Showing posts from December, 2014

Tiger Woods Gun Play: Remember This Photo?

Remember the time Tiger Woods played with guns while visiting Navy SEALs? Tiger took weaponry onto a shooting range in San Diego during a 2006 visit. Here's the pic: Oooooo, I'm scared! Tiger looks kinda badass there. But I guess looking badass isn't too hard when you're holding a handgun and a shell casing is flying. If this photo were taken today, I imagine we'd see Dan Jenkins' photo on those targets. Here's the actual cutline that goes with the photo: San Diego (May 31, 2006) - Professional Golfer Tiger Woods squeezes off a round from a handgun during training at a shooting range outside San Diego. Navy SEAL instructors assigned to Naval Special Warfare Center at Coronado taught Woods basic marksmanship skills during a recent visit. U.S Navy photo by Chief Journalist Deborah Carson A few months earlier Tiger Woods was also in San Diego hanging out with Navy SEALs (remember what Hank Haney wrote about Tiger's SEALs obsession?): And the cut

Jason Palmer Is the European Tour Golfer Who Chips One-Handed

Notice anything unusual about the image above? Right: The guy who is chipping is using only hand on that chip shot. His name is Jason Palmer, and he's a member of the European Tour in 2015. Here's the short video clip from which that screengrab was taken: The shot in the video was recorded during a Challenge Tour tournament in 2014. That's the feeder tour into the European Tour (the Tour of Europe), and that's where Palmer played in 2014. He's a third-year pro who always struggled around the greens, then switched to one-handed chipping and hasn't looked back - even when fans and other golfers looked at him kinda funny for doing it. And why should Palmer be concerned about those funny looks? Since switching to one-handed chipping during tournament play, he won his first Challenge Tour tournament, finished eighth on the money list and won promotion to the European Tour! There's nothing unusual about hitting chip shots one-handed during practi

Another Little Kid Throwing a Tantrum After Missing a Putt

A few days ago we showed you the video that is only now making the rounds in the rest of the golf world: the adorable little kid (toddler, really) who just can't deal after missing a short putt . But guess what? Lots of little kids throw tantrums after missing putts! Throwing tantrums is part of being a little kid. This youngster is so angry about missing his putt he tries to hurl the golf ball at the cameraman: That doesn't get him any satisfaction, so he picks up that stupid ball, walks it over to the edge of the green and hurls it into the rough! You go kid! Show that golf ball who's boss! Watch the video: Later, the kid bashes his putter over his head in frustration: Oh, wait, that was Woody Austin at the 1997 Verizon Heritage. Sorry kid, my bad.

Are Martin Kaymer and Kirsty Gallacher Dating?

Is Martin Kaymer dating Kirsty Gallacher? That's the rumor du jour, and if it's true all I can say is: He sure knows how to pick 'em. Kirsty is the British television presenter and model who is the cousin of European Tour (and Ryder Cup) golfer Stephen Gallacher, and the daughter of British golf royalty Bernard Gallacher. Allegedly, it is Stephen Gallacher who set her up with Martin. You might remember that for several years Kaymer - now a 2-time major championship winner - was dating onetime Big Break cast member Allison Micheletti, who is now Allison Modano after marrying hockey legend Mike Modano. And Allison was quite the catch for Martin back then. The reports of a Kaymer-Gallacher romance all come from London media, which is notorious for trafficking in rumor and half-truths. (Kind of like golf blogs!) The cougarlicious Kirsty is 38 years old and recently divorced from rugby star Paul Sampson. Kaymer is 29. The Daily Mail , citing the The Sun tabloid, rec

We All Know the Feeling: Little Kid's Tantrum After Missing Short Putt

We've all been there, kid. This little guy misses a short putt with his plastic golf club and ball, and he just ... can't ... take it! Note to kid: Missing short putts will always feel like this ! But you'll learn how to keep the feeling under wraps. Just part of golf. (But once this kid gets a little older, he'll understand he could have just blamed it all on those punched and sanded greens.) Boy, imagine if Lexi Thompson had reacted this way when she missed a 1-inch putt earlier this year . Want more? Here's another adorable little kid throwing a tantrum after missing a putt . Follow GSB on Twitter | Like GSB on Facebook