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 repaired back.
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.
When Butch Harmon got him, he did a good job. Perhaps, a bit too good. Tiger became enamored with technical details and tweaking the swing to the point where it became more mechanical. Yet, Butch did great things with Tiger.
Just got back from a weekend at The Bluffs GC in HoTram, where we were shooting a golf video for a local TV station. It's not as much fun as you think. There is a lot of sitting around waiting for cameras to be positioned, microphones checked and all the rest of it. Then you do the shot again and again. Most of them were pretty good, but they always want more…
Tiger Woods is rather pissed off at Dan Jenkin's after the latter posted a column in Golf Digest in which he held a fictional interview with Tiger Woods. It was clearly labeled fiction and was intended to be satire.
Can bike auctions do their bidding?
Just late last week, the Minister for Transport, Dinh La Thang, asked the National Committee Traffic Safety to draft a decree ordering the confiscation of motorbikes being driven on expressways designed only for cars. He suggested that the seized vehicles be auctioned for charity.
Sale of fake health foods concerns consumers
Everyone knows functional food works to improve health and build resistance to diseases, especially in patients and people recovering from ailments.
Ao dai represents Vietnamese identity
Outside Viet Nam, the conical hat represents the country's farmers, devastated by war and its consequences. Very few people actually wear them.
Drinking takes its toll on holiday festival
A week before Lunar New Year (Tet), the talk among workers in every office, workshop and factory across the country is about year-end parties. And there are always many to go to, including those with your friends, cousins, colleagues - and of course families.
Ben Nhau Tron Doi, a show adapted from a popular Chinese romantic novel with the same name, has recently gained widespread popularity among domestic viewers, especially females.
The need to address an ‘historical' failure
History is in the making, and how!Selfies produced with a new smartphone application that allows one to make-up as famous characters with distinguishing marks have flooded Facebook pages in the country recently.
Cheaper input, higher prices!
Fuel prices have dropped twice this month and for the 15th time since July. The move should mean good news for consumers, who expect a corresponding reduction in the price of most goods, especially as Tet approaches.
Education in Viet Nam has always been a subject that arouses passionate discussion as it involves small children and almost every family has something to say about it.
Social media opens path to traffic safety debate
The very first State agency pact with a social forum carries certain risks, but they might be worth taking in this instance
Winter cold brings trials and tribulations
January is usually the coldest month of the year in northern Viet Nam. Weather forecasts repeatedly informed us about a heavy cold front sweeping through the northern mountainous provinces.
An unhealthy move by the health sector
The devil's in the details, they say.It seems that our policy-makers have a habit of stumbling over some important details when they come up with solutions, and when this happens, the problem refuses to go away.

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Confiscated bikes set for charity sale Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.