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December 19, 2004

Where's No Three Putts?

I must apologize to my readers. I've haven't posted in a week and I'm not going to be posting again until after the New Year. I'm going to be in Vermont for about 5 days and then Connecticut for another 5 days. Ya-friggin-hoo! No Three Putts is getting a much needed vacation.

I've been very busy with my t-shirt business. Here's an article about the Who's Your Rabbi? venture.

Peace out y'all, be back next year!

December 11, 2004

Paula Creamer - the Real Deal

Paula Creamer is going to tear up the LPGA Tour next year. She easily destroyed the field at Q-School by 5 shots and she made the cut in the 6 LPGA events she entered this year. She even finished 2nd at the Shop-Rite LPGA Classic. Paula Creamer is going to make everyone forget Michelle Wie even exists. Go kick some ass Ms. Creamer.

December 09, 2004

Adam Scott says "Golf is Boring"

Adam Scott, currently ranked number 10 in the world, thinks that golf on TV is boring. Here's an interesting interview with Adam being frank. This is a good story from down under where golf ratings are going right down the toilet. Points are brought up about ways to liven golf up a bit. I say we should all go watch Happy Gilmore and see if we can come up with any ideas.

December 08, 2004

Nick Faldo has no Fanny

Fanny Sunesson has decided to stop schlepping Nick Faldo's bag. After over 13 years together Fanny Sunneson has gotten an offer with a player that might actually win a tournament, Sergio Garcia. It's hard to believe that Fanny is only 31 years old. It seems like she's been caddying for Faldo forever. She sure landed a good gig with Faldo when she was only 18.

Damn, Fanny has some arms!

December 07, 2004

Bill Murray Receives Mulligan

Bill Murray Takes A "Mulligan" Lifetime Achievement Award From SGA. (December 2, 2004 Austin, Texas) Avid golfer, comedian and Golden Globe winner Bill Murray has received the SortaGolf Association's inaugural David Mulligan Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to recreational golfer enjoyment.

Best known to golfers for his memorable role as Carl Spackler in Caddyshack (the greatest golf movie of all time) and for entertaining crowds at charity golf events too numerous to mention; Murray also authored "Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf" and is part owner of the Murray Bros. Caddy Shack golf bar & restaurant chain.

"Bill represents the true spirit of recreational golf and his contributions to the enjoyment of the game are a living legacy to SortaGolfers everywhere. We are proud to give him a 'Mulligan', our highest honor." stated SGA Commissioner Donn Glenn.

Murray is the first ever to be so recognized by the SGA.

The "Mulligan" Lifetime Achievement Award is named in honor of Canadian Golfer David Mulligan, the presumed inspiration for the term that bears his name. In the late 1920's David Mulligan played golf with a group of friends at the St. Lambert Country Club, outside Montreal. Being the only golfer with a car, Mulligan ended up driving everyone to the course. The drive took him over many rough roads and a really bumpy bridge found at the entrance to the course. Due the rough driving conditions, Mulligan's hands were in pretty bad shape by the time the trip was over. His "buddies" were nice enough to give him an extra drive off the first tee.

In recognition of Murray's accomplishments, all of SortaGolf's over 25,000+ members are encouraged to:

1. Watch Caddyshack within the next 30 days
2. Recite one of Murray's memorable Caddyshack lines during their next round of golf.
3. Play in a charity golf event next season

About the SGA:
The SGA (SortaGolf Association) is the governing body of SortaGolf. Headquartered in Austin, Texas and led by Commissioner Donn Glenn, the SGA is dedicated to improving the satisfaction of recreational golfers everywhere and championing the Sorta 7 Amendments to the USGA Rules of Golf.

Suggested Murray Caddyshack lines:
"It's in the cup"
"Cinderella story"
"I smell varmint poontang"
"You gotta pool?"
"Big hitter the Lama"
"So I've got that going for me, which is nice"
"It's no big deal"
"You're a tramp, that was a good one"

December 06, 2004

Kitten with Her Sticks

Meow, Kitten with Her Sticks is a line of women's golf gear for women with a winning attitude.

Kitten with Her Sticks is also dedicated to women both on and off the course in the prevention of breast and ovarian cancer by donating five percent of all after tax profits towards funding for women who cannot financially afford screenings.

Kitten with Her Sticks is available in many pro shops throughout the country. Nice clothing, profits go to a good cause and good looking models, Kitten with Her Sticks will be a successful line of women's golf gear.

December 05, 2004

18 Holes, Why?

Here's a little slice of golf history that you might enjoy:

Why do golf courses have 18 holes -- not 20, or 10, or an even dozen?

During a discussion among the club's membership board at St. Andrews in 1858, a senior member pointed out that it takes exactly 18 shots to polish off a fifth of Scotch. By limiting himself to only one shot of Scotch per hole, the Scot figured a round of golf was finished when the Scotch ran out.

December 04, 2004

PGA Changes Ryder Cup Criteria

You knew it wouldn't take long for the PGA of America to alter the criteria for qualifying to play in the Ryder Cup. After this years ass kicking changes had to be made. Obviously the changes will benefit the US Ryder Cup team and our chances of winning back the Cup.

Here's what I think would help the team the most:
1. Take away all player endorsements.
2. Lower the prize money in all tournaments.

Next, tell all of the greedy tour players that if they win the Ryder Cup all endorsements will be back and prize money will increase. The only incentive the US players care about is money. Let's take away the money, make them play the Ryder Cup with their greatest motivator as an incentive to win. This is the only way to make them play from their heart, like the Europeans.

December 03, 2004

Argus Hamilton

Every morning I read a blurb in the Palm Beach Post called the Morning Monologue. It's written by the host comedian at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, CA Argus Hamilton. His comments are usually about politics, current events, celebrities and sports. Yesterday Argus had a blurb about golf that I thought was amusing.

Here it is: Annika Sorenstam competed with the men in the Skins Game. Last year at the Colonial she broke the barrier and became the first woman to play in a PGA tournament. Somehow you knew the Jackie Robinson of golf would be a Swedish blonde.

Thanks Argus Hamilton for amusing me every morning.

December 02, 2004

Office Depot Father/Son Challenge

Team Irwin will be defending their title at the Office Depot Father/Son Challenge this week at ChampionsGate Resort outside of Orlando. Although Team Irwin will put up a good fight, my money is on Team Stadler to win. Craig and Kevin both had a good year and with all of the good restaurants in the Orlando area they will both be in a good mood.

Let's not forget the incident that occurred at a buffet earlier this year when both Stadler's won on the same weekend.

December 01, 2004

Bruce Devlin should shut up!

Bruce Devlin has some balls for criticizing Greg Norman about not playing in the Australian Open. Devlin called Norman selfish and said he does not help the sport of golf in Australia. Devlin also said Norman should do more publicly to thank Aussies who have supported him in the past.

Here's what Norman had to say, "Considering I've played the Australian Open 23 times in my career, I have supported the event as well as any other Australian professional."

Norman has not played in the Aussie Open, which happens to coincide with Thanksgiving, in 4 years. "It's my life and I like to spend time with my family. My children are in college in the U.S. The only time they come home are for long weekends like Thanksgiving."

When I think of Australia and golf the first thought that comes to mind is koala bears, but after that it's Greg Norman. Bruce Devlin you should shut up and not criticize the man that put Australian golf on the map.

Hopefully Greg will read this and invite me to play at his golf club up in Hobe Sound The Medalist.

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