Connecting Golf & St. Paddy's Day
By mustang6560 on 3/16/12
Happy early St. Paddy's Day! Instead of trying to connect St. Paddy's Day and golf again this year, I thought I would just repost my attempt from last year. Enjoy!

I really wanted to try and work in a St. Paddy's Day post here on oob, but I just don't think there is much of a connection between golf and St. Paddy's Day.

My first approach was to search for notable Irish golfers. I know Ireland is a small country in all, but I was surprised to see Wikipedia only returned 31 results. I recognized Padraig Harrington, but I wasn't as familiar with the other 30 names. So I decided to click on each one of them, hoping the luck of the Irish was with me and I'd find a beautiful female Irish golfer to talk about. Nothing.

Next, I searched "March 17" on Wikipedia to see if there was anything interesting that happened golf-related on this day. The result - Bobby Jones and Aaron Baddeley were born today, but neither are Irish.

Then I had the great idea to search the LPGA website (I spelled it correctly this time legitimatebeef) for an angle. Of the 123 active female golfers on the LPGA Tour, only one of them is Irish - Alison Walshe. Where's all the shamrocks at?

All Irish people are red heads, right? What if I searched the LPGA website for attractive red headed golfers (this could work)? I started to click through the mugshots of all the ladies only to be disappointed (I clicked Erica Blasberg's name and it made me sad). There were some strawberry blonds (Sara Brown kinda has red hair) but the results were discouraging so I gave up after the E's.

So where's the St. Paddy's Day-golf connection? What if I expanded my search to Northern Ireland? I could include one of my favorites Graeme McDowell and the best golfer on Twitter, Mr. Rory McIlroy. I've been to Northern Ireland and Ireland, and my experience there was the two countries aren't the best of friends so I'll leave Northern Ireland out of this.

Alas, I don't think there is much of a connection between St. Paddy's Day and golf. But in honor of today, I'm going to drink green beer tonight and talk golf. Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Flickr, efohbe

[ comments ]
bducharm says:
So you put a picture of a Dallas Stars Ice Girl for golf and St. Patrick's day??? Nathan??? Do we need to have the guys in the white coats come visit you???
mustang6560 says:
@bducharm- It's the image I used from last year. It was taken from the St. Paddy's Day parade in Dallas from a few years ago. What, do you want a picture of a shamrock or something?
legitimatebeef says:
Truly awful post.
bducharm says:
At least a Dallas Stars Ice Girl wearing a shamrock!!!
Duke of Hazards says:
Even Lucy's shaking her head at this one.
mustang6560 says:
She's wearing a green bead...
legitimatebeef says:
LOL @ Duke
bkuehn1952 says:
Why not go with the obvious, St. Patrick is the patron saint of both Ireland and Golf. Could there be a more direction connection?
falcon50driver says:
Did you guys know Mustang got a hole in one?
tartantoml says:
Well, If you open it up to Northern Ireland, don't forget Darren Clarke and David Feherty. Not everyone in Northern Ireland is a "unionist".
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