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Weekend golfer whose goal is to always break 80.

Getting to “The Position” That Makes All The Pros So Good

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I found this on my suggested videos.  It’s given by Justin Thompson who affiliated with http://swing-simply.com. He discusses the “Position” that all of the pros get into at and through impact, how they get there, and why it helps them hit it so straight and far.

This very much reminds me of Hogan’s Five Lessons, but is told in a different and maybe more simple way.

Something to work on while social distancing.

Number 12 at Augusta National GC in LEGO

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Photo from https://twitter.com/LouStagner/status/1240033589296861185/photo/1

I am a big fan of the show LEGO Masters on Fox, and then this came to me in an e-mail from GolfChannel today.

Lou Stagner’s daughter built a LEGO replica of the famous 12th hole at Augusta National GC.

I may be sad about the Masters being postponed, but this gives me a little bit of happiness back.

The Masters is Postponed

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Augusta National announced that the Masters Tournament has been postponed.

Statement from Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club:

On Wednesday, March 4, we issued a memo stating that our plans to host the Masters Tournament, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals had not changed. Unfortunately, the ever-increasing risks associated with the widespread Coronavirus COVID-19 have led us to a decision that undoubtedly will be disappointing to many, although I am confident is appropriate under these unique circumstances.

Considering the latest information and expert analysis, we have decided at this time to postpone the Masters Tournament, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals.

Ultimately, the health and well-being of everyone associated with these events and the citizens of the Augusta community led us to this decision. We hope this postponement puts us in the best position to safely host the Masters Tournament and our amateur events at some later date.

We will continue to work with the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office of the Governor, the Georgia Department of Public Health, the City of Augusta and all other local authorities. We are grateful to all of these entities for their exceptional efforts and guidance.

We recognize this decision will affect many people, including our loyal patrons. Your patience as we make every effort to communicate effectively and efficiently is appreciated, and we will share any additional information as soon as it becomes available. Updates also will be posted to our website, Masters.com.

As COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of people everywhere, we seek your understanding of this decision and know you share our concern given these trying times. Thank you for your faithful support.

 

PGA Tour Cancels Players Championship Plus Next Three Events

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The PGA Tour released a statement today that it has cancelled the Players Championship, as well as the next three events.

It is with regret that we are announcing the cancellation of THE PLAYERS Championship.

We have also decided to cancel all PGA TOUR events – across all of our Tours – in the coming weeks, through the Valero Texas Open.

We have pledged from the start to be responsible, thoughtful and transparent with our decision process. We did everything possible to create a safe environment for our players in order to continue the event throughout the weekend, and we were endeavoring to give our fans a much-needed respite from the current climate.  But at this point – and as the situation continues to rapidly change – the right thing to do for our players and our fans is to pause.

We will be prepared to answer additional questions on Friday at 8 a.m.

The PGA Tour has joined the NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAA, LPGA, and others in cancelling or postponing games and events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

European Tour Postpones Indian Open due to Coronavirus

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The European Tour, Asian Tour, and Indian Golf Union, have announced that the Hero Indian Open tournament scheduled for March 19-22 has been postponed due to the threat of coronavirus, according to europeantour.com.

The NBA also has suspended all games, per TSN.ca.

This is all just the beginning.

Don’t be surprised if the MLB, NHL, MLS, and the PGA Tour all follow suit.

Mike Trout Destroys Golf Ball at Top Golf

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One of my coworkers sent me this one today.  Albert Pujols was holding a charity event at a Top Golf in Arizona and invited a bunch of MLB players to attend, one of whom was Mike Trout.

 

 

If you look carefully, the launch speed is 180mph (comparable to Bubba Watson).  I think the ball must have cleared the netting at the end of the range, so “Home Run”.

84-Year Old Makes Court-Length Putt to Win A Car

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Mary Ann Wakefield won a car by making a hole-in-one on a basketball court length putt during  Saturday’s University of Mississippi basketball game.

According to Golf.com, she won a Nissan Altima

 

Adam Scott In A Hurry in LA – Sungjae Im Defying Physics in Mexico

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On his way to winning the Genesis Invitational at Riviera, Adam Scott was told the fairway was clear on the par 5.  Unfortunately the marshals were mistaken, and you can see Scott’s drive run past the group ahead in the fairway.

https://twitter.com/ByTheFlagstick/status/1229175632434802691

In Mexico, somehow Sungjae Im’s tee shot, which is coming up well short of land, defies all natural laws of physics and somehow manages to bounce off the water and onto the green. Some popular theories is that there was a rock just below the surface, or there was a poor turtle swimming by at the wrong moment.