Seriously, There Is Nothing Going On
By Kickntrue on 10/27/09
Sorry for the slow posting. I just... got nothing. Feel free to leave a comment with suggested topics if you'd like. I'll see if we can't drum up some good discussion.

On another note- my wife hates America's Funniest Home Videos (or whatever it's called now). Still- whenever I see it- I can't turn it off. Turns out a guy getting hit in the groin with a golf club is ALWAYS funny. Am I in the minority or is AFV really just good programming?



[ comments ]
Clint24 says:
I absolutly love AFV. Its the best when its on ABCFamily at like 11.
10/27/09
 
mjaber says:
How about a contest? The 2nd person to post here gets a new full set of TaylorMade clubs... wait... I WIN!!! :)
10/27/09
 
ForeKris says:
Share Robin Williams's take on golf... YouTube it... HYSTERICAL!
10/27/09
 
Optimus Prime says:
I see lots of guys on the course searching for clubs. I have mine organized in a very logical way (for me) so when the distance dictates my 145 yard club, I know instantly where to reach. Maybe you can do an article on how to organize your golf bag.
10/27/09
 
onedollarwed says:
There was an article in the New Yorker back in the summer about a course designed by the same designer of The Old Course at St. Andrews. The course had gone to seed, but some guys have been re visualizing it and it it now playable I think. I'm looking for the article, but it was an Island near the Orkneys I think. It would be a fun topic, and or some kind of design contest.
10/27/09
 
onedollarwed says:
ABSTRACT: OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS about the restoration of the Askernish golf course, in Scotland. In 2005, Gordon Irvine, a Scottish golf consultant, took a fishing trip to South Uist, a sparsely populated island in the Outer Hebrides, fifty miles off ScotlandGÇÖs west coast. At lunch, someone surprised Irvine by saying that the islandGÇÖs golf club, Askernish, was more than a century old and had been designed by Old Tom Morris, the founding father of modern golf. Mentions Askernish chairman Ralph Thompson. Irvine agreed to help restore the clubGÇÖs lost masterpiece. Not everyone on South Uist was pleased with this idea. The land in question had long been used as a common grazing area by local tenant farmers, called crofters, and a group of them protested that the construction of golf holes would violate their legal rights. For Irvine, Askernish was GÇ£the holy grail.GÇ¥
10/27/09
 
onedollarwed says:
Unlike most other early links courses, it had never been stretched to accommodate high-tech clubs and balls, and its original quirks had not been worn smooth over the years. In 2006, Irvine enlisted the help of Martin Ebert, a golf architect. No plan of MorrisGÇÖs Askernish layout was known to exist, so Ebert developed his restoration design by hiking over the machair and visualizing golf shots and by studying satellite photographs. He also extrapolated from his knowledge of MorrisGÇÖs designs elsewhere. The most vocal opponents of the Askernish project have been Gilbert Walker and William Macdonald, both crofters. Describes the history of crofting. Mentions Col. John Gordon. It was GordonGÇÖs sonGÇÖs widow, Lady Emily Gordon Cathcart, who commissioned the first Askernish golf course, in 1891.
10/27/09
 
onedollarwed says:
The Askernish controversy has been portrayed as a class conflict, between struggling crofters and wealthy golfers, but the distinction makes no sense on South Uist, since virtually everyone on the island has at least one croft. South UistGÇÖs economyGÇöand therefore crofting itselfGÇödepends heavily on visitors from elsewhere. Thompson has said that Askernish could eventually contribute as much as a million pounds a year to the local economy, a big deal on an island with a population of eighteen hundred and falling. At Askernish, Ebert and Irvine were determined to create golf holes the way Morris and his contemporaries did, by doing virtually nothing beyond cutting the grass and filling in old rabbit burrows. They used no pesticides or artifical fertilizers, and they didnGÇÖt install an irrigation system. The restored Askernish course opened officially on August 22, 2008.
10/27/09
 
onedollarwed says:
Five months later, the Land Court, in Edinburgh, heard testimony from the protesting crofters and St+¦ras Uibhist, and in late February it affirmed St+¦ras UibhistGÇÖs right to create golf holes anywhere on the machair, as well as to build a clubhouse and make other improvements, while stipulating that the golf club could not deprive the crofters of their right to graze their animals adequately.

Perhaps you could get permission to print the entire fascinating article!
10/27/09
 
KVSmith59 says:
randomly pick 10 oobers, have each write an article (no matter how bad it is) and post it on days like this. In fact, pick the worst articles in decending order and post one each time you yourself run out of ideas. Could be fun, or could be a lesson for all of your fans on just how hard it is to write these daily posts....
10/28/09
 
HotBacon says:
Ryan Moore is the only golfer w/o a sponsor...hence his "different" style of clothes and plain bag. Believe it or not, this is by choice! I saw an article in Golf Digest about it and found it very interesting.
10/28/09
 
I am McLovin says:
I like KVS's idea.....he should go first.
10/28/09
 
Banker85 says:
my wife and i just had our sencond child and i dont think i will be able to golf again until they are like 18!!! I just got into golf Hardcore this year and was looking forward to getting a new iron set and dropping my handicap to single digits next year. NOW i think i ould be lucky getting in 10-20 rounds! I know its all going to be worth it, but still..... Anyone got any advice or any similar stories?
10/28/09
 
mjaber says:
Why don't you guys do another "hot women of golf" post. We haven't seen one of those in a while.
10/28/09
 
trikai says:
@Jessehunt85..first off, congratulations! I think I can relate, yet not entirely. I started playing golf a few months back and have been addicted! I play any chance I can. No matter what I have going on, I try and make excuses for a 45 minutes session on the range or a brisk walk through 9. This morning I woke up to 8 inches of snow in Boulder, Colorado. Needless to say I will not be on the course for a few weeks. It is suppose to continue to snow through tomorrow for an estimated 14 inches.

Not that my situation is anywhere near your dilemma but, seriously, there is a foot of snow outside. I have limited things to do. Mentally I am not ready for ski season.
10/28/09
 
Kickntrue says:
@all of you. - very good ideas. I like the random member story idea a lot.
10/28/09
 
Banker85 says:
@trikai: Small world my wife lived in Boulder for a couple years! Ya no snow out here in NW Indiana...YET! i just want to golf so bad i been on withdrawl for 22 days now. I cant wait until retirement!
10/28/09
 
[ post comment ]
 
    New Products
    Stats
    Caption This
    World Am
    How Bizarre!
Most Popular:

Subscribe