I (Sal) grew-up playing golf in the living room of my house I lived in St. Paul. My dad creatively would use our heating vents as a "home-made" hole where we would all take turns putting. I think we started this idea after watching "Price is Right" when they had the "Hole in One" game for their contestants. During the summer seasons, my dad would take us to the driving range in Maplewood. I would test my driving skills strength by hitting the golf ball as far as I can.
Just yesterday (Friday, December 10th of 2004), I went indoor golfing at Bunkers Hills Indoor Golf Center (information/directions) in West St. Paul, MN. I felt like a kid again as I golfed for 2 hours with friends.
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"My name is Peter Wong and I have been a commercial photographer for over 20 years. In 1988, I discovered the game of golf, and quickly found myself with a full-fledged obsession. I worked hard to learn both the history of the game and the skills required to play it well. Before long this passion merged with my professional passion for creating beautiful photographic images. Since 1998, I have been a professional golf course photographer, shooting and playing at some of the most beautiful courses in the country - many of them in my beloved state of Minnesota. To see this collection of courses, visit peterwongphotography.com."
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"The heated indoor driving range offers 34 hitting stalls and a large putting and chipping area, a perfect facility for the serious golfer as well as the occasional just-for-fun player.
The outdoor mini-golf course boasts 18 scenic holes – challenging even the most seasoned players. The professionally kept grounds are perfect for family or group outings. The Goodrich Golf Dome will exceed all of your entertainment expectations!" Goodrich Golf Dome, from Ramsey County Golf youtube video
"..Over the weekend, a golfer's routine swing in the rough at the Shady Canyon Golf Course in Irvine, Calif., struck a rock. Not so different from the way you play, right? Only this time, the impact caused a spark, and the spark set off a blaze that eventually covered 25 acres, according to the Steven Buck, General Manager of Shady Canyon Golf Course, and required the efforts of 150 Orange County firefighters, writes the Associated Press.
Wow. And I felt bad the time I shanked a ball through the window of a house too close to the fairway. That was nothing compared to this!
The golfer's name is being withheld, which is probably for the best, and no charges are going to be filed. Fortunately, it all could have been much worse. As it was, the blaze required both helicopters and on-the-ground crews.
The conditions were ripe for a blaze, with dry brush from a recent heat wave just waiting for the right spark. Like, say, one caused by metal on rock.
And now, your turn. This is going to inspire a raft of bad Sportscenter-esque "When we say he set the course on fire, he really set the course on fire!" jokes. So let's get ahead of the curve. Best bad golf-and-fire-related pun in the comments wins a round of applause. Go!..
Tiger Woods hitting a driver in slow motion
Golf Tips, Lessons, Instruction & Drills - Hitting A Driver
Jesus and golf
"A peek into Eating My Way to Heaven, by Denise Martin"
"When assembling a long-range plan for properly funding capital projects on the golf course, a club manager, superintendent, and green committee should know when the funds will be required. A sound plan must provide the appropriate amount of funds to meet the needs of each golf course component, feature, or piece of equipment. A stable contribution to a fund that supports capital replacement will guard against the diminishing of the long-term and short-term assets for the golf course. A funding plan should not very wildly from year to year; it is recommended that funding a capital replacement plan be done on a monthly allocated basis to avoid large sudden expenditures that upset a club’s normal cash flow. A reserve study for golf asset replacement is good business and makes good sense.
A Golf Reserve Study consists of two parts, one: Physical Analysis (visual inspection by a course maintenance expert) that result in a comprehensive inventory of design / equipment elements and a prioritized schedule of future replacement costs; and two: The Financial Analysis that recommends a minimum and stable level of funding into a reserve account over the next 15 to 20 years, so your club has the money for capital projects when it is needed. The well executed Golf Reserve Study becomes the basis of your long-range financial plan to provide continuity and dependability for maintaining a high quality course for years to come.... Funding its future (Asset management)
Features - Feature, Financial Management
Protect your golf course by looking at long-range financial plans.
Michael D. Vogt, CGCS, CGIA January 15, 2009 golfcourseindustry.com
"..Statistics show that seniors are the source of 85 percent of the revenue in the golf industry. This past year, the Monmouth County Parks System encouraged nonresidents who were able to afford these high fees to play both those courses....
'Oklahoma has a wide variety of public golf courses for golfers visiting or considering relocating to this state. Course offerings range from a golf course funded by the citizens of one county, to a residential golf Mecca, to country clubs with public courses. You're sure to find just the right golf course to meet your needs in Oklahoma. All rates are current as of March 2010...
Eldrick (Tiger) Woods, now 33 years of age, has had an unprecedented career since becoming a professional golfer in the late summer of 1996. He has won 93 tournaments, 71 of those on the PGA Tour, including the 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005 Masters Tournaments, 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007 PGA Championships, 2000, 2002, and 2008 U.S. Open Championships, and 2000, 2005 and 2006 Open Championships. With his second Masters victory in 2001, Tiger became the first ever to hold all four professional major championships at the same time. He is the career victories leader among active players on the PGA Tour, and is the career money list leader."
Tiger comments on current events "I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.
Although I am a well-known person and have made my career as a professional athlete, I have been dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means. For the last week, my family and I have been hounded to expose intimate details of our personal lives. The stories in particular that physical violence played any role in the car accident were utterly false and malicious. Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect.
But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don't share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one's own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions.
Whatever regrets I have about letting my family down have been shared with and felt by us alone. I have given this a lot of reflection and thought and I believe that there is a point at which I must stick to that principle even though it's difficult.
I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves. For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology. "
"(AP) In a year of spoilers at the majors, Y.E. Yang was the biggest of all.
He toppled the mighty Tiger Woods.
Yang became the first Asian-born player to win a major Sunday with a stunning performance in the PGA Championship, memorable as much for his clutch shots as the player he beat.
Woods was 14-0 when he went into the final round of a major atop the leaderboard. He had not lost any tournament around the world in nine years when leading by two shots.
None of that mattered to Yang, a 37-year-old South Korean who hit the shots everyone expected from Woods. Leading by one on the final hole, Yang slayed golf's giant with a hybrid 3-iron that cleared the bunker and settled 12 feet from the cup.
Yang made the birdie putt and shouted with joy as he pumped his fist. That gave him a 2-under 70, and a three-shot victory when Woods missed yet another short par putt and shot 75.
"I tried to master the art of controlling my emotions throughout the small wins I had in my career," Yang said through his agent, Michael Yim. "I think it turned out quite well today."
It was the second time Woods has finished runner-up in the PGA Championship at Hazeltine, both times to a surprise winner. Seven years ago, he birdied the last four holes and came up one short of Rich Beem.
This time, Woods made one mistake after another over the last four holes, mostly with his putter. .. Y.E. Yang beats Tiger Woods in 91st PGA Tour, from youtube.com "Y.E. Yang beats Tiger Woods http://www.yeyang.pmex.net in the 91st PGA Tour on August 16, 2009, becoming the first golfer from Asia to win a Major. "
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