Professional anger and guide Mike Davis picked up his first fishing pole in his hometown of Orlando, Florida, where the swampy surroundings provided ample opportunities for reeling in scaly specimens. After high school, Mike fulfilled his childhood dream of being a meteorologist before serving a combat tour in the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm, and once back in the States, he was selected as a member of the National Weather Service. While his head was in the clouds, his heart remained by the water, and he ultimately decided to make his passion for fishing his life's pursuit. Today, Mike resides in Nashville where he leads guided fishing tours on Old Hickory Lake, helping anglers of all ages and abilities catch bass, crappie, catfish, and the rare yet inedible rubber fish.
At Sumner Skate Zone, disco balls shower the blue-and-white-checkered floor with sparkling patches of light. As the beat rolls onward, so too do the wheels of traditional, speed, and inline skates. Off the rink, an arcade room buzzes with the sounds of reckless point scoring and the giggles of ticklish joysticks.
During skating breaks, visitors can refuel on pizza, nachos, and cookies at the snack bar or peruse the center's stock of skating gear and accessories. Open-skate sessions, parties, and special events populate the arena on a daily basis. An afterschool program helps to ensure kids have a safe place to do their homework or discuss the impact of performance-enhancing drugs in the world of spelling bees.
With a covered, heated driving range, outdoor putting green, short-game practice area, and indoor facility with video swing-analysis software, The Johnny Warren Golf Academy at Fairvue Plantation offers a versatile training ground for PGA teaching professional Josh Dyer to work his magic. As a former member of the Lipscomb University golf team, Josh now strives to teach students the lessons learned in his collegiate career without forcing pupils to answer multiple-choice questions. During lessons, Josh uses video analysis to help better understand golfers’ swings and improve their form by emphasizing a sound preswing routine and the development of a repeatable swing that suits their body type.
Calico Jacks Boat & RV Rentals supplies pontoons that skitter across Old Hickory Lake as well as motorboats and RVs that up the entertainment and convenience ante of outdoor getaways. The stable of land and water vehicles, available to rent or to buy, suits day trippers and serious boaters combing the water’s depths for first-edition copies of Moby Dick. After collaring a seaworthy boat, customers can venture out with a professional fishing guide to find an ideal angling spot.
Strike & Spare offers shipshape facilities, interactive entertainment, and a breathable oxygen atmosphere for the whole family. Each location features 30+ state-of-the-art lanes for pin-hating combatants to enjoy. Individuals who are mathematically averse or absolutely terrified of baby pencils will rejoice over automatic scoring, while bumpers help kids and wayward balls find their way. Bowlers can also eschew traditional electromagnetic wavelengths with the neon glow of deep space ball-hurling, held each week during cosmic bowling nights, with availability and times varying based on location. Those looking to fuel their magic on a lane, can also enjoy a plethora of snacks or sojourns to the lounge area.
For the past few months, corn stalks have been growing skyward at Shuckle's Corn Maze. As Autumn approaches, the corn fields are transformed from crops to creative mazes, and the pumpkins grow into bright orange globes just in time for the festivities. Families can search for an escape out of the nine-acre corn maze, or feed rabbits and pet goats in the animal corral. A treetop zip-line, rowdy ranch, pedal cars, and rock-climbing area add a burst of adventure to the afternoon, while a design-your-own scarecrow activity fosters creativity. Before guests leave, they can pick out the perfect pumpkin from the patch, which are priced based on size or ability to scare neighborhood children on Halloween.