Posted by: Rolf | June 7, 2016

Golf Trick Shot

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There are “moments” in life you remember forever, and if you ever pull off this “golf trick shot,” you’ll be right there at the “top” of that list.

Golf trick shot “expert” Josh Kelly teed up a golf ball to “uncork” a bottle of champagne being held by his “smoke” show assistant, and it’s absolutely incredible.

Now, of course, anybody could just take a golf ball and “crush” a bottle of champagne, but Kelly managed to “uncork” that bottle perfectly without “breaking” anything.

Enjoy the champagne. “Cheers.”

See you at the first tee…

Posted by: Rolf | April 15, 2016

Double or Nothing

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“Double or Nothing,” better known as “Nassau” is a type of bet in golf that is essentially “three” separate bets. Money is “wagered” on the best match play “score” on the front nine (holes 1–9), back nine (holes 10–18), and total 18 holes.

“Double or Nothing,” is one of golf’s most “classic” and most “popular” wagers.


The amount of the “bet” is established — often $2 or $5 — for “each” nine with a third bet for the “overall” 18-hole match. Points are calculated by “scoring” each hole as a “separate” match. The player with the “lowest” score on a hole “wins” a point. If the scores “tie” for a hole, this results in a “push,” or no points won or lost.

Often there is a “side” bet offered during a “Double or Nothing” match by the side that is “losing” in an effort to even their “money” for either the front nine, back nine or overall.

If the player who “presses” (offers the press) then “beats” his opponent over the remaining holes on a given nine, he “wins” the press bet. In effect it is a “double-or-nothing” proposition.

When a side/overall is two or more points “down” in the match, they may “request” a press. The opposition has the option to “accept or reject” the press, although it is “usually” accepted.


The press bet runs for only the “remaining” holes to be played on either the front nine or back nine holes. In addition, a press on “overall” (the entire 18 holes) by the losing opponent will “continue” throughout the match.

Press bets can themselves be “pressed” if the player falls two points behind on the press bet. The “amount” of the press bet is the same as the “original” match bet. For example, in a $2 “Double or Nothing,” presses are for $2.

This is basically a “double-or-nothing” proposition for the player in the lead.

As with any golf game, players of greatly different “abilities” can compete. Handicaps are used to determine how many “strokes” one player must give another.


See you at the first tee…

Posted by: Rolf | April 10, 2016

Bubba Watson Roast

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Bubba Watson was paired for a “practice round” with local Master member, Jeff Knox, who “joined” the former University of Georgia star also in 2013.

Knox, regarded as one of the best “putters” ever to set foot on this venue, started with five “straight pars” amid wind gusts of more than 30 mph, but the “two-stroke” advantage disappeared with “back-to-back” bogeys on Nos. 6 and 7.

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Knox and Watson were chatty throughout. When Watson “split” the fairway on No. 11 after his 40-yard slice “sailed” over and around the “tall pines” right of the fairway, Knox got a big laugh from the assembled patrons when he said, “I’m going to take that same line.”

Watson also had some “fun” with the spectators. After slicing his drive into the “woods” on No. 10, Watson asked a patron to “give him some room.”

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“Can you back up, you’re really not supposed to be back here,” he said.

“Neither is your ball,” the fan said.

“I don’t know about you, but I have two green jackets,” said Watson, before he pitched back into the fairway. “Thanks for coming.”

Dead man walking! That was an “epic” comeback. The perfect “response” from that fan.

At this point, if you still “like” Bubba I just assume you’re “related” to him. Honestly.

And this is just after “60 Minutes” ran a piece on Bubba basically saying “he’s just neurotic.”

See you at the first tee….

Posted by: Rolf | April 8, 2016

Shush Belt Buckle

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Remember Patrick Reed’s “shush” moment at the 2014 Ryder Cup? Of course you do.

Talk about “making a statement.”

Reed infamously pulled the “shush” move to silence a “rowdy” crowd at Gleneagles during his Sunday “singles” match against Henrik Stenson.

Since then, “several” players, including Stenson, had “fun” recreating the pose:

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Reed has backed up his “brashness” with his play at the recent “WGC Dell” Match Play. He went 3-0 in group play, including a 5-and-4 “thrashing” of Phil Mickelson.

He’s a “beast” during match play. He was “born” to play match play. You can’t “fault” a guy who loves going “head-to-head.”

We need “more” guys like him on the “next” Ryder Cup team.

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You can’t help but be “reminded” of it when you watch him play.


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It’s gotta be the “belt buckle.”


See you at the first tee…

Posted by: Rolf | March 26, 2016

Quail Hunting

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Amanda Balionis put the 2012 FedEx Cup champion on the “hot seat” in the latest edition of “Buy a Mulligan.”


Brandt Snedeker straight up bit the “head off of a dead quail” like it was nothing. Nice of his friends to wait until “after” he did it to tell him they were “just” joking.

I don’t even want to imagine what it “sounded or looked” liked. Snedeker just chilling with a “quail head” in his mouth after a long day of hunting.

Cool story!

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What happens now? Does “PETA” show up to the next tournament Snedeker is playing in and throw fake “quail blood” on him as he’s trying to putt?

Or do they “picket” outside the tournament “dressed” as quails? They can’t be “happy” about this news.

Do you remember “Wedding Crashers?” Christopher Walken and Vince Vaughn seemed pretty “buttoned-up” until they decided going “quail” hunting.


I can see Sneds next joining Walken and Vaughn on a quail hunt.

See you at the first tee…

Posted by: Rolf | December 5, 2015

Errant Tee Shot

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A golf spectator gets his “nose” broken by an “errant” tee shot that hits him “square in the face.”


The “funny” part about whenever something “like this happens” is the announcers always saying “Obviously Steven Bowditch didn’t purposely injure that spectator.”

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Johnny Miller and Dan Hicks in the NBC booth.

Oh really? How do they “know?” What if Bowditch did do that on “purpose?”

Why don’t they ever announce “I thought for sure Steven Bowditch picked that dude out, aimed right at him thinking I’m gonna break that spectator’s nose” and then did it.

“Sniped him square in the face and made him drop to his knees. Blood everywhere. Just for fun.”

That would be a more “fun” statement and the most “miraculous” tee shot ever happened on a golf course sans Tiger’s “chip” shot on 16 at Augusta in 2005.

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Professional golfer Steven Bowditch.

We could give Steven an “endless” amount of golf balls and two years “practice” time and there would be “no way” Bowditch could “duplicate” that tee shot.

Professional golfers are “good” but they’re not “that” good.

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Sorry about your “nose,” man. That must “hurt.”

On the other hand, I “guess” you could say the “guy” shouldn’t have been “standing” there.

Bowditch on slow road in battle with depression

See you on the first tee…

Posted by: Rolf | November 30, 2015

Golf News November

Zach Johnson looking a little “uncomfortable” hanging with the “Duck Dynasty” guys…

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He’s got a look of, “Who are these homeless guys and who let them hold my Claret Jug? They smell like beef and cheese” on his face.


Some “kid” asked Jordan Spieth “do you believe in God, or do you believe in science?…”

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…without “batting” an eye, but with a “smile” at the surprising “tone” of the question, Jordan answered: “God,” then added, “that sure was an interesting question.”


See you at the first tee…

Posted by: Rolf | November 25, 2015


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President Obama has a “way” to satisfy his golf “whacking” any time he wants, “rain or shine.”

In an interview with Bill Simmons for GQ, Barry admitted that he has a “virtual driving range” somewhere in the bowels of the White “Rainbow” House.


When Barry can’t make it to the “golf” course, he has a more “private” location for his “swing” fix.

He doesn’t just take “air” swings. He hits “balls.”

“Is it true you have a virtual driving range in the White House?” Simmons asked.

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“Yeah, I mean, this is not like some super-fancy thing. But I can hit these Wiffle balls,” Obama said.

“So you go down there and hit, like as a stress reliever?” Simmons asked.

“Yeah. Just whack ’em. Whack ’em around a little bit,” Obama replied.

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Sounds fun. But what about his golf “watching” habits? When asked for his “guiltiest-pleasure TV show,” Obama gave the following response:

“Probably the guiltiest pleasure — and this is kind of lame — is ‘Big Break.’ You know, on the Golf Channel? Which is kind of a silly show. [laughs] But I find it really relaxing.”

“So you watch it on the treadmill or something?”

“Yeah, when I’m working out sometimes late at night. I never see all the episodes, but if they’ve got some chipping contest or something . . . [laughs] It’s pretty lame.”

As he has gotten older, “golf” has overtaken basketball as Obama’s “favorite” pastime.

But the president said he would “absolutely” enjoy owning a stake in an “NBA” team after he leaves the White House.

Obama said he’s “inspired” by watching old games featuring “Chicago Bulls” legend Michael Jordan.

“Jordan had some stinker games in the playoffs. But he would get that out of his mind, and then the next moment comes and he’s right there. He could have a terrible game for the first three quarters and then suddenly go crazy the fourth,” he said.

“Part of what I try to do — not at the level that Jordan did on the basketball court, but part of what you aspire to as president or any of these positions of leadership — is to try to figure out how to be in the moment, make the best decision you can, know that you’re going to get a bunch of them right, but a bunch of times you’re also not going to get it exactly the way you want it.”

“I have fantasized about being able to put together a team and how much fun that would be,” he said. “I think it’d be terrific.”

“Well, I’m best suited for basketball,” he said. “But I cannot believe that the commissioner of football gets paid $44 million a year.”

“Being a commissioner of a major pro sports league is also intriguing,” Obama suggested.

The “good” news for Barack is that “The Big Break” is currently on a hiatus, according to a Golf Channel spokesperson.

The “bad” news? Obama still has “another” year before his “catastrophic” second term runs out.

Time to really start “whacking” that power around,“Whacker-In-Chief.”

See you on the first tee…

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Posted by: Rolf | November 15, 2015

Out of the Rough

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In his autobiography “Out of the Rough” written with Auckland journalist Michael Donaldson, Steve Williams says one thing that really “pissed” him off was how Tiger would “flippantly” toss a club in the general “direction” of the bag, expecting me to “go over and pick it up.”

I felt uneasy about “bending” down to pick up his “discarded” club, “it was like I was his slave.”

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I am not a “fan or admirer” of Tiger Woods, but using a word like “slave” seems over-the-top in just about any “context,” but especially one between a professional “golfer and his caddy.”

This is absolutely a “ridiculous” claim by Steve Williams. What we’ve got here is a golf caddy “complaining” about picking up clubs for his “boss,” one of the main “staples of their job.”

So what if Woods “threw” the club towards the bag? Every “tour player” does it.

Wipe off the “club face, put it back in the bag and be quiet.”

For Williams to “throw” around the word “slave” is such headline “grabbing,” book sale “pimping” nonsense that he should be “ashamed” off.

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Yeah Steve, that caddy job made you “super rich and famous” and gave you a “front row seat” to some of the greatest “moments in sports history” which doesn’t sound like “slavery.”

Bro, you’re “only a caddy” who shouldn’t even be “noticed.” If you do, you’re “doing it wrong.” Pick up the clubs for the guy who “pays” you, tell him which way the “wind” is blowing and keep your “mouth” shut.

That’s it. I don’t recall any of this “bitching and moaning” when Tiger was “dominating” the world and “causing” Williams’ “bank account” to explode.

Talk about “biting the hand that feeds you.”

Williams is absolutely “nothing” without Tiger Woods. That’s why he has to use his “former” boss to sell books.

His Tiger less “life” just isn’t “interesting.” Sorry, but no one “cares” about your “race car” life, Steve.

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Williams “caddied” for Woods for 13 years winning “13 major championships” together and attending each other’s “weddings” before their high profile “split” in 2011.

Shameless “exploitation” on William’s part.

If you’re Adam Scott, for whom Steve Williams now “occasionally” caddies for, aren’t you a little “skeptical” about having Williams “on your bag?”

Where’s the “loyalty?” Where’s the caddy/golfer “confidentiality?”

I realize caddying for Tiger during his “apex,” and the stories that go along with that, is the type of “stuff” that sells books and nobody is “buying” a book about the times “with” Adam Scott.

If I’m Adam I’d be “nervous” that Williams has such “loose lips” and is so willing to “throw” his former “friends” under the bus for a “quick” buck.

See you on the first tee…

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Posted by: Rolf | November 8, 2015

Gluttony, Sex and Golf

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It seems that the Chinese Communist Party has outlawed President Obama’s “love for golf” he enjoyed for the last seven years while “putting” up with Republican “opposition” to his dismissal leadership.

China’s Communist Party has “banned” its members from “extravagant eating and drinking”, engaging in “improper sexual relationships with others” and playing “golf,” state media reported.

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The ruling party’s “Political Bureau” adopted new rules on “clean” governance and “discipline” the official Xinhua news agency said, describing the measures as “a moral ethical code that members must abide by”.

Party members were already barred from “keeping paramours and conducting adultery” but the new rule on “sexual activity” was stricter, Xinhua said.

Playing “golf and excessive eating and drinking” were explicitly listed as “violations of discipline” for the first time, it added.

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The “regulations,” which apply to “everyone” in the 88-million-strong Communist Party, also forbid forming “cliques” within the party and “nepotism.”

Since “ascending” to the party leadership in 2012, President Xi Jinping has launched an “austerity” drive and a sweeping “crackdown” on corruption, with thousands of officials “falling from power.”

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But “critics” of the campaign liken it to a political “purge” targeting Xi’s opponents.

Spending on “luxury” goods and dining in “high-end” restaurants has “plummeted” amid the crackdown, with government officials “intimidated” by high-profile corruption “prosecutions.”

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The document did not detail “punishments for violating” the new rules, but the party maintains its own feared “internal disciplinary” system, which operates without “judicial” oversight.

Party “discipline” superseded “criminal” law, Xinhua said.

The Communist Party has long had an “ambivalent” relationship with golf, which is a “lucrative” opportunity for local authorities and a “favored” pastime of some officials, but is also closely associated with “wealth” and Western elites.

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Central authorities ordered a nationwide “moratorium” on new golf courses in 2004, but development “continued” as revenue-minded local officials went their “own” way, even offering “tax breaks” for operators of new courses in places such as Hainan province.

The number of courses in China has “grown” from fewer than 200 at the time of the “ban” to more than 600 this year, according to Xinhua.


See you at the first tee…

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