Even though I was all-32 all-the-time, as I grew older and after I moved to the East Coast, I evolved. I'm now a fan of both. Any footage of old Lakers/Celtics showdowns ranks up there with stumbling upon replays of "The Godfather" or "Braveheart"; I put the clicker down and settle in until the end.
So, on the 54th birthday of Larry Joe Bird (Dec. 7), I've compiled a few things specific to golf in French Lick.
Click here for an Away Game on playing the Pete Dye and Donald Ross courses in southern Indiana.
Click here for a blog post on meeting Larry Bird's high school basketball coach, who just happened to be mowing fairways at the Pete Dye Course at French Lick when I was in town.
Gary Holland gives me a video tour of The House That Bird Built. (Kids would hang from the rafters to see a lot of nothing but net.)
And here are the resort's spring stay-and-play packages:
__Early Bird Tune-Up Package (__Valid March 15, 2011 - May 15, 2011):
Two nights at the French Lick Springs Hotel (or Upgrade to the West Baden Springs Hotel), two-hours of skill refresher-instruction followed up with two days of unlimited golf at the Valley Links course and/or the Donald Ross Course. Package price starts at $369.
French Lick Spring Golf Package (Valid March 15, 2011 - May 15, 2011):
Two nights at the French Lick Springs Hotel and three days of golf at the Donald Ross Course, and the Valley Links course. Package price starts at $319.
West Baden Spring Golf Package (Valid March 15, 2011 - May 15, 2011):
Two nights at West Baden Springs Hotel or French Lick Springs Hotel and enjoy three days of top rated golf at the Donald Ross Course, the Pete Dye Course, and the Valley Links course. Package price starts at $549.
For more information, visit www.frenchlick.com or call (888) 936-9360.