Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Men around the globe lose respect for Fred Couples

Crowd favorite Fred Couples gave the Champions Tour a bump along with the world's biggest badass Tom Watson when the two had a memorable Sunday duel that put anything that the Bob Hope Classic could offer to shame.

Unfortunately for Freddie, he was deserving of a hard bitch slap when asked a what his favorite James Cameron movie was. As G-Blaze sat enjoying the coverage with billy in hand, the thought, "No Freddie ... please don't say it" came when the lackey posed the question. Freddie's answer: "Well I haven't seen Avatar, so I'd have to go with Titanic." Ouch ... He could have went with Terminator, T2, Rambo 2, Aliens, True Lies, but no ... He'd rather watch Leo leave his heart on the screen while tens of weeping women look on in amazement.

Hopefully Freddie can redeem his manhood again soon ... A few 340 drives at 50 years-old should do it.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Coursetrends trending towards hackiness

CourseTrends, a company that designs websites for golf courses all over the U.S., bills itself as, "The #1 provider of golf marketing solutions." They'll design a course's website, setup a a email marketing program, and claim that by using their sophisticated marketing system your course will generate a 400% return on investment.

It's amazing that so many courses will actually pay the ridiculous prices they charge for facilitating a website and auto-sending a couple emails a month. Upon trying to help our club settle on a new website solution, G-Blaze took a look at a typical website that's "Powered by Coursetrends." After one glance, I can tell you with utmost certainty that these are not real golfers behind this company. For proof, look no further than Exhibit A:


This is a stock picture provided by CourseTrends for courses to use on their website. Nothing says golf like a hack waring a pair of $25 golf shoes placing hard, shiny white ball a top his step tee while waring a black baseball glove. If you're a golf course owner looking to "power" your website using Coursetrends, let G-Blaze be the first to suggest you don't get fooled.

Instead, go with a local brovider (a brovider is a bro that provides a skill set on the cheap as an alternative to a more expensive corporate provider). Coursetrends -- The #1 provider of Golf Marketing solutions from people who couldn't break 90 if someone was holding their families hostage demanding they do so ...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Daly, Wilson find groovy loophole

Dean Wilson digs through the barrel in his garage looking to bang the dust off his old Ping Eye 2 wedges. These wedges have box shaped grooves, the type of grooves that are illegal on the PGA Tour starting in 2010. But, While playing the Sony Open this week in Hawaii (pronounced Ha-wa-eeeeeeee), Wilson and John Daly are relying on a precedent set in the 80s where a court settlement said any Ping-Eye 2 made before April 1, 1990, remains approved under the Rules of Golf.

"That settlement still takes precedence over the new regulation," Dick Rugge, the USGA’s senior technical director, told The Associated Press.

Daly stopped by Ping headquarters in Phoenix, AZ on his way to Hawaii and surprised company officials by the number of old wedges he had found. He says he has eight or nine sets.

Even so, he asked Ping for a set of V-shaped grooves that he might use at Torrey Pines later this month.

"A golf course like San Diego, you want V grooves in your wedges because the greens are so soft,” he said. “Here, you want square grooves. I’ll probably go through the year switching a lot."

Wilson said he hasn’t tried to compare the spin rate on the Ping wedges with new clubs.

“I’m not so much concerned with the grooves as I am the design of the wedge,” Wilson said. “If it does create more spin, great. But I can’t tell you it honestly does.”

Daly said he first tried his old wedges when he played in Australia last month.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Tiger to smooth things over with Haiti relief

Billionaire golf mega-don Tiger Woods has not been seen or heard from since the night he redefined "Black Friday," but in a recent development the Tiger Woods Foundation will smooth over Tiger's infidelity with Haiti relief effort. The Foundation hasn't given an official figure yet, but if Russel Simmons' blow-up is on target, $3 million is the number.

Although this seems like a blatant yet benevolent attempt to gain pub-relations points, this isn't the first time Tiger's Foundation has helped relief efforts. Woods’ foundation gave $100,000 to tsunami relief efforts in 2004. It also gave the Baton Rouge Area Foundation $200,000 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Federer Takes Woods' back

No. 1 tennis player says No. 1 golfer will be back at his best

Roger Federer recently received the No. 1 seed for tennis' first major, The Austrailian Open, and in a recent interview the world's best tennis player showed support for the world's best golfer.
Federer says he’s spoken to his friend Tiger Woods by phone and predicts he will be back soon “as the wonderful golfer we know.”

The tennis star said in an interview published Friday that Woods’ car accident in November and subsequent reports about his private life have been hard on the golfer and his family.
Federer told French sports daily L’Equipe that he expressed his support, and said Woods’ troubles were “instructive.”

“The tabloids are going crazy, sponsor contracts are falling apart. … I’ve always been aware that the image you patiently construct for an entire career can be ruined in a minute,” Federer said. “It scares you a bit, but that’s the way things are.”

Woods has not played since winning the Australian Masters on Nov. 15. Two weeks later, Woods world fell apart following a car crash that legitimized infidelity rumors.
Woods hasn’t been seen in public since the accident, and other friends have said they have unsuccessfully tried to reach him.

Federer did not say whether or not he is as dirty of a dog as Woods.