Thursday, September 14, 2006

Word Anagram: Golf is ...

What is an Anagram?

anagram (an-a-gram)

A word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. For example, Elvis to Lives.

To rearrange letters in such a way. To anagrammatize.

So, GOLF is .... FLOG! appropriately put, isn't it?

Anyway, I had fun reading these words anagrams ... hope you do too ...

dormitory = dirty room

clint eastwood = old west action

a telephone girl = repeating hello

the country side = no city dust here

astronomers = moon starers / no more stars

a telescope = to see place

the eyes = they see

desperation = a rope ends it

the morse code = here come dots

slot machines = cash lost in em

conversation = voices rant on

butterfly = flutter by

the hilton = hint: hotel

a rolling stone gathers no moss = stroller on go, amasses nothing

snooze alarms = alas no more z's

vacation times = i'm not as active

a gentleman = elegant man

a decimal point = i'm a dot in place

the earthquakes = that queer shake

debit card = bad credit

who would have thought huh?

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Golf And Superstition

Superstition is …

An irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome.

A belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation.

An irrational abject attitude of mind toward the supernatural, nature, or God resulting from superstition.

A notion maintained despite evidence to the contrary.

People say that golfers, by nature, are superstitious. We always see Tiger Woods in a RED T-shirt on Sundays play … let us take a look at some other professionals bitten by the superstition bugs (as picked up on the net):

Fuzzy Zoeller
was in the final round of the 1995 GTE Byron Nelson Classic. "We're on the sixth hole," remembers Cayce Kerr, Zoeller's longtime caddie. "He turns to me and says, 'Mex, you got a nickel?' I ask him what he needs a nickel for. He says, 'On the first hole I used a quarter, the next three holes a dime. Now the penny doesn't work, either. It's gotta be the nickel!' " Kerr laughs. "A couple of months earlier," he says, "Fuzzy told me he didn't have any superstitions."

Jesper Parnevik
never marks his ball with the coin "heads" up. However, once at the BellSouth Classic with his caddie Lance Ten Broeck, "We had four dimes," Parnevik recalls, "and we're like, 'Which one are we going to play?' That's the biggest decision we make all day: which dime we're going to use. So we toss all four in the air, and whichever comes up tails is the one we'll use, but all four come up heads. We throw them up a second time and all four come up heads again. So now we've got to throw them up a third time. All four come up heads again."

"Sometimes even the underwear is important," Parnevik says. "At the Honda Classic this year my wife bought me five new pairs of underwear, and I won. Maybe that will be my new thing."

Mark O'Meara
insists on using white tees, not because he thinks they make him play better, but because the colored ones leave marks on his ball.

Superstitious or just a matter of preference?

Phil Mickelson
only uses high-numbered Titleists (5 through 8) not because he's afraid of low numbers, but to avoid confusing his egg with someone else's. Really?

Frank Sarubbi, manager of a Nevada Bob’s in the Monterey area, told a story that Mickelson’s caddie, Jim MacKay, came into the shop the week of the AT&T and “bought every short white tee that I had in the store. He said, ‘That’s what he uses, only white.’”

Curtis Strange
"I never wore anything but the solid red," says Curtis Strange, who started the crimson tide back in the late 1980s. "That was the only shirt Nike made that looked any good.”

Scott Hoch
"If I see something becoming a trend, I'll do something different just to prove otherwise," says Scott Hoch. "I've worn a new shirt and played poorly, then worn it a second time and played well. My wife says, 'Don't wear that shirt. You played lousy in it.' I tell her that's why I'm wearing it again."

Jack Nicklaus
carries three coins in his pocket. Nicklaus once explained, "If I carried only one penny and lost it, I'd be without a ball marker. If I had only two pennies and lost one and a fellow player needed to borrow one to mark his ball, I'd be still out of ball markers."

Superstition or just being practical?

But it seems that Nicklaus does have a few. He always marked his ball with the tails facing up. On par 3s he would keep his good tees in his pocket and search for a broken one on the tee box.

John Cook
won't mark his ball with one of the new quarters unless it represents a state in which he has had success.

Ernie Els
has said that every ball has only one birdie in it, insinuating that he usually ditches them after he makes one.

Davis Love III
“I don’t really have any, except I only mark my ball with a 1965 or 1966 penny and I only use white tees.”

Tom Lehman
“I might mark my ball with a dime, if it’s working. If that’s not working I try a penny, or if that’s not working I’ll try a Spanish coin or something I have lying around. If I’m driving the ball great, I’ll make sure I’m using the same color tee. It seems like subconsciously I tend to wear blue a lot when I’m playing well. A lady gave me a tea leaf necklace in Hawaii last year and it was in the bag nearly all year. A buddy of mine gave me a four-leaf clover, so I kept that in the bag. Oh, and I always mark with a penny and I always have the head facing up.”

Todd Hamilton
“I carry some coins that are supposed to be lucky, just things I’ve picked up over the years and had success with them and kept them in my pocket. But some days they don’t quite work.”

Joe Ogilvie
“The only superstition I have is when I’m putting well or I make a long putt, I usually use the same ball marker for a while. But I don’t have a specific one that I use. Also, I never change my underwear if I shoot under par.” He paused, then said, ”No, I’m just kidding.”

Paul Azinger
marks his ball with the penny head facing upwards and always with Lincoln looking at the hole.

Fred Funk
flips his coin on the green, and if it lands on tails he marks the ball in a normal fashion. If it comes up heads, he'll turn the coin to make sure the head is facing the hole. “If it's facing backwards,” he says, “I feel I'll three-putt the hole.

So, the question is, Are You Superstitious?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Liverpool Wins 1st Silverware of '06-'07 EPL Season

Sorry ... side-tracked a bit ... for my fav team ...

Thursday, August 10, 2006

What Is Custom Club Fitting?

Basically it is a process to fit your clubs to your golfing style … the way you play not the way you dress!

It’s like when you decide to tailor your clothes instead of buying "off the rack". People are shaped differently, and so too their golfing style.

During club fitting, the clubmaker will sit with you and discuss your current equipment, your game, etc, and measure and evaluate your current clubs. You may be asked to hit some balls to determine, among others, your swing speed, impact pattern and ball flight.

Then the clubmarker will discuss with you the appropriate shaft based on these findings and will offer you a selection of clubheads and grips that will match your needs. Some of the things that the club maker will analyze for you are:

 Lie Angle
 Shaft Types
 Shaft Flexes
 Club Length
 Grip Size
 Grip Type

The clubmaker will then custom made your new set of clubs based on your specifications.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

How To Lower Your Score?

Came across this amusing sign at a store recently ...

Where To Play - Awana Kijal Terengganu

If you are thinking of escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, and spend some quality time with your love ones and/or family under the "Sun, Sea, Spa" and all the other "S"ess (?) and PLAY GOLF, you may want to check out Awana Kijal in Terengganu.

Had a great holiday last time out there.

Check out this link for more info:

Golf Tips - Will My Golf Ball Choice Improve My Game?

Found this interesting article written by Troy Degarnham at Golf Malaysia website, and here are some snips for you:
" Choosing the right type of golf balls can make the difference between a bad game and a great game. And if you think that all you need to do is use the same type of balls that Tiger Woods uses, you may be in for a surprise. When it comes to golf balls you need to choose the right types of balls for you. When you choose the wrong golf ball you may be adding a handicap to your game that you can avoid by playing with the right balls ..."

" ... Golf balls are something that you’ll want to pay attention to as you learn the game of golf and become more proficient at your game. Having the right golf balls can improve your score and put you into the competitive playing field ..."

To read more, click at this link:
Choosing The Right Ball For You

Friday, July 07, 2006

Golf Jokes - Mobile Phone VoiceMail service

A woman wanted to reach her husband on his mobile phone but discovered that she was out of credit. She instructed her 6 years old son to use his own phone to pass across an urgent message to his daddy who was at the golf course.
After junior had called, he got back to mummy to inform her that there was a lady that picked up daddy's phone the three times he tried reaching dad on the mobile.
Women!! She waited impatiently for her husband to return and upon seeing him in the driveway, she rushed out and gave him a tight slap, and she slapped him again, for good measure.
People from the neighborhood rushed around to find out what the cause of the commotion was.
The woman asked junior to tell everybody what the lady said to him when he called.
Junior said "The subscriber you have dialed is not available at present. Please Try Again Later".......!!!"

Friday, June 23, 2006

Golf Term – what’s a slice?

It is the opposite of a hook shot!

It is the shot that curves sharply from right to left (for left-handers) or left to right (for right-handers) and is difficult to control, even when done intentionally (yeah, right!)

Golf Term – what’s a hook?

This does not refer to a pirate’s hook!

It is the shot that curves sharply from right to left (for right-handers) or left to right (for left-handers) and is difficult to control, even when done intentionally (yeah, right!)

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