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.
According to reports which have just surfaced, according to a golf ranking out of Europe, The Bluffs at Ho Tram has made it onto the list of the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World, but this comes as no big surprise to anyone who has played the course or been involved with it since it's inception.
I should have listened to those words. In fact, I should have those words tattooed onto my forehead because it's something I constantly violate at least a few times per year.
OK, first of all, I am not "PC". Never have been, never will be. If you're easily offended, then please go back to watching videos of unicorns and butterflies while searching the internet for things to be offended by.
It's not often that a golf course can officially open and instantly become the number one course in the country, but The Bluffs at the Grand Ho Tram Strip did just that, and considering the heavyweight competition of Danang GC, Montgomerie Links and Laguna Lang Co, that says a lot about the project.
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.
Cosmetic surgery: Is beauty skin deep?
Some people think it is unnecessary and that those who are born with unwanted physical characteristics should not change themselves but cope with their existing physical appearance. Others believe that if someone wants to alter their physical attributes, they should do it because it is their body and money at stake.
New traffic law: another piecemeal solution?
Ha Noi police have just issued a decision banning road users from stopping their vehicles for shopping as a measure to remove impediments to traffic flow in the capital city.
Work a massage into your holiday agenda
Winter in Ha Noi and the northern part of the country is getting to its height as 2014 approaches its end. As everyone struggles to meet tight year-end deadlines or sales targets, you are stretched to the limit and beyond as you hustle to get work done ahead of a long-awaited holiday.
Parks not designed to act as parking lots
Talk about shooting oneself in the foot. Some officials in the capital city feel it is okay to puncture our already feeble lungs, in the name of development, no less.
Ha Noi firms roll out motor-taxi services
Yet the unorganised nature of xe om transport concerns passengers, as prices are unregulated and some drivers even cheat customers. Several new motor-taxi services aim to eliminate this problem.
Football fans say time to show our true colours
Tit for tat?This is the question that has been buzzing around town as Thursday approaches, especially among the nation's avid football fans.
Charity begins at home. And for many expats, a busy schedule, the language barrier and a lack of local contacts are among the obstacles likely to stop them from doing things abroad that they do on a regular basis at home.
New traffic solution fails the practical test
We cannot deny that concerned authorities are always thinking of ways to solve many problems facing the country. Sometimes, though, we have to wonder whether they are thinking things through before proposing a solution.

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VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

VN Railway Authority head found dead VN Railway Authority head found dead

Director of Viet Nam Railway Authority Nguyen Huu Thang was found dead in his office yesterday in Ha Noi.

Student looks to improve traffic 2    Student looks to improve traffic

South Korean high school student Chihyun Ryu has spent her time in Ha Noi over the last three and a half years walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, and riding on the back of her father's motorbike taking videos of the chaotic traffic.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.