Sunday, December 25, 2005

Golf Gear News - Podcast #5 12/23/05

We've just uploaded our fifth podcast! Happy Holidays!!
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The Newstand: Annika's Got a Boyfriend, r7 Quad Deal - Two Free Tickets, Long-Driver Record Holder Dies
Interview with the Guru: No Interview This Time
She Golf's Too: Women Golfers - Overstated or Underserved?
Component Corner: RadarGolf Top Product in 2005, Maruman Golf - Highest End Clubs, SMT Golf Glove
Mythbusters: Why Do Golfer's Quit the Game?
Golf of the Weird: Clone Golf Courses,
One Golf Ball Brings Down an Air Force
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Saturday, December 17, 2005

One Golf Ball Brings Down an Air Force

Did you hear the story about the how one golf ball brought down an entire air force? Well, I’m sure all of you know where the Republic of Benin is. You don’t? It’s right between Togo and Nigeria in West Africa. Ahhh, now you know where it is. Well, in 1987, Benin had no golf courses. Yet, that didn’t stop Matthieu Boya from practicing his game. One day he was hitting golf balls into an open field next to the Benin Air Force base. He hit a high drive that struck a bird in flight. The stunned bird fell into the open cockpit of a fighter plane preparing for takeoff. The startled pilot lost control of the jet and crashed into four other planes parked on the runway. All five planes, making up the entire Benin Air Force, were destroyed. Well, now you know. I found this gem in Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Golf Gear News - Podcast #4 12-9-05

We've just uploaded our fourth podcast! It's cool! Tell us what you think.
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The Newstand: Dubai Desert Classic, New Rangefinder Rule in Golf, Steroids in Golf?, Crackdown on Chinese Counterfeiters
Interview with the Guru: Shane Kiesner, Special Olympics Minnesota
Perfect Fit: Frankly Golf Study
She Golf's Too: Ann Liguori - Female Golf Broadcaster
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Athletic Baby DVD, Stulz Golf Tech Shafts, Color Changing Golf Balls, Weird Golf Gifts
Golf of the Weird: Michelle Wie's "Funny" Uncle, Fastest Round of Golf in History
Mythbusters: Will Weight Training Ruin my Game?


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Michelle Wie's "Funny" Uncle

Just last month, police in Seoul, South Korea arrested a 46-year-old man that was representing himself as the uncle of Korean-American Michelle Wie. He appears to have bilked 970 Korean investors out of $14 million for the development of a shoe sterilizing business. Mr. Wie (yes, same name but not related), alledgedly attracted investors to his scheme by showing a picture he had taken with Michelle Wie when she visted Korea in 2003. He claimed that Ms. Wie would be endorsing this business, when in fact she was not even aware of it. He had been perpetrating this deception since last year. You'd think that investors would have gotten wise to a shoe sterilizing scheme. I mean really! Wouldn't a pair of Dr. Scholl's Odor Eaters have done the trick just as well? Source: Joongan Daily.