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In response to: Solstice Survival golf tourneys: Boston vs. Philly

dave shocks [Visitor]
have played in all the ones in the past in the boston area and we really missed u guys last yr , and was just wondering if and when u guys come back to boston again ,cheers
PermalinkPermalink 04/22/10 @ 18:16

In response to: Why again are Canada geese federally protected?

Gary [Visitor]
I was just thinking upon reading your article how much good land in this country is wasted on the stupid sport (if you can call it that) of golf!
PermalinkPermalink 05/05/09 @ 11:40

In response to: Ernie Els, Andres Romero and other sartorial abominations on the golf course

Robert Darlington [Visitor]
I think it's funny that a guy that went to Milton High School in WV, has such great insight into golf fashion. Maybe the big city has created the new Ralph Loren. I just don't know. I do know that he has to be better at golf than driving(a car that is).
PermalinkPermalink 03/09/09 @ 16:01

In response to: Even at golf tournaments, jean shorts don't cut it

simone [Visitor]
we an south african small events cmpany that needs sponsership in getting a golf tournament together between south africa and the countries that was affected in the attacks that took place in the last two months in south africa.we hoping that the tournament will heal the relationships between these cokdevents8untries.we set up a fund for this.please if you can help us or send us in the right direction.

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PermalinkPermalink 06/22/08 @ 12:49

In response to: Ernie Els, Andres Romero and other sartorial abominations on the golf course

Joe Cool [Visitor]
Michelle Wie has had her first "wrist tweak job" for 2008 and will not be playing in the Safeway. I wonder how many more times we will hear this in 2008! A new book will be available soon...The Fall From Grace of Michelle Wie.
PermalinkPermalink 03/23/08 @ 01:24

In response to: Golf and spouses don't mix

CB MAXWELL [Member]
Count me in with the last comment. No way you go. Thanks honey, but let me just stay home and chill and watch the kids. You go have fun.
What man/husband wants to go to dinner with margarita tipping women anyway?

You have been "domesticated" my friend and need to find your inner Alpha Dog and let your wife know your limits...like advance notice on social engagments...not "oh, my, we were waiting for you."
PermalinkPermalink 09/04/07 @ 18:59

In response to: Why again are Canada geese federally protected?

Donald [Visitor]
I think someone should have shaken your egg before you could hatch.
PermalinkPermalink 08/20/07 @ 19:07

In response to: Ernie Els, Andres Romero and other sartorial abominations on the golf course

Art [Visitor]
Michelle Wie sucks
PermalinkPermalink 08/17/07 @ 02:32

In response to: Golf and spouses don't mix

2under [Visitor]
I would take a little different tack than Shanks did. Why create conflict with the wife? That almost always comes back to bite you, even if you are in the right.

Sounds like you got played, playa'!!

You served as a taxi service and babysitter all in one! Kids got a meal at the restaurant, so your wife didn't need to cook while she socialized, and you took care of being the "hammer" to keep them in line. You were the designated driver while they enjoyed margaritas. How convenient!! By the way, did you end up picking up the tab?

All the while, she built up "guilt points" because you weren't "sociable". So not only did you do something you didn't want to do, but she built up an amass of points so you will be indebted to her to do other things you don't want to do!! It's a vicious cycle...

Next time, fight a little fire with fire...."Hey hon, why don't you ladies go ahead and enjoy dinner. I'll stay here and watch the kids. You don't get alot of social time with your girlfriends, especially without the kids. And besides, I'd just be a third wheel. I'll even make some Mac and Cheese for 'em."

It is known as the Jedi mind trick. If this type of conversation sounds familiar, it's because it is used against you many times, by the female of the species. It is a cunning way of achieving your goals while making it sound as though you are doing THEM a favor. It's a little known fact, sonny Jim, that it is a part of the genetic makeup of every woman.

Good luck, TR.
PermalinkPermalink 08/08/07 @ 07:37

In response to: Ernie Els, Andres Romero and other sartorial abominations on the golf course

jaypee [Visitor]
Talking about fashion and good taste, do you plan to keep the moustache long term ?
PermalinkPermalink 08/01/07 @ 11:39

In response to: Watching British Open I want to know: Where are these geniuses?

wendy kouvardine [Visitor]
Oh dear. Parents can be so competitive. Maybe their daughters are struggling at school and this is their way of rationalising it.

As far as TV coverage is concerned, I rant & rave at all the time given to ads. on the US coverage, not to mention scenic shots with no action, but agree that the technical coverage is superior. On both sides I get really peed off with the coverage given to TW even when he is not in contention. I know there are commercial reasons, but grrr!
PermalinkPermalink 07/31/07 @ 14:38

In response to: Golf and spouses don't mix

Shanks [Member]
Whew, you opened a serious can of worms with this story! I know it's easy to criticize when not emotionally involved but I've got a few ideas on this subject. Basically, you've got to sack up and straighten her out. You were ambushed with that social event. What, no cell phone? How about if you did that to her after she'd put in a long day doing whatever it is she does? In other words, yes, you should've stayed home and dealt with the fallout. A man's got to pick his spots to stand his ground and this was definitely one of them.
PermalinkPermalink 07/31/07 @ 09:16

In response to: I don't get the British Open

Shanks [Member]
As far as I could tell, Woods was the only one with hand warmers. What a wuss! The temp was around 50(F). I'm sure you've played in the States when it's cool like that. And by the way, this year all 4 days were colder than average by about 15 degrees.
PermalinkPermalink 07/31/07 @ 08:43

In response to: Ernie Els, Andres Romero and other sartorial abominations on the golf course

Ron Mon [Member]
I like my cargo shorts, but I'll leave them at home the next time I play at Cook's Creek, Golf Club of Dublin, or the basket factory course.
PermalinkPermalink 07/31/07 @ 08:00

In response to: Watching British Open I want to know: Where are these geniuses?

Piko Adams [Visitor]
Having studied in your country, I can see why your president is such a dimwit!
Regarding the TV coverage, you obviously don't get the same feed that we do in S Africa. Watching the US Tour is like watching paint dry. The commentators are useless. Maybe you should watch more European Tour events on TV to get learn something about golf. You might also learn some of the names of the golfers who kick your butts every two years in the Ryder Cup!
PermalinkPermalink 07/28/07 @ 13:22

In response to: Rethinking the scramble

Ron Mon [Member]
At the Hills course at Boyne Highlands, we did the exacatacka same thing, and had a blast. You hit the same number of shots but TEAM up (usually the missing link in golf) to have a blast. Plus, without it being a charity event, there's no pressure to score to win.
PermalinkPermalink 07/26/07 @ 17:14

In response to: Gary Player, steroids, creatine and a bunch of bull

Mike [Visitor]
There's the possibility that Player is right and many golf fans don't want to face reality
PermalinkPermalink 07/22/07 @ 05:47

In response to: Gary Player, steroids, creatine and a bunch of bull

Judge Smails [Visitor]
ray,

You're as wrong as you can be. If someone tells you something IN CONFIDENCE, you're honor bound to not divulge the information. It has nothing to do with the nature of the person who gave you the information, either; it has to do with YOUR nature. You're either a man of your word or you're not.

I suggest you look up the word "hypocrite" in a dictionary and cogitate on its meaning for a while.
PermalinkPermalink 07/21/07 @ 14:18

In response to: Gary Player, steroids, creatine and a bunch of bull

ray [Visitor]
Gary Player comes off real bad in this whole ordeal. He talks about the integrity for the game of golf on one hand and then he says he's going to stick up for a steroid user on the other.A hypocrite at it's finest. He's just looking too tarnish todays players with no evidence. I think he has jack squat when it comes to a name.
PermalinkPermalink 07/21/07 @ 04:08

In response to: I don't get the British Open

bogie [Visitor]
Hey Massey..........you're obviously not a golfer who values the traditions of the original game, so stop trying to impart your baseless comments on those who do. Stick with caged fighting or women's basketball.
PermalinkPermalink 07/20/07 @ 23:56

In response to: Why again are Canada geese federally protected?

prufrock1976 [Visitor]
Generally it's a rule of thumb that a writer has run out of things to say when they begin writing on (a.) the weather or (b.) animals.

But seriously, advocating the killing of any animal just isn't right. Ever stop to think who's intruding on who's habitat (unless you're saying your local muni's been there since the dawn of time).

T.R., find something better to write about.

And remember what E.B White said: "A goose that cannot sh*t is an abomination."
PermalinkPermalink 07/20/07 @ 09:00

In response to: I don't get the British Open

Josh [Visitor]
Can stand the rain eh, and you call us
limies! Next you'll be using carts.
PermalinkPermalink 07/20/07 @ 08:46

In response to: Watching British Open I want to know: Where are these geniuses?

Ron Mon [Member]
We are ... Marshal. Been to Chilly Willie's lately? Good town, Huntington. I think that young parents in general can be pricks, as it can tend to be all about "their" child and "her/his" battle to redefine the world. A lot of humility stops by, they redefine "their" worlds, then the globe spins on. I have found that other educational systems put the onus on the student to be responsible and produce at a younger age, at the expense of personal attention. Where we screw up is in the ego-massaging department; we go at it a little too much, too soon. Most european high school teachers are impressed with our class sizes (in all but the most overcrowded classrooms) and our connection with the students.
PermalinkPermalink 07/20/07 @ 08:31

In response to: Priapism at the AT&T National

Ron Mon [Member]
Priapism. That's a new one (and hopefully, one I'll never come to know intimately.) Have you seen golf magazines lately? They battle for the crap ads, too. The August 07 issue of Golf Magazine has spots from Libitrol, Amerimed, Ahtena Pheromone 10X, the Liberator (bedroom adventure gear)Viamedic, and boner birdie (all right, I made the last one up.) New world order, I guess.
PermalinkPermalink 07/17/07 @ 08:20

In response to: Why again are Canada geese federally protected?

Ron Mon [Member]
How many geese did you encounter along the SS Trail? I just read your piece in Golf Styles, and liked it. My 100 holes in a day were fine, albeit slowed by a balky (not balco) putter. In northern Michigan, we encountered the foul bawstards in a few places, and had to invoke nonexistent local rules on "moveable poop" to avoid an unremarkable collision of ball and crap. Big dogs are the answer; you don't have to ever feed them, at least until the geese depart.
PermalinkPermalink 07/17/07 @ 08:07

In response to: Wyoming golf: Moose gone wild

BV [Visitor]
WoW - Thank God this happened in WY!! If it had been in CO (with it's burgeoning population of California whack jobs), there would have been an immediate call to turn the golf course into a moose sanctuary! ;)
PermalinkPermalink 07/09/07 @ 13:41

In response to: Priapism at the AT&T National

Booger [Visitor]
No, you can't. Blame the PGA Tour and
network TV.
PermalinkPermalink 07/09/07 @ 07:32

In response to: Even at golf tournaments, jean shorts don't cut it

Mr Business Golf [Visitor]
Golf facilities get real concerned with the negative image they get when some yawhoo takes off the first tee cutting a divot large enough to cover the six pack of beer he sat next to the tee-marker and the cigar butts he has dropped for the person behind him to smell, all while dressed like he just left the infield of a NASCAR race. Business golfers are not going to tolerate playing at clubs that allow this attire it and will take the revenue they generate to golf clubs who feel golf is for EVERYONE who appreciates having a higher level of self esteem than those who think wearing cut offs and t-shirts is appropriate attire for golf.
PermalinkPermalink 07/04/07 @ 10:45

In response to: Solstice Survival golf tourneys: Boston vs. Philly

Ron Mon [Member]
Well, I survived the wee bastard of a 100 hole challenge. It pained me feet and injured me right knee, but it was worth it.
PermalinkPermalink 06/18/07 @ 22:40

In response to: Is turnabout fair play? A new appreciation for tournament directors

Ron Mon [Member]
By the way, I applied for a free subscription to GSO, but since that little sliver of PA is between NY and OH, I was denied. I play more courses in Ohio than PA, so woe is me.
PermalinkPermalink 06/15/07 @ 19:29

In response to: Solstice Survival golf tourneys: Boston vs. Philly

Ron Mon [Member]
Any suggestions for 100 holes on Monday? We tee off at 6:30, and I figure we'll be dieing by 10 am. I'd like to go off at 5:30 or 5:45, but it ain't going to happen.
PermalinkPermalink 06/15/07 @ 19:14

In response to: A golf tournament director hits the road

Ron Mon [Member]
I thought Boston wasn't that far from Baltimore? Holy Christmas! You shame us borderline midwesterners (Buffalo, Columbus, it's all the same mindset.) You are not a bumpkin, but a 3rd grade dropout! Welcome back to civilization. Time to bone up on Geography. Here's my suggestion: if the next tournament is in Baltimore, fly in to Boston. It's really close by.
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/07 @ 09:19

In response to: Maybe Payne Stewart was right: Autographs are senseless

steve [Visitor]
Collecting autographs is more fun than playing golf!
PermalinkPermalink 06/06/07 @ 22:05

In response to: You wearing golf shoes or Dr. Martens at the Memorial?

Mike [Visitor]
Anybody that wears golf shoes to a PGA Tour event and isn't playing is a dorkus first classus !

The West Virginian in you is showing big time.
PermalinkPermalink 06/05/07 @ 23:50

In response to: Even at golf tournaments, jean shorts don't cut it

Mike [Visitor]
Since I'm from Louisville too, I'll say this - what else would you make shorts from if not jeans ?

Curtains ? Nope.

Sheets ? Nope.

Jeans ? Yep !
PermalinkPermalink 06/05/07 @ 23:47

In response to: Even at golf tournaments, jean shorts don't cut it

2under [Visitor]
Patricia,

I am VERY confused. You like "The Usual Suspects" AND "About Schmidt"?

"The Usual Suspects" is an all-time top ten, but I completely didn't get "About Schmidt". That coming from a guy who thinks "The Big Lebowski" is an all-time top ten, so I have a little bit of an eccentric sense of humor.

And could you let me know what situation would occur that would cause you to WANT to be tacky?
PermalinkPermalink 06/05/07 @ 18:26

In response to: Even at golf tournaments, jean shorts don't cut it

Art [Visitor]
I predict by the end of the season Michelle won't get a top 10 all year and she will not even finish the season. She will only plat a couple of PGA events because she can't cut it and the Sponsers are afraid to invite her for fear of what is going on already with her and her ADVENTURES.,
It's sad to say She's finished.
PermalinkPermalink 06/05/07 @ 17:14

In response to: Even at golf tournaments, jean shorts don't cut it

patricia [Visitor]
Jean shorts are almost always tacky. I don't care if it's a male or a female. If you're over age 10 cut offs are tacky. That said, I wear them sometimes, but only when I WANT to be tacky.
PermalinkPermalink 06/05/07 @ 13:43

In response to: Even at golf tournaments, jean shorts don't cut it

Joltin Joe [Visitor]
"It's just as bad on the golf course. If you can't wear a collared shirt and decent shorts, find another sport, activity or hobby"

Amen. I can't count the times I have played decent, mid-tier courses that have "dress code enforced" imprinted on website, scorecard, and clubhouse door, only to run into some yahoos out there in cutoffs, T-shirt, and flip flops.
PermalinkPermalink 06/05/07 @ 10:25

In response to: Even at golf tournaments, jean shorts don't cut it

2under [Visitor]
And we wonder why we hear the ridiculous, but inevitable, "You da man!" and "Get in the hole!" on TV...

It's just as bad on the golf course. If you can't wear a collared shirt and decent shorts, find another sport, activity or hobby.

These are the same folks who swill massive amounts of alcohol on the course, look for balls for 15 mins, don't repair ball marks, etc.

I'm all for fun, but show at least a little decorum on the course, whether at a professional event, or in your own foursome at the local muni.

PermalinkPermalink 06/05/07 @ 04:59

In response to: Maybe Payne Stewart was right: Autographs are senseless

Ron Mon [Member]
I have people coming to my classroom with blank checks, and I happily autograph all of them.

We're not validating ourselves; instead we are validating the poor schmucks whose lives consist of the adolescent preoccupation with sports. They do for a living what we do for fun. How sorry are their lives?

Get as many autographs as you can...who knows how many hopeless lives of professional athletes you'll touch? Imagine how Michelle Wie would feel, wrist injury and all.
PermalinkPermalink 05/31/07 @ 18:15

In response to: You wearing golf shoes or Dr. Martens at the Memorial?

Ron Mon [Member]
I would say Doc Martens, not Dr. Martens, to be 90s chic.

I would say that a golf shirt is appropriate, a long-sleeved (but not a short-sleeved) t-shirt is appropriate, shorts if they hit the knees, and of course, less-than-ankle-height socks.

I think the wearing of the golf shoes as a spectator is kooky. I would wear a pair of hiking shoes, walking shoes, or TEVA-style open toes.
PermalinkPermalink 05/31/07 @ 18:06

In response to: Maybe Payne Stewart was right: Autographs are senseless

2under [Visitor]
Signing autographs is simple:

EVERY autograph is personalized.

NO autographs for anyone over the age of 16.

Any questions?
PermalinkPermalink 05/30/07 @ 18:56

In response to: Maybe Payne Stewart was right: Autographs are senseless

john jessup [Visitor]
I don't get it either. While it all looks glamorous, the players work hard at their gobs and don't need the distraction. Let them do their jobs, which in my opinion does not include writing their names 200-300 times each day.

Nobody waits outside of my office for an autograph, and I am a pretty good golfer.
PermalinkPermalink 05/30/07 @ 14:25

In response to: Maybe Payne Stewart was right: Autographs are senseless

Oui Oui Oui [Visitor]
Mr. Massey,

On your comment wondering the importance of having a man write down his name for fans....Using your logic, it also does not make sense for people to go watch some skilled people hitting a white ball all over well-manicured lawn and get paid millions.
PermalinkPermalink 05/30/07 @ 07:16

In response to: U.S. Open Sectionals: The best spectator experience a golf fan could want

Oliver Sudden [Visitor]
It seems nuts to me that a fully exempt player on the PGA Tour would have to go through LOCAL qualifying. But you do if you are not on the top 100 of the money list. I do agree sectional qualifying is fun to attend along with Q school.
PermalinkPermalink 05/27/07 @ 19:55

In response to: U.S. Open Sectionals: The best spectator experience a golf fan could want

One-Putt [Visitor]
Whoops it is played tomorrow. Ha Ha
PermalinkPermalink 05/27/07 @ 05:18

In response to: U.S. Open Sectionals: The best spectator experience a golf fan could want

One-Putt [Visitor]
It looks like Tadd Fujikawa won the sectional in Japan!!!!
PermalinkPermalink 05/27/07 @ 05:16

In response to: The Players Championship, Joey Sindelar and a (really) weird request

Lester Hinson [Visitor]
I'll bet dollars to donuts that adult toy is endorsed by David Leadbetter. I mean, is there ANYTHING that guy won't put his name on for a buck?
PermalinkPermalink 05/24/07 @ 03:25

In response to: Dear Abby, a golfer and a "protective wife"

Jay [Visitor]
He obviously Married Mom. So many Men with "Mom" issues do that. They look for somebody to comfort and take care of them. Men should be taking care of their spouse. They should also be able to live like a man without someone being overly concerned. What a Drag on our Manhood
PermalinkPermalink 05/20/07 @ 23:22

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