In his seemingly never satisfied search for perfection, he could no
longer see the forest through the trees. The golf swing is both simple
and complex. It doesn't have to be, but due to human nature, it is.
According to Greg Norman in a recent interview, far too many of PGA
Tour players are "sheep", unwilling to go for broke and content to just
stand in the meadow munching grass and collecting checks. Pretty fair
assessment or nasty slur?
Last game of the year was at my ancestral home, Kings' Island Golf
and I gotta admit I enjoyed seeing all my former employees, friends and
family up there. The boat ride across the lake and the round brought
back a lot of memories.
Woke up this morning and realized that it's my 22nd Tet celebration
in Viet Nam. I still wonder where the time went. It seems like
yesterday that I first got here.
The Aeroburner is a return to the original concept that made TaylorMade
the leader in metal woods way back in the 80's. Anyone who played golf
back then will remember the "Burner Plus" and the many models which
followed, including the Burner Bubble (which I hated).
If Tiger Woods didn't have bad luck, he'd have no luck. He might want
to consider visiting a temple, light a few joss sticks, make a huge
donation and let the monks pray to remove whatever black cloud is
following him around.
I have been following a very interesting, yet heated, discussion
about the effects of technology in the game of golf. Yes, I know you're
thinking that this is all about clubs and balls, but it's not only that.
The argument includes technological advances in the teaching of golf.
Last year was rather exciting as many new courses came on line, many
new ones resumed construction and many new people picked up golf clubs
for the first time.
I am really getting tired of writing about Tiger Woods, but he keeps
giving people, especially idiots like me, new reasons to keep him in the
news well past his sale date. This time, of course, involves his
withdrawal from an event due to a "twinge" in his recently surgically
In a recent story, a golfer in South Africa got eaten by a crocodile
while fishing for golf balls in a pond on the golf course. Yes, he was a
bit stupid for being waist deep in water in an area known to be
frequented by crocodiles.