LPGA Tour Championship - Houston Fans Saved It

Posted by Mark on November 24th, 2009

By the time I’d gathered my luggage and boarded the Houston-Hobby airport rental car shuttle bus my long sleeve t-shirt was drenched with sweat. Our rather rotund bus driver announced, “Don’t worry honey, you ain’t gonna havta worry about the heat, it’s fixin’ to get real cold this afternoon. I can’t wait; I’m tired of sweating this year.” She was right; Houston experienced some God awful weather the next five days.

Transition on PGA Tour

Posted by Mark on November 17th, 2009

The season is winding down. The PGA Tour finished up at Disney and Stephen Ames, the winner, wasn’t the happiest man in Mickey’s Kingdom, Nicholas Thompson was ecstatic after going low Sunday moving from 138 on the money list inside the top 125 and retaining his playing privileges for next year. Without that low round Nicholas would have been traveling the Nationwide Tour with a few stops on the PGA.

Arnie - in memory of reaching 80

Posted by Mark on September 15th, 2009

 No professional golfer ever wants to reach 80 on the course but I’m sure Arnold is happy he achieved this 80. What a life it has been. Here’s a little piece I posted earlier this year and thought I’d bring it out for his birthday.

“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind
has ever invented.” -Arnold Palmer

Caddie Firing and the Kid’s Coming Out

Posted by Mark on September 3rd, 2009

It happens. Caddies and players disband often for a variety of reasons, usually because things aren’t going well and there has been little success. Time to make a change and we’re the only expendable component in the mixture. Maybe there was a tremendous screw-up; late for a tee time, too many clubs in the bag, hangover on the first tee, etc. A veteran caddy with years of service (i.e. Fluff and Furyk last week) can survive isolated problems, but none of us can overcome blood ties.

Miking the Caddies for TV Broadcasts

Posted by Mark on March 26th, 2009

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So, they want to listen to us now. Up until recently, the last 4-5 years, the old axiom was still in place. Caddies were like small children, they should be seen and not heard, and seen as little as possible. Our mantra has always been “Show up, Keep Up, and Shut Up.” If we could remember, and abide by these three short adages our jobs were relatively safe; now they want to broadcast our thoughts and witticisms to the world.

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