Archive for April, 2012

Golf Books #71 (Peter Alliss’ Golf Heroes)

Apr 30th
2012

For millions of people around the world, Peter Alliss is the ‘voice of golf’. In a long and distinguished career as a player and then broadcaster, he has become synonymous with the sport. Now fully updated with brand new material, this is his fascinating personal tribute to the fine players and wonderful characters who have stimulated his love affair with the game of golf for more than half a century.

Featuring stars of yesteryear such as Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tony Jacklin; charismatic crowd-pleasers like Lee Trevino and Seve Ballesteros; modern legends Tiger Woods, Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie; and the pioneering women who have moved the ladies’ game to new heights, this is a highly entertaining collection and a must for all golf fans.

To be released May 31, 2012 (source)

Golf Son Gual, Spain

Apr 29th
2012

Son Gual opened in October 2007 and was the dawning of a dream that began in 1995 to design and lay out a high quality golf course. It is set in the grounds of the Finca Son Gual near to the village of Sant Jordi, and in the “Valley of a Thousand Windmills”. Designed by the former German amateur champion Thomas Himmel this Par 72 (6257 mts) golf course is laid out in two very distinctive halves, the front nine running along the extremity of the estate, with the second encompassed within its centre. Guests will also be wowed throughout their round, by the omnipresence of the estate’s Palacio, perched atop the course, guarding the estate.

Harmoniously dispersed throughout the course are 66 strategically placed bunkers, more than 1,000 olive trees, enticing water hazards, neighboring fields of colorful wild flowers and Son Gual’s own perfectly tended vineyards, making it one of the most spectacular courses in the Mediterranean region. (more…)

Golf Funny Commercial #81

Apr 28th
2012

Shot at the Innisbrook Golf Course in Palm Harbor (Tampa Bay), FL in February, 2011. By Joey Coffey Films
Credit: Spark Studios / Director: Nick Mancini

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Golf Cartoon #68

Apr 27th
2012

Golf Movies #12 (Miracle on the 17th Green – 1999)

Apr 26th
2012

Adapted from James Patterson’s same-titled novel, the 2005 Made-for-TV movie, Miracle On the 17th Green stars Robert Urich as a middle-aged advertising executive who abruptly and unexpectedly quits his job to follow his lifelong dream of being a professional golfer.

Quite naturally, his decision creates a ruckus on the homefront, with his wife (Meredith Baxter) at first disbelieving, then, finding her own resolve, setting out to prove that she’s perfectly capable of raising her family on her own, with surprising consequences both to herself and her husband.

What starts out as a classic domestic dispute, with high potential “disaster” factor, instead turns positive, as the couple comes to learn that perhaps striving to attain your dreams doesn’t mean everything else has to fall apart in the process.

Well-acted and fairly true to Patterson’s novel, Miracle On the 17th Green is a level above the typical Made-for-TV production. (source)

Cast: Robert Urich, Meridith Baxter

Year: 1999

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Versatility makes ECCO Golf Street Junior a viable option

Apr 25th
2012

Shared from – Chapeau Noir Blog – Trends in Golf Apparel.

Check out the ECCO Golf Street Junior, a collection of hybrid golf sneakers for boys and girls. Inspired by Golf Street Premier – the shoe that started the hybrid revolution – Golf Street Junior is available in a variety of colors to appeal to the junior golfer in your family.

CNG has never been big on golf shoes for his kids, primarily because of the short shelf life shoes tend to have with the younger set — for some reason kids feet are constantly growing.

But wait, there’s more

Top 10: Weather Interruptions

Apr 24th
2012

Check out the top 10 weather interruptions on the PGA TOUR (excluding majors), featuring high winds, hail, snow, fog and plenty of rain.

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Golf Books #70 (Golf on the Rocks)

Apr 23rd
2012

This is a book about golf, families, and the beauty and sometimes inhospitable landscape of the Scottish islands. When Gary’s father, James, died suddenly at the age of 58, his family was knocked sideways. After the initial grief passed, they started to think about what they could do to keep his memory alive. James was an excellent golfer and a demon with the putter, so Gary, along with his mom, brother, and sister decided to meet every year to have a round of golf in his memory.

The prize for the craziest putt of the day would be James’s “Magic Putter,” kept by the winner for a year until the next round. Gary won the right to keep the putter for the first year, and then decided to take the memory of his father a little further—through 18 rounds on 18 different Scottish islands. Part-travelogue, part-memoir, this is a personal and humorous journey of remembrance and discovery across the beautiful isles. (to be released August 1, 2012) But wait, there’s more

Royal Óbidos Golf Course, Portugal

Apr 22nd
2012

Seve Ballesteros, designer of the Royal Óbidos golf course promised golfers “a great and wonderful place” and indeed he kept his promise. Set in a beautiful location next to the ocean and surrounded by the green landscape of the Silver Coast, Royal Óbidos is a Par 72 Championship (6400mts in length) course with long fairways and stunning seaside views making this magnificent layout not only an wonderful course to play but also a true test of golf for players of all levels.

The first hole, a difficult right handed dogleg, heads north, setting up a spectacular combination of holes overlooking the lagoon (Lagoa de Óbidos). The feature hole of the front nine is the 5th, an exciting 520m par 5, with a final approach into a large undulating green surrounded on three sides by water. (more…)

Golf Funny Commercial #80

Apr 21st
2012

Funny commercial from SPDR ETFs featuring Camilo Villegas. The “spiderman” of the PGA Tour.

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