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Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
The PGA Tour have been very careful in their video postings of Webb Simpson’s horrid shank on the 18th hole during the first round of the BMW Championship. The amazing thing is that after hitting it into the stands with an eight iron he then chipped and putted to save par. Simpson shot a 6-under 65 that leaves him tied for second place, two shots off the lead held by Justin Rose.
2011 BMW Championship First Round Highlights, PGA Tour, Fed Ex CUp playoffs
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Yup its Winter time and every good golfer knows that this is the time to put in the hard yards. Whether it’s pounding it out on the roads or on the treader or cross trainer in the gym, it’s all good. The only problem? It’s bloody boring.
The answer? Music. It keeps your mind off the hard slog and with the right establishes a tempo to get you through your session. As proven by men in white coats.
So What To Listen To:
Forget that crap 101 Best Running Songs. Who in their right mind thinks Martha and the Muffins is good to run to? Also don’t even bother with the Ministry Of Sound running album. Pure dross with a beat. Ughhhh….
Here’s my top five recommendations.
Constant Tempo Long Time Big GI
LemonJelly – Lost Horizons
If you haven’t heard of Lemon Jelly you are in for a treat. They are an electronic pop duo from London are were nominated for arty farty Mercury Awards etc back in the day and Sky Sports even used their funkadelic strains as their leaderboard music for a time. The tracks are long have a constant jogging beat and will carry you for an hour. There’s just enough craziness in there too to keep the mind occupied. Every track starts from no beat and develops tempo from one of two instruments into a whole bunch. This one is a dinger for that long slow paced jog. Listen to Space Walk below and you’ll soon get the drift!
Shizz I Never That Before. It’s Class!
Free Energy – Stuck On Nothing
You have probably heard all the crap that’s on the radio a million times and don’t want to listen to it all over again when you are running. Isn’t it great to find an album you have never heard of before, that delivers right from the get go? Free Energy are a Pennsylvania rock band formed in 2008 and their debut album Stuck On Nothing is an instant keeper. There might be one slower track, but they don’t come much better for running than this. I mean who else uses a cowbell and gets away with it??!!
Man Up Guys. Pretend You’re Running Away From Her
Lady GaGa – The Fame
Guys listen up. Embrace your sexuality and man up. Okay she maybe a he or whatever but that’s irrelevant, we’re talking running music here. Forget his/her newer album Born This Way which sounds like a collection of Eurovision Song Contest entries and download Lady GaGa’s first album The Fame. The great thing about him/her is that he/she doesn’t do ballads. It’s all high tempo honest to goodness tunes that will have you up on your toes.
The Ultimate Running Album
Green Day – American Idiot
The ultimate power running album is American Idiot by Greenday. The California rockers may be on the go since 1987, but they struck gold with this release in 2004, selling 15 million copies worldwide. From the second it starts, it’s an unrelenting roller coaster of adrenalin pumping tunes. And the great thing is pretty much all the songs run into each other, meaning no pauses. It’s the King. Especially effective for those days you don’t even feel like training!
Do A Blue Peter- Here’s One We Made Earlier
Create a Playlist
Of course you can always create your own playlist stacked with all the tunes that get your juices flowing. Try to organize them so they build in tempo. As well as the best tracks form the albums above, my playlist includes high tempo tunes from Hard Fi, Vampire Weekend, LCD Soundsystem, Beach House, Passion Pit, The Black Keys, Plan B and Arctic Monkeys and a couple of absolute belters like “If You Wanna” from The Vaccines.
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More problems for Tiger Woods today as his PGA Tour 12 game on PC has caused controversy on release with purchasers seeking refunds. EA Sports, the company behind the game is giving punters who bought the PC version of the game, their money back after discovering it featured a lower-rez game built around Tiger Woods Online, or as gamers call it “a re-skinned version of Tiger Woods: Online.”
Pic: the new Tiger as appears on the low resolution version of PGA Tour 12.
The correct version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 has the following updates:
- Tiger’s ability to hit straight has been removed. The perfect drive now fades right and drops out of bounds.
- A “pick up and pocket ball” feature has been added.
- The updated Tiger avatar has a goatee, that appears the disappears at alternative tournaments. And a limp.
- Tiger is carrying his own bag.
- The animated Tiger hocks a realistic spit on his partners back after every shot.
- Tiger’s putter changes mid round from a Scotty to a Nike.
- Tiger appears to be wearing swimming shoes.
- A new “Godammit Christ Tiger” soundbyte has been added as the default after every shot.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Put yourself on a comfy chair in the Cobra design meeting. The opposition have done black drivers and sold millions, done white ones and sold even more, so what colour would you paint your next driver to get a chunk of that market?
Having gone through the colour palette and kind of figured out they all look naff, one bright spark must have stood up and said “why bother painting it all?”, at which moment everybody else at the table stood up and started clapping.
And so was born the new Cobra Raw driver. At first glance it looks like the golfing version of an American Airlines livery. Or a Delorean finish.
In reality only 500 of these unpainted drivers are to released. Cobra is calling it the Long Tom driver. The Long Tom was a wartime cannon, the lack of paint is a doff of the cap to the military theme. The “long” in Long Tom is to also emphasize the 48 inch shaft of this driver which is built for three things. Distance, distance and distance.
Other improvements the Cobra Long Tom 2012 will bring to the tee include a new titanium alloy on the face and a slightly different geometry on the head.
Cobra Ridiculous Marketing Alert
However it wouldn’t be a golf company without the usual ridiculous claims aswell. Such as the special paint on the Grafalloy blackbird shaft that allows you swing faster. Or the new grip that stops you gripping it low and hitting it short. It’s all a bit Back To The Future for me. I wonder will Marty McFly be appearing with David Feherty in the advert. What happens if your swingspeed is over 88 miles per hour??!!
Cobra Long Tom 2012 Review
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Owns and runs his own Sewage Management and Jetting Services business in the Midlands. Ironically Roe has often been criticized for talking a steaming pile of sh*te on Sky Sports. “Little do they know how close to the truth they actually are” he says adding “But it’s great to get into the Sky Studios for a shower at the weekend before I put on my black shirt and orange tie”. Mark is especially fond of his business’s tagline which he reckons has secured him a lot of business down through the years. It goes “Up Shit Creek? Ring Roe For A Paddle”.
During the week Ross takes his chair as Professor Of Astrophysics in Oxford University. McFarlane is credited with advances in “auto-flight” or as many reporters are simply referring to it — flying cars. Ross patented the use of Robotic Calculators that aided in his group’s pages of calculations. Professor McFarlane said, “We were able to balance the space/time continuum on a blue calculator, the affects of gravitational pulls on a green one, and we pretty much just used the red one to spell “BOOBS” for each other.”
Defending champion Gary Wolstenholme is already hot favourite to pick up the Rookie of the Year award in what is his first season as a full tour member and i also believe he has a great chance of retaining his title this week in Czech Republic. With a driving accuracy percentage of 93% that will be key for Wolstenholmes success,plus if your worried if he cant handle pressure of being in the mix on the final day, don't be. Gary once beat Tiger Woods in the Walker Cup.
Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club
Jamie Mcleary has a brilliant chance this week in Russia, led the tournament last year after 54 holes but finished 5th after 72 holes last year. Jamie has just recovered from a serious wrist injury which kept him off tour for Four months, but he returned last week for a very promising 15th in the Kazakhstan Open.
100% Holing Out is always welcome for one round let alone four as he holed 9/9 from 3 & 4 feet and 7/7 from 5 & 6 feet. 9 holed in 19 attempts from Medium range was very strong and adding four Long range putts on top of that for over 100 yard's worth of holed putts was excellent putting for the week.
Speaking to Jamie's coach at the weekend, I know he was particularly pleased with what he saw in the Driving stats from the first couple of rounds. Making not less than 13 birdie attempts each day (inc. the putts from just off) is more evidence of a good Long game but excellent putting is what makes the biggest difference. If you can average over 75 feet's worth of holed putts per Rd as Jamie did this week, it's very difficult NOT to finish at the right end of the leaderboard.
Currently lying in 14th on the challenge tour order of merit and needs a big push until the end of the year to get back where he belongs and that’s the European Tour. The 23 year old South African will be looking to rediscover his form from the start of the year which saw him finish 21st in the SA Open,8th in the Africa Open and 13th in the Joburg Open all of which were competitive fields on the European Tour.
Good Luck and happy betting
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Monday, September 12, 2011
Winner Alright: Last week we tipped Simon Dyson at 36/1 and David Lynn at 80/1 in the KLM Open.
early odds on the exchanges
Ryan Moore 75/1
After tying second at the Travelers back in June many expected Ryan Moore to push on but it never really happened. Some non descript middle of the road performances included top 30’s at The Open in Canada and at the WGC Bridgestone. The Deutsche Bank saw a return to form for the Nevada resident with a top 10. Moore lead after three rounds last year here at Cog Hill but a final round 73 saw him only tie for third. I’ll take a little piece of 80/1 on that formline.
Dustin Johnson 18/1
Nevermind that Dustin Johnson can smash it miles past everyone else at it ease. Disregard the fact that he won the Barclays at the end of August. Forget the fact that he is the defending champion. And what are we left with? A man who figured out last year exactly how to putt on these Cog Hill greens after coming through an epic duel with Paul Casey. I can see a rested Johnson contend again this week.
Marc Leishman 180/1
Here’s one for you at 170/1. Its Aussie Marc Leishman who tees it up this week for the 88th time on the PGA Tour. Though the likes of Jason Day and Adam Scott are grabbing the headlines, Leishman has been quietly going about his business with finishes of 30, 32, 42 in his last three events. The 27 year old tied 11th last year which included a second round 65 and tied second behind Tiger in 2009. I think Marc would give you a good spin for a fiver each way.
Adam Scott 16/1
It’s three top 10’s in his last four events now for Scott, including his WGC Bridgestone win in early August. With this long putter and Stevie Williams on the bag Scott seems a man reborn. Add to that the fact that he seems to play well at the end of the season (three of eight PGA Tour wins after August) and you can make a case for him again this week. Scott’s best at Cog Hill was fourth in 2007, but that’s before he got the broom broom!
Sergio Garcia 48/1
Here’s a sneaky little one for you. Sergio Garcia at 48/1. Solid since the US PGA where he finished twelfth and maybe rekindling his love for the game. Took 10 weeks out this time last year and missed Cog Hill, but the Spaniard knows the course well with two good top10’s here in 2009 and 2007. Nine under won last year and the scoring is as tough this year, Garcia could have a real chance with his ball striking capabilities. Don’t discount the Spaniard each way.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Getting To Know Dan
What’s Your Dream Fourball?...
Danni or Kylie?
Neighbours or Home and Away?
If you forced me to choose, I suppose Home and Away you flaming galah!
Stuck On A Desert Island with one woman. Who?
If you could bring anyone back to life it would be …….
Who’s your favourite comedian?
Micheal McIntyre just cracks me up. I also like Chopper Reid and Kevin Bloody Wilson but be warned, they’re both a bit X rated! A lot X rated actually!
Click below to view 2011 KLM Dutch Open Final Round Highlights on the European Tour site.
Great Britain and Ireland may have needed only three points from the ten singles matches but it was never going to be the walkover it seemed. GB&I were battening down the hatches as the USA pushed on when Jack Senior canned an unlikely if fully deserved 30-footer to claim a half point and again tip the balance in the home sides favour.
Steven Brown had the honour of securing the winning half point that took Europe to 13.5. The final score was 14-12.
Captain Nigel Edwards singled out Portstewart’s Paul Cutler as the key man of the matches. Undefeated throughout, Cutler shared a gentlemanly half point with world number one Patrick Cantlay, after being four up with four to play, in the last match of the day. Earlier Paul teamed up with Alan Dunbar, who produced an exhibition of putting, helping to secure a vital foursomes point.
Click below to view 2011 KLM Open Third Round Highlights on the European Tour site.
Britain and Ireland have a 7-5 lead over the United States going into the final day of the Walker Cup. Paul Cutler won his second point of the day in the singles after earlier winning 5&4 with Alan Dunbar in the foursomes. Rhys Pugh, Steven Brown, James Byrne all added singles wins.