Showing posts from August, 2015

14-Stroke Penalty for Golfer in LET Access Tournament

How do you get a 14-stroke penalty in a pro golf tournament? By misunderstanding the "lift, clean, replace" condition of competition. Today I got 7 (2shot) penalties in my first 7 holes! #ihategolf #golfhatesme — Anna Scott (@Anna_Scottie) August 28, 2015 The golfer is Anna Scott of England, the tournament is the HLR Golf Academy Open on the Finnish Tour, cosanctioned by the LET Access Series (the feeder tour into the Ladies European Tour). So what happened? Under wet conditions, tournament organizers imposed "lift, clean, replace" rules - but Scott misunderstood and thought "lift, clean, place" was in effect. Not REplace, but place. Not, put your ball back down on the same spot, but put your ball back down close to the original spot. When Scott realized her misunderstanding, she called over a rules official and explained that she probably violated the "place" part on seven holes. A 2-shot penalty for each meant 14 penalty strokes total

Why We Love the New Tour Edge Bazooka 460 Black Driver

We love the new driver from Tour Edge Golf , the Bazooka 460 Black. But we haven't even hit it! So why do we love it? Two reasons: It has a fixed head (it's non-adjustable); It's value-priced, coming in at a price point well below most other brand name drivers. Both of those things are becoming increasingly rare in the driver market, and that's too bad. Because the vast majority of golfers don't need anything but a cheap, fixed head driver. Adjustability? Hey, if you're a low-handicapper or a golfer who loves to head to the range and tinker with settings, knock yourself out. But most recreational golfers are neither. In fact, most people who play golf are probably hurt by adjustable driver heads: they add confusion, they add options most golfers don't know what do to with. Does a guy or gal who plays golf 10 times a year really understand what changing the loft, face angle, lie angle does to their shots? Do they even need to? No and no. What tho

Video: Watch Miss Texas Ask Jordan Spieth on a Date with a ... Rap?

Shannon Lee Sanderford, the reigning Miss Texas, threw out the first pitch before a Texas Rangers game, and she didn't let the opportunity pass to make another pitch. She wants a date with Jordan Spieth. How did she Miss Texas make her pitch to Jordan? In the form of a rap. And yes, it's every bit as bad as you'd expect! Deliciously bad. Watch: Alas, Miss Texas, your hitting on Spieth via "rap" is all for naught. Jordan is quite happy with the girlfriend he already has. Annie Verret might not be Miss Texas, but she's probably going to be Mrs. Jordan Spieth .

Is This the Best 3-Putt in Golf History?

Yes! At least until another enterprising young golfer does the same thing but in more dramatic fashion (longer putts, more break). Here you go: Pinehurst Golf Academy's Kelly Mitchum makes the best 3-putt in golf history. — Pinehurst Resort (@PinehurstResort) August 12, 2015

Michelle Wie Goes Blonde, and We Love It

So, this happened the other day: Michelle Wie tweeted those pics out with the hashtags "#SalonWiezy" and "#Postinjectionboredom." But this wasn't the finished product in her transformation from raven-haired to blonde. Here's the finished product: What did it take for Wie to get her hair this color? A lot: Finally done! Took over 8hrs bleaching & toning. Shout out to ma momma for assisting! #SalonWiezy #BlondWiezy — Michelle Wie (@themichellewie) August 6, 2015 But we say it was worth it. We're not usually fans of black-haired women going blonde. But Michelle looks spectacular.

Kangaroo Boxes Flags on Putting Green

Another wonderful video of animals invading golf courses. (Wait - it's actually the other way around! Golf courses invade animals' spaces, so, of course, animals show up on courses.) The video was captured at Heritage Park Golf and Country Club in Wonga Park, Victoria, Australia. This one needs no further introduction - a kangaroo boxes the flags on a putting green: Just wanted to practise my chipping while it's sunny at @HGCCGolf . This is just a little too kangarude — Daniel Popovic (@popovic_daniel) August 3, 2015