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Monthly Archives: November 2009

  • Part 10: A special lesson at Camp Carver

    Cobra Staff member and Golf Entertainer/World Long Drive Champion, Dan Boever, is visiting Iraq on a goodwill tour to meet with the troops. This is the tenth in a series of updates from his travels.

    November 29, 2009
    Our second stop on this day would be to Camp Carver. We reached this location after a 15-minute helicopter ride from FOB Hammer.

  • Part 9: Home on the range at Hammer

    Cobra Staff member and Golf Entertainer/World Long Drive Champion, Dan Boever, is visiting Iraq on a goodwill tour to meet with the troops. This is the ninth in a series of updates from his travels.

    November 28, 2009
    Tuesday started to the sound of machine gun fire. Yeah, just a normal day for me off in Southwest Missouri. I have come to expect seeing a lot of things that are out of my daily norm. As I peeked out through my curtains I could see a fog hanging over the lake and I ran out to get some pictures. It was so beautiful to see. I almost forgot for a few seconds I was 7,000 miles from home.

    We started our day at headquarters meeting again briefly with General Anderson and then we got to go to General Odierno

  • Part 8: A heck of a day at Camp Victory

    Cobra Staff member and Golf Entertainer/World Long Drive Champion, Dan Boever, is visiting Iraq on a goodwill tour to meet with the troops. This is the eighth in a series of updates from his travels.

    November 27, 2009
    Sunday started a bit earlier than I was hoping. After going to bed three and a half hours earlier, the 3:30 wakeup call was not something I was anxious to take part in. I know, what a baby. We rolled out of Arifjan at 4 a.m. and headed out for the hour and a half trip up the road to a camp I can

  • Part 7: Palace visits and clinics at Camp Victory

    Cobra Staff member and Golf Entertainer/World Long Drive Champion, Dan Boever, is visiting Iraq on a goodwill tour to meet with the troops. This is the seventh in a series of updates from his travels.

    November 25, 2009
    This is now our sixth day into the trip. I have spoken to my wife fewer than 30 minutes since we left and I think I have spoken to my kids for less than five minutes. The busy schedule and nine-hour time change has made it difficult to communicate.

    Our day starts 10 minutes from our hotel with a trip to see the

  • Part 6: Troops hit balls with Watson, Pavin

    Cobra Staff member and Golf Entertainer/World Long Drive Champion, Dan Boever, is visiting Iraq on a goodwill tour to meet with the troops. This is the sixth in a series of updates from his travels.

    November 23, 2009
    When I got up today I had no idea we would be in a vehicle for six hours between three different Army camps. Our fearless leader Rick told us to meet and be ready to go at 9:45 a.m. Thus, he deceived me into thinking the trip would be on my normal business hours. I was excited because I knew I could be up and out by 9:45. Little did I know that would be the last of those kinds of departures for quite some time. I am finding that he is a very sneaky man and he is really only thinking of the troops. His concern for our sleep and time is way down on his priority list. I heard him mention something about

  • Part 5: Arrival at Camp Arifjan

    Cobra Staff member and Golf Entertainer/World Long Drive Champion, Dan Boever, is visiting Iraq on a goodwill tour to meet with the troops. This is the fifth in a series of updates from his travels.

    November 22, 2009
    I am up, not because I am an early riser but because I can

  • Part 4: An eye-opening day at Walter Reed

    Cobra Staff member and Golf Entertainer/World Long Drive Champion, Dan Boever, is visiting Iraq on a goodwill tour to meet with the troops. This is the fourth in a series of updates from his travels.

    Tuesday November 21, 2009
    The day at Walter Reed was very cool because we actually got to see the guys swing clubs. We went out to the front lawn and the SMGA (Salute Military Golf Association) had mats, balls and clubs ready to go for any soldier who wanted to come get a chipping lesson. With tour stars Tom Watson, Corey Pavin and Tim Simpson there, I pretty much was relegated to standing off to the side and pretending I know what to do with a wedge.

    The first soldier I met earlier when I got there was Chris Burrell. He was hurt in December 2007 and was in getting his prosthetic foot worked on. He said he had been golfing and it messed up. After a swing, he looked down and it was sticking off to the side. At that point I commented that if someone didn

  • Part 3: Adventure at Chicago O

    Cobra Staff member and Golf Entertainer/World Long Drive Champion, Dan Boever, is visiting Iraq on a goodwill tour to meet with the troops. This is the third in a series of updates from his travels.

    November 20, 2009
    I would have to say that most of the time I love seeing our troops in airports as I travel.

  • Part 2: Buying boots and baby wipes

    Cobra Staff member and Golf Entertainer/World Long Drive Champion, Dan Boever, is visiting Iraq on a goodwill tour to meet with the troops. This is the second in a series of updates from his travels.

    November 19, 2009

  • Part 1: Packing for the Middle East

    Cobra Staff member and Golf Entertainer/World Long Drive Champion, Dan Boever, is visiting Iraq on a goodwill tour to meet with the troops. This is the first in a series of updates from his travels.

    Tuesday November 18, 2009
    My name is Dan Boever. For the past twelve years I have traveled the country doing golf exhibitions. In 2008 I won the RE/MAX Sr. World Long Drive Championship for

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