Our limerick competition finishes at the end of the month…here’s a few more from the prolific GoKartoonist Laureate, soon to be retitled Limerickitist Laureate. To inspire you for your own creations in the competition here
A rather strange lady from Chester
Claimed her GoKart had possessed her
Her friend even said
It was banned from her bed
Because it had tried to molest her
An Indian golfer named Gandhi
With a wedge was remarkably handy
He could chip the ball in
With incredible spin
But struggled in areas sandy (more…)
Thought for the Day
Most of the stuff people worry about isn’t going to happen anyway
Random reflections on the Open
Perfection is boring. Louis Oosthuizen’s win was as deserved as it was unexpected but in truth his play over the final round was so precise and controlled that the event was filleted of all elements of drama. Monty made the observation that with Sunday pin placements at St Andrews being as uncompromising as they are, no-one could make a run at the leader and he was right.
Also, it was confirmed yet again that St Andrews is a terrible venue for spectators – they can pretty much only get to the right-hand side of holes and there aren’t many changes of elevation, so you invariably find yourself looking over the heads of people packed three, four or more deep.
During the practice rounds there were a couple of places where, thanks to the armband that got me inside the ropes, I could stand directly behind the advertising hoardings at the rear of the tee (always the best place to get an idea of how well someone is swinging). It was noticeable that Asian and American players, as they walk onto the tee, acknowledge whoever happens to be present, such as journalists and marshals. Europeans usually don’t. (more…)Add a comment Tweet
Coincidence? We don’t think so. With the South Winchester Ladies Club championship going to one GoKart owner, the top nett prize going to another, and the senior champion also sporting a GoKart they rather romped over the field. Congrats to the ladies there; Sally Ireland (on the right), Lindsay Dolphin (left) and Denise Wilson (polishing trophies at home). Handicap cuts have been sprinkled with abandon!
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Sadly nobody walked away with a shiny new GoKart in our Open competition so it was just Mr. Oosterhuizen that triumphed. And what a triumph, talk about doing it in style!
So we have a rollover for the USPGA, when we’ll have two GoKarts up for grabs. We’ll announce the new comp a couple of weeks before the tournie when the line up is definite.
And in honour of the week we have a wee Scottish themed limerick from Mr. W;
Old Jock the Scots pro passed away
He’d shot eagles and birdies each day
As they lowered him down
Said his caddy Jim Brown
“That’s his first hole in one I would say.”
Thought for the Day
If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried
Bring it on
As GoKart likes to regard itself as having its finger on the pulse, ear to the ground and any other insider, informed, access to the skinny cliché you can think of, you will no doubt want our view on who is going to win the Open. But the truth is, what the heck do we (or anyone else) really know? Who, for example, could have predicted Ben Curtis, Todd Hamilton or Paul Lawrie to lift the claret jug over the last decade or so? And how about Trevor Immelman and Zach Johnson to don a fetching green jacket; Lucas Glover, Angel Cabrera and Graeme McDowell to lift the US Open trophy; or YE Yang, Shaun Micheel and Rich Beem to take the year’s fourth Major, the USPGA?
As a general rule of thumb, two of the year’s big ones are captured by players who already have a Major win under their belt, while the other two go to debutant victors, and so far in 2010 that pattern has continued, with Phil Mickelson grabbing the Masters on behalf of the been-there-done-that-got-the-T-shirt brigade, and Northern Ireland’s finest being the representative for the gosh-what-just happened contestants, who are supposed to be there just to make up the numbers. (more…)Add a comment Tweet