We think our current double page spread in English Club Golfer has got to be a world’s first in advertising. We’ve been able to show the folded GoKart in actual size. Loads of people ask whether it will fit in their boot. Well now they can tear out the ad and try it for size.
It’s a free magazine you can find in most English golf clubhouses, or read it online – click here to go to the ECG website. You’ll need to register first, but we can vouch for the publishers. They produce lots of golf titles and it’s safe to give them your email. We’re in issue 28, on page 54 and 55Add a comment 3 Comments Tweet
Just a little sideline for Birkdale – how are we going to do for Aces this week do you reckon?
Guess a player who’ll hole in one and we’ll reward your wisdom with some Titleists. One prediction per person please. The first 12 winners will get a dozen Titleists each. And we’re putting a GoKart up for grabs for the first person to guess the player AND the hole (but the winner will have to choose our lottery numbers too). (more…)
We miss you Tiger…Add a comment Tweet
In our poll, we asked if Jack’s tally in the majors would be beaten by Tiger. 75% of you said yes.
Well firstly, we quoted Jack’s total as being 19, which was wrong because he’s actually won 18 majors (the researcher concerned was taken to the boardroom and fired). Secondly, we said Tiger had 13 wins to his name; that was true when we posted the poll – before the US Open.
75% of votes cast were in favour of Tiger overtaking Jack. With only a deficit of four, and a poorly knee, standing in the way now, we have to agree Jack’s record looks like it’s going to fall. Unless… is Jack playing at Birkdale this year? While the Cat’s away…Add a comment 2 Comments Tweet
Maurice Flitcroft is of course Immortal (even though he died last year) for his tenacity for entering the Open by various means. But less well known is a certain Walter Daniecki.
Daniecki, a mail-sorter from Milwaukee, had been a pro for three years but wasn’t attached to a club, and hadn’t played in a single tournament. Deciding to aim high, he saved for a year to pay the fare, entered the 1965 Open at Birkdale, and found himself with the task of two qualifying rounds at the testing Hillside course next door. A swift 108 in the first round, followed by a 113 in the second left him 81 over par. Ouch.
He kept the day job.
Let the betting commence – once again you’ve got the chance of winning GoKart if you can predict who’s going to take the money this year. Same rules as always, post a reply to this blog with your named player, and the score you think they’ll finish the four rounds on. One entry per person please. It’ll be a change for 90% of the votes not being for The Tiger.Here’s a run down of the last 10 years winners, the courses and their scores; (more…)Add a comment 274 Comments Tweet