Thursday, 29 May 2014

Sunset Spotlight.....

I wanted to add a new monthly column to my blog that focuses on our members at the Goderich Sunset Golf Club. I was having a difficult time picking my first Sunset Spotlight since I have so many great stories to share.  However, this past weekend it was evident that my first Sunset Spotlight would be Lynn Edward.  I had the privilege of playing with Lynn Edward, Kim Coughlin and Christine Hall on Sunday May 25th at Widderstation Golf Club for their annual Ladies Scramble.  I was a little nervous to be joining those ladies because one thing my members know about me is I don’t get to play as much as I would like and I’m always found inside in the Pro Shop.

The day of the tournament was the best golf day of the year so far.  Warm with a nice breeze.  We started on hole # 16 with a par and we all thought we were off to a great start.  Hole # 17 came around and it was a 105 yard par 3.  Kim and Christine hit and put us in good shape.  I went next and put it to about three feet away.  Lynn thought maybe she wouldn’t bother hitting her shot.  Kim and Christine were like oh just give it a try Lynn what’s the worst that could happen?  Well Lynn is living proof that in a scramble always, I mean always take your shot.  Lynn stepped up to the tee and took a fabulous practice swing.  She looked super confident up there on the tee and hit her 8 iron perfectly.  So perfect that it one hopped into the cup.  Christine swore it went in and next thing you know Kim and Christine are up at the green screaming that it was in.  This is Lynn’s first hole in one and I must say it was the perfect golf shot.  The only problem with getting a hole in one on your second hole is it is very difficult to calm yourself or your team in this case, down enough to play the other 16 holes.  We managed to take it one shot at a time and finished with a great score of five under.  Our entire team contributed throughout our round.  Heading into the clubhouse we couldn’t wait to get that drink off Lynn.

Little did we know that once we joined up with all the other Sunset girls at the tournament we would be tied for the lead and need a playoff with closest to the pin being the winner.  Seeing as we were 100 yards out we knew Lynn needed to take out her trusty 8 iron and just swing exactly like number 17.  She did and was closest to the pin beating all the girls on the other team.  It was a great day for not only this Sunset team but the other two Sunset teams that participated.  We certainly cleaned up….just hope our invitation next year doesn’t get lost in the mail….
Congratulations Lynn on your first hole in one.  Congrats to my partners Christine, Kim and Lynn for a job well done!

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Rory McIlroy Calls Off Wedding.....

Only a few days after sending out wedding invitations, golfer Rory McIlroy broke off his engagement to Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki on Wednesday.
Uncomfortable and subdued, the two-time major winner spoke about the decision ahead of the BMW PGA Championship, only a few hours after first announcing the split in a statement.

In this April 10, 2013 file photo, Rory McIlroy hugs tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, who was acting as his caddie during the par three competition before the Masters.

"It is quite a difficult time for Caroline and myself, and the statement really said it all this morning," McIlroy said at Wentworth. "It was mutual and we both thought it was the best for us, the best for both of us. Time to move on, and I've said all that I need to say."

The 25-year-old McIlroy and 23-year-old Wozniacki have been dating since 2011. They were engaged on New Year's Eve in Australia.

"Look, I'm no different than anyone else," Rory said. "Everyone has been through breakups, and it's obviously very, very difficult. But look, I'm here to try and concentrate on this week and answer questions about golf, and that's what I'm going to do."

Both McIlroy and Wozniacki have been the top-ranked player in their respective sports, but Wozniacki has not won a major title. McIlroy won his first major at the 2011 U.S. Open, and then added another a year later at the U.S. PGA Championship.
In the earlier statement, McIlroy took the blame for the breakup.

"The problem is mine. The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realize that I wasn't ready for all that marriage entails," McIlroy said. "I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great times we've had. I will not be saying anything more about our relationship in any setting."

Well Rory good decision since we don't want you to become another statistic off the golf course.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Who Gets in Trouble at a Mini Putt Course???

Another day, another investigation.

I was about to post a completely different post today when the following article found its way into my e-mail and I just had to write about it.

According to TMZ, the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating our favourite one-boy crimewave for robbery. The alleged egger and alleged assaulter was at a miniature golf/batting cage establishment when some sort of altercation took place and a woman took out her phone. 

"She says Justin demanded to see her phone so he could erase any photos. She says she refused to fork over the phone so he then went into her purse and grabbed it. The woman says she began wrestling with Bieber, trying to get her phone back. She says he ripped it out of her hands but couldn't accomplish his mission because the phone was locked." 

"She says Justin gave her the phone back and demanded that she unlock it to see if she took photos. She obliged and showed Justin she had taken none. She says she told Justin she and her 13-year-old daughter just wanted to say hi, and Justin screamed, 'You're humiliating yourself in front of your daughter. Why don't you just get out of here.' Her daughter started crying." 

Come on Justin keep it classy on the links even if they are mini ones.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Trump + PGA = 2022 PGA Championship

Real estate developer Donald Trump attends a news conference with the PGA in New York May 1, 2014. (REUTERS)

Two days after acquiring the iconic British Open venue Turnberry, American Donald Trump was awarded his first major on Thursday with the announcement of the site of the 2022 PGA Championship.

The last of the year's four majors, the PGA Championship will be staged at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey in 2022, the PGA of America said in a statement.

"When you get acknowledged to have one of the majors, any one of the majors, but having the PGA is a very, very big deal," Trump said on a conference call. "It's very important to me.”

"Many of you know the tremendous success we've had at Trump National Bedminster. It's a special place, it's a special location and I have no doubt that it will be one of your great championships. It's an honour that we are working together."

Trump on Tuesday announced that he had bought the famous links course of Turnberry in Scotland for an undisclosed sum from the Dubai-based Leisurecorp.

The course has hosted the British Open four times, most recently in 2009, and is likely to be considered for future majors.