Ricoh British Open – Round Two

My Player is Moira Dunn

Disappointment. One over today. Another Major weekend off and I’m coming down with a cold. Sad smile

Saw a caddie reading a putt using more moves than Houdini escaping from a straightjacket. First, he assumed the prone position on the green, belly flat, elbows out and hands shielding the sides of his eyes. Then up on one knee accompanied by three bowling motions with his right hand. Finally, checked his player’s aim while still kneeling. Don’t know who it was. BTW, she missed it.

Karrie and Laura were on the sixteenth green yesterday when the giant TV in the fan village came on, covering their group, and the volume turned up. Hearing every word of the telecast, Karrie was about to putt when the commentator noted that no one made it from there all day. She did. They also reflected on the current standing of Laura at one over par and the dissatisfaction she must be feeling. She turned to the camera and gave what what only be described as a uniquely British gesture.

Thumbs downAt the back of seven tee and thirteen green lie single port-o-lets that seemingly are there specifically for player use but looks are deceiving. They must be a permanent fixture and haven’t been emptied for some time. PEE-WHEW!

Thumbs downNo towel service for the caddies at a Major? Yes Virginia, it’s so. Always been that way. No food chits either for the blokes who were not fortunate enough to have a player guest badge. Had ‘em in the past.

Earlier in the week, a player’s mom, with her daughter in tow, rented a car and it came with a standard shift. After a few hours of driving and getting lost (no gps but an inch thick of printed instructions), they headed back to the airport. Maybe that annoying burning smell (clutch?) had something to do with it also but either way, they hoped to have better luck with an automatic. No way Jose´. Driving on the opposite side of the road was too much of a burden. She eventually gave up and took that one back also.

Then there was this:

CME Group calls tax situation ‘untenable;’ says it may exit state – CME is the new sponsor in Orlando.

US Women’s Open champ Ryu eyes full LPGA season in 2012

Lexi wins going away

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8 Responses to Ricoh British Open – Round Two

  1. Golf Fan says:

    Did you realize the article on “US Women’s Open champ Ryu eyes full LPGA season in 2012” is from Business Ghana? I wonder how many people in Ghana actually played golf or care about golf. It would be like reading an article about a ski in a Jamica newpaper.

  2. Frank Michaels says:

    To the caddies on here. When your player misses the cut ( like in this case), do you have to absorb all the expenses you put out to get to Europe ( travel/room/board/transportation), or does the player pick that up?

    • frank, typically caddies with regular players who go to europe have their plane tickets paid for. Caddie pay all their own expenses( hotel, food etc) as they get a weekly salary which more then pays for those things. Caddies get a percentage of what their players earn, that is what gives you a profitable week or not. That is the nature of the job, no guarantees, however hooking up with a good player can make for a financially good year.

  3. rich (arizona) says:

    Personally I’m pretty disappointed with how they simplified the tournament for the LPGA. They have commercials trying to show the teeth of the course but with people at -10 or better in round 3, it is relatively toothless.

    Although I record the event and fast forward through the commercials, it seems like every break includes at least one Paula Creamer ad (Ricoh).

  4. mark wallington says:

    Larry, i am a little disappointed that yet again i feel the need to reply to one of you blog comments but as it once again concerns myself, i just thought i would set the record straight.

    You commented

    “Saw a caddie reading a putt using more moves than Houdini escaping from a straightjacket. First, he assumed the prone position on the green, belly flat, elbows out and hands shielding the sides of his eyes. Then up on one knee accompanied by three bowling motions with his right hand. Finally, checked his player’s aim while still kneeling. Don’t know who it was. BTW, she missed it”

    Yes, i’m afraid that was me who gave the ‘bad’ read, however god loves a trier and i tried my best!! Thanks.

    Ps – If i was you i wouldn’t attempt any of the above positions as for 1. you may do yourself and injury and 2. the time it may take you get up would severely slow the pace of play.

    Oh and for your information, we went on to finish 3rd..how did you do? hope your trip over for the 2 weeks was worth it. See you state side my friend.

    Mark

    • lifeontour says:

      Gee Mark, given your personal attack, I can see that comments of you being a good guy have been greatly exaggerated and I could care less about your “disappointment”.

      First of all, I didn’t say you gave a bad read. I said she missed it.

      Second, anyone watching you would have cracked-up laughing, including your mates of which I’m happy not to be one. Would have been great Youtube fodder.

      Third, I can take care of myself physically very well thank you. Work out almost every day. I don’t consider lying flat on the green (something a dead man can do) then getting on one knee like a penitent bowler much exercise anyway.

      Fourth, I have never hit a shot on tour. It sounds like you have and arrogantly take the credit for your payer’s success. I’m sure you would do the same if you had Annika or Lorena.

      Fifth, I came out ahead. Would you say the same to those who didn’t and rub it in their faces? Of course you wouldn’t. You’re such a nice guy and don’t class people by how much money they have in their pocket.

      Here’s a few questions for you. Why do you read my blog or care what I write? You should treat it with indifference but you can’t. Obviously, someone is pushing your buttons to get you riled. Regarding the above incident, It was an observation of a snippet in time. That is all. No mention of who it was but you came forward and admitted it was you. Why is that?

      BTW, when you come state side, you do pay US taxes right? Have a great day.

    • MissingBrainCellsButNotStupid says:

      Mark…

      Larry is “spot on” with his reply to your comments. You Euro caddies seem to need to develop a little thicker skin and the ability to laugh at one’s self. Also careful reading of (the Queen’s) English before attack, would save having to wipe egg off your face later on.

      Your 3rd place finish is to be congratulated…however you hit none of the shots or putts, and when you realize your (actual) contribution was minimal… you will become a better caddie (and person)…just saying

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