Friday, March 28, 2014

Drape Yourself In Balls with this Golf-Themed Onesie

Do you like to immerse yourself in golf? Now you can do it even when relaxing at home. And you don't even have to wear clothes! But you do have to wear the golf ball-themed onesie pictured at left.

It's the Classic Zooop Fleece Golf onesie from a company called Zooop It Up! They are makers of "luxury adult onesies."

The product page on the Zooop It Up! website suggests "Wear anywhere: beach, dancing, poker games ..." But hey, why not wear it to a golf course that doesn't have a dress code! Or at least wear it on your couch as you watch golf on TV.

The Zooop Golf Onesie is 80-percent cotton/20-percent polyester; it is hooded and footless; it has two front pouch pockets and two zippered pockets. And it's fleece.

"This ZOOOP iT UP Classic ZOOOP onesie unisex fit is perfect for him or her. Your search for the Ultimate Comfy Wear ends now. Once you've put on your ZOOOP you'll never want to part from it!"

So says the company. And who are we to argue? I want one, and if I get one I plan on blogging in it.

View the website

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fun History Note about Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed has three wins in 51 starts on the PGA Tour. But none of those starts have come in a major championship. Reed won't make his debut in a major until the 2014 Masters.

Is there anything unusual about that - about having so many wins before you've played in a major? Yes. Quoting a PGA Tour email:

Patrick Reed is believed to be the first player with three PGA TOUR wins before his first major championship appearance since Sam Snead won three times (1936 West Virginia Close Pro, 1937 Oakland Open, 1937 Bing Crosby Pro-Am) prior making his major debut at the 1937 Masters. Reed has played in 51 TOUR events entering this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard but has yet to compete in a major.

Monday, March 10, 2014

This Is One of the Coolest Golf Trick Shots Ever

These are just a couple kids at the driving range one night, and they manage to pull off a fantastic trick shot. And it only takes 8 seconds:

"Oh my gosh, that was cool," one of them says. And he's right!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Would You Eat a Divot for $500? Two Idiots on 'Wahlburgers' Did

Have you seen the A&E show Wahlburgers? It's a "reality" TV show following the Wahlberg family - which, of course, includes Donnie Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg - as they expand their burger restaurant beyond Boston. It airs on A&E.

In a recent episode Mark took a bunch of his pals to the golf course. That scene began ominously with Donnie telling viewers that Mark likes to pay people to eat disgusting stuff. Sure enough, on the golf course Mark begins collecting large, thick divots.

After the round, he offers two of his golfing companions $500 if they eat one of those divots. Actually, it's a race - he who eats the divot, and finishes first, wins Mark's $500. So these poor schmoes plop their divots between two buns (one of them adds Dijon mustard) and dig in.

Here is the setup:

And here they are actually chowing down their "divot burgers":

Disgusting. Would you eat a divot for $500? I wouldn't. I guess these two guys were either desperate to be on TV or desperate for $500 ... or both!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

10 Great Golf Etiquette Tips from the TPC Network

I think all golf etiquette boils down to this: Don't be a jerk. Whatever seems rude, obnoxious, inconsiderate on the golf course - whether in relation to other golfers or in relation to your effect on the golf course itself - should be avoided. Keep that in mind, and your golf etiquette is unlikely to be questioned.

There are plenty of circumstances that are specific to the game of golf, though, with which newbies might not be familiar. So the TPC Network recently surveyed its head pros for good golf etiquette tips. You could do far worse in summarizing golf etiquette than in quoting the resulting Top 10 list:

1. “Play from the tee box where you'll have the best chance for success. Don't be shy or embarrassed. Playing the ‘tips’ when your ability level isn't suited for them will be frustrating not only to you, but to those around you as well.” – Rob Nader, TPC San Antonio

2. “There is no need to rush shots – efficient play consists of getting ready to hit every shot without wasting time. Take several clubs to your ball and hit a provisional ball if you feel you need to.” – Brian Riddle, TPC Sawgrass

3. “Respect your playing partners; talking and playing music at an appropriate volume should be taken into consideration. Ask others in your group if music is welcome. Players should always be aware that it relaxes some and disturbs others. These distractions could not only delay your group but also the play of all other golfers behind you.” – Michaelyn Bradford, TPC Southwind / Jim Calhoun, TPC Craig Ranch

4. “Silence your cell phone. Nothing is more of a nuisance to a golfer than a ringing phone while in mid-swing. In some cases calls are unavoidable; if one needs to be answered – or made – do so away from the group.” – Tom Smith, TPC Harding Park

5. “Allow staff to do their job, including carrying clubs, giving out information, etc. The great majority of people want to do their job well and they take pride in their work. Let them make your time on the course enjoyable.” – Greg Wolf, TPC Scottsdale

6. “Always be aware of your pace and never be the slowest player in the group. The best way to remedy slow play is to play ‘ready golf’: be prepared to play your shot when it's your turn – whether you're on the tee, fairway or green.” – Brian Long, TPC Louisiana

7. “Always take care of the course you're playing. Repair your ball mark and at least one other on the green, replace divots (or fill divots with seed mix if supplied), and rake bunkers after every shot. Care of the course will make the round much more enjoyable for the golfers behind you. Also, if you have decided to pick up or not play a hole, speed up play by taking it upon yourself to rake bunkers for others playing the hole.” – Andy Stoterau, TPC Deere Run

8. “Presentation is key on the course. Take pride in your appearance. Arriving with a shirt un-tucked, hat turned backwards or attire meant for jogging is no way to dress on the golf course. A golfer's attire or appearance leaves a lasting impression – make certain it's a positive one.” – Chris Weinhold, TPC Twin Cities

9. “Observe the good habits of seasoned golfers. Those that play often will know when it's their turn to play a shot, where to stand when others are hitting, and how to take care of the course throughout the round. Following their lead and learning from them will form good habits for the less experienced golfer.” – Mike Messner, TPC Summerlin

10. “Always enter and exit bunkers at the lowest point, never climbing the face of a bunker. Although it’s very temping to jump in, every bunker is shaped in a manner specific to its course; if the sand is dis-positioned it could alter the lay of the course.” – David Corrado, TPC Boston

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