April 2011

Davis Love III

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending a few minutes interviewing Davis Love III.  We talked about the Ryder Cup and how he thinks we match up against the Europeans. You can tell that he’s excited about being a Ryder Cup captain and has been thinking quite a bit about what he needs to do to lead the team to a win next year in Chicago.

We also discussed his philosophy for course design, introducing Michael Jordan to the game (and the role Jordan may play at the Ryder Cup), and cigars.

You can check out the full interview below:

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You may have seen the new Dove Men+Care ads on TV during golf tournaments featuring Stuart Cink and Davis Love III. Dove was kind enough to send us a couple of behind the scenes videos.

In the first video, Stuart talks about getting taken to the cleaners by his kids on their home putting green and why he became so engaged with Twitter.

In the second video, Davis talks about his family and shows off his awesome collection of motorcycles. His daughter even has one. *cough* *cough* Dad, are you reading this? A Harley would make an awesome birthday present *cough* *cough*

You can check out Davis’s video below the break:

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Draco Malfoy plays golf???

by Derek on April 27, 2011

in Random Golf Stuff

This is the trailer for “From the Rough“, an upcoming movie about Catana Starks, the first woman to coach a men’s D1 golf team at Tennessee State University.

It stars Tom Felton, aka Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter, and Michael Clark Duncan, the guy that can heal you with his hands… oh wait… that was just his character in the Green Mile… or was it?

I’m on the fence about this one.  On one hand, I like golf movies.  On the other hand, this movie looks like it has the potential to be just ridiculously bad.

Hopefully I’ll be pleasantly surprised when it gets released this fall.

Richmond Golf Club WWII Temporary Golf Rules

Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood regained the world #1 ranking on Sunday by defeating a power-packed field at the Indonesian Masters after Luke Donald lost to Brandt Snedeker in a playoff at the Heritage.  OK… OK… I’m sorry for the sarcasm. I just couldn’t help myself.

Westwood beat the second place finisher, Thongchai Jaidee (ranked 75th in the world), by 3 strokes. The rest of the leaderboard included such international heavyweights as Hyun-bin Park and Thitiphun Chuayprakong (both ranked outside the top 300), Siddikur (just one name like Madonna – ranked 120th), and Marcus Both (ranked 233rd) and a bunch of other guys who’s names even hard-core golf fans have never heard of (and couldn’t pronounce).

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This is just nuts. Matt Kuchar makes a birdie on 18 off the rocks in the hazard at Harbour Town. Luke Donald and Brandt Snedeker are still in the middle of a playoff, but so far, this is looking like the shot of the day at the Heritage.

Here’s the latest Ben Crane video.  How do we get him on Dancing with the Stars?  I’ve never actually watched the show, but I would start if we would get to see Crane unleash his moves on the world.

Tiger pumps some… iron

by Derek on April 23, 2011

in Tiger Woods,Video

I will not make jokes about Tiger pumping something…  I will not make jokes about Tiger pumping something…  Ok got that out of my system.

In this video from Nike, Tiger talks about his pre-tournament routine.  It’s interesting to see how he approaches a round of tournament golf.  I also have to say that Tiger is pretty damn muscular looking  for a golfer.

dan mclaughlin

10,000 hours is 5 full work-years. That’s 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, 50 weeks per year for 5 years. How good do you think you could get at golf if you literally made it your full-time job for the next 5 years?

That’s the question that Dan McLaughlin has set out to answer. He’s a 30-year old commercial photographer that had never played golf before in his life. But he wanted to test the concept presented by Malcom Gladwell in his book, Outliers, that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill.

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Play Ball… er… Golf!

by Derek on April 21, 2011

in Equipment,Video

The San Diego Padres have converted their right field foul pole into a giant Taylormade R11 driver.  The shaft and grip weigh 960lbs and the head is displayed on the right field wall.

You’ll be able to see the new golf themed foul pole tonight as the Padres host the Phillies.