good with:potato saladtomato and cucumber salad w/homemade italian dressing

Recipe for Proper Italian Dressing:1/2 oil and half vinegarsugarsplash of balslmicoreganofajita spicesplash of oj_______________________Best things to eat w/Shiner Bock:

Johnsonville BratsPhilly Cheese Steak (need a recipe?)Meatball HoagieChopped Brisket Sandwich (need a recipe?)PizzaChiken Parm.

Best things to do while drinkin' shina (yankee speak for Shiner):float down the Guad (although not this year)sit in the surf butt $ss naked on North Padreclimb Enchanted Rocksiton the swimbeach in Burns Run, OKwartch them crazy f$ckers at Fobb Bottom

not familiar w/Fobb Bottom?  It is the Party Cove of Oklahoma.  I once saw a guy set a live tree of fire.  I didn't even think that was possible.

Kergie out?

Legend?

Redsox be lookin' guuuuuud (snap, drag AND swivel!)

Kergo Spaceship 1
Kergo Spaceship 1

The Ticket just doesn't do it for me anymore. Sure the guys in the morning have their moments, but the stuff during the day sucks and the afternoon show is overrated. The inside jokes and the weak sports talk doesn't cut it for me.

So from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM I will be embracing my RAGE with Richie Whitt and Greggo Williams, along with sexy sidekick Sybil Summers and producer Armen Williams. I also make it a daily habbit to check out 1053thefan.com.

Chuck G.
Chuck G.

Look at the little, fake floormat you're hitting off of!! Flimsy, one-inch thick carpet with concrete directly underneath-- pathetic. I'll pass on this spare golf experience.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Top Golf is a total winner, I've been meaning to run up to Allen, much closer than the one in Dallas for me. Any hot bitches?

McDoom
McDoom

I like Topgolf, but man, it's the biggest douche magnet this side of an ultra lounge airing an MMA pay-per-view. And unless it's a Penn and Teller show, magic is supergay.

Rooster
Rooster

Yup.  Add another to the list.

Sturm's Bloody Rectum
Sturm's Bloody Rectum

I'm guessing this is your first stop by. Can you please show the jury where I touted the Fan. Rip on Sturm, yes. Please click on my name and find any prior postings. Now get back to watching soccer Bob.

Rooster
Rooster

Courage Boys - still greatnessNorm - Norm is norm and always will beBud and Dan - Good, but I find myself listening more to the 2 Live Jews nowdays.Hardline - a shadow of its former self.  Rhynes has been mailing it in for years, and Beavis and Butthead are not near strong enough to make up for it.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Let's review EVIL "fake Kergo"

-I'm a p1, day 1-love Gordo, I could listen to him all day!-Hardline is good, good when I'm doing the yard.-The stuff during the day (Norm, B+D) is marginal-I do not enjoy R and G......too spare

Good try though!

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

What's a habbit? I know hobbit, that's Richie. I know rabbit, they have long ears. I know Bop-It, that's a kids game.

I also know Rage still sucks without having listened to it in weeks, triple fake not-really kergo-alt.

Alvin Achterhof
Alvin Achterhof

The bays in Allen location does not look like those ones in the picture.  I couldn't tell you exactly what it looks like but I know it does not look as cheap and generic as this one

McDoom
McDoom

A good number of Allen hots are employed there TRDP1. They did a pretty good job on it. I think they had more flexibility on space and doing a new build up in Allen rather than repurposing the old range in Dallas.

Sturm's Bloody Rectum
Sturm's Bloody Rectum

If you to want to listen/read/talk x's and o's of the game, Sturms the man.

Classic B&D screenless calls:Caller: what does Sturm, Donnie, and Grubes have in common? Answer: neither of them have had a white woman.

Caller: Sturm, do you know what's hard about playing soccer?Answer: telling your parents your gay.

Sturm's Bloody Rectum
Sturm's Bloody Rectum

I totally gaggree. I wish all the host's that have their own twitter/websites would cut down on the self promotion. Sturm wips my ass to high heaven, talking about a guy that sits on the fence and doesn't choose a side, that's your guy. Durring the slow sports days, my bookie would set over/under lines on Sturm: any mention of; Wisconsin 1/2pt, Milwaukee 3/4pt, Brett Favre 1/4pt. Sturm bringing the heat to fans that are band-wagoners, ok, but Sturm disavowed his Brewers, Bucks, and the Blackhawks(except last year when they won the cup). The best part is WTDS, or each Friday when B&D roll screanless, the nut kicking on Sturm is priceless. 

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

very true.  you can tell that Rhynes just doesn't care.  and you know what; I probably wouldn't either.  it's a shadow of the ole HL.  corby just isn't funny enough to carry the show.  danny=meh.

Candi
Candi

I aint makin fun of u. Don't know why ur so upset. I'm makin fun of all the ppl thatd sleep with me. I'm so tore up that if ne1 rips n2 my wrecked womb they gotta be desprit.

Candi
Candi

The kid down the street, robm, dr. G, scott, and my guilty mexican neighbor went to town on me in the park across the street.

Even the 4 eyed kid rides bettr than a fat, middle-aged flaccid yankee greaser.

If I get around anymore people will start confusin me with sybils beaver.

Candi
Candi

Its too bad u don't embrace your rage. I embraced richies rage all over my face last night.

Fake kergo
Fake kergo

That's why I listen to the Fan now. All its shows are better. The only one that's even close is the morning.

When I'm not listening to RAGE in the afternoon I listen to Galloway.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Let us not forget the absolute whip that was having Deion in-studio last week. Or Bob and Dan's unhealthy obsession with mentioning The Wire. But I have to give credit to Sturm for being one of the only people I've heard not kissing Jerry's ass and acting like the Cowboys have the money to go out and get any free agent they so desire. More people around these parts need to realize the Cowboys have a serious cash flow problem as well as a salary cap predicament.

There's no way the prostate-massaging "official" station will ever bring this up--all I've heard is "yeah, Asomugha, he's gonna be here! Footballballballballball!"

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

wow, stupid.  your mom's must be proud.  obviously you are very popular with the ladies with that sheer wit.  is this that retarded boy down the street?  what's better than a half wit on a shitty blog.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Wow, how classy!   Is this that kid that lives down the block that tortures cats?  The kid with the pimples, the puss and the smooshed in face, with the giant 747 winshield glasses?  Huh?

Rob M?Scott?Dr. g?

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