This is how we’re thinking in terms of a mathematical equation;
The Open + St Andrews + All sorts of British Players getting lairy = a very brilliant conclusion.
And what will be the outcome? We are unashamedly cheering for Westwood and Poulter, McDowell, Harrington and McIlroy, and the rather engaging Chris Wood – a wild card but you never know.
The Open is unique; to a degree, anything can happen. A bit of genius can come to the surface. It’s all about when the genius happens. There’s the first couple of rounds … and then the RUMPUS begins. We can’t wait!
To celebrate all this, we’re giving away a GoKart electric golf trolley (or the equivalent value in batteries and accessories) to the first person out of the hat to predict the winner. We’ve told you our favourites so now bet on yours. Simply choose who you think will win (and for a tie-breaker their winning score) and put your answer in the comments box below; enter your name and email and that’s it, you’re in the hunt. (more…)Add a comment 836 Comments Tweet
The Dalai Lama is 75 today. And we have proof he plays golf. Well Bill Murray caddied for him.
Thoughts on the US Open
Golfers don’t win the US Open; they hang on like grim death and survive – it’s like watching a 20-car motorway pile-up, and waiting to see who emerges from the wreckage once the blood, smoke and debris have cleared. A few facts to prove the point; in the first round, the world numbers one and two (Tiger and Phil) couldn’t make a birdie between them; in the last round, only five out of 82 players were under par for the day – and none of them were in contention; and the six players in the last three pairings were a combined 11-over par for the 8th, 9th and 10th holes. There are numerous other stats to emphasise the point.
It might be dramatic, in the way that car, plane or rail crashes are dramatic, but it’s not what I want to watch.
All credit though, to Graeme McDowell, who did what he needed to do. He is a man, as my mother would say, who has no ‘side’; what you see is what you get and being in the public eye hasn’t changed him at all. His swing is not the most orthodox but, and here is a lesson some of his peers might want to absorb, it repeats flawlessly, even when the pressure gauge is turned up to 11. (more…)Add a comment 1 Comment Tweet
In celebration of our extremely successful launch in Ireland we thought we’d have a bit of a limerick competition. You know the sort of thing; ‘There was a young man from Devizes…’ (cleanish please, or not, but then we won’t be able to print it, just titter here at GKHQ). It doesn’t have to be about a GoKart, but the theme should be golf.
We’ll run the competition for a month, and the winner will have their limerick illustrated by Geoff Waterhouse and sent to them in a posh frame, completely unique and ready to display with pride.
So to start the ball rolling, a quick one from Mr. W himself -
Simply enter your creation, along with your name in the comment box below.
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We’re used to customers asking various weird questions about the GoKart, but this was a first;
“Having bought my GoKart (a rather striking black/orange creation) last month I am unashamedly smitten with it. I have managed to locate some suitably impressive golf trousers but I’m struggling for golf shoes that cut the mustard. Any ideas?”
Yes, Adrian, lots of ideas. But when it comes to golf shoes, hmmmmmm? After 10 seconds thought there can only be one answer. Custom FJ’s. perfickt.Add a comment 2 Comments Tweet