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.
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
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
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