Wednesday, 25 June 2014

US Women's Open Fashion...

I know you have been waiting to hear my comments regarding the US Women’s open and their clothing selections and well to be honest I needed some time to chill out before posting anything.  I was extremely disappointed in Lucy Li’s outfits during her time at the US Open.  I thought they were well…awful to put it nicely.  

 Not only did she not wear the standard collared shirt that are a part of a golfers wardrobe but her stomach was showing in just about every shot I saw her take which as a 11 year old should not be happening.  The fact that on the Friday she wore a tank top was just about all I could take.  I have no idea who dresses this kid but they need to be fired because that is not how any 11 year old should dress on or off the links.  When I was a junior they kept rulers at the sign in desk to make sure that your shorts were of appropriate length and you wouldn’t have even made it to the practice range in anything that wasn’t collared.   

I am sickened by the lack of respect by this child and her family has for the US Women’s Open.  I’m sorry she didn’t make the cut because being that young and playing in the US open is something that kids dream about.  I am however not sorry we didn’t have to see any more of those ridiculous outfits.

Below are some tasteful outfits from the US Open:

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Lucy Li- Takes to Pinehurst at Age 11...

Lucy Li just wants to have fun like any 11-year-old girl. Except that this week, she's playing the biggest event in women's golf.

The sixth-grader from Redwood Shores, California, near San Francisco, doesn't appear to be the least bit overwhelmed by the attention around her since she became the youngest qualifier in U.S. Women's Open history when she shot 68 at Half Moon Bay last month to win her sectional by seven shots. 
"She looks so darn cute," said onetime youth golf phenom Michelle Wie, who didn't make it to her first Women's Open until she was 13. "I was like, 'I don't think I looked that cute when I was 11.' But she just looks so excited, so wide-eyed … And I'm just really so excited for her to be out. It's a memory that will last her a lifetime. What other 11-year-old can say that they played in the U.S. Open at Pinehurst? And she got to see the men play, too." 
The pre-teen, who sports braces on her teeth, celebrated by having dinner at her favorite restaurant and watching The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Lucy Li, 11-Year-Old Golfer, Takes on the U.S. Women's Open

Li only became serious about golf four years ago when she set up shop in Miami to work with Jim McLean. Just two months ago, Li won her age division in the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National. And now she's at Pinehurst No. 2, ready to take on the course where Martin Kaymer won the U.S. Open on Sunday.

"It's awesome, right?" she said, giggling as she answered questions from media. "I mean, Pinehurst and Augusta National in like two months. I mean, that's just amazing. It's mind-blowing for me. It's been awesome. The food is great and it's been a lot of fun. I've made a lot of friends."

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Can Martin Kaymer Hold On????

With two rounds left of the US Open will Martin Kaymer be able to hold on?

In an article written by Ewan Murray at Pinehurst for the The Guardian on Friday he wrote: “It is debatable which group would be more annoyed by Martin Kaymer’s Friday Pinehurst procession: the remainder of the field or the office bearers at the United States Golf Association.   Kaymer’s grip on the 114th US Open has tightened to the extent that this is now his tournament to lose. A flawless second round of 65, his second in a row, created a US Open record for a 36-hole aggregate score. Kaymer sits at 10-under par, with a “catch me if you can” sign pinned on his back.”  This is not what the USGA thought would happen going into this tournament.  They thought that this course would challenge the players differently then other courses.  

The last player to reach double-digits under par heading into the weekend of a US Open was also the first: Rory McIlroy at Congressional in 2011. The Northern Irishman eventually won by eight.

 “It’s just very, very satisfying,” Kaymer added. “I said to my caddie there were a couple of shots today that I was surprised how good they were, because I was not expecting to hit it that close.”

It must be recognized that Kaymer was playing in relatively favourable conditions. Two-thirds of an inch of rain fell on Pinehurst No2 during a thunderstorm on Thursday night, thereby softening the course for the second round’s early starters to an extent that the USGA would not have wanted.

McIlroy, at one-under, still has aspirations of glory. His second-round 68 included a fine back nine of 33. Ian Poulter is level par, one clear of the defending champion, Justin Rose.

This tournament is coming down to the importance of a short game and the touch that comes with it.  I feel extremely sad for Phil Mickelson as the putts did not seem to want to drop for him yesterday.

Enjoy the last two rounds of the US Open.  Having got engaged at Pinehurst this course holds a very special place in my heart.  I love the history and passion that is put into this tournament and couldn’t be more excited that its being played at Pinehurst.