Ricoh British Open – Wednesday

July 31, 2013



From Beth Ann Baldry – Only two Scots in the field this week @RICOHWomensBrit. At least one of them, @Beany25, has a good chance of winning it.

Weather tomorrow calling for loads of rain. Will likely start in the morning. Winds pick up in the afternoon. May gust to 25 mph

From Natalie Gulbis ‏- What a great course and place to host an Open…I played my first British Open there

Paradise lost: Hawaii sets aside $100,000 to offer its 17,000 homeless people one-way airfare back to their home states

Detroit home priced at $1 sits on the market for 519 days… – Let’s see, a home in Detroit or a McDonald’s hamburger? The burger wins every time.

Then there was this:

Cup concern for Price over injured Oosthuizen

Women’s Return to St. Andrews Special for All Involved

Ricoh British Open – Tuesday

July 30, 2013

The qualifier was held yesterday at Kingsbarns Golf Links and seems it wasn’t much of a test of shot making skills. Looks like it all was decided on the greens as attested by this post from Karen Lunn on Facebook.

“Disappointed not to qualify yesterday, played great. Can’t believe they set the course up that easy for an open qualifier, was nothing more than a putting competition …”

A playoff determined the final entrants. You can read about it here and find the results here. Of course, anyone with a modicum of internet savvy would have found it by themselves.

Tweets from Beth Ann Baldry:

British bookies have Inbee Park at 5 to 1 …

Front of the media room for Inbee Park’s presser. She’s chasing history! Poor turnout.

I was at St. Andrews the last time the Women’s Open was played there and Dina Ammaccapane was my loop. It turned out to be the finest golf experience I’ve ever had.

First, went over early and checked out the town. Absolutely lovely and an overlooked gem of the crown jewels of The Old Course setting. Once my obligatory tourist duties were complete, the work began.

Here are the highlights of a fantastic week: Stayed at The University of St. Andrews adjacent to the 17th green; Monday qualified; was part of the first group for the opening round; hit a ball into the Swilken Burn; another in the gorse; drove a par 4 and had to sink a twelve-footer for par; had a 71 yard putt (yeah, that’s right, the pin was 72 deep). Pretty much experienced everything except hitting one off the road on the 17th.

On top of all that, I discovered Guinness Stout at the Donvegan Hotel which is just a short iron from the R&A Headquarters.

If I had the dough, I would consider retiring to St. Andrews.

DIY done right: Having a ten-year-old vehicle (Mercury Sable) keeps me on my toes fixing the little things that irritate the senses. Today, I finally decided to tackle replacing the plastic trim that covers the A-Pillars which frame the windscreen on each side.

The plastic tabs which secure them had all but disappeared and both pieces leaned inward. Just for fun, I stopped at a Mercury dealer for a bit of replacement part sticker-shock and they didn’t disappoint. Yikes! $90+tax each was even more than I thought and had me looking for an alternative.

The local bone yard (recycling center) was ten miles down the road so that’s where I headed. After paying the $1 entry fee to Barry’s U-Pull-It, the search commenced in the Ford/Mercury section. There wasn’t a Sable in sight but It didn’t take long to find a Taurus with similar trim. A few minutes later the parts were in hand.

Upon check-out, I was hit with the tab. $3.99 each plus tax! All tolled, it was $9.54. Sweeeeet!

My Nexus 7 is on its way. Can’t wait.

Then there was this:

Turner saves best for last, wins Legends Tour’s Swing for the Cure

LPGA Commish: British Win Equals Grand Slam for Park

Solheim Cup teams decided at St. Andrews

Rio Olympic course due to open in 2015

Gary Player warns Rory McIlroy to put golf before love –

Tiger Woods Niece Cheyenne Wants To Be Known For LPGA

New Toy On The Way

July 27, 2013

Just ordered the new 32 GB Nexus 7. Won’t ship till the 30th though.

Obamacare Call Center Will Not Offer Healthcare Benefits to Employees – What irony.

Then there was this

Donald Trump’s New Golf Course in Scotland Falls Short

Scranton aims to defend title in LPGA Legends event at Inglewood

Earning her keep

Look What I Found

July 26, 2013

Old balls are always left behind when carts are returned after play but not usually like this one. The other day it was a Nicklaus, Tour Balata 392! That’s a keeper.

Then there was this:

Will St. Andrews be a tonic for Tseng?

Whan ‘not afraid’ to bring LPGA to male-only club

Nicklaus’ grandson survives scary motorcycle crash

What’s In A Name?

July 24, 2013

Use Slate’s website widget to get a name like Anthony Weiner’s alleged sexting pseudonym, Carlos Danger. Click here. Mine is Javier Verboten.

Then there was this:

Marathon’s LPGA debut big success

Volunteer scorer loves being a part of LPGA event Chuck Myers will go as far as his retirement savings allow …

Biographer adds 3 missing titles to Suggs’ resume

Mark Your Calendars, Owings Mills Golf Fans, For a Year From This Week – Yeah, I’ll get right on that.

Legends of the LPGA Championship at French Lick Resort

Golf-Fans to choose pin position at PGA Championship

Golf coaches tab Rice as speaker

Not Enough

July 23, 2013

I came a few hundred thousand dollars short of winning the office pool. I think Tex took the prize but then again, he submitted more than one entry.

Then there was this:

Phil Mickelson Wins Historic British Open And Incurs 61% Tax Rate – That doesn’t include expenses.

LPGA pitches sponsorships for 2014 Caves Valley tournament

ESPN’s Dottie Pepper endured laryngitis, fairway dust clouds to make it

A former Eastern Kentucky University golfer shoots a 56!

No Accidental Path

July 17, 2013

The following article should serve as inspiration for all your local loopers and worth bookmarking. The 2nd last paragraph is spot on.

From golf caddy to big shot: No accidental path – Fortune Management

Then there was this:

Lansing hall of fame inductee Sue Ertl turned golf into a career

Players, patrons contend with the heat at Highland Meadows

Meet Sophie Horn, the sexiest and busiest golfer

My Pick$

July 16, 2013

We have a small office pool here regarding that little get-together being held at Muirfield this week. The game is to pick five players and total their winnings. Highest gross wins. I really don’t follow the PGA Tour much so I went with the obvious. My fabulous five are Woods, Mickelson, Kuchar, Rose and McDowell.

Then there was this:

Late golfer Ku Ok-hee to be posthumously honored

Bad buzz: Mosquitoes love to bite beer drinkers, study – Which begs the question: Do we taste great or are we less filling?

Guess Who?

July 15, 2013

This is for all you LPGA old-timers out there. You may get the bookends but who’s that in the middle?

Guess who threesome

What’s Going On At The Manulife?

July 12, 2013

Fifteen under in the lead; a three under cut; a rookie ten under after two rounds; human sacrifice; dogs and cats living together! Those last two are from Ghostbusters but the others beg for an explanation.

How easy did they set up that track anyway? The four round record must be in reach.

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