It seems our good friend Phil, or as some are calling him this week, "The Tour Savior" is ruffling some feathers already after only being back for a total of 18 holes. Phil has decided to put in to play a Ping wedge that falls through the loophole of the new groove rule that was put in to effect this year. A couple weeks ago at the Sony Open we saw John Daly and Dean Wilson already take advantage of this loophole putting 20 year old wedges in play.
Williams Formula One is a big name in that sport and now the company, Williams Sports has jumped into golf in what might be called a big way with a $50,000 set of clubs. Yes, that’s not a misprint and presumably they are not anticipating selling a bunch of sets at the local muni.
Yesterday Ken Green announced on his blog that his youngest son, Hunter, had passed away in his dorm room at SMU. Apparently Hunter had actually died the week prior but Green’s ex-wife had kept the news from him until just yesterday. As a parent, I can’t imagine the anger and hurt he must be feeling as he tries to process and understand why this has happened.
Richard Gagnon, a Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Class A superintendent at Segregansett Country Club in Taunton, Mass., has been selected to receive the 2010 GCSAA Excellence in Government Relations Award in the compliance category.
I recently read a blog post basically stating that following around a has-been like John Daly, who isn’t the most perfect role model for the sport, is not what golf needs right now. I have to completely disagree with that blogger. I on the other hand think it’s exactly what golf needs.
It's been a while since we have heard any news on one of New Englands young hopefuls, Matt Parziale. Matt has had a rollercoaster ride down in Florida as he plays on the Hooter Pro Tour and this week he shows signs of a positive future.
Jack Nicklaus, nicknamed “Ohio Fats” when he turned pro in 1960 and challenged the reigning king of golf Arnold Palmer, is 70 years old today. He won’t officially celebrate until tomorrow though as he’s on Christmas Island on a fishing trip and to save you looking it up, Christmas Island is in the Indian Ocean south of Jakarta, Indonesia.