News For 12.04.12

 

Golf has no place at the Olympics: Tom Watson | Firstpost – I have to agree. How can anything be more prestigious and diverse than the four majors?

LPGA bringing Hawaii tournament back for second year – Wow! Two years in a row. Time to book your Hawaiian holiday.

Steinhauer, local pros point to future

LPGA stars challenge 9NEWS to putting contest | Video | 9news.com

As golf courses become fewer, so do fairway views

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14 Responses to News For 12.04.12

  1. Ozzy says:

    Here’s a further article written of what Tom Watson said regarding the Olympics. He also talks about the Belly Putter, Lance Armstrong and lastly, Australian Rules.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/golf/amercian-golf-great-tom-watson-wants-belly-putters-banned/story-fndedlnk-1226529953830

  2. Awsi Dooger says:

    The last link describes the course I played often in Miami, Calusa Country Club. The Bacardi Corporation are the sewer rats of humanity. The article doesn’t begin to describe the lowlife maneuvers Bacardi made in regard to that course, all in the name of greed. They intentionally ran the course into the ground so they could claim lack of play and need to rebuild on the land. Greens were literally unplayable, big barren patches. The worst superintendent on the planet couldn’t be that inept. We were told he used the wrong chemical. Sure. A link at “Calusa Crisis” has plenty of detail: http://kendallcorner.blog.com/calusa-crisis/

    Bacardi knew there was a 99 year covenant restricting it to a golf course but they didn’t care, scheming from the outset to break the covenant. After they closed the course they told the homeowners not to fight, that “we will prevail.” When the bribes didn’t work they resorted to goon squads sent door to door. Then they initiated civil suits against every homeowner. Meanwhile, those same homeowners were supposed to believe Bacardi was on their side just months earlier. Another example of corporate willingness to say anything and do anything.

    BTW, Calusa was the course O.J. Simpson played during his years in Miami following the wrongful acquittal. It was incredibly awkward to run into him on the course but it happened all the time. He had a phone booth swing but good short game. Loud voice that could be heard throughout the coffee shop.

    • Frank Michaels says:

      There was an investment group out of Ohio that did the same thing to 3 courses in my city. Perfectly good, profitable courses that have been around for years were driven out of business on purpose so the land could be developed. To this day, the land still sits vacant due to homeonwer lawsuits and/or a bust economy.

      • Mark says:

        Similar happened to a local course although it was not big business, it was the (new) owner who bought the course and wanted to trim off some of the course’s more scenic areas for prime housing lots. The homeowners/members fought him, it got ugly, and he just closed the course down. Ravines in Middleburg, Fl if anyone is familiar. The owner was non other than “PingKen” for those who have been around long enough to remember him from some of the old forum boards, he was a big time Ping Account guy.

  3. bocajr says:

    was the front nine called “the knife” and the back nine ” the juice”?

  4. bocajr says:

    By the way, did anyone see Chads wedding dinner photos? Was that a Hamburger? OMG

  5. Frank Michaels says:

    Didn’t Watson use a long putter ( the Lee Elder/Bernie Langer type) for a short time when the yips devastated him…?? From 6 feet and in that guy was putting like me. So now that he has his stoke back, the long putter sucks and should be banned…??

  6. Panjang Dan Lurus says:

    2013 Portland Safeway still uncertain but it looks like a decision may be forthcoming. Damn those guy’s raise a lot of money for kids charity’s!

    http://www.oregonlive.com/golf/index.ssf/2012/12/golf_safeway_classic_raises_1.html

    • lifeontour says:

      On a monetary standpoint, it would be less expensive to just write a check to charity than host a golf tournament. That’s what Chick-fil-A figured out after hosting their LPGA event in Atlanta. They eventually cancelled it and put their money into college sports.

      • bocajr says:

        very true, the 80k attendance is bogus and most of the people who attend get free tickets at Safeways when you buy groceries. Its a big write-off and now they are waiting til the 11th hour to hold the lpga hostage by saying they are doing their expense layouts for next year and hopefully make a decision soon.

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