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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Nicksfix, Dec 21, 2008.
HERE HE COMES , A TIGER IS LURKING
I use Nike Sumo with the graphite shaft. The rest of my clubs are steel. I have a 122 MPH club speed.
He's gonna be pretty rusty but I think he'll still be up there.
Are they stiff shaft ? your clubhead speed matches mine, you should be on a stiff one as well. Man that just looks like a lot of flex.
Agreed , Tiger will be a bit rusty , although he's been practicing. I look for him to finish in the top 5 at least.
He (Tiger) looked impressive today against Brendan Jones , tomorrow he's up against Tim Clark.
Have you all seen the ads announcing Tiger's return? They're pretty good, and actually have very little focus on the product themselves. You would almost think the entire PGA community really wants him back.
I really think it shows some respect from the other golfers that they were willing to do this ad.
LOL ! The first one is hilarious!
Good to see his knee is doing a lot better.
those are good
Tim Clark takes out Tiger 4 and 2.
Who do you like this weekend , Mickelson , Furyk , Els , other ? going to be an interseting weekend I think.
board after 2 rounds :
I think I have to agree with you on that choice Mines.
Jim is due to pull one off.
It appears by looking at the board that Furyk has a easier line of play ahead of him , although that means nothing , Tiger got knocked off 4 and 2 by Clark.
Mickelson falls to Cink ( 1 up ) what a match !!! they both had issues on the par 4 17th , Cink bogied , Mickelson double bogied
Fisher beats Furyk ( 4 and 3 ) wow , upset ?
Stewart Cink takes on Ernie Els tomorrow , should be a great match-up , kind of leaning on Stewart Cink
Paul Casey takes on Sean O"hair , looking for Casey on this one
Ross Fisher takes on Justin Leonard , taking Leonard here
Goeff Ogilvy meets up with Rory Mcilory , gotta go with Ogilvy
And now there are 2 left standing :
Paul Casey -vs- Geoff Ogilvy in a 36 hole shootout , I am leaning on Ogilvy
How about the LPGA Tour :
Lorena Ochoa comes from 3 strokes behind Paula Creamer to win the Honda LPGA Thailand. She shot a final round 66 - (71-69-68-66) , against Paula's final round of 73 - (68-70-67-73)
Lorena's first appearance in '09 , and she's looking pretty tough. Congrats Lorena.
Women move on into Singapore next week for the HSBC Womens Champions Tournament.Last years defending champion - Lorena Ochoa
Congrats Goeff Ogilvy on winning the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship for the 2nd time in 4 years with a 4 and 3 win over Paul Casey.
On now to the Honda classic held at the PGA National Champion Course, Palm Beach Gardens , Florida. Last years defending champion - Ernie Els
Too bad it isn't at Heron Bay this year. T_T
Hey Mines ,
I just stumbled across a Heron of our own up here in Ohio while going to see a customer.Going to have to give this one a whirl , it looks good :
I am thinking of checking this place out locally. It's called Mulligan's and it is an indoor golf place running four simulators. It is also a sports bar, so you can schedule a tee time and then hang out doing the sports bar thing until you're up. Considering that this time of year there is a 90% chance that it is too cold or too wet to golf I think this will be the place I spend a lot of time. I am also willing to bet that in the summer it might not be busy while all the outdoor courses are packed.
Anyway, here's the news article on it:
It even has a league of it's own !!!! Amazing
FoolKiller - you got to let us know more about his one ............ PLEASE , looks way too cool
BTW - Kentucky is not too far from me , 4-5 hrs.
Well, I am only about an hour and a half from Cincy.
But if this actually seems pretty cool I am going to see what it would take to open one in a larger city like Louisville or Lexington.
Katherine Hull haging on to a 2 stroke lead heading into tomorrows final round,can she hold off the charge of Sun Young Yoo , Paula Creamer , Jiyai Shin , and Angela Stanford ?
On the PGA side of things :
Y.E. Yang clings on to a 1 stroke lead over Jeff Klauk and Jeff Overton.Charlie Wie , Brett Quigley and John Rollins are just 2 back. Congratulations to Mark Calcavecchia on shooting a 65 today to pull himself into contention for tomorrows final round.
Congrats to Jiyai Shin for her efforts today for shooting a back-up 66 to win the HSBC Womens Champions event in Singapore today.
Final board : http://www.lpgascoring.com/leaderboard.html
Congrats to Y.E. Yang on his victory at the Honda Classic held at PGA National Resort and Spa - Champion Course · Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
He held off a charge by John Rollins and hung on to a 1 stroke victory.
Final board : http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboards/current/r010/index.html
WOW , How about this one , talk about 1st time luck
Believe it or don't: Golfer hits hole-in-one on her first swing ever
Okay, ready for your you-gotta-be-kidding-me story of the week, if not the year?
Your setting: lovely St. Petersburg, Florida. Your heroine: 62-year-old Norweigan native Unni Haskell, who, after two months' worth of golf lessons, teed up her first-ever shot on a real live golf course.
On the first tee of the nine-hole par-3 Cypress Links in St. Pete, Ms. Haskell pulled out a driver -- this is a hundred-yard hole, but remember, Ms. Haskell had never played before -- and drilled a 75-yard corker that bumped, ran and ended up right in the hole.
That's right ... on the first swing of the first hole of the first course she ever played, Unni Haskell hit a hole-in-one.
"I didn't know it was that big of a deal,'' she told the St. Petersburg Times. "I thought all golfers do this.''
"She stood there and I could tell she was thinking about her grip and posture and everything,'' said PGA teaching pro Rick Sopka, who was with Haskell on the tee. "Then she makes her swing and hits it about 75 yards in the air. It kind of trundled up to the green and I'm like, 'Go in! Go in!' And then I go crazy, screaming and yelling. I give her a big hug. She didn't believe me. Then I said, 'Unni, here's the problem. There's nowhere to go from here but down.' ''
Now, our bitter and cynical culture is such that the immediate reaction is to call shenanigans, to put it politely, on this story. It's got echoes of the infamous Jacqueline Gagne 16-aces-in-six-months story, yes? And much like the two kids who hit back-to-back holes-in-one -- also in Florida, strangely enough -- it's too good of a story to believe. Plus, since the vast majority of us have never hit an ace -- and, obviously, could never match Unni Haskell's feat -- let's admit it, we're jealous as heck.
But it's honestly not that tough to believe. Apparently, Ms. Haskell has played tennis for quite some time. And a 100-yard hole isn't that tough to reach, particularly with a driver. Think about how many people spray golf balls around the course; doesn't it make logical sense that one of them would eventually drop the ball into the hole? It's the golf equivalent of the infinite monkeys on infinite typewriters eventually banging out the works of Shakespeare.
Still, I'm thinking Ms. Haskell missed an opportunity here. After she hit that shot, she should have dropped her clubs and walked away from the game, retiring as The Greatest Golfer In The History of the Universe. Nobody could ever top that.
Tiger comes from 5 strokes down to beat Sean O'hair with a clutch birdie putt on the 18th hole at Bay Hill.I think its safe to say,that Tiger really is back !!!!
On the womens side of things,congrats goes out to Karrie Webb with a 2 stroke victory over Jiyai Shin at the J. Golf Phoenix LPGA International.
Awesome end. Awe-some. I think I jumped off of the couch.
I currently play off a 8.7 index, going down to a 8.3 next handicapping period. Shot a 79 (41-38 +7) again this weekend. 9 Fairways, 10 GiR, & 34 putts on cored greens. Bled a shot on 4 holes and three putted another. So once my putts start dropping again...
Best gross ever was a 75 (was -2 after 10 won match on 14, then went bogey, bogey, bogey, bogey finish lost concentration) but that was on a par 71 course. So +4. Four over par is the best I've actually shot, but I've shot a +4 about 4 times once with an OB & +5 about 7-8 times.
Now regulary hitting 78-81 on my par 72 course.
Traditionally I hit a slight high fade. So I hit a TaylorMade R7 425 Quad 9.5° with slight draw weighting. An R7 15° 3 wood, draw weighted. A 19° TP Rescue dual with 14gm heel/10gm toe draw bias. Recently have altered stance slightly & now hitting a slight draw... but continue the settings.
Irons also TaylorMade, LT Racs 3-SW. Also carry a 60° BeCu Lob wedge, the manufacturer I'm uncertain of. Before these I had Wilson 1200's 1-SW (in the Wilson Ultra System 45 head shape).
The putter I've had since I found it second hand for $60 in 1990 so way before anything else. A mid-80's circa TaylorMade Taylor Raylor designed by Dr J.A.Corvi (who was involved in the Apollo space program too). Redical Heel/Toe weighting for the day, a elongated one started the longputter craze.
The ball I play with is the Titleist Pro V1x. Have recently tried the Callaway TourI & TourIx. Not bad on full shot but feel abit 'hard' chipping & putting. The top Srixon ball Z-URS(?) is not bad either but short of the V1x performance.
Closest to a hole in one... a mere 1". Correct side for break, just short. Golf is a four lettered word for a reason.
How would you like to play this par 3 ?
Also some great news from the home town , featured on the PGA Tour website :
William J. Powell, who overcame racial barriers to become the first African-American to design, build own and operate a golf course, will receive this year's Distinguished Service Award from the PGA of America.
Powell, a 92-year-old life member of the PGA, will be honored Aug. 12 in Minneapolis during the PGA Championship with the group's highest award. It was created in 1988 and honors leadership, humanitarian qualities, integrity and enthusiasm for golf.
His labor of love is Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio, which Powell began building in 1946. His daughter, Renee Powell, who once played on the LPGA Tour, is the head pro and his son, Larry, is the superintendent.
"This is quite an honor, and it is something I savor due to so many good people in the PGA that made it happen," Powell said. "I have had so many special things happen to me, I believe, because golf sees no color. It is a game that brings out the best in people and it is vital to young people. Golf means nothing but good. If you can get young people in the game, then they are good for all their lives."
Powell once described Clearview as "America's course ... a course where the only color that matters is the color of the greens." The club is listed on the National Register of Historic Places."
The Lpga's first major of the year ,The Kraft Nabico Championship held at Mission Hills Country Club , Rancho Mirage, Calif. turned out to be a thriller. Brittany Lincicome hit a hybrid 210 yards to within four feet on the 72nd hole of regulation and calmly rolled in an eagle to claim her first-ever major title at the Kraft Nabisco Championship on Sunday. Lincicome’s final-round, 3-under-par 69 was enough to top Kristy McPherson (68-70-70-72=280, -8) and 11-time LPGA Tour winner Cristie Kerr (71-68-70-71=280, -8) by one stroke. Congratulations Brittany on your first ever Major.
On the PGA side of things,a warm-up for the guys at the Shell Houston Open as they head into August Ga. this week for their first Major of the year.Congratulations goes out to Paul Casey for his first ever PGA Tour victory.Casey, better known for his accomplishments on the PGA European Tour, took J.B. Holmes to a 19th hole playoff. The players met on the tee of the 488-yard 18th, the most difficult of the tournament with an average score of 4.336.Holmes hooked his tee shot into the pond that lines the hole, admitting that the long wait threw him off.Casey then drove into the fairway bunker on the right side and hit a safe layup to the front of the green. Holmes reached the green with his fourth shot, then missed a long bogey putt. Casey two-putted from 27 feet to secure the win.
Any picks for this weeks Major as far as who may wear the "Green Jacket" come Sunday afternoon ? Will it be the #1 ranked Geoff Ogilvy , #2 ranked Phil Mickelson , or will there be a Tiger lurking in the field ?
Augusta is just 2 days away.Two of golfs legends will be making their final appearance in a bid for the "Green Jacket" .
Greg Norman : http://www.majorschampionships.com/masters/2009/news/norman040709.html
Gary Player : http://www.pgatour.com/2009/r/04/06/ap.player/index.html
Good luck out there this week to two of golf's finest.
The Masters scorecard after round 1 :
Chad Campbell leads the pack at -7
Tiger lurking at -2
Greg Norman doing well in his final Masters appearance , also at -2
Gary Player in his final bid at The Masters is +6
The Masters,round 2 :
Too bad for Gary Player and Greg Norman,they both missed the cut which was at +1.
Player ended up shooting +17 in his 2 rounds.Norman missed the cut by 2 strokes,shooting +3 in his 2 rounds.
Mickelson struggled a bit,came on closer to end, finished up at -3.
Chad Campbell -9,Kenny Perry -9,Angel Cabrera -8,all looking good for what should be a great weekend of golf.
missed 3rd round post-ooops
The Masters-round 4
Congrats goes out to Angel Cabrera on winning the masters and becoming the 1st ever Argentine to win at Augusta.
Woods and Mickelson charged up,but just fell short.
Kenny Perry and Angel Cabrera go to a playoff.Perrys errant 2nd shot sealed the deal for Cabrera to win.
Final standings for the Masters :
Lorena Ochoa fired an 8 under 65 to take the early lead at the at the Corona Championship held at Tres Marias Residential Golf Club,Morelia, MX. Michelle Wie is on her tail,as she shot a 7 under 66 in her 1st round.
David Toms lead Jerry Kelly by 2 after the 1st round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
The guys are warming up,getting ready for the Players championship to be held in 1 week at TPC Louisiana, Avondale, La. Time is running low for players to qualify for this one,things could get a little interesting to see who makes this years field.
Lorena Ochoa holds off a charge by Suzanne Petterson to take a win by 1 stroke at the Corona Championship.
Final board :
Jerry Kelly holds of a host of several others to take a win by 1 stroke at the Zurich Classic.
Final board :
Bummer news from the PGA Tour concerning Phil Mickelson.
I hope Phil's wife has a full recovery. They are going down a long, hard road.
Yay, A golf thread, good to see some people on GTP who play golf.
Played a round of golf here Saturday on the East and the South course :http://www.thelegends.com/
Shot an 84, (12 over par),
Approach shots were getting me,driving was good,putting was great.
Tried out the new Bridgestone B330S ball,not too bad,good soft feel.I still like my Pro V1's,a lot of distance can be had with this ball over the Bridgestone though.