Friday, June 26, 2015

Donald Trump Bans Univision Staff From His Golf Resort!


Donald Trump bans Univision staff from his Miami golf resort

Donald Trump sent a letter to Univision CEO and president Randy Falco on Friday informing him that "no Univision officer or representative" is allowed to use his Trump National Doral, the resort and golf club immediately adjacent to Univision offices in Miami, the On Media blog has learned.

The move is the latest in a public dispute that started Thursday when Univision announced it would end its business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which is co-owned by Trump and NBCUniversal, based on what it described as Trump's "insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants" during the launch of his presidential campaign. Trump later announced that he would sue Univision for breach of contract and defamation, and accused Univision of defaulting on an "iron-clad" $13.5 million contract, which he said it had no right to terminate.

In the letter, Trump writes to Falco, "Please be advised that under no circumstances is any officer or representative of Univision allowed to use Trump National Doral, Miami—its golf courses or any of its facilities. Also, please immediately stop work and close the gate which is being constructed between our respective properties. If this is not done within one week, we will close it."

In a post-script, Trump added: "Please congratulate your Mexican Government officials for having made such outstanding trade deals with the United States. However, inform them that should I become President, those days are over. We are bringing jobs back to the U.S. Also, a meaningful border will be immediately created, not the laughingstock that currently exists."

Shortly after publication of this item, a Univision spokesperson told the On Media blog that the following directive had been sent to all employees: "As part of this decision, [Univision Communications Inc.] employees should not stay at Trump properties while on company business or hold events/activities there."

Trump, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, said in a speech earlier this month that he would build a wall to stop Mexico from dumping "rapists" and criminals on U.S. soil, though he later issued a statement accusing the media of trying "to distort my comments regarding Mexico and its great people." Univision said Thursday that it would severe its business relations with Trump based on those remarks, including its five-year contract with the Miss Universe Organization, which gives Univision broadcasting rights to the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants.

In an interview with the On Media blog on Thursday, Trump accused Univision of capitulating to pressure "put on them by various sources in Mexico."

"The Mexican government is putting pressure on Univision to get me to stop exposing the weaknesses the U.S. has at the southern border," he said during the interview, citing his claims that U.S. leaders were "incompetent" on trade with Mexico, allowing the country to take advantage of the U.S., and that the southern border "is a sieve" that "illegals are pouring through."

"The government of Mexico and the lobbyists and the special interests have put tremendous pressure on Univision, a company that is very subservient to Mexico, to get Trump to stop exposing the terrible situation at the border and the terrible trade deals that are being made by the United States to the benefit of Mexico," he said. "I will not be party to that, because my love of the country is too great to allow this to happen."

On Friday, Trump also published a photograph of a hand-written letter from Univision's Jorge Ramos that included the anchor's personal cell phone number, a move that was likely to inflame tensions between the two parties.

Important Swing Tip and Instruction Video!

Here is your golf tip in pictures for the weekend and a good instruction video that is informative and enjoyable to watch!

Professional golfer, Kendra Vallone runs through the essentials of Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf. This video includes "The Grip" and "The Waggle".

Kendra also demonstates her swing technique with the 9 Iron, 5 Iron and the Driver.

To the Golf Trolls: Remember, this is Kendra's application of Ben Hogan's principals. Just to clarify, Kendra IS NOT Ben Hogan, so obviously things will look a little different!

Otherwise, ENJOY!

Voice Caddie launches Swing Caddie SC200

Voice Caddie launches Swing Caddie SC200

Voice Caddie welcomes new portable launch monitor

Voice Caddie has launched the Swing Caddie SC200, a portable Doppler Radar-based launch monitor.

Providing instant feedback via both a back-lit LCD display and voice output, the compact SC200 measures ball and club data in the form of carry distance, swing speed, ball speed and smash factor.

Following on from the success of Voice Caddie’s original VC line of voice guided GPS rangefinders, the SC200 also features voice output functionality to tell you how far the ball has carried after every shot.

Three different playing modes - Practice, Target or Random Mode - ensure time spent on the range is both varied and efficient, while distance-adjusted measurements are provided based on the practice environment.
The lowdown: Launch monitors

With the option to input exact club loft angles, the SC200 can be fine-tuned to match your exact bag setup, providing accurate data for any shot type.

A wireless control unit enables club selection to be controlled remotely, while a shot count and time display feature allows practice session length and intensity to be monitored.
Weighing close to 200 grams and measuring just 15cm x 7.5cm x 2.5cm, the SC200 provides a versatile launch monitor solution for those passionate about improving their distance control and accuracy. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Microsoft and TaylorMade Unveil Golf Band

By Simon Daddow, Equipment Editor for Today's Golfer

TaylorMade has teamed up with Microsoft to unveil a stat-tracking wrist band designed for golf. There are lots of shot-tracking devices on sale now, but this is the first developed by two of the biggest names in golf and tech.

“Digital technology is playing a bigger part in peoples’ lives today,” said David Abeles,
CEO of TaylorMade Golf Company.

“This is no different in the golf space, so it was a natural fit to partner with Microsoft in developing this innovative platform, aimed at enhancing the golfers experience through a series of unprecedented smart technologies.”

“We are excited to bring the golf experience to the Microsoft Band,” said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president, Microsoft Devices and Services.

“The combination of walking several miles with the physical rigor that goes into playing a round provides a great opportunity for Microsoft Health and Microsoft Band to track our golf customers’ fitness and provide observations to help take their game to the next level.”
Through the use of the Microsoft Band and a series of original applications, the two companies will provide golfers of any skill level with shot tracking and analysis capabilities, in a two-phased approach:

Microsoft Golf Tile: Microsoft is launching the Golf Tile on the Microsoft Band. The functionality includes: shot tracking and detection; GPS yardages to front, middle and back of the green; a digital scorecard and biometrics such as calories burned, steps taken, heart rate and duration of the round. While shot tracking, GPS and biometric data are available on the Microsoft Band throughout the golfer’s round, a summary can also be found on the Mircosoft Health phone app when the round is completed.

myRoundPro from TaylorMade: This stand-alone platform is enhanced when used in conjunction with the Golf Tile and Microsoft Health. myRoundPro will analyse a golfer’s statistics in further detail and will include new data such as strokes gained, proximity to the hole and other classic statistics such as fairways hit and greens in regulation, all developed to help the golfer adapt and improve their game.

You can see more and buy it at this Microsoft link:  Sells for $199.95

Friday, June 19, 2015

Golf Quotes of the Week in Pictures

Here are your golf quotes in pictures for the week.  Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend watching the U. S. Open.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Golf Quotes For The Week In Pictures 6-12-2015

This is one of those fundamental truths.  Anytime they tell you that the next thing is your credit card number.  Selling a "Secret" or "Method" is one of the biggest scams out there.  I don't care who indorses it.

This is so true.  Nothing showcases character like golf.  I would rather spend a few hours on the course with some than months of meetings.


Have a great weekend and share these with your friends.

Checking out my stuff on eBay would also be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fathers Day Deals & Specials!!!

With Father's Day coming up, here are a number of items that may be of interest at some really great pricing.  All of these items come with Free Shipping!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Brandel Chamblee Says Tiger Woods Brought This On Himself!

I don't always agree with Brandel Chamblee, but he hits the mark on his analysis of Tiger Woods in this video.  Unfortunately Notah Begay comes across as a Tiger fan that refuses to accept reality.

Here is an article that gives some good insight into Tiger's problem also.  Tiger Woods and Ben Hogan: The Search for Perfection

Chamblee believes that the demise of Tiger’s career has been his own doing, caused because the 14-time major champion tinkers too much. It started with Tiger’s decision to leave swing coach Butch Harmon in 2003, Chamblee often says, and has continued in the years since Tiger has bounced between a variety of different coaches.

Chamblee repeated that claim after Tiger’s round on Sunday, saying Tiger “destroyed” the method that made him successful.
“Time hasn’t robbed Tiger Woods of his game, he’s done this to himself. He’s traded his genius for the ideas of others. He’s changed his body in the gym for bulk. Everything that we see here is the result of what he’s done over the last four, five, six, seven, eight years.”
He continued:
“His complete and utter belief in the ideas of others, turning over that great game of his is mysterious to me … this desire to build a great game and destroy it, and build a great game and destroy it … he destroyed the method that led to his dominance.”

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Golf Quotes For The Week In Pictures 6-5-2015

This weeks golf quotes in pictures with an added bonus.

A little humor for the weekend!

This is one you can take to heart.

This video is an example of what he was talking about!

On a more serious note I agree with this one 100%!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Earl Woods Did Good!

Catch the action from Cheyenne Woods' opening round at the 2015 Manulife LPGA Classic where she makes eight birdies and an eagle for a round of 63.


Cheyenne Nicole Woods (born July 25, 1990) was born in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a daughter of Susan Woods[1] and Earl Dennison Woods Jr., who is golfer Tiger Woods' half-brother, making Cheyenne Tiger's niece. Her paternal grandfather Earl Woods (Tiger's father) was her first coach.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

When You Hope The Judge Plays Golf.......

But your honor, it's Pine Valley

By John Strege
An opportunity to play Pine Valley Golf Club would seem a reasonable argument in an effort to have a court trial postponed, unless, of course, the trial judge is not a golfer. In this case, we can only conclude that the Honorable James O. Browning is not a golfer.

The trial in question was scheduled to begin June 15 in United States District Court in New Mexico. The defendant in the lawsuit, Dr. Wayne Lindsey, filed a motion on Feb. 3 to have the trial changed to a later date because his expert witness, Dr. Thomas Carlsen of Bend, Ore., would not be available to testify on June 15.
The reason? Carlsen is scheduled to play in a tournament at Pine Valley at that time. Pine Valley was second in Golf Digest’s ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, behind only Augusta National.


“Dr. Carlsen states that, during a telephone conference with Lindsey's counsel, he informed them that he could not travel to Albuquerque the week of June 15, 2015,” it said in the judge’s recent Memorandum Opinion and Order on the case. “Carlsen states that he will participate in an amateur golf tournament at the Pine Valley Golf Club in New Jersey that week and that he had to commit to participating in the tournament by early December, 2014…Dr. Carlsen states that he cannot change his plans to play in the tournament, which means that he cannot be in Albuquerque to testify the week of June 15, 2015.”

Carlsen will be able to keep his date at Pine Valley, but not because of Judge Browning’s benevolence. The judge wrote:

“The Court will grant the Motion, but not for the reasons that Defendant Wayne Lindsey sets forth in the Motion. Lindsey fails to show good cause to vacate the trial setting; however, because the Court cannot provide the parties a firm trial setting for the week of June 15, 2015, the Court will vacate the trial setting and will set the trial to begin on June 22, 2015.

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