Thought for the Day:
Everyone seems normal until you get to know them
Apologies for the delay
Earlier this month the USGA held its annual general meeting and among other things, its head honcho Mike Davies – who has done so much to make US Open venues less punitive – was asked about long putters. He reminded journalists that the USGA has been ‘very public’ in saying it was to look again at the matter, particularly the issue of anchoring the butt of the putter handle to some part of the body. He said: ‘More players are using it, both on the elite and recreational levels. We are looking at it from the perspective of what is good for all golfers long term.’ USGA vice president, Tom O’Toole, added: ‘We would be irresponsible if we weren’t pro-active and looking at this issue.’
Note: Johnny Miller was the first tour golfer to use a long putter, which he introduced to the world in 1985. If the USGA’s idea of being pro-active is to decide to discuss something, 27 years after its appearance, heaven knows how it defines ‘reactive’.
Give us strength
Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy have started referring to themselves as ‘Wozilroy’. Some times comment is (more…)
**UPDATE 29/02/12. All ex-demo GoKarts are sold out now. Sorry**
We’ve been having a bit of sort out at GKHQ, and we’ve realised we have a few too many GoKarts that we use as demonstrators and loaners. So we’re going to have a February Sale.
The trolleys cost £60 (ROI €70) less than the normal price. They have been used, and will have some signs of this around the frame and wheels. But are all fully cleaned, serviced and up to date. They have the full two year warranty, and are supplied with a brand new battery (there’s the standard one year warranty on the battery).
So if you’d like a bargain priced GoKart, with exactly the same warranty as a brand new one, have a look in our webshop and click here. We have both Automatic and Standard speed control models. We can set them up in any colour you choose, but there is only a very limited number so you’ll need to get in quick.
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Thought for the Day:
Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in
Donald Ducks a bullet
I have never been able to work out if I would like or loathe my name to be remembered – but only as the answer to a trivia question. Such was the fate, I have always assumed, that would befall Mike Donald. And if his name rings a vague but unanswered bell it is because he is the journeyman pro who emerged from obscurity to go head-to-head with Hale Irwin for the 1990 US Open. I particularly remember it because I was at Medinah CC that week and like most observers, thought that, after matching Irwin after 72 holes, he would disappear during the following day’s 18-hole playoff. But he didn’t, and the two men were still locked together after 90 holes before Irwin finally struck the killer blow at the 91st.
As a consequence I have always had an affection for Donald so I was delighted to see him at the top of the leaderboard for the first stage of the European Senior Tour qualifying school, his 68 getting him into the final stage, where he would join another 72 hopefuls. They would battle it out over four rounds for six all-exempt places, and a further 14 conditional playing cards. Mike looked to have blown his chances after a first day 76 but he then rallied with three rounds of 70, to be the last qualifier, right on the mark of 286.
I will be following the rest of his season with particular interest.
Time to celebrate
How good a week do you think Robert Rock – or, as I like to call him, The Hair – has had? Head to head with Tiger in the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, he outlasted the second best golfer of all time to lift his second European Tour title and elevate his status well above that of journeyman. Okay, Woods played like a donkey but nevertheless, the engagingly modest Rock, who has journeyed from assistant pro at a driving range to the fringes of the world’s top-50 in eight years, was deserving of the win. How long, do you think, before his shirt disappears under a plethora of corporate logos, and that magnificent coiffure is covered by a sponsors baseball cap?
Somebody up there doesn’t like you
Last year Thomas Levet jumped into a water hazard to celebrate winning his own French national title and broke his (more…)
And the lucky person is….a very overexcited lady from Braintree whose husband has just announced that she’s the best wife in the universe, ever. So well done Jo S. You got all the answers right and got the final clue, so very clearly a bright bunny.
Bright enough to deserve a nice pair of Jimmy Choo’s from hubbie we reckon. Go for it Jo.
We’re not going to announce all the answers, as there are still some people bravely battling on, stretching their cerebral wotsits. BUT if it is driving you crazy with curiosity just drop us a line and we can put you out of your misery.
And if you want some more of the same but different, just take a look at www.riddlex.com where you can find tons more puzzles constructed by Joe Davies, the maker of the GoKart puzzle. Our favourite at the moment is the Sherlock Holmes. Take a look and you too can become seriously addicted. Nearly as tricky as golf.
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