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Golf Fact
Aug 15th, 2012 by Mike

The famous 17th Island Hole at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, is home to the PGA Tour’s Players Championship, but open to the public the rest of the year. The hole’s surrounding water claims an estimated 125,000 golf balls annually.

Golf Quote
Aug 13th, 2012 by Mike

“If I hit it right, it’s a slice. If I hit it left, it’s a hook. If I hit it straight, it’s a miracle. –Author Unknown

Golf and Government
May 25th, 2012 by Mike

“The difference between golf and government is that in golf you can’t improve your lie.”
—Former California Governor George Deukmejian

Golf Courses
Mar 2nd, 2012 by Mike

This was today’s bit of wisdom on my day-by-day golf calendar published by Finger League:

DID YOU KNOW?

Golf courses have a positive impact on the economy. Every year, it is estimated that more than 25 million people spend 2.5 billion hours outside playing one of the nation’s 17,000-plus golf courses. The impact of golf facilities is $20 billion annually.

I’m proud to be associated with golf.

Ya Gotta Love It
Jan 25th, 2010 by Mike

At 5am – 7am we had thunderstorms, a tornado,  and rain totaling 1/2 inch and and hour and a half later we were out playing golf. Gotta love Florida.

Golf Signage
Sep 2nd, 2008 by Mike

    Here is an actual sign posted at a golf club in Scottsdale:

  1. BACK STRAIGHT, KNEES BENT, FEET SHOULDER WIDTH APART.
  2. FORM A LOOSE GRIP.
  3. KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN!
  4. AVOID A QUICK BACK SWING.
  5. STAY OUT OF THE WATER.
  6. TRY NOT TO HIT ANYONE.
  7. IF YOU ARE TAKING TOO LONG, LET OTHERS GO AHEAD OF YOU.
  8. DON’T STAND DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF OTHERS.
  9. QUIET PLEASE…WHILE OTHERS ARE PREPARING.
  10. DON’T TAKE EXTRA STROKES. 

WELL DONE. NOW, FLUSH THE URINAL, GO OUTSIDE, & TEE OFF.

Potpourri
Jul 10th, 2008 by Mike

Mrs Major continues to improve. She’s ditched the cane and now walks around even better than before the surgery. She’s still a little tentative, but she doesn’t waddle any more like her knees hurt. She’s cut way down on the pain meds. Maybe she’ll take back some of the household chores.

My golf game continues to improve. I’m pleased with that.

It’s hot. 98º with 50% humidity (5:30 p.m.). 1I’m not complaining. I love the heat It seems cooler, now. Around noon it was 91º with 80% humidity. At least we’re not burning down like California. Or flooding like the midwest did.

Is it just me or are our choices for President getting worse each election? I’ve got my clothespin for my nose all ready. I haven’t missed an election since I was 21 (yes we had to be 21 to vote once upon a time) and I don’t plan to miss this one, but I’m really tempted to stay in bed on election day.

I just upgraded my main Mac to OSX 10.5. I like it. It seems to run faster and has lots of new features I like. I ran into some trouble because all of my web sites I test locally on this Mac before I do major revisions to the Internet ones. When I upgraded, none of them worked. Turns out you have to turn on the programming language and databases with 10.5. Earlier versions were automatically turned on. No big deal…just a few edits to some configuration files, but it drove me crazy for about a day and a half.

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1. I’m not complaining. I love the heat
Tiger Does It Again
Jun 18th, 2008 by Mike

I’m finally recovered from the trip. After watching the playoff and sudden death playoff, we took the redeye (10 pm takeoff from San Diego) to Philly then to Tampa then drove home. I got home around 2pm Tuesday. Too tired to do anything but veg until bed time. Read the rest of this entry »

Stayin’ For The Playoff
Jun 15th, 2008 by Mike

Hooray! Tiger Woods birdied the 18th hole to tie Rocco Mediate at one under for the U.S. Open. Tomorrow at 9am we’ll be in the stands at hole one for the start of the 18 hole playoff.

Why No Cameras
Jun 14th, 2008 by Mike

Bubba Swing

Bonnie asked , “Why no cameras [at the U.S. Open during the competitive rounds].”

Good question, Bonnie. If you’ve ever watched the British Open, where they allow cameras and cell phones, you’ll often see golfers back off of shots and glare at the crowd. That’s because somebody was “clicking” their photo as the golfer was about to make his shot, interrupting his concentration. They have enough trouble trying to get some fans to be quiet during the shots, much less trying to get the “cool action photo”.

On practice days, they’re not trying to win a tournament, so they allow the clicking. They also allow fans to get autographs between holes. Practice days are very relaxed. Competition days are very intense. 

Qualifying Done
Jun 14th, 2008 by Mike

U.S. Open

Thursday Son Major and I manned the thru board for hole 11. 1The thru board posts the scores for the group that’s currently playing the hole through the previous hole We worked from 6:45 to 12:15. We got to see the entire morning round play the hole. 11 is a par three so we were able to see the tee and the green play. We developed a system that took the least amount of time so we got in the max amount of watching. The rest of the early afternoon we planted ourselves at the green on hole six, a 515 yard par 4. We wanted to see some long shots into the green. 

Yesterday, we slept in 2until 8, had breakfast and headed out to the course. After watching a few shots on the way, we found seats in the bleachers on hole 3, another par 3 and watched almost the entire afternoon round from there. 3 is a tough downhill par three, 195 yards into the wind. The green is severely sloped and not too deep. We only saw two birdies while we were there and saw two double bogies and a triple. Great day. Read the rest of this entry »

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1. The thru board posts the scores for the group that’s currently playing the hole through the previous hole
2. until 8
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