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 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.

The Squirrel and I

August 20, 2013

Bonded with this little guy yesterday. Rescued from certain demise in the backyard swimming pool (just happened to fall out of a tree onto a flotation device) by one of my Fallen Oak cohorts, this lilliputian critter is now well adjusted to human contact. He’ll be released after his Bar Mitzvah.

The squirrel and I

Squirrel closeup

Then there was this:

Charley Hull Successfully Petitions LPGA Tour

Song wraps up 2014 LPGA Tour card with win

Evian Championship to feature coverage on Golf Channel and NBC

Banff golfer overwhelmed after qualifying for CN Canadian Women’s

Safeway Classic gives exemption to Portland native Allison

Azahara Munoz Got a Dufner-esque Butt Pat From LPGA Caddy

Symetra officials eye Fort Myers

Solheim Summary

August 19, 2013

“The world has caught up and passed (us),” Pepper said. “Heart-breaking, absolutely heart-breaking,” Wie said. “It’s massive for women’s golf,” said Suzann Pettersen. “We took it to them and they couldn’t answer.”

Those are just a few of some very poignant quotes from the following article.

Youth is served, as Europe romps past U.S. at Solheim Cup

Now the question is; Where does that leave the Americans?


Julie Williams – Charley Hull, Euro Solheim Cup sensation, is exempt through the second stage of LPGA Q-School. She turns 18 in March, got a pass from LPGA

Beth Ann Baldry ‏- Dottie Pepper sums up the week for the Americans: “They slammed the door on Nos. 15-18. We just didn’t finish.”

Sophie Gustafson The US crowd on the first tee were chanting “Meena Lee”. I was thinking, she’s not playing.. Later realized it was “We Believe…

Liselotte Neumann ‏- Can let go of the trophy! Thank you to my amazing European Team! They made me so proud!@SolheimCupEuro

Then there was this:

Michigan’s Sweetgrass Golf Club extends deal with LPGA Symetra

Solheim Cup deemed a success; LPGA officials say they want to return

Solheim Finale

August 18, 2013

… and quite an embarrassing finale it was. US drubbed 18-10.

A change of war paint may be in order in the next go-around.

Euro Thrash!

Europe’s rout of U.S. could foreshadow future

Whole Lotta Love


From yesterday:

Michelle WieFeel absolutely horrible about running off the green on 16. Got caught up in the moment and was so tired that I forgot what was happening.

Beth Ann Baldry ‏- Fitting ending to Europe’s day. The Americans have been outplayed from the start.

From today:

“I’m not going to die if I hit a bad shot. Just hit it, find it and hit it again.” – Charley Hull

Brittany Lang beats Azahara Munoz, 2 and 1. She’s 3-1-0 this week. Huge week for the Texan. Impressive showing.

If this comes down to Hedwall it’s only fitting. She’s been the undisputed MVP of this event.

Carlota Ciganda is the most talented Spaniard out there. She has shown glimpses of it the last two days. Just needs more time.

Then there was this:

Paulina Gretzky Engaged to Golfer Dustin Johnson

Howell III disqualified for driver

PGA Tour mulling takeover of European Tour, reports say – ESPN

European Tour denies PGA Tour takeover

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