Friday, 28 June 2013

Housewives of the PGA.....

Amy Mickelson 

I have never been into the show Real Housewives of whatever but I got this crazy thought the other day that when a PGA event is on we always see the wives calm cool and collected on the side lines.  I was thinking they can’t possibly be that calm all the time.  Can you imagine the drama of the wives if you started pinning them against each other?   

I think that the Golf Channel should really consider Real Housewives of the PGA for their next reality show.  It could focus in on all the charity work they do for their husbands, their wardrobes, what they actually do with their lives since their husbands are at the golf course all day every day either playing or practicing. 

 I think it would be a great insight of what it really takes to be a PGA stars wife because it can’t be easy.  I’m sure if they were to dig deep enough there would be enough drama to keep ratings high and maybe we would find out about a few of the female feuds.  Sure this has been tried before and unsuccessful but with today’s social media influence I think that can be the difference.

Tabitha Furyk 
Jason Day, Ellie Day 
Diane Donald
Down Simpson 
Justin Rose, Kate Rose 
Graeme McDowell and Kristin Stape

Friday, 21 June 2013

Outfits and Missed Shots from US Open 2013

The Outfits from the 2013 US Open were defiantly very conservative.  Some might say boring I say classic.  The group of Tiger, Rory and Adam below are evidence of this:

They all look so happy to be there don't they??  Tigers look for the whole weekend was right on trend from my perspective.  Typically Sunday wear with the vibrant red shirt.

This course was anything but easy and the aftermath of some of the shots these pros took was in fact priceless.  The effort and swing tempo they had to get out of that thick rough must have been simply exhausting.  Here are some of the miss shot reactions:

Monday, 17 June 2013

First Englishman to win a Major Championship for 17 Years....

Well to say that the US Open was more challenging then the Pros had intended is a seriously an understatement.  From doubles to triples to two foot chips, and everything in between it was defiantly something for the history books.  The controversy and chit chat this weekend over was it right for Phil Mickelson to go to his daughters graduation to the flag sticks I think by Sunday night I had just about had enough of it.  One surprising element was the Tiger Woods blow up on day three and four of the tournament just goes to show you if you’re not making those putts you are winning a championship.  

I am very pleased that Justin Rose won the 113th US Open Championship on Sunday evening because I have always been a fan, mind you not as big as Tiger or Adam Scott but I like the way he grinds it out and how calm he stays throughout his golf game.  

The fact that it was his first major win makes it even sweeter.  Justin was the first Englishman to win a major championship for 17 years.   "I saw my ball in the fairway and I thought 'this is my moment'," Rose had said. "I have seen that Ben Hogan photograph a million times and suddenly it was me with an iron into the fairway and two putts to win the US Open.  

Tiger got beat again by his old coach Sean Foley who sent Justin a text saying: "Go out there and be the man that your dad taught you to be and that your kids can look up to."

McIlroy, wrote on Twitter: "So happy for JustinRose99! Couldn't happen to a better lad!"

And McDowell added: "Congratulations to JustinRose99. Best player in the world the last few years. Major much deserved. "

Monday, 10 June 2013

Pairings for 2013 U.S. Open Day 1 and Day 2

As the suspense draws for the 2013 U.S Open so does the excitement after the pairings for the first two days have been announced.  The chatter around the golf course since this announcement came out has been very positive and everybody is very excited to see Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods playing together not one but TWO DAYS!!  The most popular comment I heard was how Tiger would deal with his old caddy Steve Williams being on the bag for Adam Scott.   

The group dynamics will sure to be at a high.  The last tournament these three played at the Memorial Tournament was horrible.  Scott finished best in a tie for 13th, while Woods unexpectedly struggled as defending champion to a tie for 65th. McIlroy didn't fare much better at T57.  

I can hardly wait to see how the media plays this threesome up this week I am sure we will hear the word dramatic enough times our ears might bleed.  I do know it will be nothing short of entertaining and I am really excited to see Adam Scott on the TV for four days straight.  Let’s just hope these three boys shine and don’t blow up like we all can in the spotlight.

On Twitter Rory tweeted:
Decent group for the first 2 rounds at Merion I see....

The 2013 U.S. Open Pairings Are Out and Tiger’s Group Is STACKED

Monday, 3 June 2013

Countdown to U.S. Open is on....

The U.S Open is fast approaching.  This year’s event is taking place at Merion Golf Club the week of June 10 – 16th.  Today’s post is just giving you a tease of what is to come for that week of fantastic play and a look at the golf course the boys will be attacking.

The Merion Golf Club website states: “Championship golf and champion golfers have long been intertwined with the mystique of Merion Golf Club’s East and West Courses. Designed by Hugh Wilson, Merion’s East Course has played host to more USGA Championships than any course in America and is home to some of its greatest moments.  From Robert Tyre Jones, Jr.'s completion of golf’s elusive Grand Slam at the 1930 U.S. Amateur to Ben Hogan’s awe-inspiring performance and now legendary one-iron on the 72nd hole during the 1950 U.S. Open, the sculpted greens, fairways and treacherous bunkers of Merion have shaped the game.”

Another fun fact from the Merion Golf Clubs website mentions why they use wicker baskets: “Why wicker baskets instead of traditional flags? Let the Merion Golf Club website explain it ...

 "The wicker baskets' origin is a mystery to this day. There was a great deal written in 1912, and for three years thereafter, locally and nationally about this new course in Philadelphia. However, there was no mention of the soon-to-be famous wicker baskets. It could be assumed they were not there. By the summer of 1915, William Flynn, Merion's Superintendent, received patent approval for his wicker basket design. Merion had baskets that fall and from then-to-today. It could be assumed, due to lack of written proof, that Flynn convinced Wilson to use the baskets, and Merion received its "basket notoriety" the next year during the 1916 U.S. Amateur."

Let’s just hope defending champion Webb Simpson comes to play.