Monday, August 13, 2012

Rory McIlroy PGA Championship Winner by Eight Strokes as United Kingdom Golfers Take 4 of 6 Top Spots

Golfers from the United Kingdom took 4 of the top 6 spots at the 2012 PGA Championship as Rory McIlroy blew away the field in winning the 2012 PGA Championship by eight shots. Could the Olympic flame in London 2012 at the 30th Olympiad cast such a distant shadow? Apparently.

Golf's Gary Player by Adam Schupak at the New York Times

A wonderful story about the truly remarkable life of golf's Gary Player, written by Adam Schupak at the New York Times in the wake of Ernie Els win at the (British) Open Championship 2012.

See Globetrotting Gary Player Helped Golf Discover the World.

Hat tip to CaryGEE.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Tiger Woods 74th PGA Tour Win Passes Jack Nicklaus in All-Time PGA Wins with Sam Snead's Leading 82 PGA Tour Wins Still to be Topped

Tiger Woods won again, for the 3rd time in seven starts this year, and 74th time on the PGA tour, passing Jack Nicklaus in the all-time PGA tour win list, as Farrell Evans reports for ESPN at

Tiger Woods triumphs again at AT&T National for 74th PGA Tour win.

With the win, Tiger passed Jack Nicklaus in the all-time PGA wins list.

Hey, Tiger is getting "better" again.
You can tell by the visibly much softer touch on putting and chipping,
which are what makes championships -- the short game has to be there.

More importantly for his long term health and golf, he appears to have regained his easy-going competitive "edge" while also recovering his "youthful" friendliness, cheery attitude and good spirits, a development which forecasts problems for his competitors in coming tournaments. Either you battle the golf course or the world, not both.

The younger generation of golfers is good and getting better all the time, but Woods is still in a class by himself -- when he has his act together, which has not been the case in recent years -- but that is a part of life.

None of us are demigods and we all have to go through various development periods as humans, and make mistakes. No one gets through without them.

His 3rd win this year is more than any other golf professional in 2012.

Woods still trails Sam Snead's 82 leading PGA tour wins, but that record may fall before Woods hits age 40. He will turn 37 on December 30, 2012.

If someone like the present writer can win a club golf championship at age 61 3/4, then Tiger still has a lot of wins left in his now 36-year old physique. In fact, if, as it appears, Tiger has matured emotionally through his personal problems, he will be more formidable than ever on the golf course.

So what do we know about golf to justify writing these things?
Check out SportPundit.

Or take a look at this candid driving range drive
of the present writer on Vimeo.

Sorry for the non-golf attire, shirt and suspenders, but it was very windy,
so I left my golf shirt in the clubhouse. No need to change for 20 balls. I will try to get a better video soon, when my game is in shape.

In any case, that was only my 3rd or 4th time out on the range at all this year, and I have not played a round of golf since last September.

So it looks like time to start again.
Hey, I'll be 66 in December
and still knock some drives beyond 300 yards.

2012 looks like a good golf year,
not just for Tiger.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Golfers as Dependable Republican Voters ? The Golf Channel and Political Nanotargeting

Perhaps one of the most interesting articles we have read this year is found at the New York Times in Let the Nanotargeting Begin, by Thomas B. Edsall.

You really have to read the article to get the whole picture here, and be sure you click on and enlarge the fantastic graphs, which confirm the disappointing truth that people primarily read what they agree with, which is hardly the way to learn anything new, now is it?

I did learn, as a life-long golfer, that the Golf Channel is right up there with Fox as a Republican voters' bastion, indeed, that viewers of the Golf Channel are just about your most dependable Republican voters -- i.e. not only are they Republican supporters, but they do get out and vote.

Gee, I had always thought that golf had turned into a broad people's sport, which apparently is not so.

Perhaps the solution to the achievement of Republican majorities is the opening of the game of golf to a larger public?

There might be a lesson there.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Golf at its Best: Bubba Watson New Masters Champ in Playoff Win Over "Albatross" Oosthuizen

Golf can be the mosts exciting of sports and the Masters had a fantastic finishing day with two holes in one and the rarest of golf shots, a double eagle "albatross". But the tournament was won by a wedged curve ball out of the woods.

Gene Wojciechowski, ESPN, Watson moving up after Masters win

Albatross (Double Eagle) at The Masters (4-8-2012) by Louis Oosthuizen -- YouTube Video

YouTube video of

Louis Oosthuizen With Albatross (Double Eagle) at The Masters (4-8-2012)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Tiger Woods Back With Win at Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard

Tiger Woods is back on the winning track in the golf game for his first win since September 2009 as he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard by 5 strokes at 13-under par.

For the story see The Official Site of the PGA TOUR -

Thursday, March 22, 2012

First, They Came For The Golf Courses - Krugman at Comments on Politicians and Similar Gone Awry (i.e. "off course")

The world is full of people with all kinds of ridiculous ideas and Krugman comments on one such inane idea at First, They Came For The Golf Courses.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Do Golfing Execs Earn More in Business? Yes, They Do

Yes, it pays to read The Economist,
which has a brilliant article
by their business editor and golf blogger at
Golf and business: Why golfers get ahead.

That editor and golfer notes, e.g.,
"a recent study found that bosses who don’t play golf
are paid 17% less on average than those who do
-- incredible --
although no verifiable reason was found for that discrepancy.

Gee. The answer is easy.
My own experience is that people who do not play golf are not as trustworthy as golfers are.
Would YOU hire a non-golfer as a CEO?
Caveat emptor.
Show me a man on a golf course and you have a Rorschach test in place.
How can a man NOT play golf if he has the opportunity and means to do so?
What is he hiding?

Just to prove the honesty of golfers,
let me ask the rhetorical question as to whether I wrote this posting
so that the business editor at The Economist
might be motivated to invite me for a round of golf at Wentworth?

I did, definitely. You see, that is golfing honesty. CEO worthy.

Make sure you read the invigorating article at The Economist here.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Query About Experience with the Mobitee Mobile GPS Golf Assistant

We ran across a golf GPS app at Mobitee
which describes Mobitee as a "Mobile Golf Assistant"
and "Your GPS golf" in a mobile phone.

Anybody out there have any experience with this app?

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