As golfers, we are always looking for the new competitive advantage available at the Sporting Goods store. The new irons that allow you to hit the ball higher, a new driver that will get you ten more yards, and the can’t miss putter with front wheel drive. If I could get to Dicks Sporting Goods store with an unlimited budget, I could qualify for the US Open….Right?
Unfortunately, my budget isn’t unlimited, so I’m thinking I probably won’t have a Tee Time at Merion next Thursday, but three-time Oscar Award winner, Jack Nicholson obviously has the budget to be competitive. Nicholson, who is a 12 handicap, spent $75,000 on a set of 14 sticks. Shane Bacon from Devil Ball Golf has the full story.
If you follow me at all, you know I am a huge Brandt Snedeker fan. In my opinion, he is the best golfer on the planet who hasn’t yet won a major championship. After winning the FedEx Cup championship in 2012, and getting off to a very hot start at the begining of the this season, has fell victim to health issues. He has missed four cuts since returning from rib injuries that he said happened at The Humana Challenge earlier in the year.
With all of the hoopla concerning “Anchored Putting”, and the ruling bodies adopting two sets of rules, the fact that Lee Janzen was disgualified on Monday for wearing steel spikes, reminds us there has always been two sets of rules for professional players, and myself.
If I show up at my local golf course with steel spikes on my golf shoes, I am not going to be allowed to play. If Tiger Woods shows up, he can wear any type of shoes he wants. That seems to be the case Jeff Rude, at Golf Week is trying to make in this interesting post from yesterday.
E! News caught up with Lindsey Vonn, Olympic skier and girlfriend of Tiger Woods, at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards in New York City on Monday night where she talked about adjusting to the fame that comes with dating the world’s No. 1 golfer.
Among other things she called the newfound attention “intrusive” and “weird,” but said all that matters is that they are happy.
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