Forgive me this trip back in yellow journalism, back to a time of WR Hearst and his ilk… what’s the deal with coverage of Tiger Woods? Has there been an unstated, unpublicized moratorium on dirt-digging? Have all his dalliances been discovered? Are there no more scandalous exploits to reveal?
Monthly Archive: June 2011
Despite some issues with updated scoring, the new International Junior Masters website is up and running, in time to trumpet the news that three local golfers made their way into the championship flight of 16 pretenders to the throne held by Jonathan Clark. Dan Yustin, Desmond Stoll and Josh Stauffer survived knock-out matches to work …
Sandbag – a bag filled with sand used in fortification. To deceive someone about one’s capabilities. Does any sport toss the word sandbagger around more than golf? It seems like every time someone shoots an unusually low score or has a great hole, they will inevitably be accused of being a sandbagger.
He wouldn’t say it officially, but every comment Tiger Woods uttered during his presser before this week’s AT&T National event gave the impression he wouldn’t be in the field at the 2011 British Open. “I’d go over there to win the golf tournament…so I need to get by body ready so I can practice and …
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Fourteen of the past 17 presidents of the US have golfed to some degree of frequency and ability while performing their presidential duties. The only non-golfers were Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter. While the golfing presidents have often been chided for playing a silly game while the country needed their un-divided attention, the …
The Porter Cup field became a bit more clear after today’s qualifier at Niagara Falls Country Club. Jeb Buchanan posted the low score of the day (-5). Brian Churchill-Smith and Chris Covelli also qualified with under par scores. Ryan Terdick, Chris Malec, Zachary Kempa, Daniel Kim and Sebastian Pinzon all qualified via playoff. Several of …
Patrick Cantlay did it again. For the second straight week, the sophomore to be at UCLA, contended with the likes of Ryan Moore, David Toms and Webb Simpson at the top of the PGA Tour’s Traveler’s Championship leaderboard.
June 26, 2011 It was a misty afternoon in Warren, PA at Conewango Valley CC. The First Niagara WNYPGA Junior tour played the second event of the weekend. The division winners included Josh Stauffer with 74, Nathan Sandberg with an 82 and Lauren Kase with a 47. These junior golfers took first place in the …
June 25, 2011 Jack Gianniny of the 13 – 15 Boys Division posted an even par 71 to take the best score in the entire field of 70 players. Congratulations to Jack on an excellent round that saw an eagle fro 110 yards out. Also, congratulations to all the other division winners and thank you to …
Although Audubon won on a match of cards, the host team put up quite a fight at the 2011 A Team championship of the WNY Public Links Golf Association.
The most exciting thing about watching players like Rory McIlroy and Patrick Cantlay play such strong golf isn’t the belief that they have numerous victories and major championships in front of them…it’s the knowing that we’re about to enter into a long relationship with these guys. Golf is unlike almost every other sport in that …
Thursday, June 23, 2011 The Western New York Assistants Association had an individual stroke play event at Park Country Club on Thursday, June 23, 2011. There was a tie at the top for first place at 71 by Alex Wright from Lakeside CC and Adam Condello from Oak Hill CC. Congratulations to Alex and Adam …
Two Great Events at Byrncliff Resort & Conference Center on Thursday, June 30, 2011-Byrncliff Open & Byrncliff Idol 2011
As Rory McIlroy triumphantly trod the fairways and greens of The Congressional CC where the US Open was palyed last week, chants of ‘Lets go, Rory. Let’s go Rory’ resounded throughout the course. This spontaneous outbreak started me thinking about fame and celebrity.