Quick US Open Update
Jun 11th, 2008 by Mike

Mike Weir 

Yesterday we went to see Old Dad and Pretty Betty. It’s about a two hour drive north of San Diego so we rented a car and headed out. We got to spend the whole day with them and Old Dad sprung for lunch. 1Is anyone surprised? Pretty Betty had a cable that worked with my camera, so I downloaded a bunch of pix and put them up on See them here. The photo to the left is Mike Weir.

On the way home, we stopped at Marie Calendar’s in Carlsbad for dinner and to catch the end of  game three of the NBA finals. The bartender, Paulina, had a tattoo of a Salvador Dalì artwork on her forearm identical to the one on Son Major’s forearm. They insisted I photo their forearms. Unfortunately, I left the camera on the table when we left. Fortunately, Paulina knew whose it was and gave it to the manager, Christine, who gave it to me when I drove back to Carlsbad this morning. Thank you Paulina and Christine. Read the rest of this entry »

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1. Is anyone surprised?
First Day of U.S. Open a Blast
Jun 10th, 2008 by Mike

I forgot to bring the USB cable for the camera, so I can’t download the photos until I get home. I still have room for 1300 more on the 2GB card in the camera, so you’ll have lots to see then.

Today was loads of fun. We walked the entire course—not in hole order, saw gobs of pros—but not Tiger or Phil 1We did see Vijay, K.J., Trevor, Michael Campbell, Bubba, Zach, to name a few, watched lots of shots, bought some U.S. Open goodies, and generally got sunburned from the long hazy day.

From our hotel, we walk to the trolley station, take the trolley to Qualcomm Stadium, take the shuttle to the golf course. It takes about an hour total, but is very relaxing…we don’t have to drive.

We’re looking forward to our trip to Seal Beach to see Old Dad and Pretty Betty. We’ll spend the whole day and part of the evening. 

Tonight, we’re beat and are heading for the rack right now.

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1. We did see Vijay, K.J., Trevor, Michael Campbell, Bubba, Zach, to name a few
Getting Ready For The U.S. Open
Jun 3rd, 2008 by Mike

On Sunday at around 3:30pm, Son Major and The Major will depart for the Tampa airport to make the trek to San Diego and the 2008 U.S. Open Championship. We signed up to be volunteers almost a year and a half ago. We will be working the Thru and Leaderboards during the competition. We have passes for the three practice rounds on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and for the Championship on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If there’s a playoff on Monday, we’ll get to see that too.

The photo is of some of the gear we have. You can see the hat, shirt, parking passes, lunch vouchers (yellow), and of course the volunteer pass that gets us in for all the activities. 1We also received another shirt, water bottle, and jacket

Much to my surprise, cameras will be allowed on the three practice days, so we’ll be snapping lots of photos. I might even get another card for my camera. No cell phones are allowed on any day, and not cameras are allowed on the Championship days. Read the rest of this entry »

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1. We also received another shirt, water bottle, and jacket
An Oregonish Sort Of Day
Aug 2nd, 2007 by Mike

Thursday is golfing day with the golf group. Except today. It’s been raining all day. All day rain is unusual for central Florida. Central Florida rain comes in short downpours usually in the late afternoon. We have gullywashers, usually accompanied by lightning and thunder, where citizens run for cover to avoid becoming sopping wet or being hit by lightning. Read the rest of this entry »

Golf Quotes
Apr 12th, 2007 by Mike

  1. Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.
    –Grantland Rice
  2. Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.
    –John Updike
  3. It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf.
    –Robert Lynd
  4. If profanity had any influence on the flight of the ball, the game of golf would be played far better than it is.
    –Horace G. Hutchinson
  5. They say golf is like life, but don’t believe them. Golf is more complicated than that.
    –Gardner Dickinson
  6. If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork as poorly as they do a golf club, they’d starve to death.
    –Sam Snead Read the rest of this entry »
Golf Facts
Apr 9th, 2007 by Mike

Here’s a long list of golf facts and observations. I’ve found them to be true:

  • Don’t buy a putter until you’ve had a chance to throw it.
  • Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your swing.
  • When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls.
  • If you’re afraid a full shot might reach the green while the foursome ahead of you is still putting out, you have two options: you can immediately shank a lay-up or you can wait until the green is clear and top a ball halfway there.
  • The less skilled the player, the more likely he is to share his ideas about your golf swing.
  • No matter how bad you are playing, it is always possible to play worse.
  • The inevitable result of any golf lesson is the instant elimination of the one critical unconscious motion that allowed you to compensate for all of your many other errors. If it ain’t broke, try changing your grip.
  • Everyone replaces his divot after a perfect approach shot. Read the rest of this entry »
Masters Champion
Apr 8th, 2007 by Mike

I’m watching The Masters tournament interview with Zach Johnson this year’s winner. It’s his first major tournament win and 2nd on the tour. He’s giving first credit to his Lord, Jesus Christ. Atta boy!

Warrior Came Through
Mar 23rd, 2007 by Mike

This is an update on a previous article about Warrior Custom Golf. They finally credited my account for the “test” irons they sent and I returned. Thank you, Warrior. 😀

18 Reasons Why I Gave Up Sex for Golf
Mar 21st, 2007 by Mike

18. You don’t have to sneak your golf magazines into the house.

17. If you are having trouble with golf, it’s perfectly acceptable to pay a professional golfer to show you how to improve your technique.

16. The Ten Commandments don’t say anything about golf.

15. If your partner takes any pictures or videotapes of you golfing, you don’t have to worry about them showing up on the Internet if you later become famous.

14. Your golf partner won’t keep asking questions about other partners you’ve golfed with.

13. It’s perfectly respectable to golf with a total stranger you happen to meet at the golf course.

12. You can put yourself through college on a golf scholarship and earn a varsity letter in golf.

11. When you see a really good golfer, you don’t have to feel guilty about imagining the two of you golfing together.

10. If your regular golf partner isn’t available, he/she won’t object if you golf with someone else.

9. Nobody will ever tell you that you can go blind if you golf by yourself.

8. When dealing with a golf pro, you never have to worry if it’s really an undercover cop.

7. You don’t have to go to a sleazy shop in a seedy neighborhood to buy golf equipment.

6. You can have a golf calendar on your wall at the office, tell golf jokes and invite coworkers to golf with you without getting sued for harassment.

5. There’s no such thing as a GTD (golf transmitted disease).

4. If you want to watch golf on television, you don’t have to subscribe to a premium cable channel.

3. Nobody expects you to promise to golf with just one partner for the rest of your life, then give up the game if your partner loses interest in golfing.

2. You don’t have to be a newlywed to plan a vacation primarily for the purpose of golfing.

1. Your golf partner will never say, “What? We just golfed last week! Is it all you ever think about?”

Warrior Update
Mar 20th, 2007 by Mike

Just got off the phone with Ashley at Warrior Custom Golf. She said they received the driver on March 5th so I’ll get my refund as a credit to my credit card. She said it takes 5 to 10 days for that to occur (I reminded her that 6 days have already passed).

So we’ll see. If I don’t get it within 10 days, I’m contacting my credit card company and the BBB of Southland.

This is a follow up on this article.

Adding Insult to Injury
Mar 4th, 2007 by Mike

After the saga of my previous post, I received the above card in the mail yesterday. Apparently, in spite of all the acrimony, I’m a good enough customer to “share in the financial rewards and other benefits” their new program.

Just thinking… I wonder if I should be posting this stuff before I get my money back. Hmm

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