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wolfdancer
10-10-2009, 02:27 PM
It's being held on the course that I played, for some 20 years, avg 81-84....but it ain't the same course. After closing it for a years and redesigning it, I went back for the inaugural Open, where Tiger beat Daly on the final hole.....I'd have been lucky to shoot 95 on the new layout. This might be another of them international events, like the Olympics, that the right opposes, being held in this country?

Sev
10-10-2009, 03:25 PM
I liked George Carlins take on golf.

sack316
10-10-2009, 03:29 PM
all I know is Mick has been looking pretty sharp this week...

Sack

wolfdancer
10-10-2009, 09:33 PM
Good show today....but Tiger playing second banana to Steve Stricker???? Nah, Steve just had the hot flat stick. They have changed the order of the holes since I played there.
I have some great memories of that GC and the City Championship tournaments that they held there.
But before my time there.....the most heralded finals ever, drawing 10k fans....local favorite, young Ken Venturi, playing British amateur and national amateur champ, and defending City champ, E. Harvey Ward in the finals. Later on, they both worked for Eddie Lowery at his auto dealership. Eddie was famous as the then 10 yr old caddy for Francis Quimet, when he beat the legendary Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in the U. S. Open, 1913
And in what is billed as the greatest private match ever, Eddie boasted to a friend that his two employees could beat any two golfers in the world...after a sizable bet was made....the guy showed up with Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson. (It's a great book now)
My favorite winner of the City was Aly Trampas, who always bought along a 6 pack of Bud, and finished them before the round was over.
Frank Mazion was another favorite... a solidly built guy, who didn't have a driver in his bag, but few outhit his 3 wood, and he was deadly with a putter. I got to play a round with Frank once, great guy...our only Black Champ there.
Gary Vanier was another awesome player...and I see he is the Senior champ now....time flies .....

sack316
10-10-2009, 10:04 PM
A few months back I had a dream I placed second to Tiger in a major. Was a wonderful payday, and felt as happy as I have in a long time. The dream seemed too real... when I woke up I was actually confused as to whether it had really happened or not.

Of course it was a dream, and I was disappointed. Made me wonder if I should try to find the time and money to take up golf. But either way, I at least know I dream accurately... seeing as how even in my own dream, nobody, not even myself in MY dream, could top Tiger /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Sack

wolfdancer
10-10-2009, 10:10 PM
if it were real, you might have dome what John Daly did with his second place money, in the inaugural SF OPen....donate it in person to the needy Nevada Casinos, the next day

sack316
10-10-2009, 10:14 PM
Given Daly's natural abilities, I've always wondered what he coulda done had he been right in the head and actually worked at things. Who knows, had he done so we may well be talking about Tiger to John as we currently talk about Phil to Tiger.

Sack

wolfdancer
10-11-2009, 01:37 AM
I don't think so...Tiger's overall game is much stronger then John's, including his mental game. Daly was playing at the top of his game, when he missed that 4-5 ft'r on #18 to tie Tiger.
I wasn't a big fan of Jack Nicklaus, but he never beat himself, and for many years never seemed to miss any putt under 6 ft, when it really counted.
A writer once said about Jack when he first turned pro....that fat kid is good, but with that flying elbow, he won't win much out here.Another guy wrote about Tiger's chances after he turned pro...."He's just an average putter".
I used to be a golf nut, I guess...even took my clubs to VietNam and played there once during the war with some gunfire, explosions going off in the distance...I was pretty safe though..... a civilian on our base there. Still, there's got to be an easier way to earn a living....

Qtec
10-11-2009, 03:47 AM
Doesn't anybody ever shout ' FORE' anymore? I don't hear it.

Q.........could be a plan to use spectators to stop wayward USA balls from going further into the rough. You Yanks will stop at nothing to win.............LOL


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'd have been lucky to shoot 95 on the new layout. </div></div>

Yeah right....in your dreams....LOL...20 yrs ago maybe.......from the back tee's??? You are about 90 yrs old, right? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif


[Anything over 450 is a par 5 for me. :(]

sack316
10-11-2009, 10:16 AM
yeah I agree... but that's why I was saying if Daly's head was right and if he actually worked (i.e. not crazy and maybe worked out a few times and practiced rather than going on binges and such). Look at how good the guy can be with no effort... I'm just trying to imagine what we could have been.

Sack

hondo
10-11-2009, 05:01 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I liked George Carlins take on golf. </div></div>


Language alert!!!!!!!
Lots of use of F word.
This was on HBO.

Here's Robin Williams' take on the origin of golf.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3636435540043947603#

wolfdancer
10-11-2009, 05:07 PM
Q, I once shot the front nine, 1 under,with 78 being my best score there. I've gotten as far as #14, a couple over....and had a career round going there once...it looked like a 75....but I was jacked up and flew the greens on #17 and 18, and double bogied them both. I'd be lucky to break 100 probably, but with my Nike clone driver, and Callaway X18 knockoffs, I've only lost about 2 club lengths since my best playing days.
I once played the course with a guy born in 1899...he was 91, and turned out to be a former City Champ.
I just look and feel about 90....but I can still shoot around 84 on the nearby GC.... it's just 5975 yds from the white tees, however.
I have played a round in Australia.....but with them undersized balls.... doesn't anybody have any decent sized balls over there???

cushioncrawler
10-12-2009, 04:32 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wolfdancer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Q, I once shot the front nine, 1 under,with 78 being my best score there. I've gotten as far as #14, a couple over....and had a career round going there once...it looked like a 75....but I was jacked up and flew the greens on #17 and 18, and double bogied them both. I'd be lucky to break 100 probably, but with my Nike clone driver, and Callaway X18 knockoffs, I've only lost about 2 club lengths since my best playing days.
I once played the course with a guy born in 1899...he was 91, and turned out to be a former City Champ.
I just look and feel about 90....but I can still shoot around 84 on the nearby GC.... it's just 5975 yds from the white tees, however.
I have played a round in Australia.....but with them undersized balls.... doesn't anybody have any decent sized balls over there???</div></div>Woofly -- I remember uzing big balls in about 1978 -- then they became compulsory in about 1980 i think.
I think that the balls should be even bigger -- it would make the game eezyr to learn -- and we could get rid of the (new) back tees.
And i reckon that we should go to 6" holes -- and change the rules so that the flag stays in the hole at all times.
madMac.

wolfdancer
10-12-2009, 05:04 PM
It's kind of hard to believe, an innocuous post about a golf match, has generated so much "heat".
They must have mistaken the President's Cup mention, as thinking it was more news about President Obama's Nobel Prize

Deeman3
10-13-2009, 07:35 AM
Tiger must have sold his soul to the Devil. How can a guy be that good?

The entire team did well.

wolfdancer
10-14-2009, 01:36 AM
Dee, I was looking up something to reply....and there on the Google search, was the same reply I was going to make....except that I already made it here in 2007. (It's my 15 seconds of fame?)
Then I ran across this great line about "whatever happened to Ricky Barnes?"
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Ricky is still trying to hit his PW 190 and missing cuts. </div></div>

wolfdancer
10-14-2009, 01:47 AM
I think that exaggerated backswing does not lend itself to repeatable, pro repeatable, results. I read where he had lap band surgery and lost 50 lbs?

Deeman3
10-14-2009, 07:19 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wolfdancer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Dee, I was looking up something to reply....and there on the Google search, was the same reply I was going to make....except that I already made it here in 2007. (It's my 15 seconds of fame?)
Then I ran across this great line about "whatever happened to Ricky Barnes?"
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Ricky is still trying to hit his PW 190 and missing cuts. </div></div> </div></div>


<span style="color: #FF0000"> Jack,

Jack (The Golden Bear) is the only other putter I knew of that could even come close to Tiger's putting under pressure and I am beginning to think Tiger is even better in the clutch.

How many times, even this year, have people read Tiger's obit? He wins everything but a major and gets bad press! It is almost firghtening to think how much more he will do, at this relatively young age, than all the other greats.

If you notice the commentators they say everyone else has a shot at getting it close on a 40 foot putt but with Tiger they say, "I think he'll make this one." All that and a smokin hot wife.... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

I still think he sold his soul to the Devil. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif</span>