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  • Why Phil Mickleson should apologize then withdraw from the U.S. Open

    06/16/2018 5:25:51 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 199 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | Ian O'Connor
    I'm sorry. Those are the first two words Phil Mickelson should say publicly Sunday morning after a fitful night of sleep. I withdraw. Those are the next words Mickelson should say on his way out of the U.S. Open and into a better and brighter tomorrow. Mickelson made a mockery of his sport's national championship on his 48th birthday, and he should now do the honorable thing and remove himself from the tournament. He hit his moving ball out of frustration on the 13th green at Shinnecock Hills, and then told a counterfeit tale about his intent. Mickelson said he...
  • John Shippen Jr.: African-American pioneer; first American-born golf professional

    06/16/2018 6:46:23 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 12 replies
    www.pga.com ^ | 2/2/15 | Bob Denney
    As American golf popularity skyrocketed at the start of the 20th century, Scottish immigrant professionals like Willie Dunn found their career footing. Dunn was a combination superb player, golf instructor and owner of Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, built near the Shinnecock Indian reservation in Southampton, New York. One of Dunn’s best young students was John Matthew Shippen Jr., one of nine children of Eliza and John Shippen Sr., an African-American Presbyterian minister who had moved his family to the reservation in 1888 from Washington, D.C. At age 15, young Shippen was introduced to golf. A year later, he was employed...
  • Tiger Woods bombs in US Open disaster

    06/15/2018 12:45:17 PM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 15, 2018 | Brett Cyrgalis
    For all intents and purposes, Tiger Woods’ U.S. Open is over. The 14-time major champion continued his implosion at Shinnecock Hills with a second-round 72 on Friday, closing with two consecutive birdies to bring his two-day total to 10-over. Even if the afternoon wave of players shoots high scores, Woods remains on the outside of an early projected cut line around 8-over.
  • Rory McIlroy Struggling as Shinnecock is Messing With Some of World's Best at US Open

    06/14/2018 12:28:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | June 14, 2018 | Michael Shamburger
    The fairways were widened and the greens were expanded ahead of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, but so far none of that has helped some of the best in the world. Heading into his back nine, Rory McIlroy was seven over and on the par-4 first hole he added another double-bogey to his scorecard to drop to nine-over. He has since added another bogey on the second hole and is now 10-over par.
  • Six Minutes Late

    06/10/2018 8:13:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/10/18 | Unk
    Hat Tip: Bernie Eisenfeld There was a man named George who got a new job. His fellow employees always met for a round of golf every Saturday. They asked George to meet them at 10:00 Saturday morning. George replied that he would love to meet them, but that he might be 6 minutes late. On Saturday morning George was there at exactly 10:00. He golfed right handed and won the round. The following Saturday rolls around, and George says that he will be there, but that he may also be 6 minutes late again. He shows up right on time,...
  • Kim Jong-un could go GOLFING with Trump in Florida if Singapore summit goes well

    06/07/2018 11:58:17 AM PDT · by MNDude · 32 replies
    The president has floated the idea of golfing with the dictator, according to a report He has put out the idea of a second summit a Mar-a-Lago if all goes well Next week's summit is to be held in the Capella Hotel, where a three-bedroom colonial manor with a private pool goes for $7,500 a night Trump regularly golfs at Mar-a-Lago, and the Singapore summit resort has two golf courses President Trump said 'I’d love to, but no' he would not golf with Kim in Singapore
  • Constitution? Not important.

    06/02/2018 7:16:50 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    In his book "Progressive Democracy" (1914), Herbert Croly wrote the following: (page 29) As in the case of every great political edifice, the materials composing the American system are derived from many different sources, and are characterized by unequal values, both as to endurance and as to latent possibilities. The appearance of definiteness and finality which it derives from its embodiment in specific constitutional documents and other authoritative words is to a large extent illusory. Its real origin and meaning are very much more doubtful and complex than these words intimate. Historians are no more agreed as to the former...
  • Man who called police on black golfers: No weapons involved "other than her mouth"

    06/01/2018 8:34:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 92 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 1, 2018
    A man who called police on a group of black women golfers accused of playing too slowly at a Pennsylvania golf club denied to dispatchers that he was acting out of racism. In one of two recordings of 911 calls to police, the caller says the group was "holding everybody up" and one of the women accused the golf club of racism. The caller told a dispatcher, "We have a tough situation here with a group of golfers that decides they don't want to abide by the rules." Asked if the gofers had any weapons, Chronister said: "It's even worse...
  • Ben Bender Hole-in-One Comes in 93-Year-Old's Last Golf Game

    05/18/2018 3:21:25 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 21 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 5/18/2018 | Mike Dorstewitz
    Ninety-three-year-old Ben Bender made a hole-in-one during his likely last round of golf. The event, played at Ohio’s Green Valley Golf Course, brought Bender's fath in God and his love of golf together, according to the Zanesville Times Recorder. Bender, a Zanesville, Ohio native, is in declining health — including hip bursitis — making playing the game difficult. "I'd come close to some hole-in-ones, but this one was level on the green before it curved towards the hole and went in," Bender told the newspaper. "I was in awe watching it. I played a few more holes, but my hips...
  • Police take down gunman yelling 'anti-Trump' rhetoric at Trump National Doral Golf Club

    05/18/2018 7:18:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 18, 2018 | Briana Montalvo and Morgan Winsor
    Florida police shot a man early this morning who opened fire at a Miami-area golf resort owned by President Donald Trump, authorities said. The man, armed with a handgun, was overheard yelling "anti-Trump" rhetoric and had draped a U.S. flag over a counter in the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club, police said. He then fired shots into the ceiling and at chandeliers while apparently waiting for police to arrive, according to authorities. Four officers from the Doral Police Department and one officer from the Miami-Dade Police Department responded to the incident after receiving a 911 call around...
  • Police: Florida Man Opened Fire, Ranted About POTUS at Trump Doral Golf Resort

    05/18/2018 6:35:07 AM PDT · by davikkm · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Police say they shot and wounded a man “ranting” about President Donald Trump inside the lobby of the Trump National Doral Miami resort at around 1:30 am EST Friday morning. “The man — who was not a guest at the resort — waited in the lobby for police officers to arrive before luring them into a gunfight, authorities said. During the gunfight, the unidentified man was struck several times in the lower body. No workers at the resort or guests were injured. A Doral cop hurt his wrist,” reports the Miami Herald. Miami Police have identified the suspect as Jonathan...
  • Gunman at Trump Golf Club in Florida Is Shot by the Police

    05/18/2018 6:34:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Patricia Mazzei and Alan Blinder
    DORAL, Fla. — An armed man was shot and wounded after he shouted about President Trump and opened fire at the Trump National Doral Miami Golf Club in South Florida early Friday, the police said. The authorities did not immediately describe a motive for the attack at about 1:30 a.m. in the marble-floored lobby of the club’s hotel, which is owned by the Trump Organization. They identified the suspect as Jonathan Oddi, 42, and said they believed he had acted alone.
  • Police: Golf champ's wife attacked him after he bombed at tournament

    05/16/2018 7:12:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | May 15, 2018 04:15 PM | By Jose Lambiet
    <p>Former U.S. Open champion golfer Lucas Glover missed the secondary cuts at last weekend’s Players Championship near St. Augustine — and his wife greeted him home with a shower of insults and, allegedly, a beat-down.</p> <p>Krista Glover, 36, was arrested by St. Johns County Sheriff’s deputies at Sawgrass TPC in Ponte Vedra Beach and charged with domestic battery and resisting arrest.</p>
  • PGA Tour Star Lucas Glover Allegedly Attacked by Wife After Terrible Round at Players Championship

    05/15/2018 4:18:59 PM PDT · by ethom · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2018 | 4:22pm | By Jackie Salo
    <p>PGA star Lucas Glover’s wife was arrested for violently attacking the golfer over his poor showing at The Players Championship, authorities said.</p> <p>Krista Glover was arrested Saturday on battery charges at a home the couple rented in Ponte Vedra, Florida, not far from the competition at Sawgrass TPC .</p>
  • Lucas Glover's wife arrested for domestic violence; reportedly attacked him for bad round (PGA)

    05/15/2018 3:20:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Golf Digest ^ | May 15, 2018 | Joel Beall
    PGA Tour player Lucas Glover was attacked by his wife during the Players Championship, according to police reports. Following the tournament's third round, Krista Glover was arrested and charged with domestic battery and resisting arrest. Police arrived to a residence rented by the Glovers on Saturday night due to a disturbance 911 call. A document from the St. Johns County Sheriff's department states Lucas was berated by his wife for his poor play (he shot a third-round 78 for a MDF—made cut, did not finish). In the report. Lucas told deputies "when he plays a bad round of golf, Krista...
  • Golf course that called the police on black women loses business, faces call for state investigation

    04/28/2018 12:59:21 PM PDT · by econjack · 83 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/28/2018 | Rachel Siegel
    In the days after white golf course owners called the police on five African American women they said were not playing fast enough, a Pennsylvania state senator has called for an investigation into the incident and the club is losing local business. On April 21, the women were told by owners and employees of the Grandview Golf Course in York County, Pa., that they were taking too long. The club offered to refund their memberships and then called 911.
  • Hate messages flood wrong Pa. golf course after 'racial' incident makes national headlines

    04/24/2018 5:52:36 PM PDT · by lightman · 45 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 24 April A.D. 2018 | Christine Vendel
    The story of five black women who were asked to leave a York County golf course for reportedly playing too slowly is making headlines and causing outrage across the country. The group of regular golfers said they were confronted at the second hole by Steve Chronister, one of the owners of the Grandview Golf Course and a former county commissioner, who accused them of lagging and offered to refund their money if they would leave. They were the only African Americans or all-female groups on the course in Dover Township, according to Sandra Thompson, who posted a detailed account of...
  • Angry Goose Attacks High School Golfer, Knocks Him to Ground

    04/24/2018 8:19:42 AM PDT · by ETL · 83 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Apr 24, 2018
    A mama goose in a "fowl" mood went after a high school golfer in Michigan, knocking him to the ground for getting a little too close to her nest. The teen, Isaac Couling, suffered no serious injuries in the attack, but the photos - aired Tuesday morning on "Fox & Friends First" - have quickly gone viral.
  • Don't like Patrick Reed winning the Masters? Deal with it

    04/09/2018 10:03:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 8, 2018 | Dan Wetzel
    Patrick Reed had two putts for par, two putts on the 18th green, two putts to win the Masters. He was sitting at 15-under, he had held Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth and everyone else off for going on three days. He was 24 feet away with an opportunity to lag it, then tap it, then slip on a green jacket. The throng around the 18th here at Augusta National sat politely but when his first putt slipped by the hole leaving him a slightly tricky 4-footer, they began a murmur that built into a consensus, not of dread that he...
  • VIDEO: PGA Golfer Gets Hole in One During Masters Par 3 Contest Then Snaps Ankle While Celebrating

    04/04/2018 3:47:58 PM PDT · by savedbygrace · 38 replies
    True Pundit ^ | April 4, 2018 | admin
    Let’s hope Tony Finau is alright. The American PGA golfer scored a rare hole in one Wednesday at a Masters contest and then dislocated his ankle while celebrating. Finau is scheduled to partake in his first Masters Tournament beginning tomorrow.