Friday, November 30, 2007

Q School - 2008

The penultimate round took place earlier this morning (my time) and I thought you might like an update with one day to go.

Frank Lickliter II followed his two opening 62s with a 4-under 68 on Friday at Orange County National for a five-stroke lead after the third of six rounds in the PGA TOUR National Qualifying Tournament.


The top 25 finishers and ties will earn 2008 PGA TOUR cards, while the next number of players nearest 50 will get full Nationwide Tour exemptions. The remaining players in the 166-man field will receive conditional Nationwide Tour status.

The 38-year-old Lickliter, a two-time winner on the tour, had a 24-under 192 total, the lowest 54-hole score since the tour began keeping such statistics in 1992. Andrew McLardy had the previous low, playing three rounds in 21-under 195 in 2000....

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UPDATE: Read my post Who got their PGA Tour card

Pool tables and supplies

Golf has always been my favorite game (since I was about 1 my parents tell me), but pool and billiards come a very close second. I remember, when I was very young, going out to the shed and standing on an old oil drum to play pool (yes I am a country boy). The problem I have had recently is that my local town has very poor Pool and Billiard Supplies and I have been forced to shop online - little did I know that online shopping was not only more convenient, but often cheaper too.

Dazadi is a fantastic online pool and billiard supply shop and you can find everything from Pool Cues to complete Pool Tables. In the billiards section you will find products such as:

  • Pool Tables
  • Pool Cues
  • Billiard Balls
  • Pub Tables and Chairs
  • Bars and Stools
  • Spectator Chairs
  • Billiard Lights
  • Billiard Clocks and Signs
  • Billiard Accessories
  • Cue Cases
and much more...

The site is very well designed and set out, which makes it a pleasure to navigate. Finding the product you want is also really easy and you can pick a section to browse from the left menu bar or you can type exactly what you are looking for into the search bar. So far I have found everything I have been looking for - even the novelty pool balls I am getting my old man for Christmas. The prices are very reasonable and with free ground shipping (in the continental United States) can mean a considerable saving. They offer many different forms of payment via their secure server. If you are looking for anything related to pool then I would happily reccomend you visit Dazadi

Golf News: Everything is Rosey at Sun City

A second round of one-under-par 71 dropped Adam Scott from the lead of the Sun City golf invitational on Friday.

As the Australian dropped five shots off the pace, England's Justin Rose fired a seven-under 65 to move into a share of the lead at Gary Player Country Club.

The European number one started the day one shot down but five birdies on the back nine gave him an 11-under-par total of 133 alongside South Africa's Trevor Immelman.

Immelman and Rose, both 27, duelled for the lead throughout an enthralling second day and Immelman eventually needed a birdie at the par-four 18th to ensure a share of the lead midway through the invitational tournament...

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If you run a website, business, product or other venture you will no doubt be looking for advertising at some point. Finding places to advertise can be a real struggle early on as you try and work out the most profitable places to advertise. This is where an advertising marketplace can be a real advantage.

Myadbase is a UK based company that brings advertisers and publishers together so that you can find the perfect places to advertise your website, business, product or other venture. Registration is free and you will only be charged when you use the enhanced services and all prices and fees are fully disclosed before you are locked in to payment. The site itself is really well designed and a pleasure to use. I completed a quick search for golf I found 9 matches that would all be appropriate for a golf website, product or service.

Myadbase offers four different kinds of services:

  • Media database
  • Agency database
  • Freelance advertising
  • Custom Services
They have 7 media categories including business, consumer, new media, newspapers, out of home, radio, TV.

If you are looking for a place to advertise in the UK then it would be well worth a visit to Myadbase via the link below:
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Bowditch Leads at the half way mark of the NZ Open

Australia's Stephen Bowditch shot a seven-under-par 65 to take a one-stroke lead over compatriot Paul Sheehan at the halfway mark of the New Zealand Open.

Diagnosed with clinical depression after losing his US PGA Tour card at the end of 2006, Bowditch has had an equally poor 2007.

But he found his game on the rugged Hills course near the southern resort town of Queenstown and took the tournament lead with a two-round total of 10-under 134....

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I love a good story and hopefully the depression is behind Bowditch and he can have a good weekend at the New Zealand Open.

Spock people search

I hate it how hard it is to find friends on the countless social networking sites. My golf buddies use facebook, my brother uses myspace, my Mum uses Yuwie - when does it end. I have to be signed up to the many different sites to stay in contact with everyone. This is where the new people search website Spock comes into its own.

With Spock you can search for your friends, colleagues or family as well as your favorite golfer or other celebrity. You can search by name or tag (eg golfer, real estate agent, tax agent, rich,). I chose to search by tag and did a search for PGA tour. This found all of the worlds most popular golfers (Tiger being at the top of course) as well as some of the not so well known golfers. There were 992 results in total and I was very impressed! It even gave me some suggested searches and using this function I found the players on the European Tour. Scrolling through the many popular golfers I found that most had very well written profiles about their life and golfing achievements. You can even find the latest news articles about the person and pictures of that person (if they have been posted).

Spock differs from a social networking site, but profiles often have their myspace, facebook, wikipedia and other pages linked so you can find the person you are looking for. Spock also offers a messenging service to keep in contact. I searched my own name and I found three results - I can really see this being popular! Joining is simple and the site has a very slick easy to use feel about it. If you are looking for someone, trying to find information about a celebrity or just want to search for people then you really should visit Spock

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

New Zealand Open Day 1

Australians Craig Parry and Paul Sheehan and England's Matthew Woods capitalised on calm morning conditions to shoot four-under par 68s and share a one-stroke lead after the first round of the New Zealand Open.

Parry, the 2002 champion and a winner of two tournaments on the US PGA Tour, had five birdies and one bogey.

Breezy conditions later in the day made low scoring difficult on the par-72 Hills layout at Arrowtown, near the resort town of Queenstown....

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Optics Planet

Living in Australia means that I have to be very sun conscious and when playing golf I always wear sunglasses. I have had seen many nasty cases of glaucoma and sun burnt eyes (yes you can burn your eyes) not to risk it. Optics planet is a great source of binoculars, telescopes, flashlights or sunglasses. They have one of the largest product categories I have ever seen and when you first enter the site that is the first thing you will notice. There are literally thousands of products to choose from. You can browse by brand, category, section or view all products.

If you are looking for a present they have a great gift guide that will help you choose a gift for your loved ones this holiday season or you can browse through their best sellers. The prices seem very reasonable and it is very easy to order via their secure server. So whether you are looking for telescope , binoculars, sunglasses, goggles, scopes, flashlights, microscopes or anything else "optics" it would be well worth checking out their website.

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Hope and love - in golf?

It has been said that golf has caused many marriage and relationship break ups. The joke often told amongst golfers certainly shows that golf sometimes takes over our lives a little too much:

On a nice Saturday morning this summer I'm having a game with a man, 25 years old. Getting ready to putt on the second hole, we see that a woman is madly running towards us in a wedding gown. The young man with me looks at her and calmly says:" I told you: only if it rains!"

Seriously though there has been some sad marriage break ups for golf professionals. Colin Montgomerie believed he played better after his divorce, Nick Faldo has had his break-ups plasted all over the media and we all know about the recent John Daily Saga. For us mere mortals (in a golf sense) there is help available when we go through a nasty break up and whether golf was the cause or not counseling may help.

For every dear john letter and nasty divorce there is a story of hope and love. Stuart Appleby the gifted Australian golfer was on top of the world 1998, playing wonderful golf and was absolutely madly in love with his wife Renay White. From reports from friends and family the couple was one of those couples of which everyone else is jealous - perfect for each other. Tragically during a second honeymoon in London (they were about to visit Paris) Renay was killed by a car backing up as she waited with Stuart for a taxi.

Stuart Appleby, empty, came to the PGA Championship four days after last taking flowers to Renay's grave. He asked to do a press conference. He came to the dais a haunted man, unshaven, stricken, weeping and brave as hell. He called Renay "first prize of a raffle in life."

Hardly surprisingly, his life was totally transformed by Renay's untimely passing. Almost two years later, he was still struggling to come to terms with it.

"At it's worst, it's really, really tough," he said during a teleconference on the PGA Tour. "Somehow you manage, whether that's an inner strength or something else, I don't know. Other times you don't.

"Sometimes you say flat out: 'Listen, I can't do this. It's just too much for me right now', and you just don't. You take weeks off.

"It's at your own speed. There's no time frame except what is comfortable."

However, the story doesn't end there. He won the 2001 Australian Open and produced his best finish at a major the following year when he tied for second in the British Open.

In 2003, Appleby clinched the Las Vegas Invitational before ending the PGA Tour season 12th in the money list with earnings of $2,662,538.

Most significantly, though, he also found personal happiness and the highlight of that year was his marriage to Ashley. In 2004 he won the Mercedes Championship and after recovering from such a tragedy he was a most deserving winner. Exactly one year later as if Renay was watching from above he won the Mercedes Championship for the second time and he became a father for the first time to begin a new chapter of his life

Hope and love in golf - You bet!

Scott and Immelman share lead at Nedbank Golf Challenge

Adam Scott of Australia and Trevor Immelman of South Africa both scored five-under-par 67s to share the first round lead in the Nedbank Golf Challenge here on Thursday.

English pair Justin Rose and Luke Donald are lying one off the pace on 68, with tournament favourite Ernie Els of South Africa, who is trying for a record fourth title in this annual 12-man event often referred to as "Africa's Major", bracketed with Australia's Geoff Ogilvy on 69.

While Scott and Immelman said they were happy to be in the lead, both felt they lost momentum on the inward loop...

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Human Touch Massage Chair

After a tough round of golf there are two things I usually want to do, jump in the spa and visit the chiropractor (to see if I have something to blame my round on!) With a Human Touch massage chair I could give the chiropractor a miss and just sit in a chair, while it massages out my aches and pains (sounds good to me!).

Human touch massage chairs have just unvelied the new HT 7450 Zero Gravity Massage Chair to complement their other great range of massage chairs. Apparently it uses the same techniques as a human masseuse, albeit with some kind of technology called a quad roller system. The HT 7450 also adjusts to each user and can be adjusted for speed, intensity, location and technique. I bet you don't even have to make small talk while it works - unless you want to talk to a chair of course.

Human Touch products also include foot massage, calf massage, ottomans and chairs for whole body massage. Their products are ideal for those who suffer from back pain, neck pain, spinal pain, poor circulation, arthritis and more. If you have ever wanted to sit down and receive the massage of your life, or are struggling with some kind of pain you might want to check out Human Touch via the link below:
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Swing Vision - Tiger Woods (video)

I posted a couple of the Tiger Woods golf clinic videos earlier this week that I had discovered on youtube so I thought it would be appropriate to show some swing vision of Tiger's amazing swing.

The slow motion on this video is amazing and it is worth watching - no wonder he has amazing power! Enjoy

Online Furniture

Selling Furniture Online has become big business as more and more people have access to the Internet and feel secure buying online. Furniture from home is one of the many popular furniture sites. The site is well designed and really easy to navigate. You can choose to browse/shop by style, room, color or simply search for what you are looking for. I was able to find the product I have been looking for in their furniture store and ordering is so simple.

There is amazing array of products and the furniture itself looks good quality and there is the added bonus of free national delivery (US). They also wait to charge your credit card until your order is dispatched, which is a big bonus and all products are covered by a year warranty. Whether you are looking for anything from an ottoman to leather sectional sofas then it is well worth visiting Furniture from home.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Golf Poll: Which South African will have the best finish this weekend

Who will be the top placed South African this weekend
Ernie Els
Rory Sabbatini
Retief Goosen
Charl Schwartzel
Trevor Immelman

Easy Poll is a great service that offers free questionnaires and polls for webmasters to use on their website. I have been trying it out and am really enjoying it (look out for a poll very soon). It is so easy to use and all you need to do is set up the question, answers and it will generate a HTML code to paste in your website. The best part about the site is that it is absolutely free! If you run a website I recommend you try it now.

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Nedbank Golf Challenge - Preview

The Nedbank Golf Challenge is a popular tournament in South Africa played over the Gary Player Country Club Course in Sun City. The tournament is a twelve man invitational stroke play event.

This years tournament features:

Player Country Comments
Jim Furyk Flag of the United States United States Withdrawn due to recent injury
Ernie Els Flag of South Africa South Africa
Adam Scott Flag of Australia Australia
Pádraig Harrington Flag of Ireland Ireland
Rory Sabbatini Flag of South Africa South Africa
Sergio García Flag of Spain Spain Withdrawn due to personal reasons
Justin Rose Flag of England England
Geoff Ogilvy Flag of Australia Australia
Luke Donald Flag of England England
Henrik Stenson Flag of Sweden Sweden
Retief Goosen Flag of South Africa South Africa
Charl Schwartzel Flag of South Africa South Africa
Trevor Immelman Flag of South Africa South Africa Late entrant (replaces García)
Niclas Fasth Flag of Sweden Sweden Late entrant (replaces Furyk)

My Thoughts
As this is a South African tournament I think the locals have the best chance of taking out the tournament. I will be watching out for Ernie Els (who has won 3 times), Rory Sabbatini, Retief Goosen. My outside tip is Trevor Immelman who has replaced Garcia in the tournament.

Bodybuiding Supplements

Most people think that bodybuilding is best left to gym junkies, but many golfers spend just as much time in the gym as on the range. There are more and more golfers taking bodybuilding supplements that help them to make the most of this gym work.

illpumpyouup is a website that supplies golfers (and other athletes) with proven bodybuilding supplements as well as weight loss and nutritional supplements. The site literally has hundreds of different supplements and if you can't find what you are looking for here then I don't know if you will. The prices seem very reasonable and it is very easy to order via their secure server.

One of the best parts about the site is the genuine user reviews where people who have ordered review the product to tell others about what they thought. Definitely check this out before ordering to get some opinions on the product.

If you are interested in bodybuilding, weight loss or nutritional supplements then it is defiantly worth visiting illpumpyouup via the link below:

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Tiger Woods Golf Clinic - Video (Part 2)

As promised here is the second part of the Tiger Woods golf clinic video. I apologize that it is a day late, but I think it was worth waiting for.

This time Tiger covers topics such as:

  • Driving
  • Putting
  • Hitting the ball high
  • Ball tricks
If you haven't seen the first part you can view that post here:
Tiger Woods Golf Clinic - Video (rare footage) Part 1

Hotel Reservations

I do a lot of travel golfing, that is I travel to play golf, at this time of year because it is just too wet in the tropics where I live. When you are traveling all the time it pays to have a good hotel reservation and price comparison engine to rely on.

Hotel Reservations is a great site for finding hotels, motels, resorts, vacation rentals and more in many worldwide destinations. It is well designed and really easy to use. You simply pick your destination and the dates and the site finds accommodation available in that area. The site also has fantastic savings and discounts of up to 70% off regular rates.

If you are looking for a cheap hotel or just want to browse what is available then it is well worth visiting this great hotel reservation and price comparison site.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Tiger Woods Golf Clinic - Video (rare footage)

I was so excited to find this video today that I couldn't do anything, but come here and post it for all my readers. In this video the great man Tiger Woods gives some of his tips for playing and practicing golf. He covers important topics like:

  • Preparation (on the range)
  • Hooking
  • Slicing
  • Hitting it low
  • Fairway bunkers
He also talks about the problems he saw with his swing at Augusta in 1997 and the changes he made to his swing. He even shows his old swing to show the difference between the new swing and the old swing. This really shows the ambition of Tiger as he was playing well with his old swing, but knew he could play even better - amazing.

This is a must watch for every golfer - enjoy

This video is in two parts and I will be bringing the second part to you tomorrow.

Save Buckets - Price comparison

If you are like me then you use online price comparison websites to compare the cheapest price online. These sites are great as they pool thousands of sites together to find you the very best online price.

Savebuckets is one of the newer online price comparison engines, but that does not mean you should dismiss it. The site itself is very well designed as is so easy to use. You simply type in the product you are looking for in the search bar and savebuckets finds you the best price on that item. If you are unsure of what you are looking for you can pick a category from the many categories listed such as:

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Home and Garden
  • Electronic Games
  • Clothing
  • Computer Hardware
  • Sport and Leisure
  • and many more...
If you do lots of shopping online and are looking for the cheapest price then it is well worth checking out savebuckets via the link below:

Golfers choice - Lucky or Good?

This is the age old question, would you rather be lucky or good? Personally I would choose good over lucky everyday, but on those rounds where I wish I was getting paid by the shot I would choose lucky. Now my reason for this is that sometimes a little bit of luck can turn a round into something special. The confidence from something amazing happening during your round can't be discounted.

So today I am asking all my readers the question:

Would you rather be lucky or good? (leave a comment with your choice)

Oh and one last thing - watch this video (it just might change your mind)

Digital Picture Frames - Digital Framez

If you haven't heard (or seen) the recent phenomenon of digital photo frames then you have probably been hiding under a rock for the last couple of years. They are basically an LCD screen in a frame and can display as many pictures as your memory card can hold in a slide show. They are perfect for your office or around the house and they make a very good gift for that hard to buy for relative.

Digitalframez are an online digital picture frame store that offer digital frames in sizes from 7" to a massive 15". Their frames can play an amazing array of picture and audio formats and they even support video. Imagine having all your favorite pictures in a slide slow with your favorite tune playing in time with the images!

Digitalframez offer worldwide shipping on all their products and a 3 month warranty on all products. They offer order tracking so you can see the progress of your order. The site is secured by 128 bit SSL security and making credit card purchases is safe and easy.

They have a 5% discount offer for the Christmas season and if you are in the market for a digital photo frame then it is certainly worth checking out digitalframez via the link below:
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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Golf Instructional Video - The Grip

I found this great instructional video while searching youtube and thought I would share it with my readers. At the moment it is too wet to play golf so I am stuck at home watching it or reading about it. I guess it gives me a good chance to work on my mental game and make my way through some new swing hints and tips.

If you have ever had trouble with your golf swing or grip then this video is worth sitting through. The presenter explains himself well and like many others out there has some very good ideas.

Good Luck!

Golf World Cup - Prize Money

I had a couple of emails overnight asking me for the golf world cup prize money chart and full leaderboard so here it is:

Position Per Team Per Player
1 US $1,600,000 US $800,000
2 800,000 400,000
3 450,000 225,000
4 240,000 120,000
5 194,000 97,000
6 167,000 83,500
7 150,000 75,000
8 133,000 66,500
9 116,000 58,000
10 101,000 50,500
11 92,000 46,000
12 83,000 41,500
13 75,000 37,500
14 70,000 35,000
15 65,000 32,500
16 63,000 31,500
17 61,000 30,500
18 59,000 29,500
19 57,000 28,500
20 55,000 27,500
21 53,000 26,500
22 51,000 25,500
23 49,000 24,500
24 47,000 23,500
25 45,000 22,500
26 43,000 21,500
27 41,000 20,500
28 40,000 20,000

Digital Photo Frames

Digital Photo frames are officially a hot item this Christmas. I know because I bought one for my Mum and the line to get one was absolutely insane!

If you are wondering what a digital photo frame is then I will try to explain it. It is a LCD screen inside a photo frame that shows digital pictures. You simply put your SD card USB drive into the back and it plays your digital pictures in a slide show. They even come with a remote control! They are very cool and I have one on my office desk that scrolls through pictures of my family (and even my favorite golf course scenic shots.)

The best place to buy these seems to be online (if you want to avoid the lines and disappointment of missing out). The Aussie run site digitalframez is a fantastic website dedicated to digital photo frames and can be used throughout the world (they offer worldwide shipping). The site is really easy to use and is very well designed. The product range is excellent and I found what I was looking for in seconds.

If you are looking for a digital picture frame this Christmas or at any time of the year, you will want to check out digitalframez via the link below:
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Scotland Win their first Golf World Cup

Scotland's Colin Montgomerie and Marc Warren will take the World Cup back to the home of golf for the first time after beating the United States on the third hole of a sudden death playoff on Sunday.

A fourth par of the day at the 18th proved enough for the Scots to defeat overnight leaders Boo Weekley and Heath Slocum, pick up a cheque for $800,000 each and make amends for their own playoff defeat by Germany last year.

"To come back after a playoff loss last year and win is superb, particularly as my playoff record is rubbish," Montgomerie told reporters after finally getting his hands on the John Hopkins trophy at the ninth attempt.

The Americans had looked set for victory when the Scots twice found the sand on the first extra hole but Warren nailed a 12-foot putt for par and Slocum just missed a seven-foot birdie effort.

Slocum had successfully drained a birdie putt just two feet shorter at the same green to force the playoff, giving the Americans a five-under 67 to match the Scots, who had shot a superb six-under 66, on 25-under for the tournament.

Both teams missed long birdie efforts at the second extra hole before Weekley failed with a 15-footer when he was putting for par to keep the match alive.

The Americans, both making their debuts in the 54-year-old tournament, had led by a shot after all three previous rounds in their pursuit of a 24th World Cup victory for their country...

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My tip South Africa finished tied for 4th and my outside tip Thailand failed to make any impact in the harder alternate shot days. I feel slightly sorry for the US team who led after every round. I was also very disappointed with my team (Australia) who are did not exactly set the tournament alight. I guess I will have to get used to that with the golf world cup scheduled smack bang on top of the Australasian PGA tour.

Real Estate

The housing market in my local town has gone mad. Houses have more than doubled in prices in the last seven years and rents have also increased accordingly. Many investors also consider real estate when making financial investments and historically it has some very good returns. In some countries there are tax advantages for landlords and investments in real estate become an even more attractive idea.

The most important thing when buying real estate is location and even though there are many locations to choose from the Internet makes finding real estate much easier than it ever was. Sy if you wanted to find Abilene real estate you could easily do that via the magic of the internet. This means you can compare real estate from all over the country and the world!

Golf News: Baddley wins the Australian Masters

On the same course on which he honed his game playing pennant as an amateur, Baddeley finished the 72 holes of regular play at 13-under par in a tie with Chopra.

After watching the Swede hole a testing three metre putt to force the playoff, Baddeley joined him in a ritualistic journey up and down the 18th hole.

The pair played the 18th five times for the day without Chopra once hitting the fairway off the tee.

Four times he hit the ball into the right rough and once in the left, one of his recoveries coming up well short of the green in a bunker.

Each time he messed up he produced a minor miracle - until confronted with the easiest putt of the playoff.

With Baddeley having performed his own piece of magic to get out of the scrub, onto the green and into the hole in four, Chopra slid a 2.5m putt past the edge of the hole to break the deadlock...

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I was really impressed with Baddeley's game this week and thought he thoroughly deserved the gold jacket. He has had a superb year on the US tour and I can really see him stepping up again next year. In an interview after the win Baddeley revealed he almost quit golf in 2000, but after this amazing year I think that he will be very glad he stuck with the game!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Golf World Cup - Day 2 Wrap

The American duo of Boo Weekley and Heath Slocum held on to a one-stroke lead in the OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup shooting a 3-under 69 in Friday's second round to lead England and Scotland.

England's Justin Rose and Ian Poulter, and Scotland's Colin Montgomerie and Marc Warren both shot 68 to trail by a shot on 13-under 131. The South African team of Trevor Immelman and Retief Goosen were another shot back after a 69. Three teams were three behind -- Denmark (68), Italy (68) and Germany (71).

After a low-scoring day Thursday in the easier better-ball format, scores soared in Friday alternate-shot play at the Mission Hills Golf Club in southern China. Though this is a stroke-play event, match-play rules are in force....

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The American team is looking very good at the moment and will be hard to stop. Germany are still looking good as is Scotland and England with my tip South Africa still very much in contention.

It will be very interesting to see how it all pans out. My outside tip Thailand are still in with a show too...hmmmm

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Australian Masters - Day 2

Appleby holds a slender lead

Robert Allenby held a one-stroke lead during the second round of the Australian Masters at Huntingdale today. The overnight leader was 9-under-par for the tournament, having shot 4-under today through 11 holes.He claimed an eagle and a birdie on the opening nine holes and another birdie on the 10th hole.

Allenby, a two-time champion, shot a 5-under 67 in yesterday's opening round.

Aaron Baddeley held down second place following a 6-under-par 66 today...

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Baddeley has really impressed me this year. I always new he had the talent he just needed a bit of confidence to get him on his way. He finished the year 6th in the Fedex cup rankings and is really starting to become a golfer to watch.

Many of the Aussie golf commentators suggested he went to the US too early and should have started on the European Tour like Adam Scott, but I feel he did the right thing

What do you think? Leave a comment.

Online Tap Shop

I remember when I was renovating my bathroom. I spent many golfless weekends looking through taps, showerheads, bathroom accessories, bathroom suites, cabinets, bathtubs (just to name a few). As the renovation list grew my weekends without golf increased and I almost went mad not playing golf for so long. I wish I had found is an online bathroom and kitchen products web site, which will make looking for those perfect accessories much easier than visiting all the hardware, plumbing and bathroom warehouses. They have over 4000 different bathroom and kitchen products and I am sure most people will find what they are looking for. They have some very modern taps and accessories and the prices are also very competitive. They also offer free shipping within mainland UK.

The web site is well designed and is very easy to navigate. You will be able to find what you are looking for in no time and it is a pleasure to use.

If you are looking for kitchens, bathrooms, showers, taps, bathroom accessories, bathroom suites, bathroom furniture, bathroom cabinets, baths, bath tubs, shower enclosures and more then the site is definitely worth visiting and you can go straight to the site by following the link below:

Golf World Cup - Day One Wrap

The United States team has the early lead at the Omega Mission Hills Golf World Cup shooting an 11 under in the first day fourball (best ball) event. 1 shot further back is Germany with a glut of teams on 9 under including my outside tip Thailand.

Full Leaderboard

-11 United States
-10 Germany
-9 Finland
-9 Wales
-9 Scotland
-9 South Africa
-9 Thailand
-9 England
-8 France
-9 Austria
-7 Korea
-7 Italy
-7 Netherlands
-7 Denmark
-7 India
-7 Argentina
-7 China
-6 Paraguay
-6 Sweden
-6 Canada
-6 Ireland
-6 Australia
-5 Philippines
-5 New Zealand
-5 Spain
-5 Japan
-4 Colombia
-4 Puerto Rico

Golf News: Allenby leads after first day of Australian Masters

Two-time winner Robert Allenby fired a five-under par round of 67 to lead the Australian Masters by one shot after the first round at Huntingdale Thursday.

The 36-year-old Australian leads Sweden's Fredrik Andersson Hed and Englishman Peter Baker, who are tied second after a four-under 68.

Swede Daniel Chopra, New Zealand's Michael Long and Australians Stuart Appleby, Rod Pampling, Kurt Barnes and Paul Marantz were bunched two shots from the lead at three under par....
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Garage Floors

My garage floor is a shambles. The concrete is cracking and the oil stains have ruined what was a nice place for me to hide and clean my golf clubs. Lets face it garages are a really important place for everyone they hold our golf clubs and even our golf buggies (if we are lucky enough to have one).

I have been looking for a solution to fix my garage problems and it looks like I might have found it. Car guy garage has solutions for all your garage needs including guarage flooring, storage solutions, workbenches and much much more. The garage flooring looks great and I will certainly be investigating these further.

If you are looking for anything for you garage then you will want to visit carguygarage via the link below:
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Golf World Cup Explained: Preview

There are 28 countries vying for Golf World Cup and the event has had a revamp. It is now scheduled to be played at the Mission Hills Golf Club in China for the next 10 years and the directors will be looking to establish the tournament as one of Asia's top sporting events each year. With most of the worlds top golfers missing it will lack some of the interest, but it should be worth watching anyway.

Eligibility (taken from
The leading 18 available players, each native born citizens of different countries, from the Official World Golf Ranking on Monday 3rd September 2007 qualified.

These 18 players selected a player of their choosing from the same country, provided such player was ranked within the top 100 on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) as of 3rd September 2007.

Ten countries from the World Qualifiers held between 27th – 30th September 2007, completed the field of 28 nations - five from the Asian qualifier, and five from the Aruba qualifier.

The Championship is a 72-hole stroke play team event with each team comprising of two players. The first and third days are fourball (best ball) play and the second and final days are foursomes play. A total of 28 teams, each one of different nationality, are competing in the 2007 Omega Mission Hills World Cup.

My tip
Spain was going to be my tip to take home the world cup, but Jose Maria Olazabal, who designed the course, has pulled out due to rheumatism. I am now tipping South Africa to take home the cup, with my outside tip being Thailand.

Be sure to tell me what you think - leave a comment.

Australasian golf tour launches with controversy

In its prime the Australian golf tour was one of the top tours in the world. Past Australian open winners include such names as Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. This really shows that this was hardly a backwater event that it has become today.

Every year our (by our I mean Australians) tour launches with the same story. Some of our players are not coming back to play our major tournaments. This year Geoff Ogilvy and Adam Scott will be missing from this weeks Mastercard Masters. Geoff Ogilvy has sighted family reasons and early reports suggest Adam Scott just didn't want to play this week.

Even Robert Allenby has weighed into the debate suggesting that if the top Aussie players don't come back to the tour then the Australian tour will die. However he did mention the pressure put onto the Aussie players to return year after year and reminded the media to go easy of missing players or they will not want to show up next time around

Greg Norman was the perfect example of how this pressure from the media has hindered our tour. Every time he returned he had to field questions and hear scathing attacks on him for not returning for events - so he just stopped showing up.

I know these golfers have such a long season, but I also know the people of Austrlaia would love to see our top players each year. I don't know the solution, but I do know that the top 2 Aussie golfers will be missing this week and that is a real shame.

Australian golf is still producing some of the worlds top players, but our tour is a shambles. The Mastercard Masters is co-sanctioned by the European Tour (a step in the right direction), but only one European Tour player from the top 100 will be playing.

I would love to hear other opinions - feel free to leave a comment.

PC Security Cameras

If you have ever been robbed you will know how important security for your house or business is. I lost my favorite set of golf clubs to a thief just before Christmas last year and even though they were covered by insurance it was a lot of hassle that I could have done without at that time of the year.

At the time I considered a security camera system, but most were too expensive or didn't have the features I wanted. However there is now a viable option for anyone wanting security cameras for their home or business these are called PC security cameras. These run from a dedicated home/business PC and the computer Hard Drive is used to store all the required video footage. Digitally recording the security footage has the added benefit of keeping the picture quality in top condition unlike a reused VHS tape that degrades over time.

If you provide the PC then these systems actually work out to be very affordable and are backed up with a two year warranty.

I can't help thinking if I had one of these installed last December they might have caught the guy who took off with my clubs.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

jack Nicklaus Golf Tips - Video

I must admit I wasn't old enough to see the golden bear in his prime, but I have watched him play golf many times in recent years and he still has a beautiful swing. He still hits the ball better than most golfers and he shows that you can still play golf long after your prime.

Earlier I brought you some old Ben Hogan golf tips, so I thought I have to also include arguably the greatest golfers tips as well. Jack has some really great things to say in this short video and is well worth watching.

If you are new to the game then this video is a must watch! I wish I could find this original tape for myself!

Payperpost review

Payperpost or PPP is basically a website that bloggers can use to find opportunities to get paid for blogging. I have been using it now for a couple of weeks and am really enjoying the opportunities. It is a fun yet easy way to make some pocket money. Hopefully enough to save up for those new ping golf clubs my pro shop has in stock!

The application process is easy and once you have applied you simply submit your blog for approval. Of course there are some entry requirements for your blog, but if you meet these then you are very likely to be accepted. Approval takes a few days and you will receive an email when your blog has been approved or rejected. If your blog is rejected then you will be given a reason why and an opportunity to fix the problems and resubmit at a later date!

Once your blog is approved you can start accepting opportunities and blogging straight away. There are many offers to choose from and you only have to write about the ones that you are willing to discuss on your blog. Once you have accepted an opportunity you simply write the post to the advertisers specifications (word length etc.), include the link and you are done. Then it is a matter of submitting the post to PPP and they will check it. Once the post is approved you will be paid in 30 days via paypal (the 30 days is to make sure you don't remove the post!)

If you own a blog or are thinking about blogging then it is definitely worth checking out PayPerPost via the link below:

Ben Hogan's Golf Tips - Video

Ben Hogan is considered one of the greatest golfers to play the game. In 292 career PGA Tour events, Ben Hogan finished in the Top 3 in 47.6-percent of them. He finished in the Top 10 in 241 of those 292 events. He finished with 64 tour victories and 9 major victories. So I am quite excited to have found this footage of Hogan explaining some golf swing pointers.

The footage might be slightly old and Ben might not be with us any more, but the tips apply just as much today as when Ben first filmed the video. Enjoy the master at work.

Mint Credit Cards

Credit Cards are a fact of life these days. In fact over my last few years of golfing I have used a credit card every time I have paid for a round (too often my "friends" forget their wallet).

Mint credit cards are a credit card based in the UK and have some attractive features that make them better than many of the other run of the mill credit cards available. Mint credit cards feature:

  • 14.9% APR (Variable)
  • 24 Hour Customer Service (very important for a credit card!)
  • Use it to shop online securely
  • Up to 56 days interest free

There are also some attractive introductory offers for signing up for a mint credit card, which you only receive if you sign up soon. These include:
  • No interest on balance transfers for 13 months! (0% on balance transfers (2.5% fee) until
  • 1 January 2009)
  • 0% on purchases until 1st June 2008

Bonus Offer: 0% until 1st September 2009 on balance transfers debited to your account during March 2009.

These features look attractive and certainly have my current card beaten hands down, but it still makes sense to read the product disclosure statement thoroughly before choosing any credit card.

If these features interest you or you might want to find out more about mint credit cards you can visit the site by following the link below:
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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Jimenez wins Hong Kong Open - Another crazy final hole!

Miguel Jimenez has won the Hong Kong Open after another crazy final hole that mirrored the madness of the HSBC Champions tournament a week earlier.

Despite leading since the second round Karlsson only hit 5 fairways for the final round and never really got going. On the final hole he succumbed to the pressure executing a poor chip up the bank that almost finished where it had started. Jimenez only had to make a 2 putt to win the tournament, but inexplicably missed his first two putts keeping Karlsson in the tournament. Karlsson had a 3 foot putt to send the tournament to a playoff, but missed gifting Himenez the tournament.

Despite the madness of the final hole Himenez was a deserved winner and the victory is his second in three years at the Hong Kong Open.

He is another player I love to watch and I was very impressed with his final round (barring the final hole of course).

Friday, November 16, 2007

Vijay Singh golf swing - video analysis

Unfortunately I could only find Vijay's old swing, but I wanted to show some analysis of his swing because I find it to be such an interesting golf swing that has obviously worked for him in previous years (you can't be a 3 time major winner without doing something right). Not being a golf professional I wouldn't know how common this type of swing is to regular golfers, but I would be interested to hear from anyone who knows.

This video contains some really great golf swing analysis and it even kept me interested.


Marco Secchi Photography

Marco Secchi is an editorial and press photographer working in the U.K. After visiting his website today I must say I am very impressed. The photographs I viewed in the archive are first class and really capture the moment perfectly. Some of the pictures of England had me wanting to book my tickets to the old country just to see some of the landmarks in these awesome pictures. The pictures of the Royal family, Islam in the UK and the people in general pictures are brilliantly done and there is some real human emotions captured in these photographs.

The Marco Secchi website itself is of a high standard and it is very easy to find exactly what you are looking for, whether to contact the photographer or to find a picture or two. Unfortunately the link "work" did not work for me (404 - URL not found) and I should think that this will be repaired soon enough.

If you are looking for editorial or press photography or just looking for some great pictures then it is well worth a visit to the Marco Secchi website. If you are interested you can visit the site through the link below:
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Golf Swing Video: Phil Mickelson - new swing compared

Phile Mickelson is one golfer I love watching - I must have a soft spot for left handers or something because Aussie left hander Nick O'hern has the same effect on me.

This year Phil wowed us with a new and improved version of his golf swing. This great video will show you the differences between the two swings in a split screen (2004 swing Verses 2007 swing). It really is worth watching and you might even pick up a few tips yourself!



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The site reviews over 70 casinos with casino games like blackjack, slots, poker, roulette, craps, keno, bingo, texas hold em' and sports betting. The site ranks pages by editors rating and players rating and you can real a full review on all of the casinos listed. The full review has a very comprehensive review and scoring system with things like game selections, graphics, security, customer support etc all ranked out of 100. The reviews are quite well written and by clicking on a casino you will be presented with the bonuses offered to try and get you to sign up.

The site is very well set-up (as you would expect from a site this old) and is very easy to navigate. It is very easy on the eyes and does hold some valuable information for gamblers.

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My Asian tour thoughts (Hong Kong Open)

Watching a few Asia Tour events the last few weeks I have been very impressed with the way Asian golf is going. It seems to have come on leaps and bounds in the last few years and has had me very pleasantly surprised. The increase in prize money and world ranking points have attracted some big names to some often overlooked events.

I personally see Asia as an area with so much potential I believe the Asian tour will become a very strong tour in skill, prize money and sponsorship.

This week, as we speak actually, the Hong Kong Open is being played. The first round saw KJ Choi shoot an impressive 62, which puts his in a commanding position.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the new and improved Asian Tour - please leave a comment!

Photo Blanket - Yes photos on a blanket!

Do you see the above picture? Do you believe what you see? Yes it is a picture of real photos on a real blanket.

When I first heard of this concept I was amazed. Your own photos on a blanket - amazing. Imagine the possibilities especially at this time of the year - grandma could have a blanket with her favorite grandchild, your son or daughter could have the coolest blanket made with their favorite picture for Christmas.

You can customize the blanket in many different ways and use many of your digital pictures. There are also many colors and sizes available.

The vision website website is well set up and easy to read. There is a fantastic section for frequently asked questions, which will help answer all those questions you might have like:
How long does it take to make the blanket
How many pictures can I use on my blanket
and many more.

You can even order your very own photo blanket online and the pricing seems very reasonable.

Now I know you are all asking where can I get one of these made...? Well I am going to tell you. Follow the link to get your own:
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 video review - PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, PC

I must admit as a self confessed golf addict I love golf games - I always have and I probably always will. I even bought a wii mainly for playing golf when it is too wet to get out on the course (I live in the tropics so its wet alot!) So my brother and I still get out for a round even when the course is under 4 feet of water!

I thought I would change tact today and bring you a video game review from the latest Tiger Woods series of golf games. I must admit the wii version of Tiger Woods 2007 was good, not great, but good. The realism was fantastic, I even have my dreaded slice in the game! The main problem was the glitch in the game where computer players would jump 4 or 5 shots in one hole in tournament mode, which basically ruined this part of the game. So I was really looking forward to the 2008 version. But I wont spoil it for you enjoy the video review.

Grab yourself a bargain - Coupon Chief

The holiday season is here and Christmas is creeping up on us all and I know I could use some bargains to do my Christmas shopping without blowing everything in my bank account. Every year I look for great deals or coupons I can use to save me every dollar I can.

So far my Christmas shopping list is quite high tech and is going to cost me a fair penny, it includes:

  • A laptop for my wife
  • A digital photo frame for my Mum
  • Some new clothes for my Dad (Doesn't he need them!)
  • Video games for my brother
  • A big chew toy for my dog
Luckily there is a great site called coupon chief that gives you some great coupons to scoop all the great bargains.

There are some great coupons for various top merchants listed including:

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best buy coupons
gap coupons
target coupons
ebay coupons
and many many more...

The site is so easy to use and navigate and you can find some genuinely great bargains with their service, such as $450 off a Bravia LCD (Just to name one). It is really worth trying out.

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Golf: Mikelson wins the HSCB Champions - extrodinary turn of events indeed!

The HSBC Champions tournament had one of the strangest endings I have ever seen. I will try and relay the madness though this blog post for those that were asleep at the time.

Lee Westwood made a late charge with a fantastic run of birdies (6) on the back nine finishing at 10 under and went to the clubhouse 2 behind the leaders at 12 under.

Mickelson self destructed on the back 9 with 5 bogies to throw away a five shot lead. Mickelson twice found the water including his second shot into the last to almost surely throw away the tournament with Fisher at 12 under. After watching Phil hit his shot into the water Fisher hit a good second himself to be greenside for two shots at the par 5. Inexplicably though his chip ran through the green and into the water eventually making a double bogey. Amazingly Mickelson had a putt to win the tournament, but missed sending the tournament to a playoff with Fisher and Westwood.

Mickelson regrouped to play a trademark flop shot at the second playoff hole and leave himself a 3 foot putt for victory. Mickelson will take home a little under $900 000 US, which is the richest prize in Asian golf.

One has to feel for Fisher who will have only himself to blame for the craziness of the last hole. Hopefully he will learn from the experience and forget about the tournament with his impending nuptials (and second place prize money.)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Great Golf Swings of the PGA tour (Video)

There are some amazing golf swings going around on the tour. This little video showcases the swinging talents of:
Sergio Garcia
Phil Mickelson
Padraig Harrington
Ernie Els
Tiger Woods

It is well worth watching as it contains swing analysis and some amazing slow motion shots. After following some great advice I always have tired to model my swing on players with similar body types than me so I am off to find a slow motion camera to see how my swing compares to some of the greats of the game.

Printer Cartridges

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Golf News - HSBC Champions Day 1

Kevin Stadler and Niclas Fasth lead the HSBC Champions Tournament after day 1.

The Swede and the American each carded course record equalling eight under par rounds of 64 at Sheshan International Golf Club to distance themselves from the rest of the field, nearest challenger being Fiji’s Vijay Singh, who posted a five under par 67.

The quality of the field for the opening event of The 2008 European Tour International Schedule was illustrated by the players amongst the group who posted four under par 68s, which included Open Champion Padraig Harrington, his European Ryder Cup team-mate Paul Casey, US Open Champion Angel Cabrera and pre-tournament favourite, World Number Two Phil Mickelson.

But the opening day plaudits belonged to Fasth and Stadler, who both only dropped one shot all day in excellent efforts which propelled them to joint pole position... Read full article

Dyson Vaccum Cleaner - Parts and Accessories

Dyson have made some great vacuum cleaners over the years and have recently revamped their website to include a new parts and accessories section. The new sections are much easier to use and I could find everything that I was looking for with ease.

You simply choose the type of vacuum cleaner that you have and then select the model. When you have done this you will be presented with all the parts and accessories that are available for your model. From here you can find out more details about the parts and accessories or make a purchase of a part or accessory you might need.

The range of accessories is very good and there is everything from replacement filters to a spare wheel for the vacuum cleaner - fantastic!

The new site design certainly works well and is well worth a look if you own, or are thinking of owning, a Dyson vacuum cleaner. If you are looking for vacuum cleaner parts or accessories then look no further visit the link below:
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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Golf: HSBC Champions Tournament Preivew

Tiger is missing, but the field that has assembled for this tournament suggests that Asian golf is on the up and up. The world ranking points and the 5 million dollar prize money probably helped too.

Some of the top players that have turned out include:
Phil Mickelson
Ernie Els
Vijay Singh
Angel Cabrera
Padraig Harrington
K.J. Choi

For some reason Ernie Els pops up in my mind as my tip for the event. However Angel Cabrera has been is some kind of form this season and could take out his second event in as many weeks. Luckily for me China falls within my timezone so I will be watching closely.

Phil Mickelson Wants Olympic Gold

On his way to Shanghai for the HSBC Champions Tournament, Phil Mickelson has said that he expects golf be part of the Olympic games in the near future. He argues that having golf in the Olympics would help the game, both with funding and exposure.

Now my thoughts on all this are a little mixed. Firstly golf is a very old game with a rich history, and has even been played at the Olympics before. However golf at the Olympics would probably only be open to amateurs. Would this mean that many amateurs will wait until after the Olympic cycle to turn pro? And will that mean we miss out on having some great players on the tour until another Olympics comes around?

This is only a quick little ramble, but I would love to hear what everyone else thinks about this topic - feel free to leave a comment.

EDIT: I should have made it clear that Phil himself has suggested it be open to amateurs, it wasn't my idea (quote below)

"Hopefully I'll still be playing and maybe have a chance but I think it would be better if it was for amateur golfers.

"As professionals, we have a chance to compete in Ryder Cups, President Cups and World Cups and represent our country in so many different ways.

Shopping Cart Software - US

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Monday, November 5, 2007

Tiger Woods golf swing dynamics

Tigers New Swing is analyzed

This is one interesting video I found during my morning youtube search (Sorry boss I was working). This video uses some seriously good swing dynamic software to analyze the swing of the best golfer for a long time (maybe ever).

This is apparently Tigers new swing being analyzed and it is amazing to see just how well he keeps his shape. No wonder he hits the ball a mile! Enjoy

Dekomount - TV wall mounts

Earlier this year I bought a Panasonic Plasma TV and after originally considering wall mounting my Plasma TV I was worried about the quality of the wall mounting brackets. That is until I found a wall mount I could trust with my expensive TV - Dekomount wall mounting brackets.

Dekomount wall mounting brackets are compatible with every TV brand I have ever heard of (they are universal mounting brackets). The mounting instructions are easy to follow and are very user friendly.

They are very easy to order and on their website you simply choose which brand and size of plasma or LCD TV you have and you will be presented with a product that is right for your TV. The website is very clear and well designed and it makes it very easy to find what you are looking for.

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Golf News: Cabrera wins Singapore Open

Most people probably thought the Singapore Open was virtually won on the third day, but Vijay Singh had other plans. The big Fijian, who has recently remodeled his swing, charged home on the final day to draw level with Angel Cabrera on the final hole only to see Cabrera sink a putt of his own to win the tournament. Two time winner Adam Scott could not match his previous performances and finished 5 off the pace in third.

The biggest disappointments of the tournament were that Ernie Els missed the cut and the big lefty Phil Mickelson shot a final round 79. Take nothing away from Angel Cabrera though who has been in fine form this year!