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In response to: Pigs fly now! Golf insiders agreeing with No. 1 Michelle Wie skeptic

Mike hunt [Visitor]
Michelle Wie is definitely th e pig that could fly. Just give the overgrown slob an airline ticket,,let her board the Plain and when it takes off you will see a pig fly.
PermalinkPermalink 07/23/13 @ 08:49

In response to: Galgorm Resort guests can play fine Irish parkland golf, shoot clay pigeons in the same day

Fila Golf [Visitor]
Ive been golfing in South Africa where u can watch some wild animals very closely-very adventurous, by the way, great review
PermalinkPermalink 11/15/12 @ 08:23

In response to: On your PGA Championship office pool, did you give Tiger Woods a chance to win?

Craig D. [Visitor]
He probably won't do well, but I hope he does. He has a presence that golf needs. I agree he needs to continue to clean up his act.
PermalinkPermalink 08/10/11 @ 18:55

In response to: On your PGA Championship office pool, did you give Tiger Woods a chance to win?

Ron Mon [Member]
Nope...He might drive the ball in the fairway for 1 or 2 rounds, but he ain't gettin' it done for all 72 holes. Add to that the entire "getting your mind back in it" element and he might be good to make the cut and finish top 30...if he does better, he's a magician.
PermalinkPermalink 08/10/11 @ 04:25

In response to: Desert Pines Golf Club in Las Vegas goes Web 2.0 with new site

Mike Leopold [Visitor]
We are heading to Vegas this spring. Thanks for the info. I'm going to be playing a few rounds while there. I'll be checking their site before I go.
PermalinkPermalink 02/27/11 @ 15:55

In response to: Las Vegas golf deal: Stay at the Mirage and play Royal Links and Desert Pines

Howard Primous [Visitor]
both courses are great, but it'd be worth upgrading to play Bali too. great course and a LV must play.
PermalinkPermalink 06/23/10 @ 04:13

In response to: Colorado golfers: Annual passes make 2010 your year for golf at Raven G.C. at Three Peaks in Silverthorne

Bob [Visitor]
Fun golf course. Anyone in the I-70 corridor should try this golf course. Lots of elevation challenges and great service.
PermalinkPermalink 04/21/10 @ 15:03

In response to: Country music stars join the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters field

Tim [Visitor]
I wish I could have seen this. Anyone know where you can see it online?
PermalinkPermalink 04/15/10 @ 12:07

In response to: Country music stars join the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters field

Gavin Boyd [Visitor]
This sounds great but as I am based in the UK I will just have to settle for the tiger woods show. Its a shrewd move from Tiger as he will get protected there more so than any where else. I cant see that happening when he comes over for the Ryder Cup.
PermalinkPermalink 03/17/10 @ 02:30

In response to: Thirsty after the Honda Classic? Guanabanas in Jupiter is worth the drive from PGA National

Diane McCourt [Visitor]
We did exactly that and had a great meal, view and company
PermalinkPermalink 03/16/10 @ 10:32

In response to: Thirsty after the Honda Classic? Guanabanas in Jupiter is worth the drive from PGA National

Mark Nessmith [Visitor]
That's actually a great idea, Rick!
PermalinkPermalink 03/05/10 @ 09:14

In response to: Tour stars hit TPC Las Vegas to hone their game

John [Visitor]
TPC Las Vegas says " Play Where the Pros Play". This is why!!!!!!
PermalinkPermalink 02/18/10 @ 08:03

In response to: The world's most extreme golf courses, courtesy of adidas Golf

Jack Hoff [Visitor]
Wow, Good stuff, i never know Alice Springs Golf Course in Australia. is hottest golf course:) thanks for sharing guys...
PermalinkPermalink 02/12/10 @ 10:49

In response to: It's fair to openly wonder whether Tiger Woods is juiced, Bill Plaschke writes in the LA Times

Reader [Visitor]
I think Peyton Manning must be the last "squeaky clean" athlete standing.
PermalinkPermalink 12/18/09 @ 17:38

In response to: The world's most extreme golf courses, courtesy of adidas Golf

Katharine [Member]
I've played Ushuaia Golf Course in Argentina...a casual 9-hole track easily accessible from any of the cruise ships that stop there i.e. Crystal.
Mountains all around, brooks, dirt road leading in. Had to track down pro to open small but new clubhouse. He was out doing maintenance.
PermalinkPermalink 11/25/09 @ 08:36

In response to: Turnberry, Kingsbarns, Muirfield, more vying for Scotland's Golf Course of the Year

Dan [Visitor]
I am dying to play any of the courses on the list. But, unfortunately, I probably will die before I get the chance to do it.
PermalinkPermalink 11/23/09 @ 00:07

In response to: Turnberry, Kingsbarns, Muirfield, more vying for Scotland's Golf Course of the Year

smudge [Visitor]
If you haven't played Kingsbarns you have not lived. What it lacks in history and the fact it is not a true links, it makes up for in spades in beauty and playability. It truly is magnificent. I played it along with the Jubilee at St Andrews, The Old Course, Carnoustie, Old Prestwick, Royal Troon and Wester Gailes. They were all equally fantastic but Kinsbarns is by far the most beautiful course I've ever seen. Puts little Pebble Beach to shame.
PermalinkPermalink 11/13/09 @ 13:22

In response to: Turnberry, Kingsbarns, Muirfield, more vying for Scotland's Golf Course of the Year

Kiel Christianson [Visitor]
I have a soft spot for Crail.
PermalinkPermalink 10/19/09 @ 22:10

In response to: Charles Barkley is dead wrong about golf

James Simmons [Visitor]
I've seen Charles play, and he does suck, but that's no reason so say golf is no fun. Charles, if you want to get better work at it (get a good coach), but even if you don't, just enjoy your time out on the course; That alone makes it worthwhile.
PermalinkPermalink 08/27/09 @ 21:01

In response to: Charles Barkley is dead wrong about golf

Saginaw Mike [Visitor]
Talk about suck at golf, I'm an honest 36 (only because my group has a limit) but there is nothing like being out with friends or family and reaching a 395 yarder in 2, lipping the 10 footer and have to settle for a tap-in 4. Kinda makes up for the last 6 holes when you pick-up after reaching double-par.
PermalinkPermalink 07/29/09 @ 14:41

In response to: Charles Barkley is dead wrong about golf

wendyuk [Visitor]
Any idea who I can petition/pay real money to - for the return of Tim McDonald to these blogs? Hell, even Chris Baldwin if we must. I'm sure I'm not the only one losing interest rapidly in this site.
PermalinkPermalink 07/06/09 @ 14:27

In response to: Charles Barkley is dead wrong about golf

Ron Mon [Member]
With you, boss. I myself do not suck, but have friends who enjoy the game and do suck. The hardest part for them is to realize they can play with someone with skill and still have a good time. That's why we have handicaps and all those other crazy-a games, to keep it interesting.
PermalinkPermalink 06/28/09 @ 08:02

In response to: Vote now to get golf into the Olympic Games in 2016

Paul [Visitor]
Golf is played throughout the world and by all nations - why would it not be included.

Interesting scenario from Andy ref amateurs. Lots of boxers that go on to win Olympic gold tend to go pro soon after - I'm sure golf would be the same if it was restricted.

My other sport of bowls would also like to be included in the Olympics, but as it is not played worldwide there is little chance. I know my good friend Gary Smith, chairman of World Bowls, is working hard on it, but I feel it will not happen.

I hope golf is more successful.
PermalinkPermalink 06/10/09 @ 08:42

In response to: At 41 mpg, golfers are as efficient as a hybrid

Danielle [Visitor]
That's the average golfer. I bet the less you drink and the more you walk, the better you will play.
PermalinkPermalink 05/01/09 @ 17:46

In response to: Whisky and golf in Scotland: A perfect pair

Awxus [Visitor]
Well this post is according to the mood of person like me
PermalinkPermalink 04/30/09 @ 12:56

In response to: Whisky and golf in Scotland: A perfect pair

Holyhail [Visitor]
This is really funny. Any golfer that’s ever had a bad day on the green should know about it. : )

PermalinkPermalink 04/16/09 @ 13:56

In response to: Free golf book: Get Pete McDaniel's 'Uneven Lies' from Titleist

Paul McCormack [Visitor]
If you like golf, this book is not to be missed. It is beautifully written. I am very glad to have it in my collection of golf books.
PermalinkPermalink 04/01/09 @ 16:34

In response to: Gatorade studied Tiger Woods' sweat - Budweiser should study John Daly's

CriticalTool [Visitor]
fuuunnnee. For a moment, I forgot about
the recession.
PermalinkPermalink 02/24/09 @ 16:09

In response to: Vote now to get golf into the Olympic Games in 2016

Ron Mon [Member]
The real reason for this push is to open up funding for national golf programs. Many nations do not dedicate funds to sports unless they are recognized Olympic events.
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/09 @ 15:24

In response to: Vote now to get golf into the Olympic Games in 2016

Andy Browm [Visitor]
Here is an interesting question, while golf is making a fervent bid to get itself into the Olympics, and when I say golf, I mean anyone and everyone involved with the game, the point is what if the authorities decide to include the sport but open it only to amateurs. It would be what you call an anti climax. But, if you take a closer look at the scenario, they might quite do it. The Asian Games has had golf on board since the 1982 games in New Delhi but ever since the first time it was included it has only been open to amateurs and the countries involved have had to send teams made up of amateurs. I don’t quite understand the logic behind that. That has also been the case with boxing where some countries only allow amateurs to take part which kind of means those trying to make a living out of the sport never get to take part in such events.

I hope, while we continue our attempt to make golf a part of the Olympics, it should be able to ensure that the likes of Vijay Singh, Ernie Els, Tiger Woods get to be a part of it. It shouldn’t be used as a platform by talented youngsters across the world looking to make a mark in the biggest sporting spectacle before they decide to turn pro.

Cheers

Andy
http://www.HomeofGolf.TV
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/09 @ 11:09

In response to: Vote now to get golf into the Olympic Games in 2016

Ron Mon [Member]
Never mind golf; I want to see Nessmith in the 2016 Olympics.
PermalinkPermalink 02/12/09 @ 13:16

In response to: At 41 mpg, golfers are as efficient as a hybrid

Now that is an interesting observation. 900 miles seems a quite a long distance. Do you want to say by the time the golfer has travelled 41 miles, he has consumed 1 gallon of alcohol?
http://thatgolfplace.com/


PermalinkPermalink 02/03/09 @ 02:30

In response to: Thank America's golfing vets on Memorial Day

Golf Platzrief [Visitor]
I hope these men and women realize the valuable roles they play in our nation's present and future.
PermalinkPermalink 12/11/08 @ 01:57

In response to: I wanna be a renowned golf architect like Pete Dye, Tom Fazio and everyone else who's ever designed a course

ron [Visitor]
Cameron: To say that all golf course designers are egomaniacial, insincere, prima donnas is so stupid. I would really like to know what golf course architects you "know".
PermalinkPermalink 11/27/08 @ 00:58

In response to: St. Andrews, Dornoch, Inverness, Carnoustie? Rate Scotland's golf courses at ScotlandGolf.com

kovogolf [Visitor]
That's great.

PermalinkPermalink 08/15/08 @ 13:08

In response to: Gatorade studied Tiger Woods' sweat - Budweiser should study John Daly's

One Take [Visitor]
"With 'Balls Out Blog', Mr Nessmith has slapped down his credentials for inclusion in the pantheon of golfing greats."
---Tiger Woods, USA Today

"From the moment I logged onto 'Balls Out' until the moment I logged out, I was convulsed with laughter at his writing. Some day, I hope to read it properly."
---J Nicklaus, The Daily Telegraph.

"There is no beginning to his talents."
---Anthony Jacklin, Cape Town Herald

"He is the man who rose without trace."
---Greg Norman, The Australian.

"Utter hovno."
---F Bouc, Lidove Noviny.
PermalinkPermalink 05/14/08 @ 10:53

In response to: Gatorade studied Tiger Woods' sweat - Budweiser should study John Daly's

Dick [Visitor]
Eeewww man thats gross, is that what they are going to call this new drink; Tiger Sweat? Comes in three great flavors; Locker Room, Practice Tee and Bedroom. Hey if it's co-mingled with Elins it just might be drinkable! Just kidding Tiger!
PermalinkPermalink 04/11/08 @ 15:22

In response to: Gatorade studied Tiger Woods' sweat - Budweiser should study John Daly's

GolfSpy X [Visitor]
Love the name of the blog and great title to this post...funny stuff.
PermalinkPermalink 04/10/08 @ 12:28

In response to: Roid rage: Golfers on steroids won't necessarily be bulked up, you morons

denuw [Visitor]
Thanks for making some sense out of this bull, Mark.
PermalinkPermalink 12/20/07 @ 14:03

In response to: Roid rage: Golfers on steroids won't necessarily be bulked up, you morons

Aspiration Reformed [Visitor]
Steroids are NOT the only performance enhancing drug. For any one who has tried anything and just about everything to play better golf, it is easy to identify players on tour who are on drugs. Beta blockers, benzo's, muscle relaxers, and antihistamines are all being used out there.
PermalinkPermalink 12/12/07 @ 14:50

In response to: David Toms has finger on pulse of the gallery

Kirk Hampton [Visitor]
Hi, I wonder if the fan pointed out that Toms is always playing golf on drugs? Maybe Toms should adjust his dose of beta-blockers so he doesn't fall on his butt as often. Lets test these guys like they do in the olympics.... FOR EVERYTHING.
PermalinkPermalink 12/12/07 @ 14:44

In response to: Sun Mountain Speed Cart helps golfers (and Golf Blogger) walk more

Paris [Visitor]
Wow!! Golf...I love to play Golf..
PermalinkPermalink 12/04/07 @ 04:05

In response to: In the deep rough with new Nike Sumo Irons, Diamana stiff flex graphite shafts

Ron Mon [Member]
Hey, I heard you were dead. Is this a missive from beyond the grave? Are you Kenny?
PermalinkPermalink 10/26/07 @ 22:53

In response to: In the deep rough with new Nike Sumo Irons, Diamana stiff flex graphite shafts

I've got me a set, too. In-depth review
is on the way...
PermalinkPermalink 10/26/07 @ 09:46

In response to: Time to nix the nationalist President's Cup, Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup Matches?

patricia [Visitor]
The Principal is a golf purist who, I suspect, would prefer to see golf remain an austere game of tortured souls played out on some obscure, windswept linksland. He's a good writer though, got to give him that.
Anyway,

For most recreational golfers and golf fans, the international events just add one more interesting dimension to the game we love. BTW, I'm a proud American who'd be a hell of a lot more likely to be pulling for Vijay Singh than for Phil Mickelson. But that's just me.
PermalinkPermalink 09/28/07 @ 12:41

In response to: Time to nix the nationalist President's Cup, Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup Matches?

wendy (UK) [Visitor]
Noooooooooo! I know there have been a couple or more rather over the top events, but I think we have all learnt our lessons and the sportsmanship has returned. I love these team events. Even though I support the European teams I never feel anti-American as such. In fact some of my favourite players ARE American. I have to be honest that I never support Tiger and Phil in the men's events(they don't need it, I know)but I think they all play their hearts out. I, for one, would never have the courage to stand on that first tee (think this year's Walker Cup) - fortunately I don't have the ability, either.
PermalinkPermalink 09/26/07 @ 13:43

In response to: Time to nix the nationalist President's Cup, Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup Matches?

Shanks [Member]
And here I always thought you had to smart to be a Principal. Because a few louts have never been taught good sportsmanship, he wants to abolish the best events in golf. What a maroon.
PermalinkPermalink 09/26/07 @ 11:24

In response to: Sun Mountain Speed Cart helps golfers (and Golf Blogger) walk more

Ed Desautels [Visitor]
I purchased a Sun Mountain Speed Cart this year and am loving it. It's easy to use, not overly heavy, and rolls easily--even over the hilly terrain around Pittsburgh on which I play. It's indeed the Cadillac of golf carts, but hardly priced like one: it's easy to find for under $200. If you like to walk, but have a touchy back or otherwise don't want to carry your clubs, I recommend the Speed Cart. (And no, I don't work for Sun Mountain!)
PermalinkPermalink 08/28/07 @ 09:08

In response to: I wanna be a renowned golf architect like Pete Dye, Tom Fazio and everyone else who's ever designed a course

Cameron Chanslor [Visitor]
I have first hand experience in dealing with so-called golf "architects" and let me tell you, it's a sweet gig. For the most part, the only real qualification I've found that one needs to attain this position is an interest in golf and getting to know someone who's putting up the money for a new course. Sure, some of them have knowledge of landscaping (or even a degree in it), but basically all they do is draw up holes on an ariel photo of some raw land and then get some kid who knows how to work CAD software to put his ideas down on paper. But breaking into this field is tough, mainly because the guys who are already in it keep it closed off to new comers. They are, for the most part, egomaniacial, insincere, prima donnas with a hugely over-inflated opinions of themselves. They honestly believe that the whole world should drop down and pay homage to them because they can plot out a few tee boxes, four hundred yards of fairway and a 3,000 square foot green.
Trust me on this; I have seen up close how these guys work and it ain't rocket science.
PermalinkPermalink 08/22/07 @ 13:02

In response to: I wanna be a renowned golf architect like Pete Dye, Tom Fazio and everyone else who's ever designed a course

Ron Mon [Member]
You're projecting again, chihuaha. Try not to let yourself get caught up in the emotion of the moment. If Mark's kid got to me before my sixteenth time around the lawn, he'd sell lots of lemonade.
PermalinkPermalink 08/02/07 @ 22:39

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