Friday, October 14, 2005

Here's a Golf Quizz - The Winner Gets ...

...my complete and utter admiration. What? You didn't think I was actually going to offer a real prize did you? Come on, get real. I have hungry mouths to feed at home. Anyway here's the quizz.

Can you name what makes these sounds;
Hint - They're all related to golf.

1. piinngg
2. thwack
3. chirp chirp
4. grrreahhhekhh (I really had to work this one out - not sure I captured it)
5. clicggk clicggk clicggk
6. cluggg clugg cluggg clugg
7. sssszzzz
8. OHHH SWEET MOTHER OF - HOLY SH^%$#$$T - OH MY G-EHHH... YOU IDIOT!!!!

Answers will come in a few posts. Rush those guesses in now kiddies or you may miss out on getting my complete and utter admiration.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Titleist Driver Review

If you want a pretty detailed analysis with pictures and all comparing the Titleist 983E and the 983K then go to Eat Golf, posted on 10/9/05. Rich does an admirable job of giving you all the info you would need to make an informed decision if your in the market for a driver. It's slightly older technology but I'm sure it can still get the job done.

BTW, check out the rest of his site, rummage around, look through his closets. He's got a lot of cool stuff to see. Tell him I sent you and he might even let you see his stack of dirty magazines.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Arcane Golf Trivia

Here's some nonesense you can amuse your friends with the next time there's a lull in the conversation. I'm sure you'll be the hit of the party.

Originally, golfers teed the ball on the green of the hole they had just completed. This practice was phased out during the 18th century for the darn good reason that the greens were being chewed to pieces by clubheads digging into the turf. They then got wise and moved the players to a special teeing area near but not on the green.

I would love to find a tee box with the grass as nice as the greens (although some greens I've played on look like the fairway).

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Monday, October 10, 2005

Daly Suffers Cruel Fate of the Amateur

It was hard to watch. Sixteenth hole, second one of sudden death. Woods is in for par and Daly slid his birdie try 2 feet past. A large part of the gallery has already started the mad dash for the seventeenth hole trying to get a prime viewing location for the next hole that was sure to come. There was just a small matter of Daly cleaning up his par by knocking in the 2 footer. In true Daly style, he stepped up, barely settled over the put and stroked it right into the middle of the.. Oh crap, it skirted left. Unbelievably he missed it. With 1.3 million on the line, he missed it. Daly looked stunned as he quickly knocked the ball into the hole as if he was hoping nobody saw him miss and he could walk over to the seventeenth tee. The camara quickly cut to Woods who momentarily pulled his cap down and ran his fingers over his eyes, truely feeling Daly's pain. Daly shook Woods hand briefly but I'm sure he doesn't remember. The last image of Daly was him walking back to the club house still clutching the dreaded instrument of his destruction, his putter.

Truth be told, the real seed of his downfall came long before he stepped up to that putt. Daly's quick style of play is talked about a lot. I guess it's cool to be a quick player. You know the saying, miss 'em quick. While I'd much rather see Daly play then slow poke, I mean methodical, Bernard Langer there still should be a balance, for Daly's sake, as to how much time he takes in preparing for his shot. By playing this way he will every once in a while suffer the cruel fate us amateurs do many times when we step up to a tap in 2 footer. The humiliating miss.

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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Why You Should Wipe The Sand From Your Shoes and Other Interesting Stuff

Just read an interview with a golf course superintendent that was very interesting and enlightening. In case you don't have time to read the interview I won't keep you in suspense. The reason you should wipe the sand from your shoes when leaving a sand trap is because the sand left on the green dulls the mowers blades when it gets cut.

You can read all about it at The Sand Trap .

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