Down To The Wire

August 31, 2013

It’s going to be a shootout tomorrow. Anyone in the top ten has a chance.


The 1st stage LPGA qualifier is mercifully over. It’s on to phase two in Venice Florida for 105 LPGA hopefuls. Here are the winners and losers. BTW Cheyenne Woods finished second.


I was right about that GPS fix on my Nexus 7. Just read an article about it.


For the second week in a row, I aided a fellow employee on the purchase of a new laptop. First it was a Dell with touch screen and the other a Chromebook. Hope my suggestions work out.

Then there was this:

Solheim starlet inspired by Senior legends

Sophie Gustafson retires from LPGA Tour

PGA Tour looking at making FedEx Cup playoffs less volatile

UVU golf: women’s team wins first tournament in program history

Bernard Gallacher seriously ill in hospital after


Best Greens Ever

August 30, 2013

Looks like nothing has changed at Columbia Edgewater. Pure putting surfaces combined with soft conditions dictate oodles of birdies.


Noticed a system update being installed on my Nexus 7 the other day at it may have fixed the GPS problem. Doesn’t lose the signal any more.


Then there was this:

Golf Channel Has an Epic Fail on Anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream

A foreboding article regarding the Portland Classic. Changes are a mixed bag for LPGA Tour’s Safeway Classic“We’re going to do our best to minimize the losses that we may have.”

Blumenherst to take time off from LPGA

Mika Miyazato returns to defend LPGA Portland title – Had to birdie her last two to make it on the nose.

Ariya Jutanugarn Withdraws From Evian Masters


Band of Brothers :)

August 28, 2013

Country Club, Motion and 84 years-young Louis Macintosh. The caddie tent in Portland is a happin’ place.

Country Club Motion and Louis Portland 2013

Photo courtesy of Steve Shellard’s Facebook post.


Portland Classic

August 27, 2013

One of the best caddie stops on tour. Caddie master Stan and his crew do a bang-up job keeping the loopers satisfied. Of course, the annual putting contest will be held accompanied by plenty of food and brew.

Every year, rumors of the possible demise of this tournament circulate. It’s been on a year-to-year contract and it’s well known Safeway is looking for help to defer the costs. Hate to see this long-running tradition go the way of the Dodo.

As stated in an earlier post, this is it for the domestic events until the finale in Naples FL. France, China, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Mexico are next. Hope all my buds land a loop for the out-of-country events.


It was nice to get back to work yesterday. Oh, didn’t I tell you? We had another week off for aeration of the greens and fairways. That’s be it until the waning days of October when they seed the winter rye. Fallen Oak will be down for a fortnight starting on the 28th. I should plan a road trip

Then there was this:

‘I don’t care’ about the money says Ko

LPGA Tour qualifier begins Tuesday in Rancho Mirage

Fifth Annual Marilynn Smith LPGA Charity Pro-Am schedule set

3M golf might include more ex-LPGA stars in 2014

Golfmates.com Singles Vote Paula Creamer Sexiest Golfer of the LPGA in New Poll

Lydia Ko is now the 7th ranked player in the world despite being just 16 (and an amateur!)

Caddy For A Cure announces return to 2013 LPGA Safeway Classic


2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open

August 25, 2013

Who owns Canada? Lydia Ko that’s who! Wins it for the second year running and with a five shot margin no less. Karine Icher doesn’t mind too much. Finishing second, she gets the $300K first place check.

Looks as if many of the Solheim Cup participants took their fervor up north this week. It was a good showing with both teams populating the top spots.

Stacy Lewis Tweet:  I’m sorry to all my fans, that was the first time I have pulled out of an event. The craziness of the last few weeks finally hit me.


Finished watching “The Dust Bowl” on Netflix yesterday. It was two episodes documenting the man-made ecological disaster of the 1930s. This is a must watch. What people consider hardship these days is a travesty compared to what those folks had to endure.


Slowest Start To A Hurricane Season On Record – Thank god for climate change. Or is it our doing? When you live in the the shadow of Katrina, it doesn’t make a difference.


Where’s the liberal outrage? Obama, Holder, Sharpton and Jackson all silent. The Thug Culture That Killed Chris Lane  88-year-old — WWII vet beaten to death by two black teens… *  


Then there was this:

Golf tournament raises $245K for Hotshots families


A New Chapter Begins …

August 22, 2013

…for Karen Lunn that is. Congratulations Karen!

Lunn heading to job with Aussie tour


Lydia Ko on fire in Canadian Open defense – Is there a repeat in the works?

Ko named top amateur player for third time

Then there was this:

Player of the year: Do Tiger’s five wins trump a major?


Dottie’s Fix

August 21, 2013

Pepper weighs-in on the Solheim Cup but after reading the following article, I fail to see the point she’s trying to make. What am I missing? SOLHEIM CUP NEEDS FIXING


Finished viewing the UK’s version of House of Cards. It was highlighted with a very unexpected ending. Worth a view.


Just received the rooCASE for my Nexus 7. Can’t believe I only paid $0.01 for it. That’s right . One lousy cent. I did have to pony-up for shipping since it wasn’t under Amazon Prime but it was no more than usual for something like this. $4.98 in fact.

The case has a faux leather finish, activates the start screen when opened and deactivates when closed and displays the nexus in landscape or portrait mode. It even came with a stylus pen for drawing. What more could I ask for one tenth of a dime.


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