Saturday, January 28, 2006

A Day In the Life...

...of John Daly at the Daley Planet. Typical day, his wife gets arrested and starts a 5 month jail term. Read more about it at Mulligan Stew.

I haven't seen the show yet but I'm definetly putting it on my check it out list.

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Friday, January 27, 2006

Stop Pulling It! You'll Go Blind!

If you have a case of the pulls then I've got the cure. Well, not me but The Golf Drill Guru . All you need is a 7 iron and a chair and you'll be hitting them straight in no time.

By the way, the only way you can go blind pulling it is if you hit a tree and it bounced back into your eye. What did you think I meant?

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Did You See Nicolette's Bob Hopes

Know what I mean. Nicolette was at the Hope last weekend tagging along with her on again off again beau, what's his name, I forgot it at the moment. Anyway, she was braless and they looked fantstico or as Sienfeld said on his show "Butress Butress Gali". There is one picture that the Golf Blogger found of her over at the The Golf Channel site. Click on the Photo link. Last time I checked it was photo 186 of 200.

Unfortunately you have to go thru all photos in sequence and it's not a close up shot. Ultimately it's up to you to decide if it's worth it.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

I Can't Wait to Try This

Mediaguru has a great post over at his blog at Hooked On Golf. He describes what he saw at a golf lesson about using proper posture to to make a good swing. I tried using the method shadow swinging and I have to say it felt great. Can't wait to get out there and try it for real.

Only problem is I've had this feeling about a bazillion times before so I would say I'm catiously optimistic. We'll see.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

USGA has Changed the Rules for Seniors

USGA New Rules of Play for Next Year

Finally, we have the proper "Senior's Golf Rules"

Rule #1 - A ball sliced or hooked into the rough shall be lifted and placed on the fairway at a point equal to the distance it carried or rolled into the rough with no penalty. Senior players should not be penalized for uncontrollable mechanical phenomena.

Rule #2 - A ball hitting a tree shall be deemed not to have hit the tree. This is simply bad luck and luck has no place in a scientific game. The player must estimate the distance the ball would have traveled had it not hit the tree and can play the ball from there.

Rule #3 - There shall be no such thing as a lost ball. The missing ball is on or near the course and will eventually be found and pocketed by someone else, making it a stolen ball. The player is not to compound the felony by charging him or herself with a penalty stroke.

Rule #4 - If a putt passes over a hole without dropping in, it's deemed to have dropped. The law of gravity supersedes the law of golf.

Rule #5 - Putts that stop close enough to the cup that they can be blown in may be blown in. This does not apply to balls more than three inches from the hole. No one wants to make a travesty of the game.

Rule #6 - There is no penalty for so called "out of bounds." If penny-pinching golf club owners bought sufficient land, this would not occur The golfer deserves an apology, not a penalty.

Rule #7 - There is no penalty for ball in a water hazard as golf balls should float. That they do not is a technical problem that manufacturers have yet to overcome. Golfers should not be punished for manufacturer's shortcomings.

Rule #8 - Advertisements proclaim that golf scores can be improved by purchasing new clubs, balls, shoes, etc. Since this is financially impossible for the average senior golfer, a stroke per hole may be subtracted for using old equipment.


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Monday, January 23, 2006

Where Did the Term "Handicap" Come From Anyway

Well, I'll tell you. The whole idea of a golf handicap dates to the 17th century when those crafty Scots borrowed the idea from horse racing. In the days of yore jockeys were handed their winnings in a cap and in time , hand-in-cap morphed into handicap.

So you see race fans, having an accurate handicap makes for a better "horse race". Then again, who ever wants the race to be fair, you want to crush the other guy when ever possible.

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Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Job At Trump National That Bill Ranson Turned Down Is Finally Open

If your an Apprentice fan then you know who Bill Ranson is. If not keep reading anyway. Bill is the first winner of the Apprentice TV Show. He was given an option of taking a job at the golf course or one in Chicago. He took Chicago. I think he chose poorly.

Anyway, Trump just opened the daily fee course to little fanfair which is quite amazing. It cost 300 smackers to play but hey that includes the cart. You can read about the whole sorted story over at Daily Breeze

$300 is roughly $18 a hole or for me $3 a shot.

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