UPDATE: Bullet Dodged. Obama's fave golf course at Andrews AF base remains open while services at the base are shut down. Whew! Crisis avoided!
Oh no. With the shutdown comes tragedy. The District’s three public golf courses are shut down. The courses are owned by the National Park Service and operated by Golf Course Speciliasts via contract.
Golf Course Specialists sent an emergency email to golfers stating that the the courses at East Potomac, Langston and Rock Creek would remain closed as long as the federal government does. “When the federal government re-opens, the golf courses will be open as soon as possible during regular operating hours."
Of course there are several other golf courses in the area like Lake Presidential Golf. Westfields Golf Club, Jefferson District, Henson Creek University of Maryland Pinecrest Silgo Creek Paint Branch Falls Road.
The Golf Media has long been reporting a “spat” and “rivalry”
between the number one golfer in the world Tiger Woods and PGA tour player from
Spain, Sergio García.
Garcia has long been portrayed as the young upstart to Tiger
despite the fact that Garcia is less than 5 years younger than Woods and has
achieved only 8 tour wins in his career. Tiger has almost ten times as many wins – 78 career wins
plus 182 top ten finishes.
Garcia, while a better- than -average tour player, is
perhaps best known for his emotional meltdowns and being dumped by Greg Norman’s
Tiger spanked Garcia at The Players Championship. By the 16th hole, Sergio was tied for the lead with Tiger on Sunday and choked. Tiger Woods kept his shots on land
and made two pars. Garcia hit three balls into the water for a
quadruple-bogey-double-bogey finish. Garcia later whined that Tiger disturbed
him by digging for a club while Garcia was trying to make a shot and that the gallery's applause for Tiger bothered him.
Garcia continued his smack talk after te loss and said about Tiger, “I mean, you can't
like everybody. I think that there's people that you connect with and there's
people that you don't. You know, it's pretty much as simple as that. I think
that he doesn't need me in his life, I don't need him in mine, and let's move
on and keep doing what we're doing."
Garcia was later asked in jest if he would have the Tiger round for dinner one night during the upcoming US Open. "We will have him
round every night," García said. "We will serve fried chicken."
García left on Tuesday night before he could be asked to
clarify his remarks, but later issued a statement through the European Tour,
saying: "I apologize for any offence that may have been caused by my
comment on stage during The European Tour Players' Awards dinner. I answered a
question that was clearly made towards me as a joke with a silly remark, but in
no way was the comment meant in a racist manner.”
The comment that was made wasn’t silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate...
Tiger Woods was assessed a
two-shot penalty at the Masters on Saturday for taking an “illegal drop” during
Friday's second round. Woods, the world's
No. 1 player, is in the hunt for his fifth
green jacket and 15th major championship.
Tiger was deemed by the
Masters' Rules Committee to have taken an illegal drop on the 15th hole. He was
not disqualified, however, for signing an incorrect scorecard as a result of a
rule change two years ago when Paddy Harrington was caught in an illegal action
(ball movement) that a viewer saw on their high-def television.
Envious haters criticized Tiger
I think he should WD. He took a drop to gain an advantage.
Representative Steve Stockman said that fake Twitter accounts have been used by
the Obama administration to send pro gun-control messages to members of
Blogger R.S. Stacy McCain
discovered the majority of the accounts supporting Obama’s gun-control campaign
were created less than 48 hours before a member of Congress was contacted. The
Tweeters sent no other tweets, did not have any followers nor followed anyone
else, obvious signs of faked, hastily-created Twitter ID accounts. McCain said his review included the
#WeDemandAVote hashtag – which President Obama told gun-control supporters to
include in their Twitter messages to Congress.
Stockman is among 16
members of Congress who appear to have received the tweets. Staffers and
bloggers have reviewed Stockman’s Twitter account and uncovered at least 16 identical tweet with
10 being computer-generated and 6 from “rea”l
people, though only one lives in Stockman’s southeast Texas district. Two had
only one follower, former Obama digital strategist Brad Schenck.
Stockman said: “Obama’s anti-gun activists” were behind the allegedly
computer-generated messages, which his office called a “scam” similar to those
selling “male enhancement pills.” Stockman also said accounts are linked
directly to a former Obama staffer and called on the president to denounce the
spamming. “Obama’s anti-gun campaign is a fraud,” Stockman said in a
statement. “The White House has some explaining to do. To what extent is the
White House involved in this attempt to defraud Congress? Schenck somehow found
and followed them before they ever tweeted anything, followed anyone or
followed any real people,” Stockman said.
“It looks like (the tweets) are all being run
from some uniform website. My presumption is that the accounts were registered
by some organizing group or someone from Obama for America farmed out the work.”
said @defendWallSt, in a tweet to FoxNews.com, among the first to discover the
Royal & Ancient Club and U.S. Golf Association
proposed to restrict the use of “belly putters,” specifically prohibiting “anchoring”
the putter at chest, middle section or belly. Anchoring the putter at the mid
section is thought to give an unfair advantage in that it reduces errant swings
caused by nerves (“the yips”) and assists in a smoother pendulum putting stroke.
The proposed ruling allows for use of extended
putters as long as the swing is free (away from body) and those who broke the
rule would be subject to a two-shot penalty in strokeplay or the loss of a hole
Interesting that the rule change comes at the
height of popularity of the method of putting with 15% of professionals using
belly putters and three of the past five majors have been won by players using
"You've got some guys who have been using this style of
putter for almost 20 years so it's a little bit of a scary position that
they're in" - Keegan Bradley US PGA champ
"To change something that drastic, it needs to be based off
facts and not what certain people think the tradition of the game looks
like" - Webb Simpson US Open winner
"We swing all 13 other clubs. I think the putter should be
the same" - Tiger Woods
" The fact is, if
somebody invented the belly putter tomorrow, it would not pass. There's no way
they would let it through " - Padraig Harrington
Phil expresses the emotions of Sunday at the Ryder Cup. On a positive note,that is the best-looking shirt that he has worn all year.
Well, I am still IN SHOCK over the Team USA Rider Cup Meltdown. I "live tweeted" the event and this morning, I confess to having a tweet hangover of sorts. All you need to know is that we blew an unbelievable lead, and the ghost of Seve Ballesteros was moving the hole on the greens so that the euro team's putts would go in. Team USA Captain Davis Love III decided to have Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods (who were the only two players who had not won ANY points during the previous two days of Ryder Cup matches) as anchors. Bad decision. I have also decided that the ubiquitous presence of George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush at Saturday's matches probably made us lose. When in Chicago (or the White House), blame Bush.
Errant contributor and constant comment guard dog, German Shepherd, gives the rundown better than I could possibly begin to describe the sad happenings over the RC weekend.
You look at these pairings and I didn't expect to lose the first 5 matches, win 3 and then lose 4 out of the last 5 pairs. Looking back it deserves a catchy name. I suggest the Chi-town choke. We can now dissect the wisdom of Davis Love III's captains picks, as I'm sure will happen. The visual of Jim Furyk melting down on another Sunday is just mind-boggling.Brandt Snedeker seemed to run out of gas. Bubba never found a rhythm. Tiger is still looking for a Las Vegas cocktail waitress to share his Wednesday evenings. Steve Stricker hasn't been the same since he nearly clocked LambChop with an errant drive last year at the Shell Houston Open. Kucher fell flat. Not that there were no bright spots, but 3.5 points on a Sunday will not get you anywhere. But damn! That was some exciting golf. If only CBS would get the broadcast rights and Johnny Miller would retire. - German Shepherd
Bubba Watson came to the Ryder to play. Okay not just golf, but ping-pong.
“The Ryder Cup is all about ping pong, everybody,” Bubba Watson declared.
Bubba referred to his fellow Ryder Cup teammates who take their golf and apprently their ping-pong quite seriously.
“When you bring your own paddles in cases, a briefcase with a paddle in it, then obviously it’s about ping pong. Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar have their own cases for their paddles,” Watson said, chuckling. “It’s nuts.”
The golfers have an enviable set-up in their private gameroom, complete with three ping-pong tables that are constantly in use. Affable games with husband-and-wife teams such as the Mickelsons; and then there is the “blood-and-guts” division — apparently, any singles match involving Phil.
Today, The Ryder Cup started with a bang. Bubba Watson shook the golf world, teeing off to a cheering & stomping crowd. Bubba's tee shot was like a cross between Happy Gilmore and Caddyshack - the old school crowd was shocked at Bubba's lack of decorum while the rest of us were joining with the crowd. Perhaps the days of the soft, polite golf clap are over?
So what's the big deal? This is unheard of in the prim and polite world of golf.
The night before this match Bubba tweeted:
"All@nfl fans watch the Ryder Cup this week, we got no refs. #USA"
Kinda makes you wonder if the Europeans are sipping Earl Gray and watching reruns of Gordon Ramsey's Hell's Kitchen on the telley during the down time?
All @nfl fans watch the Ryder Cup this week, we got no refs. #USA