Saturday, April 22, 2006

Betting Type? Try Bingle-Bangle-Bungle

This is a fun betting game that can cost you some money if your not careful.

Here's how it's played:

Three points are awarded for each hole: one for hitting the green first (not awarded on a par-3 hole), one for being closest to the hole after everyone is on the green and one for holing out first.

At the end of the round, the highest score wins. Usually, a cash value is assigned for each point.

One obvious tip, make sure you're playing with people of equal ability, or if you're smart, inferior ability. But here's another tip, if a player shooting before you reaches the green first you might want to think about coming up short so you have a chance of chipping close and getting the closet to the pin point.

That is if you have a decent short game, if not then just play, have fun and let the chips fall where they may.

Golf Times

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Tiger To Take Time Out

Tiger Woods, in New Zealand for the wedding of his caddie Steve Williams has said that he will take time off from the PGA to be with his ailing father.

"It's kind of up in the air with the situation back home, so I don't know what's going to happen, I'm taking time off. I'm here for this event (a charity race) and for Steve, and to enjoy time off and be with my father, so I won't play for a while," Woods said.

He the added "My father is hanging in there, the guy is an absolute fighter and walking miracle."

He did say he will definetely be back for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, New York, from June 15 to 18.

Let's hope his father is there and healthy to cheer him on.

Golf Times

Monday, April 17, 2006

Sometimes It's Good To Be Badds

Aaron Baddeley hung on to win the Verizon Heritage by one shot over Jim Furyk.

The difference was his decision to go for the green at the par 5, 15th. A bold move for a guy still trying to win his first PGA tournament. With the tournament hanging in the balance, he was faced with a dilema. In the fairway on the 15th, he was 220 yds from the green but his direct line of flight was blocked by a stand of trees. He had three options: hook the ball around the trees, go over them, or lay up.

He made the kind of decision you have to make if you want to break through and win, he took a 6 iron (from 220 mind you) and went over the trees. LAnded the ball on the back of the green and two putted for birdie.

With that confidence booster I think we'll be seeing a lot more of the Badd Man.

Golf Times
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