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Party at The Bogey, Muirfield’s “19th hole”

Mitch Hooper

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Oh the sounds of a golf tournament. From your (hopefully) cozy spot, you’re bound to hear anything from balls being smacked nearly 400 yards to athletes cursing the club they just swung. The fans are a part of a viewing spectacle unlike any other sporting event where being obnoxious is frowned upon, and courtesy and class is expected. There’s no student sections doing chants, anyone with an air horn is just asking for trouble, and Brutus won’t be getting tackled by the Ohio University Bobcat at halftime (remember that?).

All of these things ring true when it comes to viewing golf at the course, but when it comes time for the fans to refuel and refresh off the course, sips are switched to gulps and there’s only one place to go: The Bogey.

Photos courtesy of bogeyinn.com

Perhaps it’s because of the excellent location in proximity to the Muirfield course—the 6th hole is nearly visible from the back parking lot—or maybe it’s just the large space staffed with more than 100 bartenders and bar hands that flock from near and far to accommodate the high volume. It’s possible that it’s a combination of everything: ample parking, shuttle transportation to and from the course, the enormous patio, Uber and taxi pick-up lines, and even live entertainment slotted for all the days of the tournament. No matter what the recipe for success is here at The Bogey, Jeff Parenteau and Greg Bertison have found a way to tap into the paradox that is golf viewing and golf viewing parties.

Since taking over the location in 2011, The Bogey has played host to Muirfield-goers for seven years. Needless to say, there’s been a learning curve over that span of time. Parenteau recalled the first year of the tournament for the restaurant and bar when the focus was to just get the operation up and running in time for the tournament. At one point there had been so many cash sales that the drawers were too full. Security escorted Parenteau to the exit with loads of cash in his cargo shorts. The chaos that ensued that weekend began a tradition for many golf fans and Parenteau and Bertison say they have regulars that come in from all across the globe to this very day. Whether you were the drunk fool last year (everyone takes their turn), or just a familiar face who’s been showing up to The Bogey for years now, Parenteau and Bertison both agreed they are never too busy to stop and have a beer with a friend.

All things booze aside, chaos is something the two go to great lengths to avoid. Throughout the weekend, there are 30 to 40 security guards rotating in and out of the bar—the buffer zone between having fun and making an ass of yourself. With that being said, there are the times where things slip through the cracks, so to speak. Parenteau said one year he and the security team had to spend some time helping a woman out of a cooler. (Long story short, she sat down and the cooler sucked her in.)

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The mornings are always an adventure for the crew as credit cards, articles of clothing, shoes, and cell phones pile in the lost-and-found box. Another year took dirty to a new level as a couple was found expressing their love for each other… in a port-a-john, a scene Bertison says he prefers to forget. And even the infamous golf party boy, John Daly, has set up shop at The Bogey. (You know you’re on the right path when you get the John Daly stamp of approval.

The Bogey has also turned into a hub for local celebrities and athletes for the tournament as well. In addition to Urban and Shelley Meyer occasionally making an appearance, Bertison said he has seen many patrons kicking back drinks with members of the Columbus Blue Jackets. And if you’ve ever dreamed of meeting a professional golfer, keep an eye out for the cuts each round and it shouldn’t be hard to spot them at the bar—they are the guys with the hardest tan lines on their face, arms, and hands.

If you are just looking to celebrate the tournament weekend, there are VIP packages available, which includes a bar exclusive to just VIP patrons as well as your own bathroom—something you won’t know how much you appreciate until you see the lines to the bathrooms all weekend. There’s also the chance for you to get closer to the action with the house they have set up on the course, which is all inclusive of drinks and food. Of these packages, the Hole In One offers a PGA ticket to the tournament, while the Eagle Package offers the views of the 12th hole via the balcony, just without a ticket for entry. And if you’re really looking to celebrate every second of the madness, The Bogey will be offering happy hour specials from open (an earlier opening time at 7 a.m.) into the afternoon.

Like all things drinking, it’s a marathon, not a race. There’s a few tactics for tackling the weekend, but Bertison and Parenteau agree starting your day with a few beers at The Bogey will help you pinch a few pennies compared to the $9 tall boys on the course. This also buys you some time in between your next round of drinks as you can start early and ride the wave with the more expensive beer once you’re in. Rain delays also seem to be a consistent theme for the weekend and that’s when The Bogey can really get busy—if the delay is an hour or longer, the course cuts all alcohol sales until the action kicks back up. If you start to notice rain clouds, it might not be a bad idea to dip out early to beat the rush. And if you’re a little hungover to start your Saturday, that’s nothing a Bloody Mary can’t fix (prolong).

The Bogey is located on 6013 Glick Rd. For more information on hours and VIP packages, visit bogeyinn.com.

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2 tiny Columbus Zoo babies bring big hope for endangered species

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The newest babies at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium may be small, but they bring big hope for one of the most endangered species on the planet.

On November 1 and 3, reptile keepers at the Zoo’s Shores region successfully hatched two rare yellow-headed temple turtles (Heosemys annandalii), the first ever hatched in an indoor zoological environment. The breakthrough is critical in efforts to boost the numbers of temple turtles, which are facing extinction, according to a release from the zoo.

Keepers note that the two hatchlings are "very active" and "very healthy." They are being cared for in behind-the-scenes habitats as they continue to grow stronger. Right now, the hatchlings are about the size of a racquetball and weigh approximately 80 grams–the same weight as a small tomato. They will grow to be up to about 2 feet long and weigh about 35 pounds.

These two turtles were the only ones to survive out of their mother's nest. Of five eggs, one turtle hatched on its own, and the care team helped another break out of its shell when it was experiencing some difficulties. Two other eggs did not contain viable hatchlings, and the fifth egg did not hatch.

“Our team is extremely proud of hatching these turtles, as well as being able to do so inside the Columbus Zoo’s Reptile House," said Becky Ellsworth, Curator of the Zoo’s Shores region. "This is a wonderful achievement as our Animal Care staff has been able to learn more information about this rare and important species, contributing significant knowledge to the zoological community working to help protect these turtles."

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Local attraction makes “World’s 50 Coolest Places of 2019” list

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Today, TIME For Kids revealed the first-ever World’s 50 Coolest Places of 2019 list, and among other international attractions, a Columbus business found itself in the mix.

Otherworld, which shook up the local entertainment scene when it opened earlier this year, was named one of the "World's Coolest Places" because of its quality, originality, sustainability, and accessibility. 

For those who haven't made the trip out to 5819 Chantry Dr. in southeast Columbus yet, Otherworld is an immersive and interactive art installation, featuring dozens of adventures, mysteries, and puzzles throughout its 47 rooms. Read more about it in our (614) Magazine coverage.

See below for the Otherworld write-up by Ellen Nam of TIME For Kids:

"Otherworld is an art installation built by more than 40 artists. They filled a 32,000-square-foot facility with large-scale works, secret passages, and playgrounds that blur the line between virtual and digital. Each of Otherworld’s 47 rooms is designed to resemble a science-fiction fantasyland. Visitors are encouraged to explore freely. Kids can fill in magical coloring books and solve puzzles. Those who are feeling adventurous can crawl into the mouth of a giant fuzzy monster."

To see the full list of the World’s 50 Coolest Places of 2019 and to learn more about how each attraction was chosen, visit time.com/kid-places.

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Treatments to Try: HydraFacial at Boss Gal Beauty Bar

Regina Fox

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With the holiday season quickly approaching, stress and anxiety will be on the rise. While getting the stockings hung by the chimney with care is important, taking time for yourself this season to look and feel your best should also be a priority. We hope this series will bring you some self care inspo!

I've been plagued with clogged pores my entire life. I've tried the Biore pore strips, the blackhead comedone extractor tool, and even an as-seen-on-TV pore vacuum, but nothing has ever really done the trick.

And then, I see it: the HydraFacial.

Scroll down for a before/after + a chance to win a FREE HydraFacial from Boss Gal Beauty Bar!

The HydraFacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously infusing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating, and moisturizing serums in just a few easy steps. Though results are immediately noticeable, your skin doesn't reach peek glow until a few days after the service, making it the perfect pregame to holiday festivities.

Click here to watch a step-by-step video

My clean pore journey took me to Boss Gal Beauty Bar's sleek, contemporary MedSpa in Clintonville. As an authorized HydraFacial provider, I knew I was in great hands. Kayla was my spirit guide, leading me through each soothing step with great expertise and care.

Step 1: Cleanse + Peel

Boss Gal likes to work off a clean palette, so the HydraFacial begins with a manual cleansing. This step feels a lot like a mini face massage, setting a calming tone right out of the gate. Next, the Vortex Cleansing method removes dead skin cells from the surface through water-based exfoliation, while glycolic salicylic acids soften the skin in preparation for extractions.

Step 2: Extract + Hydrate

This is where the real fun begins. During this step, pore plugs and dirt are removed from the face through the cleaning and suctioning action of the HydraFacial applicator.

I found this part particularly satisfying because you can actually see all the "gunk" that's been drawn out of your skin. You say, "Gross!" I say, "Gratifying!"

All the "gunk" extracted from my skin!

Boss Gal tops it off with a manual extraction session on the most congested areas of the face.

Step 3: Fuse + Protect

After removing all the unwanted oils, toxins, and dirts from the skin, it's time to seal it off. Using Boss Gal's super serums, the skin is infused with peptides, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid for a glowing, hydrated look.

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Step 4: Signature Jelly Mask

The HydraFacial concludes with a mini hand massage while Boss Gal's signature jelly mask cools and calms the skin.

Before + After

I left Boss Gal Beauty Bar completely makeup free and felt great—really great. I was happy to have treated my skin to the TLC it desperately needed and getting a solid dose of relaxation I desperately needed. And, just like Kayla said, my skin continued to appreciate in glow for days after.

With holiday parties and photo opportunities galore this time of year, the HydraFacial could be your secret weapon to achieving bright skin and rejuvenation all season long.

Give yourself or someone you love the gift of pampering and relaxation this holiday season with a FREE HydraFacial from Boss Gal Beauty Bar! Just comment below to be entered. Winner will be chosen on Sunday, December 8.

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