Kromm and Vass review a shot with Mike Maher from the WGA while on location at Cog Hill.
The fifth best golfer in the world, Jim Furyk, introduces the latest SolidLine Media production to arrive hot off the press. Set for an official March release, the new Western Golf Association Caddie Training video will be distributed to hundreds of private and public golf clubs around the country and the world. The production will educate young caddies ages 14-18 on the fundamentals of golf, and the proper caddie etiquette throughout the Pre-Round, Tee-Box, Fairway, Green, and Post-Round stages of play. The video also features education on the responsibilities of a Forecaddie. The production was shot on location over 4 days last fall at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club and The Beverly Country Club. Filming also took place at the FedEx Cup BMW Championship with Jim Furyk. The final video incorporates 3d animation, motion graphics, and footage to create a slick, high end feel.

"The release of this video has been a much anticipated event here at the WGA," states Mike Maher, WGA Caddie & Scholarship Development Manager. "We are excited to provide our member clubs with a modern, consistent, and entertaining training video to assist in their caddie training curriculum. The entire SolidLine team has really put their heart and soul into this project. And it shows in the end product."

In addition to the Caddie Training Video, the DVD will also feature a short informational piece about the Evans Scholars Foundation, also administered by the WGA. The Foundation is the largest privately funded scholarship in the nation, currently providing 865 students a full ride scholarship to one of 19 universities. Recipients of an Evans Scholarship are not only great caddies with a long record of service throughout their teen years, but also excel academically.

For a sneak peak of the new WGA Caddie Training video, click here.


Over the last decade, SolidLine Media is honored to have received over 125 industry awards for their high end work in the field of video production. And 2009 was no exception. The SolidLine crew was awarded another 10 awards for their top notch work across many industries. A few of the awards include:

DHL Global Forwarding
Accepting Critical Shipments Daily
Government & Defense Services
2009 Telly Award

DHL Global Forwarding
Beyond Port to Port
Ocean Freight Services
2009 Communicator Award

Onboard Systems
Lift with Confidence
Corporate Image
2009 Telly Award

Life on Your Terms
Educational Video
2009 Pixie Award

Gexpro Services
We Work the Wind
Promotional Video
2009 Aegis Award

Transparent Health
The Story of Lewis Blackman
Educational Documentary
2009 Aegis Award


Stuff You'll Need: What to Do:
  • 1 Grilling or Frying Pan
  • 2 lbs. Ground Chicken
  • 2 Packets of Taco Seasoning
  • 6 Slices of Pepper-Jack Cheese
  • 6 Hamburger Buns
  • 1 Packet of Guacamole Seasoning Mix
  • 3 Fresh Avocados
  • 1 Jar of Salsa
  1. In a bowl, mix the ground chicken and taco seasoning mix making sure to distribute seasoning evenly throughout the chicken. Shape mixture evenly into 6 patties, and place in fridge 15 minutes to firm them up.
  2. In a different bowl, follow instructions on guacamole mix to make guacamole (Fresh works too!). Refrigerate till needed.
  3. Grill patties over medium heat 14  16 minutes, turning once. Keep grill covered. Top each patty with a slice of cheese for the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  4. Place patties on bun bottoms, and top with guacamole, Salsa and the bun tops.
  5. Enjoy!

Grilling Boe-Flex burgers at a Wal*Mart in Tennessee.



I have been working with marketing/advertising partners for over 25 years and the partnership quality I value most (but find rarely) is that of Translator. The very best have the ability to fully comprehend my business objectives, understand and challenge my creative direction, add that unique touch that you just didnt think of yourself, and then translate that knowledge into a marketing piece that delivers the message to my audience with power and precision. I assure you, the SolidLine crew members are outstanding Translators. (Not to mention fun to work with, responsive, and able to meet crazy-client deadlines with grace and good cheer).

John Crimmins
Director, Marketing & Consulting Services


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Ed Boe
Production Coordinator

2Qs with Ed:

Often we call you Boe-Flex. What does that mean to you and your journey at SolidLine?
Boe-Flex started with Mike Petrik, and has since spread to each other member of the SolidLine team. Every now and again a new nickname will come up, and see a little use, but in-variably Boe-Flex will always find its way back. It is, of course, a reference to the similarity of my last name to the late-night infomercial for the exercise machine, the Bow-Flex. Im not sure how it came about, but I am sure it will never go away.

What's the craziest production trip you have been on?
I'd have to say the craziest, in terms of adversity, would have to be the trip up to Idaho Falls to film for Press-A-Print in early 2009. The cold was so intense that we almost didn't make it there. Minus 40 degree temps were awful and the truck was running into all sorts of problems. We stopped for more electric heaters to keep the equipment safe, had to stop on the side of the road at 2am to secure a cargo door that kept flying open due to a frozen latch and 80mph wind gusts, a pit stop in the-middle-of-no-where Wyoming to bungee cord a blanket to the front of the truck to limit the cold air into the engine, and a pit stop in Salt Lake City, Utah to get the trucks thermostat fixed so we could remove the blanket and not arrive to our client in Idaho Falls looking like a bunch of hillbillies. Not to mention, all of this happened on the way there.

After filming in Idaho Falls for 3 days, we went through Reno, Nevada, into Northern California, but on the way the water lines in the truck froze, and we had to sit up for hours with hairdryers breaking up the ice so we could shower. But we got it working and kept on truckin. After shooting for a day in Cali we headed up into the middle of Oregon for another day of filming, only to realize the water pump was not working, damaged by the ice from the day before. A mobile service tech came to the truck on a Sunday while we were on production and got us hooked up with a new pump...we prayed that would be it. Finally we headed right back to Idaho Falls, Idaho for yet another day of production before the trip back to Chicago. Phew!

The terrain, temperature change, the shooting schedule, and hours driving were intense, but I remember feeling when it was all done after 12 days on the road and over 5,000 miles, a certain confidence that our production team could take any sort of obstacles that came our way, make it through any situation, and turn it into successful trip.

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