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  • Why you should never retire; Pleasure cruises, golf and tracing the family tree are not that fulfilling

    02/15/2024 8:00:45 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 173 replies
    The Economist ^ | January 25, 2024 | Bartleby
    In an episode of “The Sopranos”, a popular television series which started airing in the 1990s, a gangster tells Tony, from the titular family, that he wants to retire. “What are you, a hockey player?” Tony snaps back. Non-fictional non-criminals who are considering an end to their working lives need not worry about broken fingers or other bodily harm. But they must still contend with other potentially painful losses: of income, purpose or, most poignantly, relevance. Some simply won’t quit. Giorgio Armani refuses to relinquish his role as chief executive of his fashion house at the age of 89. Being...
  • Haley: ‘Rogue golf ball’ is closest Trump has come to combat

    02/12/2024 9:40:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/12/2024 | LAUREN SFORZA
    GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley again slammed former President Trump for his comments mocking her deployed husband, saying a “rogue golf ball” is the closest the former president has ever come to combat. “The closest Donald Trump has ever come to harm’s way is a rogue golf ball hitting his cart. It’s not surprising that he doesn’t understand the sacrifices made by those in uniform,” Haley wrote on X, formerly Twitter. Trump took aim at Haley’s husband, who was deployed to Africa in June with the South Carolina Army National Guard, for not being on the campaign trail with Haley...
  • LIV Golf's Bryson DeChambeau Believes Unity in Golf Is Near

    01/25/2024 2:45:33 PM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 14 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | January 25, 2024 | Bob Harig
    LIV Golf's Bryson DeChambeau Believes Unity in Golf Is Near: 'There's No Way Around It Now'The 2020 U.S. Open champion, speaking in advance of next week's LIV opener, said the deal will happen quicker than most think.With the LIV Golf League’s schedule set to begin next week and not all of the pieces in place, Bryson DeChambeau on Thursday was looking big picture, saying he is confident the sport will come back together via the "framework agreement" that was announced last summer but yet to be completed.
  • Transgender golfer Hailey Davidson WINS Florida tournament and is now set to receive one of five women's places on prestigious tour aimed at providing 'growth opportunities' for female players

    01/20/2024 3:29:31 AM PST · by knighthawk · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 20 2024 | JAMES GORDON
    A transgender golfer has managed to secure her spot on a prestigious tour, specifically designed to provide 'growth opportunities' for female players. Hailey Davidson, 30, who was born in Scotland but now lives in Florida has long been aiming to become the first transgender woman to earn a Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour card - and has moved a step closer to her goal. Davidson won the NXXT Women's Classic at Mission Inn Resort and Club near Orlando, Florida.
  • Jon Rahm explains explosive LIV decision

    12/08/2023 3:31:26 AM PST · by period end of story · 31 replies ^ | Sean Zak
    The press conference began like many LIV Golf press conferences, with a moderator issuing an introduction. But this wasn’t any LIV presser — this was a Zoom call. Just a bunch of faces and names in little neat boxes. About one minute in, one of those boxes flipped from a blank screen to show the face of Jon Rahm, the No. 3 player in the world, wearing a black LIV Golf letterman jacke
  • Deadly Fire At Taiwan Factory Could Greatly Impact Global Supply Of Golf Balls

    09/29/2023 3:34:39 AM PDT · by Adder · 24 replies
    Outkick ^ | 09/28/23 | Mark Harris
    Multiple explosions at a factory in Taipei, Taiwan last Friday resulted in at least nine people, including four firefighters, being killed in a fire after parts of the building collapsed and trapped workers. While the loss of life is far more impactful and tragic, the tragedy is also expected to have a significant impact on the golf ball industry around the world.
  • I present to you, the golf shot of the year

    09/15/2023 1:09:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | Sep 15, 2023 | Staff
    Here's why you should never be too discouraged when your ball rolls into the drink: VIDEO AT LINK...................... Unbelievable! "Play it as it lies," so this is a perfectly legal shot. I'm gonna go ahead and put that at the top of my "best shots of the year" list until I see a better one.
  • Florida man arrested for country club manslaughter after hole-in-one photo ID

    08/24/2023 3:44:53 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    ABC7 NY ^ | 08/04/2023 | Ivan Pereira
    THE VILLAGES, Fla. -- A man's five minutes of fame at a Florida golf course where he hit a hole-in-one and had his picture taken is what allegedly helped officers arrest and charge him in connection with a deadly assault that took place in the course's parking lot. The Sumter County Sheriff's arrested Robert Moore, 75, of the Villages, on July 27 and charged him with aggravated manslaughter on an elderly person in connection with the June 28 incident that took place at the Glenview Country Club, court documents say. Dean Zook, 87, allegedly was heading to the club that...
  • 2023 St. Jude Championship: Lucas Glover goes back to back, beats Patrick Cantlay in playoff

    08/13/2023 5:37:39 PM PDT · by FLNittany · 10 replies
    cbssports ^ | 8-13-23 | Patrick McDonald
    Not even the scorching Memphis heat could slow down Lucas Glover at the 2023 St. Jude Championship. Claiming his second triumph in as many weeks, the 43-year-old reigned supreme around TPC Southwind at 15 under for a playoff victory over past FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay. Ranked 130th in the season-long race just eight competitive rounds ago, Glover has since made massive a move thanks to double-dipping the last two weeks. Climbing inside the top 50 with his win at the regular season finale, the former U.S. Open champion now finds himself fourth in the FedEx Cup standings behind only...
  • Lucas Glover is probably the only FedEx Cup title contender doing his own laundry

    08/13/2023 3:08:57 AM PDT · by FLNittany · 48 replies
    golf digest ^ | 8-12-23 | Dave Shedloski
    MEMPHIS — Lucas Glover usually likes to unwind at night on the road with a good book, but after his second-round 64 propelled him into the lead on Friday at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, he capped off the evening in style. Well, he had style in mind. He did his laundry. The PGA Tour offers laundry service to its players, who certainly needed it after two mud-splattering days at TPC Southwind. But Glover, 43, is a do-it-yourself kind of guy. Plus, it’s not like it made a dent in his finances after earning slightly more than $2.5 million thus...
  • Florida man arrested for manslaughter after hole-in-one photo ID

    08/12/2023 12:04:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 3, 2023 | Ivan Pereira
    A man's five minutes of fame at a Florida golf course where he hit a hole-in-one and had his picture taken is what allegedly helped officers arrest and charge him in connection with a deadly assault that took place in the course's parking lot. The Sumter County Sheriff's arrested Robert Moore, 75, of the Villages, on July 27 and charged him with aggravated manslaughter on an elderly person in connection with the June 28 incident that took place at the Glenview Country Club, court documents say. Dean Zook, 87, allegedly was heading to the club that day with his wife...
  • Phil Mickelson Gambled $1 Billion and Tried to Bet on Ryder Cup While on Team, According to Book

    08/11/2023 3:44:32 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 39 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 08/10/23 | Sports Illustrated
    For those of you interested in gambling, specifically sports gambling, this book is written by Billy Walters alleged to be the greatest sports gambler of all time, he was engaged in a sports gambling partnership with Phil Mickelson for a number of years. Billy Walters and Phil Mickelson got into trouble over allegations of insider trading, Mickelson according to Walters threw him under the bus, Walters ended up in prison and Mickelson walked away. If you have ever been interested in sprots gambling which I am then listening to interviews with Billy Walters are fascinating.
  • 7-year-old killed in Florida by toddler driving golf cart

    07/18/2023 9:17:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/18/2023 | Richard Pollina
    A 3-year-old Florida boy struck and killed a 7-year-old child while behind the wheel of a golf cart this week, authorities said. The toddler was approaching a curve near his home in Buckingham when he lost control of the cart and steered into the 7-year-old boy standing in his front yard around 4 p.m. Monday, the Florida Highway Patrol told The Post. The older child was rushed in critical condition to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
  • Golf world reacts as LIV Golf sends Donald Trump clear message

    07/10/2023 5:14:32 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 28 replies
    The Comeback (via ^ | 10 July 2023 | DJ Byrnes
    The LIV Golf League sent a clear message to former American president Donald Trump by moving its $50 million team championship from a previously scheduled stop in Saudi Arabia to Trump National Doral in Miami for the second year in a row...[Posted article includes dozens of Tweets accusing Trump of accepting Saudi bribes and not investigating the Saudi link to 9-11]
  • Blumenthal launches investigation into PGA-LIV golf merger

    06/13/2023 3:23:46 PM PDT · by matt04 · 24 replies
    The Senate Homeland Security Committee has launched an investigation into the surprise merger between the PGA Tour and its Saudi rival LIV Golf. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, sent a letter to LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman on Monday requesting all records relating to the agreement, including communications between the two organizations. LIV has until June 26 to respond to the records request. Democrats in Congress have for years scrutinized Saudi Arabia for its human rights abuses, in particular its role in the civil war in Yemen. The kingdom has sought to rehabilitate its...
  • Adam Hadwin Gets Tackled By Security For Trying To Celebrate With Nick Taylor After Winning RBC Canadian Open

    06/12/2023 8:51:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 12, 2023 12:00 AM ET | ANDREW POWELL - CONTRIBUTOR
    What a waste of champagne. After landing a 72-foot eagle on the fourth playoff hole Sunday to win the RBC Canadian Open, Nick Taylor had a friend that wanted to celebrate the moment with him. However, event security had a different idea. When Taylor got the victory, his buddy (and fellow golfer and countryman) Adam Hadwin took a bottle of champagne, shook it, popped the cork and went running onto the green to party. But before he could get to Taylor, Hadwin was absolutely blasted into the putting surface by a security guard, and we’re talking NFL-style here. Or CFL...
  • PGA Loyalists, Not LIV Jumpers, to Get Equity in New Firm: Report

    06/09/2023 5:54:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 10 Jun 2023
    Golfers who stayed loyal to the US PGA Tour, but not those who jumped to LIV Golf, will receive equity shares in a new for-profit entity, ESPN reported on Friday (Jun 9). Jimmy Dunne, a member of the PGA Tour policy board who helped broker the shocking deal between his group and the Saudi backers of LIV Golf, told ESPN that would be a way to reward players who stayed loyal to the PGA.Dunne, an investment banker and president of Seminole Golf Club in Florida, said PGA Tour members will get equity under a yet-to-be-determined formula in the new company...
  • 'I'm planning on playing in the PGA': Biden makes a golf swing motion in bizarre response to his thoughts on the merger with the Saudi-backed LIV league

    06/06/2023 8:41:53 PM PDT · by algore · 6 replies
    President Joe Biden said he'd be playing golf in the PGA in response to a question about the controversial merger between the association and the Saudi-backed LIV league. The president made a small swinging motion when asked about the surprise deal and said: 'I'm planning on playing in the PGA.' Biden, who enjoys golf and played with his brother on Sunday at Joint Base Andrews, addressed the controversy on Tuesday during a meeting with his Cabinet. In a shock move on Tuesday, the PGA ceased its war with rival LIV Golf and decided to merge with the Saudi-backed entity -...
  • LIV Golf Merger Proves PGA Tour Was Always Full of it With Blood-Money High Ground

    06/06/2023 5:18:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 6, 2023 | Ian O'Connor
    One truth we learned long ago about the people who run the exclusionary pursuits of professional and amateur golf is that they do not accept change unless they feel forced to. Whether it was staging tournaments at places that practiced racial discrimination, or playing the Masters at a world-famous club that didn’t allow female members, golf only surrendered in the way former Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson once swore his men’s-only retreat never would — at the point of a bayonet. So the PGA Tour capitulated Tuesday because it felt it had no choice, at least as it relates to...
  • Donald Trump Accurately Predicted Merger of PGA Tour and LIV Golf

    06/06/2023 2:09:34 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Ø6 Jun 2023 | WENDELL HUSEB
    Former President Donald Trump correctly predicted the merger between the PGA Tour and rival LIV Golf last year. Tuesday morning, breaking news struck the golf world: The PGA Tour will merge with LIV Golf, a tour backed by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF). But apparently, the stunning news did not surprise Trump. The former president predicted the merger on Truth Social in July 2022. “All of those golfers that remain ‘loyal’ to the very disloyal PGA, in all of its different forms, will pay a big price when the inevitable MERGER with LIV comes, and you get nothing...