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January 20, 2008
John daly has withdrawn from the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Saturday morning with a supposed "rib injury".
Hmmmm.... "Rib injury" sounds like a not so clever way to say "Hungover".
Here's a blurb from today's Los Angeles Times: Daly has been a regular this week at the Hope's tournament parties. He attended two more tournament parties Friday night, including an after-party, and told one local reporter to ignore the fact that he was drinking. At the first party, Daly sang "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" in a duet with Alice Cooper. Eyewitnesses said Daly was helped out of the after-party by an unidentified man.
Maybe the "rib injury" was so painful that he had to get out for a night on the town... have a few drinks to alleviate the pain.
Do you think partying it up was in Butch Harmon's plans.
You'd think a guy without his tour card - yes he's playing on a sponsor's exemption -might be just a little more responsible.
I guess it kinda makes sense, when I was in college, I used to have a few pops every once and a while... and sing a few tunes... perhaps the Squeeze or Meatloaf. Oh, but my ribs weren't injured.
January 18, 2008
WTF were the folks at Golfweek magazine thinking?
So you'd think the entire golf world would want the Kelly Tilghman lynching Tiger Woods comment to go away forever, right? Uh yes. What in the hell was the entire staff at Golfweek thinking? Print a noose on the cover of a golf magazine. Are they insane? It's stupidity at its finest folks.
Here's their 'formal' lame ass apology:
"We apologize for creating this graphic cover that received extreme negative reaction from consumers, subscribers and advertisers across the country," Turnstile Publishing Co. president William P. Kupper Jr. said. "We were trying to convey the controversial issues with a strong and provocative graphic image. It is now obvious that the overall reaction to our cover deeply offended many people. For that, we are deeply apologetic."
They fired Dave Seanor, the vice president and former editor of Golfweek. Duh. Seanor said that he took responsibility for the cover, of a noose against a purple sky with the title, "Caught in a Noose."
The subtitle said, "Tilghman slips up, and Golf Channel can't wriggle free."
Here's what PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem had to say about Golfweek: "Clearly, what Kelly said was inappropriate and unfortunate, and she obviously regrets her choice of words," Finchem said in a statement. "But we consider Golfweek's imagery of a swinging noose on its cover to be outrageous and irresponsible. It smacks of tabloid journalism. It was a naked attempt to inflame and keep alive an incident that was heading to an appropriate conclusion."
January 14, 2008
Scott Martin, the author, golfer and whack-job who wrote this book leaves no bunker unraked...
Imagine, if you can, a Caddyshack bible... one with over 250 pages.
With behind-the-scenes looks at this classic comedy. There's a full description of every scene... and everything going on in the background. Along with details on the actors and every single person involved in the movie. Get the skinny on key props... How the plot/script progressed from the original - to the eventual masterpiece... And every possible bit of trivia about the movie known to man.
But wait, there's more... That's right, you'll also learn what PGA Tour stars and other high people in the golf world like about the movie.
Click Here to read some excerpts.
To grab a copy of The Book of Caddyshack click here.
January 10, 2008
Here's the official statement from The Golf Channel: "The Golf Channel regrets the poorly chosen remarks made by Kelly Tilghman on a recent broadcast and, again, extends our apologies to anyone who was offended. There is simply no place on our network for offensive language like this. While we believe that Kelly's choice of words was inadvertent and that she did not intend them in an offensive manner, the words were hurtful and grossly inappropriate. Consequently, we have decided to suspend Kelly for two weeks, effective immediately."
January 08, 2008
Yes. she apologized two days later... but WTF was she thinking? And why didn't TGC make her apologize that day?
I'm not a fan of Tiger Woods myself, but to make racist comments like this are absurd.
Will she get fired? Should she get fired? Is Arnold Palmer's former caddy a racist? WTF should happen? I'm sure there will be more to this story soon...
And of course The Golf Channel has NOTHING about her comment on their homepage. Instead there's some lame article about Daniel Chopra winning in Kapalua. Who the hell is he anyway?
Here's a link to the Golfweek noose cover: Click here to see the cover.
January 04, 2008
These are the guys who have helped build the Adams Golf brand.
Sabbatini has been playing Adams Idea Pro hybrid for two years, and he recently tested the Idea a3 irons. Obviously he liked 'em.
Sabbatini had his best year on tour last year. He won the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, finished in the Top 10 at nine other tournaments, including a tie for second at The Masters. Plus, he was the only player to have Top 10 finishes at all four FedEx Cup Playoff events. He finished 2007 ranked sixth on the Money List winning over $4.5 million.
But is it his playing ability or his verbous dislike for Tiger, and the great press he gets because of it, that caused Adams Golf to sign him? I definitely think its a combo of both.
By the way... I think it's about time someone on Tour has had the balls to call out Tiger and stop kissing his ass.
Good luck to Rory Sabbatini with your new Adams Golf sticks... I hope you have even more success kicking Tiger's ass in 2008.
January 03, 2008
But I personally think Kontak is NOT, I repeat NOT, the best golfer on the show.
If there had been a 72 hole event. Hiroshi Matsuo would have easily beaten Kontak and every other golfer on the show. Without a doubt Hiroshi is the most talented golfer in Mesquite.
I'm not saying this because he lives in Jupiter, like I do... or because I eat at his restaurant a few times a year. I'm saying this because he led the way for the entire show. He was the only player that every golfer turned to when it was crunch time.
Brian Kontak talked a good game, but he'd shut up quickly if he ever had to go head to head with Hiroshi.
Get a job at a golf course, of course. Become a ranger/starter. And that's exactly what my Dad did. But he didn't go to some public rat trap... Oh No... he went to a gem about 5 miles down the road off PGA Blvd... PGA National Golf Club
And on New Years Day we had our first round of the year together on the Squire Course. I played ok. Had a bunch of pars, a birdie and one hole I'd rather forget about.
One thing about my round... we played with a two-some that had no idea what Ready Fire Golf is. Meaning walk up and hit your ball. No etiquette crap. It doesn't matter who is farthest from the pin... blah, blah, blah.
The only reason I mention the need to play quicker is because it was getting dark and we didn't get to play the last 3 holes. Which kinda pissed me off, but what can you do? At least I know I'll have many rounds at PGA National this season. Looking forward to playing the newly remodeled Palmer Course and I'm giddy thinking about beating it around the Champion.
I'll admit I watched about 15 minutes of this event, but what a joke. Seriously though, watching pros like Greg Norman (He still plays golf?) and Bubba "I've never won a PGA or Nationwide Tournament" Watson is a waste of time.
At least Peter Jacobsen and Natalie Gulbis are both active and can win. But then there's the athletes...
Dan "I need to lose another 30 lbs" Marino and Roger "I'm a drug-takin' cheater" Clemens... and Jerry Rice is just so arrogant and annoying to watch, I never realized what an a-hole he is. Ok, so of the athletes that competed I guess John Elway was as good as it gets.
IMHO this event is a complete waste of time. Watching celebrities/'former' athletes is just stupid.
Here's how I would format the ADT Skills Challenge... For starters, say goodbye to the washed up former athletes. Then pair up the top 2 golfers from the following: PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, Champions Tour, LPGA, European Tour, Asian Tour and the two finalists from the US amateur.
Then lets see who has the real skills. I'll never watch the ADT Skills Challenge again, until they let real golfers compete against one another.
January 02, 2008
How To Break 80 Newsletter from December 26, 2007
In this issue we'll discuss...
1) Eliminating Tension Cuts Strokes
2) Getting Hip To Power
3) Question of the Week - Hitting From a Sidehill/Uphill Lie
4) Article - Change Your Game Without Changing Your Swing
5) Article - Grooving Your Swing
1) Eliminating Tension Cuts Strokes
Tension is an insidious golf "disease." Usually, it starts in your hands and then creeps into every muscle in your body. It breaks down your golf swing. And it strips it of power and accuracy. When tension gets into your address position, it generates mistakes like the dreaded pull hook.
Eliminate tension from your body and you eliminate strokes from your score.
Bad swing thoughts cause tension. They include thing like:
- Thinking about swing technique
- Confusing power with speed
- Recalling a bad memory or experience
- Doubt about the shot
To eliminate tension, focus on the bad thoughts causing you to tense up and eliminate them. Doing that produces a smoother, more rhythmic swing that drives the ball longer with much less effort. Here are some suggestions for achieving a tension-free swing.
Add to your pre-shot routine a starting thought of feeling relaxed by focusing on slowing down your heart. Take deep breadths with an inhale count of five and an exhale count of five. This exercise prepares you for taking a lighter, softer grip.
Make mini swings in slow motion. Concentrate on your core rotation, with your hands and arms swinging freely and the weight of the clubhead moving slowly through the impact zone. Make a conscious effort to relax your hands.
Before walking into your address position recall the feeling of your most solid shot and how great it felt when the ball left the clubhead. If you don't have any good shots to recall, think of a memory (family, pets, jokes, etc.) that makes your feel good.
To read the rest of this newsletter... so you can create a more reliable and consistent swing... and to read all of the secrets revealed: Click Here.