Archive for February, 2012

Thou shall not lose trust in your golf swing #40

Feb 29th
2012

In the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Steven Bowditch holes his 123-yard approach shot on the par-4 15th hole for eagle.

embedded by Embedded Video

Golf Movies #7 (Dead Solid Perfect -1988)

Feb 28th
2012

Originally aired on HBO, 1988’s Dead Solid Perfect follows a professional golfer on the PGA Tour and chronicles the often less-than-glamorous existence of the touring pro.

Adapted from the hilarious Dan Jenkins novel, Dead Solid Perfect delivers ample laughs as well as giving viewers an inside look at the behind-the-scenes manuevering and politics that fuel the sport.

Randy Quaid stars as a fringe golfer who realizes he has to make some radical changes if he wants to continue to compete. He’s fallen prey to all the cliched temptations available, and now he’s faced with a personal ultimatum. Quaid is suitably irresponsible and arrogant in his portrayal, and isn’t an extremely likeable character.

Several touring pros appear in cameos, and as to be expected, the golf scenes are top-notch and revealing.

Year: 1988

Cast: Randy Quaid, Kathryn Harrold, Jack Warden

(source)

Golf Architects/Designers: Gary Roger Baird

Feb 27th
2012

Gary Roger Baird is an American golf course designer from Brentwood, Tennessee, he has been involved in golf course architect for 38 years designing and building golf courses throughout the United States, the Far East, Latin America, and Europe. Gary R. Baird is the President & CEO of Global Golf Design, aimed to the creation of courses for resort facilities, private, and semi-private country clubs, daily fee courses, and residential communities. Of particular emphasis, is the creation of upscale golf courses for various Native American projects.

Currently, Mr. Baird’s Barona Creek Golf Club, which opened in 2000, is one of the top-ranked courses on Native American Land, in the nation.  As a resort course, it has recently been placed as #15 on Golfweek’s revered “America’s Best Top 40 Resorts” list, and has been designated as the #5 public access course in California.  Additionally, Golfweek also placed Barona Creek in their “Top 100” of all courses built in the Modern Era (since 1960).

Since his early tenure as a protégé for the Robert Trent Jones organization during the 1960’s and early 70’s, Gary R. Baird has endeavored to create a new era of excellence in golf course design, by designing courses that are especially sensitive to, and compatible with current and future environmental standards.

But wait, there’s more

La Duquesa GC, Spain

Feb 26th
2012

Designed by the renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones,  La Duquesa Golf and Country Club in Costa del Sol, Spain, was and opened in 1985. This 18 hole, par 72 golf course has spectacular views overlooking Marbella and with beautiful views to the African coastline and is renowned for its very successful blend of nature and design.

La Duquesa Golf & Country Club is distinctly divided into two parts, the first nine follows the English style with narrow fairways and raised greens while the back nine present an easier game with wider fairways. Accurate driving and concentration are an essential element of play on this course, particularly on the slightly trickier 2nd nine holes.

But wait, there’s more

Golf Funny Commercial #72

Feb 25th
2012

Jack Links Beef Jerky ad were golfers pull a prank on a Sasquatch.

embedded by Embedded Video

Golf Cartoon #59

Feb 24th
2012

Golf Books #62 (If You Are Going To Play “The Game”)

Feb 23rd
2012

Golf played by the rules is incomparable to any other game. Golf is frustrating to play yet rewarding to the soul. It cannot be conquered. It tests a person’s physical skill, concentration, honesty, and patience.

It teaches self-reliance and builds character.

It is a reflection of life. We must live by and accept the choices we make.

Much can be learned about people’s character by watching them play golf. The world is fortunate to have this sport that the herdsman of so long ago invented on the links land of Scotland. (source)

Bill Crabtree became a member of the PGA of America in 1977.

Thou shall not lose trust in your golf swing #39

Feb 22nd
2012

In the second round of the 2012 Northern Trust Open, Joe Ogilvie aces the 161 yard, par-3 16th hole.

embedded by Embedded Video

Golf Movies #6 (Caddyshack II – 1988)

Feb 21st
2012

Jack Hartounian is a rich man who always gets what he wants. When the strict rules of an upscale country club deny him membeship, he wants revenge. Retaliation comes in the form of turning the tables on the snooty country club and changing their upscale standards into downtown trash.

This comedy returns to the exclusive but crazy country club golf course seen in the original Caddyshack.

Year: 1988 

Cast: Jackie Mason, Dan Aykroyd, Robert Stack, Dyan Cannon, Randy Quaid, Chevy Chase, Jonathan Silverman, and Jessica Lundy.

(source)

embedded by Embedded Video

Golf Architects/Designers: Peter McEvoy

Feb 20th
2012

Peter McEvoy (born 22 March 1953) was a leading British amateur golfer for many years, and is now a golf course designer, golf administrator, and golf writer. McEvoy was born in London, but spent much of his childhood living near Turnberry where his father was a member of the famous links course. Even after moving back to London, he was able to play at the famous course.

McEvoy won The Amateur Championship in both 1977 and 1978, which kicked off an impressive amateur golf career. He was a member of the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team five times between 1977 and 1989. He also played on five Eisenhower Trophy teams, including 1988 when he won the individual event and GB&I won the team event. He was the low amateur at The Open Championship in 1978 and 1979, and was the first British amateur golfer to make the cut at the Masters Tournament, which he did in 1978. He also won the Lytham Trophy in 1979, the Brabazon Trophy in 1980 (tied with Ronan Rafferty), and was runner-up at the Amateur Championship in 1987.

But wait, there´s more