Friday, January 30, 2015

5 Things to Talk to Your Buddies About on the Course This Weekend.

5 things to talk about on the course: The Super Bowl, Tiger's troubles, and Apple's domination

By Alex Myers
From sports to TV to politics (OK, so mostly the first two), we offer five hot topics that are sure to liven up your round of golf: 1. The Super Bowl: OK, we're ready to put "Deflategate" to bed and move onto the actual game. Well, first check out these incredible fumble stats by the Patriots since teams were allowed to use their own footballs on offense. A bit shady, right? OK, now we're moving on. What a matchup. Brady vs. Wilson. Belichick vs. Carroll. Revis vs. Sherman. Gronk vs. Beast Mode. And yes, there's plenty to talk about with Marshawn Lynch's refusal to talk about anything, but again, we're focused on the game since this could be an instant classic.
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As someone rooting as hard for the Seahawks as your typical golf writer roots against a Monday playoff, my biggest fear is the Patriots' cornerbacks completely shutting down Seattle's unimpressive wide receivers. As a result, I'm going to (gulp) predict New England wins 24-19. But boy, do I hope I'm wrong. PLEASE let me be wrong.

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2. Tiger's return: The week got off to an inauspicious start when he bladed a bunker shot into the crowd on TPC Scottsdale's 16th hole. Some claimed Woods did that on purpose, but "LOL" to that as the kids say. He then chunked, bladed and blocked his way around the course for most of Thursday, giving the Golf Channel cameramen a real workout before hitting a couple brilliant shots on the way in to salvage a 73. And it got worse on Friday, including a double bogey-triple bogey stretch during a front-nine 44. So much for Woods playing on Super Bowl Sunday. Instead, he's going to have to find something else to do to kill time in Phoenix before going to the game.

3. Apple: On Tuesday, the technology giant released an earnings report for the ages. Apple announced it made a record $75 BILLION in total revenue during the previous quarter to crush projections. Think Secretariat winning by 31 lengths or the Seahawks beating the Broncos 43-8 in last year's Super Bowl (Let's do it again, Seattle!). How did the company pull this off? Well, it certainly didn't hurt that it sold 34,000 iPhones per hour every day for the past three months. To those of you who just had to buy the newest update as soon as it came out, Apple's shareholders send a warm and hearty "thank you."

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4. Klay Thompson: Speaking of record-setting quarters, if you didn't see what this guy did last Friday night (Hey, that's a line from a potential Katy Perry Super Bowl halftime song!), you need to immediately. No, really, check this out right now:
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Thompson, who on Thursday was named to his first NBA All-Star team, scored 37 points on a perfect 13-of-13 shooting, including making nine three-pointers. Again, this is in one quarter. (The previous record of 33 was held by George Gervin, who pointed out this week he didn't have the benefit of the three-point line.) I'd say that's the kind of stuff you only see in a video game, but I don't think that's even possible in a video game. Not even when a player was "on fire" in the old NBA Jam.

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5. Mitt Romney: In somewhat of a surprise, Romney announced on Friday that he's taking the air out of another possible campaign and not running for President in 2016. No offense to the guy, but should you even be allowed to run three times for the highest office in the land if you lose your first two attempts? And while we're talking limitations, should the Patriots even get a third chance to win a fourth Super Bowl? Yep, it all comes back to the big game. Enjoy it, folks, and remember, we are ALL Seattle on Sunday.

My Pre-Super Bowl BOSW Award Goes to.................



Golf Weekly Deal repeats as a clear winner this week.  They are always top performers in the BS category with all their unbelievable claims for their products and they apparently have a warehouse full of “secrets” that nobody else knows about the golf swing and if you will pull out a credit card they will “share” them with you.


Every time I open one of their emails the same question comes to mind – “Do you really think golfers are that stupid?”


This time they out did themselves.  If you will buy this shirt with its magical powers you will boom 20 or 30 yards past your buddies.


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Have a great weekend and enjoy the Super Bowl since Tiger is going to miss the cut again because he finished "Dead Ass Last" after two rounds

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Does Tiger Woods Make a Comeback Starting This Week??????

That's a question that is on all our minds and I think most of us are really pulling for him because we remember so vividly what the glory days were like for the man that won 5 majors before he was old enough to rent a car. It was also before Ricky Fowler and Rory McIlroy turned pro.

For the man that used to be on the Wheaties Box

representing the most physically fit player on the tour, the last few years have been painful and filled with rehab.

With Tiger hoping to start his comeback this week at the 
2015 WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN it will give us an opportunity to see what he and his new coach,  have come up with.

I have no expectations of him being in the hunt. Right now I'm just pulling for him to make the cut. When I got up this morning I ran across a tweet from ESPN that had this wonderful video attached by
@ReillyRick.  Rick that is titled "Might Tiger Have a Little Past Left in His Future" and it is wonderful. Absolutely worth your time to watch this one.

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I feel pretty sure the ratings will go through the roof like they always do when Tiger is playing so enjoy the event and keep your fingers crossed.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

And the Darwin Award For Golf Goes To..........


This may be the most stupid thing I've ever seen anyone do on a golf course. 


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Martin Kaymer Says Abu Dhabi Collapse was a Learning Experience!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Are We Excited That Tiger Woods Returns Next Week?

Friday, January 23, 2015

This week’s BS of the Week Goes to Golf Digest



This week’s BS of the Week Goes to Golf Digest



This week’s award is a little different.  It’s not that the articles are BS, it’s more about them just being useless information.

First we have what’s in Kevin Chappell’s golf bag.  This begs the question of why should you care?  You can’t buy it and if you could you couldn’t hit it.

Then we have a swing sequence of Jamie Donaldson.  I guess the assumption is that by looking at it and reading the analysis you can magically develop one just like it.  I like my odds on the lottery better.

Then we have an article on elite athletes using oxygen-deprivation techniques.  Now that out to useful to all of you.

Then we have an article by Ricky Fowler telling you how to “Get More Birdie Looks”.  A Wonderful article where he explains exactly what he does.  My point is that if you could do exactly what he does you wouldn’t be reading golf tips in Golf Digest.  You would be competing against him.

There is a really good one in the on chipping and pitching by Butch Harmon.  Of course almost anything he does is good, useful information.

I’m not telling you to cancel your subscription, just pick and choose what you read.  Just because it’s in their magazine doesn’t mean it can or will help you.  Of course if they took all that out it would be mostly advertising and that wouldn’t be good.  Maybe just as helpful but not good.  Have you ever thought about how long you’ve been reading the magazine and how much better your game is now.

Until next week’s award and I already have some great candidates, just keep it simple, swing at 75% max and have fun.

It might be worth your while to follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter.  Lots of good interesting stuff.  You might also enjoy one of my Pinterest pages which has lots of great pictures, quotes, etc..

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

5 things to talk about on the course: NFL playoffs, Oscar nominations and "lucky" Tara Reid

5 things to talk about on the course: NFL playoffs, Oscar nominations and "lucky" Tara Reid

By Alex Myers
From sports to TV to politics (OK, so mostly the first two), we offer five hot topics that are sure to liven up your round of golf: 1. NFL Championship Sunday: The Super Bowl gets more hype, but this Sunday is so much better. First, the NFC Championship Game pitting Seattle and Green Bay. Then, the AFC Championship Game between New England and Indianapolis. It's funny that the ultimate team sport still relies so much on one position, but that's what we have here in arguably the four best quarterbacks in the NFL facing off. What won't be funny to viewers looking for drama is if the two games go the same way these matchups turned out during the regular season -- blowout wins by the Seahawks and the Patriots.
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2. Urban Meyer: This guy's a decent coach, no? Meyer joined Nick Saban as the only Division 1 college football coaches to win national titles at two different schools with Ohio State's drubbing of heavily favored Oregon on Monday night. And he did it with his third-string quarterback. Of course, it helps when that quarterback looks like the second coming of JaMarcus Russell (before he ate himself out of the NFL) and when your running back looks like LeSean McCoy 2.0. Oh, and speaking of Cardale Jones, somehow Meyer got him to return to school instead of entering the NFL draft despite the fact the Buckeyes will also return the two guys who beat him out for the starting job last year. Yeah, Urban Meyer is a wizard.
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3. "Sharknado 3": A couple weeks ago, I expressed my surprise that there's a "Taken 3," but Thursday's announcement of a "Sharknado 3" being in the works takes the cake. At least, the original "Taken" was a decent movie. Is there a luckier "actress" in Holywood than Tara Reid?
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4. Oscar nominations: These were released on Thursday and the big story was the lack of diversity in the Academy's choices. While that was certainly disappointing and alarming, where's the outrage about the lack of golf representation? Golf has always been snubbed by the Oscars. Two words: "Tin Cup."
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5. Golden Globes winners: I learned a lot from this awards show, mainly that I need to see "Boyhood" and that award shows are jokes. Kevin Spacey had never won a Golden Globe before? Jeffrey Tambour had never even been nominated?! What I already knew, however, was that Showtime's "The Affair" is a great show. In fact, I've been touting it since week one. Maybe I should forget about trying to make fantasy golf picks and start picking more future TV winners.