Monthly Archives: September 2007

Faldo proves he’s a good captain while McGinley proves he’s a poor sport

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailWell, I thought you’ve probably heard enough about the “less than gimme” putt being awarded to the Weir/Singh team at the Presidents Cup (more sentiment would you say???), so…I decided to talk about the recent Ryder Cup news that Paul McGinley has resigned as Faldo’s Vice Captain after Nicky didn’t pick him for the Seve Tournament. Bravo Nick and buck ... Read More »

The Presidents Cup as seen from Canada and the US

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailHiI’ve been browsing through the news on both sides of the border and find it interesting the different perspectives the two countries’ journalists put on this tourney… I enjoyed the trash talking in the Washington Times Daily today. It is fun to see the “gentlemen of golf” let down their guard and show their human (and not so gentlemany) side. ... Read More »

Which is better – the Presidents Cup or the Ryder Cup?

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailI’d be curious as to your opinion on this question…which is better: The Presidents Cup or The Ryder Cup? This article does present a compelling argument for the Presidents Cup. On paper, it looks better, but there is something to be said for the long standing history of the Ryder Cup, the passion of the European players and their ability ... Read More »

An overview of Presidents Cup in Gazette

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailHi everyone In follow up to my last rant about a lack of press about the Presidents Cup, I found that the Montral Gazette did put together a nice package of information on the tournament (history, line ups, etc) – they dedicated quite a few pages. (Too bad this didn’t come out a bit earlier so people could get excited ... Read More »

Presidents Cup finally makes Canadian News

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailHi y’all I don’t know about you, but as a Canadian, “eh”, I am pretty disappointed in the lack of attention paid by Canadian newspapers on the Presidents Cup. Sure, they’re talking about it now, but frankly, the past month or two should have been full of stories and articles and interviews about it. But I have online access to ... Read More »

Obese birdies don’t fly south and a disappointing fantasy four

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailAlthough most of today’s news is about Drug testing in golf (yawn), I came across this story about Canada Geese in California not flying south because they are just too fat from all the junk food bird lovers are feeding them. At first I thought it was funny, but I’m the first one to tip toe through th e disgusting ... Read More »

Golf ALMOST taken seriously as a sport by introducing drug testing

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailStep 1: Recognize golf as a sport and include it in the Olympics Step 2: Introduce drug testing into golf Oh…I think they got it backwards? Am I against drug testing? Absolutely not…I think it is a valid part of competitive sport and so it should be part of golf (which IS a sport). My big problem with this debate ... Read More »

He IS good enough to get angry!

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailNo one loves a passionate golfer more than I do. But sometimes that passion has negative consequences and well…you pay the price for that. And so Ian Poulter is facing another fine. When my partner or I get angry and swear or bang our club on the ground, we remind each other that “You’re not good enough to get angry”. ... Read More »

Pathetic tabloid antics don’t win any awards

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailDivorce…it’s ugly for everyone. So if something is ugly, why would you want to hang it out like your dirty laundry out for everyone to see/read? From this story, it looks like Andy Mill is trying very hard to either gain sympathy or pity – hard to tell. But his comments below were not spoken in haste. He had to ... Read More »