Friday, May 31, 2013

Adorbs! Annika's 3-Year-Old Golfing

Here is a video posted on (and YouTube) by parents Annika Sorenstam and Mike McGee of their adorable 3-year-old Ava golfing:

All together now: Awwwwwwwwwwwww!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Meet Charley Hull, the Sexy Brit Who's Bustin' Out

Do you know Charley Hull? If the answer is no, you need to get to know her. She's as hot as her golf game. And she's a new contender for title of best booty on tour. She's proud of that booty, too, because Charley posts pics like these two on Twitter or Instagram with a "#bum" hashtag:
She loves posting selfie pics in general, and we should all thank her for it:
But careful, don't be too pervy: She's only 17 years old. Which makes the start that Charley Hull has gotten off to as a professional golfer all the more remarkable. She's played in four tournaments since turning pro, all on the Ladies European Tour. And she finished second or tied for second in all four. How good is that? Charley is currently No. 1 on the LET Order of Merit, and she's definitely gotten herself into contention for the European Solheim Cup team.

Other pro golfers who won in one of their first few starts as a pro can claim to have had better starts. But I can't think of any golfer who's been so consistently high in her (or his) first four starts as Charley's run of runner-up finishes. And Charley has done it as age 17. Remarkable.

You might remember the kerfuffle last year surrounding Charley Hull and the Curtis Cup. At the time, Hull was the No. 3-ranked amateur in the world, clearly the best player on the GB&I side. The GB&I team scheduled a team practice session, but Charley wound up getting an invitation to the Kraft Nabisco Championship. But the dates clashed. Charley, perfectly reasonably, chose to play in the LPGA major. The GB&I team said if you don't come to our practice session, you're off the team. Say what? Eventually, cooler - and smarter - heads prevailed. Charley played the KNC and kept her spot on the Curtis Cup team. And GB&I won the Curtis Cup.

The game is as a hot as the girl. And Charley Hull is definitely one of the hot young players in women's golf. Jump on the bandwagon before it's overflowing: Follow her on Twitter at @charleyhull, and "@charleyhull" is also her Instagram handle.

Update: A couple years later, here are some newer photos:

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Tiger Woods' Chip-In at 2012 Memorial

It's time once again on the schedule for Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament. Last year, at the 2012 edition, Tiger Woods won with the help of a brilliant chip shot on the 16th hole in the final round. Let's look back, shall we?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pro Golfer Reactions to Anchoring Ban

Gathering some of the reactions by PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and other pro golfers on Twitter to the anchoring ban, which is now official:

Friday, May 17, 2013

Luke Donald Now an MBE (But Don't Call Him Sir)

We've always considered Luke Donald chivalrous. Now, the Queen of England does, too. Donald was inducted into Britain's order of chivalry when he was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Better-known as an M.B.E.

There are five British orders of chivalry, and M.B.E. is actually the lowest. Luke doesn't even get to be called "Sir." But although it's the lowest of chivalric orders, it's a very high honor. The Golf Channel noted:
Donald was awarded the MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), an honor bestowed upon civilians and service personnel for public service and other distinctions. The Englishman was noted for his work both on and off the golf course, having held the top spot in the Official World Golf Rankings for a total of 55 weeks in addition to helping organizations like the First Tee raise millions of dollars for junior golf.
"I am truly honored to be awarded an MBE by her Majesty," Donald said in a released statement. "Both personally and professionally, 2011 and 2012 were very significant seasons for me and I'm touched that my accomplishments have been recognized in this way."
Luke tweeted a photo of himself and his wife following the ceremony:

Nice tails! And nice hat!

The most amazing thing about the ceremony was that after giving Donald the medal, the Queen bellowed out, "Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuke!"

Here is a closer look at the MBE medal, front and back:

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sex Talk

Here's what Lindsey Vonn tweeted after Tiger Woods' win at The Players Championship:

Coincidentally, this is also what she says when Tiger brings her to orgasm.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

YouTube Pay Channels Launch with 'PGA Digital Golf Academy' Among Them

You might have heard that YouTube is introducing "pay channels," allowing video content producers the ability to charge for subscriptions. Want to watch Content Producer X's amazing videos? Subscribe.

The first batch of new pay channels from YouTube can be viewed here. Among the pay channels is one for golfers: The PGA Digital Golf Academy.

The PGA summarizes its offerings this way:

You're going to love these professional instruction videos from the PGA of America. Become a Premium Subscriber and you'll have unlimited access to an arsenal of exclusive video lessons and instructional classes never before seen on the web.

-Step-by-Step instruction from the PGA of America top professionals.
-Full-Length video lessons, tips, and techniques.
-Video classes on topics like Driving, Pitching, Chipping, Putting, Rules & More.
-New videos added monthly.

Try it Free for 14 days! No Risk. No Obligation.

So you can sign up for a trial period of 14 days free, after which you have to pay the subscription fee to continue watching. Here's the video pitch:

How much does it cost to subscribe? On a per-month basis, it's $4.99/month; for, for a full year paid in advance, it's $34.99.

What do you think - will the PGA Digital Golf Academy attract paying customers? Count me as skeptical. I'm sure the content offered will be top-notch. But there are so many places on the Web - including all over YouTube - to find free golf tips, rules explainers and other videos, I'm doubtful that a fee-based golf video service will be very successful.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Vonn Drags Tiger to Event, Gushes About Her 'Amazing Man'

It's tournament week at The Players Championship, but Tiger Woods spend Monday in New York attending a gala with girlfriend Lindsey Vonn. It must be love! Here's a selfie snapped by Lindsey:

Along with the photo, she wrote this: "Looks a little different from the golf course and ski slopes ;) he looks good in a suit❤thx to Elie Saab @JimmyChooLtd and @armani #selfie #MET #ilovefashion"

In another tweet, Vonn gushed:

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sergio Garcia's Wedge 'Putt' at Quail Hollow

Here's the video of Sergio Garcia using a wedge to "putt" on a roughed-up Quail Hollow green during the second round of the 2013 Wells Fargo Championship:

Back in the era of stymies, plays like this were common. But today, very rarely do you see a golfer using a wedge on the green. And when you do, it's typically from far away from the cup - get the ball up in the air, off the green, in order to remove a huge amount of break or avoid having to putt across fringe.

Almost never do you see golfers using wedge from as close to the hole as Sergio did here. There was a huge spike mark inches in front of his ball, so he just popped the ball over the chewed up area. Very creative, Sergio. Kudos for both the idea - and for making the "putt."