Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and Vijay Singh - 4 of the top 20 in the world will miss the Volvo Masters because the European Tour decided to set the date to conflict with the Barclay's Singapore Open (some debate as Asia's Major) where a number of the top players were already committed.
Hmmm...stupid or brilliant? It's the last tournament to decide the Order of Merit and the current leader can't be there. Okay okay...so Ernie often doesn't play Valderrama, but I bet he would have this year if he could have.
I guess it's now up for grabs, not based on "merit", but based on "who's free to play". I think it's a real shame.
Sometimes you just have to wonder if the people running the tour actually pay attention. The Fedex schedule certainly didn't really consider the players and what they needed or wanted (so they just skipped parts of it) AND now the European Tour is following suit - scheduling the last big tournament when they know the best can't be there. I wonder if their sponsors are happy about that.
Sometimes you just wonder...
WHO’LL BE EURO STAR?
31 Oct 2007
ERNIE ELS 1st: €2,496,237. Odds to win OOM: 1/2 Fav. Tournament Odds: Not playing. (€217,295 behind Els)) Odds to win OOM: 7/2 Tournament Odds: 10/1 The Open Champion has the advantage of experience in the race for the Order of Merit and it’ ll be a... read more...
Monday, October 29, 2007
I've shared just two perspectives on this Scotsman who has decided to stand up the the great Mr. Trump and tell him to stick his golf course where the sunshines under his kilt!
Amazing...the women love him in his kilt (yikes!) and the mean love his moxy.
Well, I guess his 15 minutes of fame will either get him the best house on the golf course (if he sticks with his plan and makes Donny build around him) OR a plot in a nearby cemetary.
My take? Plexiglass windows will soon be in order to protect him against golf balls, or "stray" bullets. I sure wouldn't mess with the big DT!
25 Oct 2007
New York Daily News
11 Oct 2007
Although the weather was less than ideal (48 degrees and rain rain rain), I just had to get out golfing on Sunday. Most of my friends (okay ALL of my friends) think I'm nuts, but I figure if I'm going to live in Vancouver, I better learn to enjoy it - rain or shine.
Well, rain it did - for 15 holes out of 18, but we had a ball anyway. It's funny how much less stressful it is playing in bad weather. Counter-intuitive for sure, but for us, it's less stressful because our expectations are much less. So we relax and just have fun.
I actually posted one of my best scores of the year on Sunday at The University Golf Course. And I even parred the 12th hole - the hole from hell if you ask most UBC golfers. Those of you who have played it know how tough it can be - slopes to the right so much that 4-putting isn't uncommon. To me, my par, felt like an eagle.
Speaking of eagles...I couldn't believe it when a gorgeous bald eagle flew right in front of me, being chasing by crows. I have never seen one so close up. The only way he seemed to escape the crows was to land in a bunker on the 17th (long par 5) hole. Here he is...just enjoying a little beach time.
He didn't seem to mind me at all - I was only about 10 yards away from him, but I was so nervous that he would fly away, that my hands were shaking when I took this shot. Sorry for the blurry quality.
Anyway, that was a really nice way to end the round - an eagle from a bunker! :)
Friday, October 26, 2007
And as a proud Canadian, I am so happy to see one of our celebrity icons is leading the way in Golf for Women's Top 25 Female Celebrity Golfer List - Anne Murray (remember the song Snowbird?). 63 years old and an 11 handicap. Not too shabby, eh? I guess there is still hope for me.
I knew about some of these ladies, but not all of them. I'm impressed!
Here they all are and they should all take a bow (or tip their hats as is done in golf) :)
It's about time we saw more of these fab golfgals!
Murray tops list of golf celebs
BY BELINDA GOLDSMITH
26 Oct 2007
Reuters NEW YORK — Women stars of all ages have landed on a list of the world’s top 25 female celebrity golfers, ranging from Canadian singers Anne Murray and Celine Dion to actresses Cameron Diaz and Jessica Alba. The magazine Golf For Women has... read more...
How cute is this! And about time too!
I am happy to see that girl-oriented brands like Mattel's Barbie are starting to look beyond nursing and teaching and realizing that they have a huge influence on young girls growing up and need to show them that golf is not just a man's sport.
If I had a daughter who liked Barbie, I'd sure get her some clubs that she'd be proud to own and use. It doesn't even matter if they aren't great quality. Just get her away from "playing house" and get her outdoors playing golf (with you!)
I can't count the number of times that parents have said to me that they are too busy to golf after they have kids. Hmmm...they aren't too busy to drive the kids to 5 AM hockey practice or after school ballet. Why not do something "with them" instead of driving them to their next sport practice just to watch them?
I never really saw Barbie as a good role model for girls, but maybe they're finally realizing that 39-19-33 isn't the "measure" that young girls should strive for.
Well done Mattel!
Girls get in the swing
BY JULIE WARD
26 Oct 2007
Barbie has always been about fashion. The famous doll also has been much more, ranging from an astronaut to an athlete. Next up: The Barbie brand is reaching out to introduce young girls to golf. In November, Mattel will introduce a Barbie golf club... read more...
Thursday, October 25, 2007
And the winner is...Gordon Ramsey! WHAT!!! Are you men out of your minds?
Don't get me wrong...I think Gordon Ramsey is a great chef, but manly? No way! I guess more men watch the food channel than the golf channel. :) Not that there's anything wrong with that! (remember Seinfeld)
I think maybe next year they should ask women to vote. Then we'd get a list that makes some sense.
Matt Damon number 2? Only if he turns himself permanently into Mr. Bourne.
Damon clicks with AskMen.com readers
23 Oct 2007
Matt Damon is as much a man’s man as he is a lady’s man, new AskMen.com poll reveals. The Cambridge cutie scored the No. 2 spot just behind soccer star David Beckham in the Web site’s “Top 49 Men of 2007” list. “The annual Top 49 Men list provides a... read more...
Sunday, October 21, 2007
So...here's my new "Ode to Mike" (the first one you may recall was here)
There once was a golfer named Mike,
A lefty you can't help but like,
A Master at play,
Hip Hip Hip Hurray!
At Fry's, Weir made us proud at the mic.
Okay..this one was a bit rushed, but you get the sentiment :)
Well done Mike from all your fans in Vancouver!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
And no one treats a putter (or his head) the way he does (ouch!). Woody, didn't anyone every tell you that the game of golf is played in the 5 inches between your ears??? Treat them with respect my man...:
And does he sound like President Bush to you???
Not a fan of everyone, it would seem...
Is it his attitude...?
No...I think it is his wardrobe! Gag me!
PLEASE, WOODY, IF YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE A NAME FOR YOURSELF, PLEASE GET A WARDROBE CONSULTANT (Golf Girl...he needs your help!) !!!!