Saturday, January 28, 2006

Golf Gear News - Podcast #7 1/25/06

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The Newstand: Lunch with John Daly, Nobody Owns Torrey Pines Name, Time Acquires, Do You Have Projectile Disfunction?,
Interview with the Guru: Lee Miller, Ph.D., CEO of Feel Golf (part 2 of 2)
The Perfect Fit: 40 Things About Your Equipment
She Golf's Too: English Ladies Golf Union Survey
Component Corner: Slighter Putters, SMT Introduces Elite Clubbuilders Program, Polara Golf Ball is Self Correcting
Mythbusters: Strange Lawsuits
Golf of the Weird: Urban Legend or the Truth?, Penn Golf's Playboy Pinup
Clubbuilder Questions: Do I Need More Loft for More Distance?
Website Spotlight: Classics of Golf

Friday, January 13, 2006

Michelle Wie - Give it a Rest

I’m all for women playing in a men’s PGA tour event. I’m fine with under-18 players qualifying for a tournament. What I’m not fine about is Michelle Wie trying to make the cut in the recent Sony Open in Hawaii. This is the seventh time she’s tried to make the cut and failed. The latest was an opening round 79. I’d think it would be great if she made a cut, but I’m starting to get very tired of the media mania that surrounds Ms. Wie every time she tries this. Once she succeeds (and I’m sure she will some day) it’s going to be a case of the girl who cried wolf too many times. Nobody is going to believe her or care. My guess is that another LPGA player is going to make a cut before she does.

Once she makes a cut, she’ll probably finish at the bottom of the money list for that tournament. She will someday become an excellent LPGA golfer, but she’s playing out of her element. It’s like Michael Jordan trying to play baseball. He’s probably the greatest basketball player ever to take to the court, but he was a lousy baseball player. What did he prove – that he couldn’t play baseball. What will Ms. Wie prove – that she’s a much better player when she plays on the LPGA tour.

It will be great if a woman makes a cut in a men’s PGA tour event, but it isn’t going to be Michelle Wie anytime soon. Babe’s record is safe...for now.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Golf Gear News - Podcast #6 1/7/06

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The Newstand: Israeli is World's Best Blind Golfer, Walking a Round with Tiger, Tennessee Takes Back Four Courses, Tiger Buys $40 Million Estate, ABC Drops out of TV Golf Race
Interview with the Guru: Lee Miller, Ph.D., CEO of Feel Golf (part 1 of 2)
She Golf's Too: Gretchen Hornung of Hornung Pro Golf Sales
Component Corner: Nakashima HTEC Driver, Ball Bearing Driver from Vulcan Golf, Big Screens on Clubcars
Mythbusters: Most Golf Clubs are made in the USA.
Golf of the Weird: Drambuie World Ice Golf Championship
Website Spotlight: Logical One Putter