Buffett gets a hole-in-one

From USA Today: “Singer Jimmy Buffett shares picture of his hole-in-one on Instagram

Jimmy Buffett is probably wasted away again in Margaritaville, enjoying a Cheeseburger in Paradise right now after a successful round of golf earlier in the day.

The “island escapism” music star is known for his Parrothead fans, but an eagle was on Buffett’s mind Saturday. But not just any eagle.

The 72-year-old singer shared a photo on his Instagram page celebrating a hole-in-one, rocking a New Orleans Saints hat and playing a Titleist 2.

We unfortunately don’t know what club was used, nor the yardage, or even where Buffett was playing on Saturday. What we do know is, Come Monday, Buffett will still be Havana Daydreamin’ about his ace.

Buffett is surfing before Florence hits the Carolinas

From the Charleston City Paper: “Of course Jimmy Buffett is surfing Folly before Florence hits the Carolinas

Where there’s a swell, there will be surfers. On Wednesday, among the usual suspects taking advantage of the hurricane swell off Folly Beach, was none other than the Mayor of Margarita himself, Jimmy Buffett.

On Wednesday, Buffett posted a of himself on Instagram smiling, throwing a shaka, with blue skies and his longboard.

Buffett to appear on Shark Week’s 30th Anniversary

Jimmy Buffett will appear on Shark Week’s 30th Anniversary which starts on Sunday July 22nd on the Discovery Channel. He recently spent the day filming for the show near Montauk.

Son of Jaws (working title) — “Over four decades ago, giant great white sharks off Long Island, New York gave rise to the legend of Jaws. But all those big sharks were caught and killed, and they disappeared — until now. With protection, the sons and daughters of Jaws are making a comeback. Dr. Craig O’Connell goes looking for the legendary monsters of Montauk to see if the bloodline of Jaws continues.”

Tracking the elusive Jimmy Buffett

From the San Diego Union Tribune: “Changes in latitudes: Tracking the elusive Jimmy Buffett (and Playhouse’s ‘Margaritaville’)

We dropped in for a rehearsal of La Jolla Playhouse’s world-premiere musical “Escape to Margaritaville” earlier this week, and got to hear some Jimmy Buffett songs set to a Jimmy Buffett-minded story with a very Jimmy Buffett vibe.

The only question was: Where’s Jimmy?

And the answer, judging by social media, seems to be: Kind of everywhere.

To back up a bit: Buffett was in town about three weeks ago to meet with the cast and creative team of “Margaritaville,” the Broadway-bound show built around his song catalog as well as some brand-new music. Here’s a quick clip from his visit:

He also snuck in a “secret” show at Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern that sold out quicker than you can say “Son of a son of a sailor”.

And he took a moment out of his busy schedule of surfing and singing to snap this shot at the Torrey Pines golf course.

So where did he go?

First it was off to Fiji — on a private plane with a full quiver of surfboards, because if you’re Jimmy Buffett that’s just what you do.

Then it was on to Australia, to perform at an Easter weekend concert festival and chill with the likes of pro surfer and 11-time world champion Kelly Slater.

Now, Buffett — who’s also an accomplished pilot — appears to be winging his way around New Zealand.

Buffett heads to Australia for Bluesfest

From News.com.au: “Jimmy Buffett hopes to not fall off stage and stay away from sharks on his return gig to Australia”

Famed American singer Jimmy Buffett hopes to share a margarita with the Sydney trauma doctor who “probably saved my life” when he returns to Australia to perform at Bluesfest on Friday April 14th.

The Margaritaville star walked off the stage towards the end of his Hordern Pavilion concert on Australia Day in 2011 — at the tailend of his first Australian tour in more than two decades — and sustained a head injury.

St Vincent’s Hospital head of emergency Professor Gordian Fulde was enjoying the concert from the front row and leapt over the barricades to treat the performer.

Buffett hopes the doctor will join the rest of his legion of Parrothead fans at his one-off concert at the Byron Bay festival on Friday.

“Hopefully I am going to get him up to Byron. That fall off the stage is a memory burned into whatever part of my brain I fell on,” Buffett said ahead of his Australian visit.

“I remember coming to with Gordian over me and telling me I had fallen but to stay with him and keep looking him in the eye.

“He was in the front row … who else gets the head of trauma surgery on Australia Day sitting in their front row? “I am sure they probably saved my life.”

As the news of his fall went viral, Buffett said he startled the fellow patients and staff in the hospital’s intensive care when he guffawed at the first text he received from his close friend, world champion surfer Kelly Slater.

“Kelly sent me a text saying ‘Did you make it?’ I just started laughing and the people in intensive care thought I was crazy or they had given me the good medicine.”

Buffett’s next spin-off from his successful “lifestyle” brand is a retirement village in Florida.

“I’m already thinking of the street names,” he said. “This thing has gone so viral now the challenge is to deliver to the standards we set for it to be the best place to spend your life.”