Friday, October 28, 2005

Now We're Bombing Drives In China But Soon We'll Just Be Bombing

It was reported that Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh will be playing in an event in China, sanctioned by the Europian Tour and a few other minor tours. That's all fine and good and I wish them luck but guess what, it won't be long before we're at war with that country.

The western world has done such a great job trading with them and dragging them into the 21st century that now their economy is booming and they have the money to start buying a lot of things. Well guess what they're buying, attack submarines from the Russians, they tried to buy an old ship from the Russians and convert it to an aircraft carrier but that flopped and now I hear they're building a 6 jet engine strategic bomber as well as building up their infantry. Gee, I wonder what they plan on doing with all these toys and men. Let me tell you.

The Chinese hate the fact that we support Taiwan and have sworn that we would defend them if they were attacked by China. We also control the strait (with our attack submarines) between Taiwan and China which also irks them. They now are apparently building up their military to the tune of 10% per year in an effort to get to a strength level they believe will be enough to challenge us should we try to defend Taiwan. They still have a ways to go but they are a patient people and they will wait and strike when the time is right. My belief is that time will come in about 10 to 15 years.

If you have any children who are anywhere from 3 to 10 years old I would be very worried. I have one son that falls in that catagory and I'm starting to check out housing prices in Canada.
I'm kidding but only half.

So, let the pro golfers have their fun, I'm sure they'll be treated like kings. My advice is they should scope the place out while they're there and take plenty of pictures. Those pictures could be used later to help us choose bombing targets.

You heard it here first. Mark my words.

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Want To Score? - On The Golf Course That Is - Read This

If you want to score well you need a good short game and it doesn't get any shorter than putting. Therefore you need to putt well and that can best be accomplished by having a putter that is best for you. Here's a tip on picking the right putter:

When selecting a putter, think about how you like to appraoch your putting. If you like to stand over the ball looking directly down at it, you may be better off with a center- shafted putter. On the other hand, if you like to stand away from the ball, placing it forward in your stance, you may prefer a heel-shafted putter.

Make sense? I didn't think so.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

That Lucky SOB

Ryan Moore is a jerk. He's a jerk only because I'm jealous that it couldn't be me earning my way to the PGA right from college by making good on the 7 exemptions allowed by the Tour. Just to give you an idea of how good that is, consider that Tiger Woods was the last one to do it and that was in 1997. He's already made more money in tour winnings and endorsements then I'll make in, well lets just say many years. And yes, it's not really luck but enormous talent and a lot of work that got him there. But you know what , I'm still going to say..


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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Being a Golf Pro is Like Having a Finely Tuned Formula 1 Race Car

How so you may ask? Well, let's take Mike Wier as an example. Here was a guy who was at the top of his game, I think he cracked the top 10 in the world, won the Masters, just lost the Canadian Open in a playoff, really riding high. Then one night he gets food poison and spends the night curled up around a toilet, literally sleeping on the bathroom floor all night. When he wakes up he finds he has a wrenched back but with some quick stretching and some massages he figured he was not 100% but good enough to go. A week or so later he was back on tour playing in a tournament.

Little did he know that because he was not at 100% he unintentionaly developed some swing modifications in order to compinsate for his bad back. That slight swing change threw his whole game off. He started missing cuts, then his confidence got shaken which further fueled his bad play and the whole thing had turned into a death spiral. He has gotten himself healthy again but his swing is still sick.

My point is that these guys have swings that are so finely tuned that it doesn't take much to throw their timing off which could result in having many competitors zoom past them on the way to the finish line.

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Monday, October 24, 2005

Win at Disney Fits Like a Glover

I wasn't going to mention anything about the tournament but I couldn't resist writing that headline. I'm refering of course to Lucas Glover who won for the first time on the PGA Tour by holing a 40 yd bunker shot on the 72nd hole then watching as three or four others with a chance to tie him all screwed up in one way or the other.

For Lucas, he'll remember this weekend as the one where he won his first tournament but for the rest of us it will be remembered as the tournament that Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh, numbers 1 and 2 in the world, both missed the cut.

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