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Thursday, July 30, 2009


World's longest course: 842 miles

BRISBANE, Australia - Hit a few loose shots or 3-putt the first green at Nullarbor Links and you'll have plenty of time to think about your errant ways before teeing off at the second.

That's because No. 2 is 42 miles down the highway.

Billed as the world's longest golf course, Nullarbor is set to open next month - an 842-mile trek through the desolate outback of Australia's Nullarbor Plain, starting at Ceduna in the state of South Australia and finishing at the mining town of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.


reminds me of a Hoss Santee story about a similar course in Arizona, “The Bar Z” or something like it . . . wisht I still had that book, it was hi-larious . . . sold it with my 300 other golf books when I moved to Arizona, so I would have to move them, again.



Golf Clubs - Brands or Clones?

Kvjetaak asks me . . .

I’m in middle of investigation what would be the procedure for my golf future; as my TopFlite clubs are not building my confidence anymore (after I broke 3 clubs) I’m looking around to find my future clubs and there comes the dilemma:

I need to decide whether it would be better to buy me iron set from world known brand or their clones. The clones clubs are using exactly same process of creation the same materials but still using let’s say 2 years old technologies (which is still quite enough I think)

Or should I go for the known brands such as Callaway and such? What do you think?

I used clone clubs for a long time, because I was too cheap to buy name brands.

The quality can vary a great deal . . . and the imperfections can be hidden in ways you will never discover . . . but experience,

if you see what I mean . . .




Friday, July 17, 2009


Golf Hostivar'



9 holes, Par 34, 2559m, Slope: 124

They Say: "Our 9-hole golf course actually has 11 holes. It is not so unusual as it might seem at first. Even our predecessors in the Scottish St Andrews originally started off with the very same number of holes (11 outgoing and 11 incoming). We have built two alternative holes (2b, 3b), believing it would be a great pity not to use for the game those two splendid hills alongside the golf course. So now we have 2 highly attractive holes, which we may include e.g. during golf tournaments in the second round of nine holes. Time and first experience from the course operation shall show whether it will be possible to fit in these holes in some way even during standard operation."




Oh #@#%$@#%@#% Meterage

I just found out that the yardages/meterages in the Czech Republic are measured from the FRONT OF THE GREEN, not the Middle of the green, like in the US . . .

NO WONDER I’ve been coming up short every shot . . . even the ones I hit pure!

This knowledge is going to save me 9 strokes an 18 . . . .

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Putter Head Weight

Head Weight

There is no standard head weight for a putter. It can be anything nowadays. The relationship between the length, the head weight, and the overall weight of the putter varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and by model.

Most mass-produced putter heads are weighted for a standard off-the-shelf 35-inch putter and weigh around 330 to 350 grams. In theory the head weight should change to keep the same relationship of head weight to grip weight when you either shorten or lengthen the putter.

For the technically minded the head weight is used to calculate the swingweight of the putter. Swingweight is the relationship between the weight of the grip end of the club and the head end and is measured on a 14-inch fulcrum (balance) scale. It has an impact on your tempo and feel.

There is a school of thought that you should use a heavy putter to putt on slow greens and a light putter to putt on fast greens. There are some putters on the market with adjustable head weights, but to me this is just an added complication.

Shortening the shaft stiffens it and changes the overall weight of the putter, but I have found that the change in feel is not that great. It is far more important that your putter is exactly the right length for you, otherwise you are never going to putt consistently.

If you are not 100% satisfied with the balance of your altered putter, the club fitter can change it to suit you by either adjusting the weight under the grip or by applying lead tape to the putter head.

In summary, if your putter head is too light, you could find yourself flicking at the ball with too quick a tempo. A putter with more head weight will promote a slower and more consistent tempo. However, too heavy a head can lead to less touch.



Friday, July 10, 2009


Wisdom of the Sages

These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow. 
    ~ Sam Snead

A hungry dog hunts best. 
    ~ Lee Trevino

You can talk to a fade but a hook won't listen.. 
    ~ Lee Trevino

I was three over. One over a house, one over a patio, and one over a swimming pool. 
    ~ George Brett

Actually, the only time I ever took out a one-iron was to kill a tarantula. And I took a 7 to do that.. 
    ~ Jim Murray

The only sure rule in golf is - he who has the fastest cart never has to play the bad lie. 
    ~ Mickey Mantle

Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you're not good at them. 
    ~ Kevin Costner

I don't fear death, but I sure don't like those three-footers for par. 
    ~ Chi Chi Rodriguez

After all these years, it's still embarrassing for me to play on the American golf tour. Like the time I asked my caddie for a sand wedge and he came back ten minutes later with a ham on rye.. 
    ~ Chi Chi Rodriguez

The ball retriever is not long enough to get my putter out of the tree. 
    ~ Brian Weis

Swing hard in case you hit it. 
    ~ Dan Marino

My favorite shots are the practice swing and the conceded putt. The rest can never be mastered. 
    ~ Lord Robertson

Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air. 
    ~ Jack Benny

There is no similarity between golf and putting; they are two different games, one played in the air, and the other on the ground. 
    ~ Ben Hogan

Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time, you're the best. 
    ~ Jack Nicklaus

The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf. It's almost a law. 
    ~ H G Wells

I never pray on a golf course. Actually, the Lord answers my prayers everywhere except on the course. 
    ~ Billy Graham

If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf. 
    ~ Bob Hope

While playing golf today I hit two good balls. I stepped on a rake. 
    ~ Henry Youngman

If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. 
    ~ Jack Lemmon

You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work. 
    ~ Lee Trevino

I'm not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they'd come up sliced. 
    ~ Lee Trevino


Sunday, July 05, 2009


2nd 1st

2nd 1st

Confidently armed with my 31 handicap, I swaggered into the B-Flight tourney looking to conquer, and I almost played well on the front 9 . . . shot a 44 with 3 pars . . . had what I tho't was bad-luck on the last few holes, but wasn't worried . . . .

but it was hot and humid, and the terrain is, as always, grueling, and I think I still suffered some jet lag from our Bermuda Wedding Trip -- at any rate, my legs got tired, and it took herculean concentration to keep all my moving parts in synch . . . so I was very inconsistent on the back 9. Had a 55 with 2 pars, 3 double-bogeys, 2 triple-bogeys, and an 11 on a par 5 . . .


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