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  • Maddow Mocks RNC Speaker, Woman Golfer Gulbis, for Modest Ranking

    07/20/2016 4:25:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Where does Rachel Maddows feminist solidarity end? When a woman has the audacity to support a Republican . . . On MSNBC, commenting on tonights RNC, Maddow twice mocked speaker Natalie Gulbis, a professional golfer, for her current modest world ranking of about 500. In doing so, Maddow ignored the fact that Gulbis is a former #6 on the LPGA money list, has won four professional tournaments and at one point placed in the top 10 in four consecutive major championships. If Tiger Woods spoke for Trump, I suppose Maddow would dismiss him as the 628th golfer in the world...
  • As Municipal Golf Courses Lose Money, Taxpayers Pick Up the Tab

    07/19/2016 8:47:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/18/2016 | Josh Paladino
    In 2015, Lansings city government used $555,000 from its general fund to pay for its money-losing municipal golf course. That was not an unusual year; Groesbeck Golf Course has received money from the citys general fund every year since at least 2005. In those 11 years, Lansings general fund has transferred $5.9 million to the golf course. These transfers compensate for the municipal courses losses, which annually total of at least $400,000. Cities get into the golf business believing that they will make money. But a review of public courses in Michigan shows that, in practice, they are big losers...
  • The Open Championship at Royal Troon Thread

    07/16/2016 8:02:00 AM PDT · by fhayek · 19 replies
    Golf Channel ^ | 7/16/16
    Leader board at link.
  • Programming Alert: Trump on Feherty's Show, Monday Night on Golf Channel

    07/14/2016 2:18:50 PM PDT · by mancini · 2 replies
    New interview. Check your local listings.
  • Golf champ to skip Olympics over Zika

    07/09/2016 12:43:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 9, 2016 | Nikita Vladimirov
    U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson on Friday said that he will not attend the Olympic Games in Rio over the fears of Zika virus, ESPN reported. "I feel it would be irresponsible to put myself, [my fiance,] or our family at risk," said the athlete, who is ranked second in the sport worldwide. "I believe I am making the right decision for me and, most importantly, my family. While I am sure some will be critical of my decision, my hope is that most will understand and support it." Thirteen golfers have already announced that they will not be at...
  • NAME of Golf Course Where Clinton Played in 100+ Degree Phoenix Heat Before Lynch Meeting?

    06/29/2016 6:02:25 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 85 replies
    Self | June 29, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Ah! When you have a private jet and lots of money to golf anywhere in the country, the first place that would leap to mind would be Phoenix, AZ which has been in the news lately for its blazing heat wave. Yesterday over 100 degrees which is when Bill Clinton claimed to have golfed before meeting up with AG Loretta Lynch at the airport tarmac. Okay, so my question is WHAT is the name of the golf course that Clinton played Heat Wave golf at? He must love that sweltering heat! If you find the answer, please post here.
  • Trump dines with Rupert Murdoch and wife Jerry Hall at posh Scottish golf course

    06/25/2016 2:29:04 PM PDT · by GilGil · 125 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6/25/2016 | David Martosko
    Donald Trump welcomed Rupert Murdoch and his wife Jerry Hall for dinner at his luxurious golf course in northeast Scotland on Saturday, the final event of a two-day tour of his properties there. Murdoch, 80, arrived at around 5:15 with wife Jerry Hall, 59, a former model who was previously married to Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger. The pair rode up the road to the clubhouse in an SUV with Trump himself. The MacLeod House, a restored 15th Century mansion on the grounds of the Trump International Golf Links Scotland, was the site of the meal. After a visit to...
  • Obama Mocks Donald Trump For Golf Course Trip

    06/25/2016 7:01:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 6/25/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama mocked presumptive nominee Donald Trump for appearing at his golf course in Scotland after the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union. During a fundraiser in Seattle, Obama explained his trip to the Global Entrepreneur Summit in California with Mark Zuckerberg and met young people around the world who were starting their own businesses. Now, this of course was against the backdrop of Brexit, and the nominee of the presidency for the other party at a golf course, he said mockingly as the audience laughed. Obama dismissed Brexit as a reaction to the world shrinking and...
  • Live:Donald Trump POST Brexit EVENT from TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND (Trump Turnberry, Scotland) {6-24-16}

    06/24/2016 2:24:20 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 535 replies
    Friday, June 24, 2016 - This event is a press conference held at the Trump Turnberry Resort.@ 10:00am in Turnberry, Scotland @ Trump Turnberry, Scotland. A Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will follow at 11:00 AM. I'm not sure on the time for this. One live thread says 1pm EDT.
  • U.S. Open Live Thread

    06/16/2016 11:23:22 AM PDT · by fhayek · 83 replies
    USGA- The Official Site of The 2016 U.S. Open ^ | 6/16/16 | David Shefter and Ron Driscoll
    The U.S. Open is known for producing surprises in the first round. Remember journeyman Andy Dillard registering birdies on his first six holes at Pebble Beach in 1992? How about Justin Hicks sharing the first-round lead in 2008 at Torrey Pines, or Michael Thompson opening with a 66 at The Olympic Club in 2012, the same venue where he was the runner-up in the 2007 U.S. Amateur? Unknown Lee Mackey is probably the ultimate first-round phenom, breaking the U.S. Open scoring record in 1950 at Merion with a 64 before shooting a second-round 81. Andrew Landry may be a candidate...
  • Obama in Florida this weekend to raise cash for Murphy, play golf [Round 300]

    06/02/2016 12:29:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 6/1/16 | George Bennett
    Obama will raise money for U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphys Senate bid and for other Democrats in Miami on Friday before heading to the Treasure Coast for an expected weekend of golf. Obama is scheduled to raise money for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic National Committee and Murphy at three separate events. The DNC has billed the trip as..... ....90 people are expected to pay at least $10,000 apiece for the DNC fundraiser at the home of attorney Robert Rubenstein. Tickets start.... ....nearing his 300th round of golf....according to CBS News White House correspondent and unofficial Obama record keeper...
  • Donald Trump Responds to PGA Move to Mexico: Hope They Have Kidnapping Insurance

    06/02/2016 10:59:20 AM PDT · by McGruff · 87 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 2, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is responding to the PGA moving the 2017 World Golf Championship to Mexico instead of holding it at Trump Doral in Miami. They move the World Golf Championships from Miami to Mexico City, Trump commented. They moved the PGA Tour, moved the World Golf Championships from Miami, where theyre furious to Mexico City. If I become your president, this stuff is all going to stop, Trump added. He went on to criticize the U.S. economy for being taken advantage of by Mexico.
  • Vijay Singh Accuses PGA Tour of 'Absurd' and 'Unfair' Treatment

    06/01/2016 2:21:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Golf - Yahoo ^ | June 1, 2016 | Pete Madden
    A three-time major winner is turning into a major headache for the PGA Tour. In a memorandum filed with the New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday, Vijay Singh accused Tour officials of subjecting him to "absurd" and "unfair" treatment by ignoring the use of deer antler spray by five other professional golfers playing on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour and then lying to the public by "characterizing Singh as a cheater who caught a break." ... Singh's lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, claimed that the Tour's legal strategy attempts to rewrite their rules to cover their own tracks. ......
  • Donald Trump loses big golf tourney to Mexico, suggests PGA needs kidnapping insurance

    06/01/2016 4:04:37 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 9 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 1, 2016
    Mexicans are already taking our jobs, and now theyre taking my golf tournament. OK, so Donald Trump didnt exactly speak those words when he found out that the PGA Tour is moving one of its prestigious golf events away from Trumps resort at Doral and down to Mexico.
  • Golf tournament leaving Trumps Doral course for Mexico

    06/01/2016 4:17:50 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 1, 2016
    Golf tournament leaving Trumps Doral course for Mexico The annual event, in Doral since 1962, is moving to Mexico City The PGA gave Doral no indication if it will ever return to South Florida This comes six months after the PGA said it reevaluate the future of the tournament because of Trumps controversial comments about Mexicans and Muslim
  • PGA Tour moves golf event from Donald Trump's Doral to Mexico City

    06/01/2016 10:08:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 104 replies
    See BS ^ | 6/1/16 | Kyle Porter
    The PGA Tour has been going to Doral, Florida, for 55 straight years. From 1962 until 2006, it visited for the Doral Open, and then in 2007, it began hosting the WGC-Cadillac Championship, which continued until this past year. Fifty-five straight years of PGA Tour golf in Doral. Well, we might have seen professional golf there for the last time -- at least in the immediate future -- when Adam Scott defeated Rory McIlroy and others at Trump National in March. That's because the PGA Tour has decided to pull one of its marquee events out of the course near...
  • Trump Plans to Attend Re-Opening of Scottish Golf Course

    06/01/2016 6:37:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    Donald Trump is planning to attend the ceremonial opening of his Turnberry golf complex in Scotland following an extensive revamp. The Republican presidential contender said in a statement Wednesday that he's looking forward to attending the official opening on June 24 following the 200 million-pound ($290 million) renovation. He will be coming the day after British voters decide in a referendum whether to stay or leave the 28-country European Union.
  • Monster alligator stuns golfers by casually strolling across Florida golf course [tr]

    05/31/2016 5:49:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2016 | Staff
    Golfers in Palmetto, Florida, could be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled off the course and into Jurassic Park at the weekend. While playing a typical Sunday game at Buffalo Creek Golf Course, Charles Helms was able to get a video of a monster alligator casually strolling across the course. The dinosaur-like gator looked even bigger when another man came into the frame to take a picture - but apparently he is quite a regular sight in the area.
  • Donald Trump denies climate change--but fears it could hurt his golf course

    05/23/2016 8:12:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Rebecca Shabad
    Donald Trump has said he doesn't believe in man-made climate change and has called global warming a "hoax," but he's trying to protect a golf course he owns on the coast of Ireland from its effects. The presumptive GOP nominee applied for a permit to build a seawall next to Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland in County Clare to prevent erosion, according to Politico. His application included an environmental impact statement that explicitly mentions "global warming and its effects." According to Politico's report, that statement says that rising sea levels in that region could accelerate erosion. The statement...
  • Golfer Jack Nicklaus: Trump is 'awakening the country'

    05/21/2016 10:07:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill's In The Know Gossip Blog ^ | May 21, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus on Saturday praised presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying that his candidacy has turned the country upside down. I like what Donald has done, he said in an interview with CBSs Sunday Morning. Hes turning America upside down, hes awakening the country. We need a lot of that, he added. Nicklaus said that Trumps not stupid and that he will eventually learn to be more polished like other politicians. I like the guy. Hes a good man and if hes the one thats on the ticket, Ill be voting for him, he said.
  • Phil Mickelson Named In Federal Insider Trading Lawsuit [civil, not criminal]

    05/19/2016 11:21:30 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 8 replies ^ | 19 May 2016 | A. J. Perez
    Mickelson owed [sports gambler Billy] Walters money from gambling debts - Walters "urged Mickelson to trade in Dean Foods stock..." - The SEC claims Mickelson repaid Walters in September 2012, largely, with the trading proceeds.
  • Muirfield loses [British] Open after vote against allowing women members [ed]

    05/19/2016 8:30:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 19, 2016 | Staff
    Muirfield has been removed from the host venue rotation for The Open after members of the Scottish golf club voted against allowing women to join. The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which owns Muirfield, will remain a men-only club after failing to reach the two-thirds majority required to change the club's membership policy.
  • Oscar De La Hoya Says Donald Trump Cheated at Golf

    05/05/2016 9:07:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    Of all the things Donald Trump has been called on the campaign trail, this one might sting the most: golf cheat. Oscar De La Hoya says thats what he saw on the links when Trump joined up with his group at Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles two years ago. Trump, he said, cheated not once but twice in the space of two holes. Yes, I caught him, De La Hoya said. It was unbelievable.
  • Oscar De La Hoya claims Donald Trump cheated on his own golf course

    05/04/2016 5:12:05 PM PDT · by bkopto · 64 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 5/4/2016 | Gabrielle McMillen
    Don't expect Oscar De La Hoya to be supporting Donald Trump's presidential campaign any time soon. The former boxing champion is making some serious claims and taking a shot at Trump's golfing integrity, saying he cheated on his own golf course. "It shows something about his character," De La Hoya told The Associated Press. "Golf is a gentleman's sport. You don't lie about your score, you don't lie about moving your ball. It goes to show what we're dealing with."
  • Donald Trumps image in Scotland is dreadful, sub-zero after golf course fiasco

    04/18/2016 5:03:31 PM PDT · by John W · 150 replies ^ | April 18, 2016 | Alex Putterman
    Almost a decade ago, Donald Trump promised to build the worlds greatest golf course, in Aberdeen, Scotland. The course, Trump International Golf Links, was opened in 2012, no thanks to some windmills and a rebellious farmer, but a Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel report that will air Tuesday night on HBO shows just how much Scotland came to despise Trump over the course of the ordeal. Basically, Trump, in all his bluster, promised massive job creation and beautiful development and expansive investment and (from the Scottish perspective, at least) fell short on all fronts, making far more enemies than friends...
  • While Obama Golfs, Kremlin Shipping Trainloads of Tanks and Heavy Artillery into Ukraine

    04/18/2016 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    [Reuters pic]As I myself posted here in 2009, Barack Obama from the start projected a dangerous weakness in foreign policy, as I saw a future Putin proclaiming 'Yes We Can' invade Ukraine... and what are you going to do about it? Sorry to say that's all come to be, as the hapless, largely abandoned Ukrainians -and their lukewarm sponsors in the West- have been repeatedly outmaneuvered by Vladimir Putin, both militarily and diplomatically. Sanctions have indeed hurt the Russian economy, yet nobody is better than the Kremlin at squeezing the plebes' living standards in the name of national-imperialist pride,...
  • University bans golf team from using Trump course because of campaign rhetoric

    04/13/2016 5:43:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 12, 2016 | Peter Fricke and Anthony Gockowski
    One of the top golf programs in the country is no longer allowed to practice at the Trump Doral golf course because administrators deemed Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric to be inconsistent with Barry University's values. Late last year, Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, in consultation with the Executive Committee of the Administration, determined that Trump's campaign rhetoric conflicts with the university's mission, triggering an automatic severing of relations with all businesses and organizations in which he holds a senior leadership position. . . . Neither the Trump campaign nor the Trump Organization seem to have taken notice of Barrys...
  • GolfCast Live: Spieth throws away lead

    04/10/2016 2:58:29 PM PDT · by fhayek · 83 replies
    Jordan Spieth made the turn with a 5-shot lead, but a quadruple-bogey 7 on the 12th hole sent him tumbling down the leaderboard. We're tracking Round 4 from Augusta National.
  • Bubba Watson: 'I have a lot of mental issues'

    04/04/2016 6:46:47 PM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 36 replies
    For The Win ^ | April 4th, 2016 | Luke Kerr-Dineen
    Its Masters week, so CBS decided to kick off the most glorious week of the year with a very well-done profile of two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson. Bubba is a bit of a peculiar case for golf fans. The way he plays golf is awe-inspiring and is, in many ways, unprecedented. He hits the ball so far and with so much movement that it often looks like hes playing a different game than everybody else. But Bubba also has a nasty habit of throwing temper tantrums on the course, lashing-out at fans and his caddie in ways that have earned...
  • Herman says Trump gave him timely push to make the tour

    04/03/2016 3:17:23 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | older | SIMON EVANS
    "I got in the golf business, started working at the PGA Village, got a phone call and started working up at Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey." It was there, in 2006, that the owner of the course, American celebrity entrepreneur Donald Trump, spurred Herman to try again at a professional career. "At Trump I was an assistant pro, tournament ops, things like that," Herman recalled. "I got into a nice conversation with Donald, Mr. Trump, one day. "He's like, 'Why are you folding shirts and giving lessons? Why aren't you on the Tour? I've played with tour players, you're...
  • First look at the new Trump Turnberry as it gets ready to reopen to the public

    03/22/2016 6:56:24 AM PDT · by protest1 · 14 replies
    The Daily Record ^ | 21 Mar 2016 | Stuart Wilson
    FROM gold plated taps to Italian marble, the 200 million revamp of Trump Turnberry is giving extra sparkle to the jewel on the Ayrshire coast. DONALD Trump has promised to make Turnberry bigger and better than ever, and for 200million it looks like hes getting plenty of bang for his buck. The billionaire magnates radical overhaul is transforming the iconic 110 year old Ayrshire hotel and golf course, which reopens on June 1.
  • Chinese Primary School Makes Golf Compulsory

    03/21/2016 10:26:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | 21 Mar 2016
    A Chinese primary school is making golf lessons compulsory in an effort to widen participation in a country where the sport has been been controversial for its links with wealthy elites. About 400 pupils at the publicly funded Experimental School of Foreign Languages in Shanghai are teeing off weekly, the state-run China Daily said Monday. "Golf is not a high-class sport exclusive to the rich. It can be a popular game accessible to all," it cited school principal Xia Haiping as saying.
  • Obama Was So Busy With Work He Couldn’t Attend Justice Scalia’s Funeral … But GOLF? You Bet!

    02/22/2016 11:47:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | February 21, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    President Obama was so busy and dedicated to his constitutionally sacred duty to nominate an activist liberal political Judge to the Supreme Court that he had to miss the funeral for the Justice we just lost. And he wanted to make sure everyone knew it, as the White House notified reporters of a photo-op showing studious and serious Obama and his Big Book of Judging on Saturday buckling down to the weighty task. From yesterday:
  • Obama skipping Scalia funeral to golf? 'The president will pay his respects at the Supreme Court on

    02/17/2016 5:41:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    wnd ^ | 2/1716 | Douglas Ernst
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s nearly 30 years on the bench was not enough to get President Obama out of bed for a weekend funeral. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Wednesday that Obama will not be attending Scalia’s funeral this Saturday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Vice President Joe Biden will be in attendance instead. David Limbaugh’s book chillingly documents the destructive “transformation” of the United States – get “The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama’s War on the Republic” Earnest told reporters that Obama will view Scalia’s body on Friday while it lies...
  • Fundraising calls: Obama heads west

    02/07/2016 6:29:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    Rev up Air Force One, it's fundraising time again, along with symbolic moments and scenic views. In 48 hours President Obama departs the nation's capital for points west and an extended stay. Here's what's on the big travel agenda, beginning Wednesday: "Nine years after he announced his candidacy for president, the President will return to the place where his political career began by traveling to Springfield, Illinois. Now in the final year of his second term, the President looks forward to addressing the Illinois General Assembly about what we can do, together, to build better politics," the White House advises....
  • Bill Clinton at the CareerBuilder Challenge (PGA Tour lowers the bar)

    01/25/2016 10:39:40 AM PST · by Baynative · 14 replies
    KESQ news ^ | Jan 24, 16 | Megan Terlecky
    LA QUINTA, Calif. - Former President Bill Clinton took time off from the campaign trail in snowy Iowa and New Hampshire to host a charity golf tournament today, but told a reporter he feels ``kind of guilty'' for being in the sunny Coachella Valley. ``I feel kind of guilty because we are so close to the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary,'' Clinton told the Desert Sun newspaper. ``But I made a commitment to this and I want to honor it.''
  • Human Skull Found at Former Drambuie Mansion (Scotch Whisky Murder Mystery)

    01/21/2016 7:02:04 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Human Skull Found at Former Drambuie Mansion A human skull has been discovered in the grounds of a mansion previously occupied by the chairman of Scotch whisky liqueur brand Drambuie. As reported by the Scottish Daily Record, police have found what is believed to be a woman’s skull at Gogar Mount House, where Drambuie chairman Mary Mackinnon lived until 10 years ago. The property and its 23-acre grounds was also previously owned by whisky distiller Sir Robert Usher in the 1800s. Police expanded their search for any further remains to a nearby golf course and other areas. In particular, a...
  • Judicial Watch: Obama Family’s October Weekend Fundraising Getaway to San Diego Cost Taxpayers...

    01/21/2016 10:04:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 21, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Obama Family's October Weekend Fundraising Getaway to San Diego Cost Taxpayers $2,001,468.90 in Travel Expenses Alone Known Travel Expenses Now Approaching $10 Million A Year (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that the October 2015 Columbus Day getaway enjoyed by President Barack Obama and his family cost taxpayers $969,783.90 in flight expenses alone. The documents regarding the Obama travel expenses came in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request first filed on October 13, 2015. According to the newly...
  • Spieth anything but rusty, shoots 30 under -- THIRTY! -- at Kapalua

    01/11/2016 9:40:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | January 10, 2016 | AP
    Jordan Spieth brought his old form to the new year and had no trouble winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Sunday. Staked to a five-shot lead, Spieth made two straight birdies around the turn at Kapalua to restore his margin, and he spent the rest of the afternoon soaking up the views of surf and sun on Maui. The view from the top is just as stunning at the moment, not so much for those trying to catch him. Spieth made an 8-foot birdie putt to reach his target, even though he didn't need it. He closed with a...
  • Ted Cruz Is Brutally Honest About His Golf Game, Says He Plays 'Horribly'

    01/10/2016 8:21:34 AM PST · by Isara · 19 replies
    Golf ^ | Sat Jan. 9, 2016 | Coleman McDowell
    Barack Obama's love of golf has been widely documented, including the time he crashed a wedding at Torrey Pines last October. It's unlikely the next commander-in-chief will share the same zeal for the game that Obama does, especially if Ted Cruz gets elected. Cruz is on a bus tour through Iowa that covers 28 towns in six days. On Saturday's stop, Cruz was asked if he played golf. According to a New York Times report, Cruz said he played golf, but does so "horribly." "Do I golf?" Mr. Cruz said, repeating the question. "Horribly. And indeed, to call what I...
  • Samuel L. Jackson Might Be the One to Bring Down Donald Trump's Campaign

    01/06/2016 11:57:17 AM PST · by EveningStar · 84 replies
    TV Guide ^ | January 6, 2016 | Liam Mathews
    Samuel L. Jackson appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers Tuesday night to address a recent insulting Donald Trump tweet.
  • 73-year-old realtor records two aces [hole=in-ones] in one round!!

    01/06/2016 4:49:34 AM PST · by ETL · 40 replies ^ | January 04, 2016 | Bob Denney
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Margery Hadar, who began playing golf three years ago, made the most of a Sunday round at Granada Golf Course by recording TWO holes-in-one. The 73-year-old New York resident, using a driver that she called, "the best club in my bag," holed out on the 164-yard [492-feet] No.5 hole and nearly 30 minutes later on the 112-yard [336-feet] No.7 hole. The 1923 Donald Ross layout is touted as South Florida's oldest continuous operated par-3 course.
  • State Faulted In Obamacare Signup (while it's author visits Hawaii)

    12/30/2015 5:56:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Civil Beat ^ | 12/30/15 | Chad Blair
    In a report released Wednesday, the state auditor faulted Hawaii's Department of Human Services in failing to implement the state's online system for the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare. DHS did "not properly plan for or implement" the $155 million health care exchange, which is called the Kauhale On-Line Eligibility Application system, or KOLEA. "Poor planning and lack of effective leadership at the division level exacerbated already tight time constraints for developing KOLEA and forced the KOLEA Project Team to develop the eligibility and enrollment process while designing KOLEA," the audit states.
  • Press Cheers When Obama Sinks 40-Foot Chip Shot

    12/22/2015 9:02:29 PM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama went golfing in Hawaii yesterday and called the press over when he reached the 18th hole. The commander in chief then made what ABC News describes as a 40-foot chip shot:
  • The World's Most Beautiful Golf Drive

    12/14/2015 4:52:14 AM PST · by raybbr · 18 replies
    Webbrewed ^ | 12/12/2015 | N/A
    Alright, so the only thing hotter than this girl is her golf swing. Check it out. She nails it! This is the sort of thing that shatters stereotypes. You know what I’m talking about, right? The stereotypes that usually revolve around hot blonde girls being less than intelligent. The ones that say they are nothing more than beautiful smiles with a fantastic pair of… eyes, yeah that’s it, eyes. Well this beauty could be a liaison for the advocacy group, “Blondes with Brains”. There is a video of the swing.
  • Back in business: Trump signs removed from Dubai golf complex two days ago are back up

    12/13/2015 5:43:34 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/12/2015 | CHRIS PLEASANCE
    Trump lettering an billboard was torn down from complex two days ago; Came after Trump called for a total ban on Muslims coming to the U.S.; But signs at the billion-dollar development have now been restored; While no official explanation has been given, it is speculated that the decision could be down to 'contractual obligations'
  • Trump's Name Restored At Dubai Golf Complex

    12/13/2015 6:16:12 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 29 replies ^ | Dec 13, 2015
    A Dubai real estate firm has restored Donald Trump's name on a $6 billion golf complex it is building with the U.S. businessman and presidential hopeful, days after taking it down following his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Trump prompted an uproar when he made his comments in response to deadly shootings in California by two Muslims who authorities said were radicalized. Gold letters spelling out "Trump International Golf Club," affixed to a landscaped stone wall at the entrance to the golf complex being built by DAMAC Properties, were removed on Thursday, according to a Reuters...
  • Game Over? Tiger Woods Presses Reset [Golf Ping]

    12/02/2015 10:55:26 AM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 37 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 2, 2015 | Brian Costa
    Game Over? Tiger Woods Presses Reset The 14-time golf major winner said he has no idea when he will play again; ‘I’ve had a pretty good run’ Nassau, BahamasFour weeks before his 40th birthday, Tiger Woods found himself in an air-conditioned tent Tuesday ruminating about the fragility of the human body.He was talking about Kobe Bryant, who debuted for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996, the same year Woods turned pro. But as Woods reflected on Bryant’s decision to retire after this season, it was hard not to notice a parallel between the two of them.“You add up all those...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit against City Park golf course

    11/03/2015 4:40:14 PM PST · by BBell · 5 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/3/15 | Katherine Sayre, | The Times-Picayune
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the City Park Improvement Association brought by advocates opposed to the ongoing construction of a $24.5 million golf complex in the park. City Park for Everyone Coalition still has a pending lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which contributed $6 million in Hurricane Katrina recovery funds toward the project. The coalition argued that City Park and FEMA together failed to consider all of the possible environmental consequences of building an 18-hole championship course and didn't give the public enough opportunity to comment as required under federal and state laws. City Park...
  • The Ongoing Trump Transformation

    10/15/2015 5:15:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush ^ | October 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, what's the question? (interruption) Snerdley wants to know how does anybody overcome Trump's 67% essential approval rating on the economy if you're another Republican nominee. You have to hope that something's gonna happen to force Trump out. It really is stunning. The polling data that we shared earlier, it's a CNN poll. And this number, it's a poll of Nevada and South Carolina, where Trump is leading by 16 points, Nevada, 18 points in South Carolina, and he's way ahead in both states where voters are asked which Republican has the best chance of winning the general election....