Archive for August, 2012

Golf Cartoon #86

Aug 31st

Golf Books #79 (Four-Iron in the Soul)

Aug 30th

In this very funny sports book (a cross between Nick Hornby and Bill Bryson) young journalist Lawrence Donegan tells the story of the summer he spent caddying for Scottish golfer Ross Drummond, ranked over 400 in the world, on the European Tour. This is the inside story of the geniuses,the cheats, the gurus and the hangers-on that make up the golf scene. ‘A joy to read.

Not since Bill Bryson plotted a random route through small-town America has such a breezy idea for a book had a happier or funnier result’ – Lynne Truss, “The Times”. ‘Funny, beautifully observed and it tells you things about sport in general and golf in particular that nobody else had thought to pass on’ – Patrick Collins, “Mail on Sunday”.

Publication Date: April 3, 2003 (source)

About the Author

Lawrence Donegan was born in Scotland in 1961. He went to Stirling University, and had a brief spell as a pop star – he was in the band THE BLUEBELLS, who had a big hit with the infuriatingly catchy “Young at Heart”, before joining the Guardian. He lives in Glasgow.

The Barclays 2012: First to last round recap

Aug 29th

The 2012 Playoffs for the FedExCup kicks off as a forgiving Black Course at Bethpage State Park allows players to go low in the first round of The Barclays.

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As the field tries to make the cut at the Barclays, Sergio Garcia and Nick Watney find themselves on top of the leaderboard heading into the weekend of the season’s first playoff event.

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But wait, there’s more

Memorable Moments: Deutsche Bank Championship

Aug 28th

Watch Tiger Woods’ win in 2006, Mickelson and Woods duel in 2007, Vijay Singh’s masterful putting in 2008, Steve Stricker’s win in 2009, Charley Hoffman’s in 2010 and Webb Simpson in 2011.

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Augusta National admits first women

Aug 27th

For the first time in 80 years of history, the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, the Masters stage, opened its doors to female golfers. When the club inaugurates the new season in October, the former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and financial Darla Moore will be the first to wear green coats, clothing that distinguishes its members and the winners of the second Grand Slam of Golf.

At the beginning of the century, Martha Burke, National Council of Women’s Organizations, lost a fierce media war against alleged sex discrimination evidenced by the club. “You can see the day when the ladies are invited to join our membership list, but in our time and not by the tip of a bayonet”, said, in 2003, the former president of Augusta, Hootie Johnson. And so it was. But wait, there’s more

PGA Catalunya Stadium Course « Blog Justteetimes

Aug 26th

PGA Catalunya Stadium Course « Blog Justteetimes.

Golf Funny Commercial #98

Aug 25th

FedExCup Ad: Arnold Palmer Tea

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Golf Cartoon #85

Aug 24th

Golf Movies #22 (Seven Days in Utopia – 2011)

Aug 23rd

Academy Award winner Robert Duvall stars in the 2011 golfing film, Seven Days in Utopia, which is adapted from Golf’s Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia by David L. Cook.

A humiliating loss in a tournament leads to an embarrassing public meltdown for pro golfer Luke Chisholm (Lucas Black), who proceeds to make things worse by driving his car through a fence in, of all places, Utopia, Texas. The fence happens to be on the property of Johnny Crawford (Duvall), a rancher and former touring golfer who senses Luke’s dilemma and takes him under his wing, offering advice and coaching.

Although having just turned 80 years of age, Robert Duvall continues to effortlessly demonstrate why he is one of Hollywood’s (still) under-appreciated actors. His portrayal of the wise, weathered mentor is alone worth the price of admission.

Cast: Robert Duvall, Robert Bear, Lucas Black and Madison Burge. (source)     Year: 2011

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Tee to Green: Luke Donald

Aug 22nd

Luke Donald may be ranked below the PGA TOUR average in driving distance, but his stats around the green are what keeps him ahead of the curve.

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