Thought for the Day
Always remember that you’re unique. Just like everyone else
If you should ever see Martin Kaymer naked from the waist up and inspect the small of his back, you will find a tiny flap of synthetic skin. Lift it and the micro-processors that control this golfing automaton will be revealed. At least that’s my belief because I can think of no other explanation for this golfing cyborg’s remarkable performances of late. Just a month ago he won his first major, an enormous milestone in the career of any golfer and such is its significance that almost all debut winners go into hibernation for several months, or even years, after that breakthrough. If you want proof I offer the names of Trevor Immelman and Zach Johnson (The Masters), Lucas Glover and Michael Campbell (US Open), Ben Curtis, Todd Hamilton and Stewart Cink (The Open) and Rich Beem, Shaun Micheel and YE Yang (US PGA). For all of them the shock of achieving the ambition usually reserved for the select few who stand above all others of their generation is so great that their careers go into temporary, and often terminal, decline and that one moment of triumph becomes a landmark by which they are forever judged, and usually found to be wanting. (more…)
“I trust that the effect of this match will be to influence a cordial, friendly and peaceful feeling throughout the whole civilized world… I look upon the Royal and Ancient game as being a powerful force that influences the best things in humanity”.
“Bring it on”.
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“The 535 yard 13th at the Wasdale Golf Club Cumbria was described by Arnold Palmer as ‘quite tricky’. You could easily be distracted by the magnificent views across to the Sellafield Nuclear plant on the Cumbrian coast – but concentration on your initial drive is essential. If you drift too far right the fairway falls away quite sharply. You’re not out of bounds but you will require some fairly strong lob wedge action. Choice of iron is critical as you approach the green. Anything through the green could involve something of a scramble. Aptly named ‘The Eire’ the 13th has, ironically, never been eagled. S.I.1″
(thankyou to Geoff Waterhouse, who we are reliably informed had a tap in for a birdie after taking this photo).
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…a lady phoned up asking about the GoKart, and what battery she should go for. We debated a bit, and then she piped up with; “Well I’m 86. I only play 36 a few times a year now, so I think I’ll just go for the 18 hole battery.”
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Thought for the Day
Never take a sleeping pill and laxative on the same night
Choosing the wrong option
Some decisions in life look inexplicable no matter which direction you approach them from – the captain of the Titanic taking a detour to collect a bit more ice for his gin and tonic, William Hague opting for a twin-bed hotel room with his political aide, and Catherine Zeta-Jones marrying Michael Douglas, for example. Now we can add another, which is Colin Montgomerie’s bone-headed decision to select Padraig Harrington as one of his picks for the European Ryder Cup team. He justified his choice with the words: ‘Padraig has won three majors in the past two years. He is someone that we feel that nobody in match play golf wants to play.’ (more…)
Maybe this is only interesting to internet geeks (that’s us), but it’s amazing the number of different things you can type into Google, and still end up with the website you need.
Do you call it golf cart or golf trolley, or golf buggy? Here at GoKart we call them electric golf trolleys, but looking at what visitors to our website are typing into Google in finding us, there’s a whole range of phrases people use to describe club carrying kit:
golf buggies, golf kart, golf kart kaddy, golf caddy, caddy car, power trolley, electric cart. It goes on.
There are some really interesting spellings too. But fascinatingly, it doesn’t seem to matter how you spell electic goofl bugie; you still end up getting to our website. The wonders of Google. Maybe they’ve developed ‘psychic search’ without telling anyone.
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