Showing posts from February, 2010

January in Arizona

We have finally settled into our 'home & work' routine three/four weeks after returning from the golf holiday to Scottsdale, Arizona.

Pic, right, Grand Canyon & Colorado River.

A fantastic holiday, with golf on some great courses and a superb road trip in the middle to the majestic Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon both of which surprised us by being covered in snow.

The journey to and from Phoenix was a wee bit fraught with flight delays due to extreme weather and then luggage going amiss though the golf bag made it through on both legs of the flight! This helped in Scottsdale as we were pre-booked, through, to play at three courses on the first stage of the tour: Camelback, Wigwam and the Cholla Course at We-Ko-Pa.

Pic,left, of Cameback Mountain, Scottsdale.
The bags with our clothing did not turn up next morning so a trip to a mall for essentials plus a few purchases in the excellent golf shop at Camelback and we are standing on the 1st tee, in new golf …


Now that the iidjit has done the much sought after, and frankly a rather controlled contrite apology in 'front of a select number of family, friends, business associates, backslappers & a tv camera' would it now be possible to get on with focusing on those who are actually playing golf.

For goodness sake give it a rest!

Tom Watson at 150th Anniversary Open in St. Andrews

The following post has just been published on the official Open web site, The Open Championship, confirming Tom Watson's entry to the tounament:
16 February 2010 16:17 GMT Last year’s Open Championship runner-up, Tom Watson, has confirmed that he will take his place on the Old Course at the 150th Anniversary Open Championship.Despite being a five-time Open Champion and lifting the Claret Jug in Scotland on four of those occasions, the American, from Kansas City, Missouri, has never triumphed at the Home of Golf — his best result in St Andrews was a second place in 1984. After last year’s heroics, however, many will feel that he has every chance of accomplishing the feat this year.It is also hoped that Watson will compete in The Open Champions’ Challenge, a four-hole event which will be contested over the first, second, 17th and 18th holes of the Old Course on the Wednesday evening before the Championship gets underway.Watson came close to equalling Harry Vardon’s record of six Open …

Wales v Scotland

Less than 10 minutes to go and Scotland leading Wales by 10 can it go so wrong?
Two guys sent off and 17 points conceded.
Scotland gives the loyal fans a wonderful lesson on how to snatch defeat from the mouth of victory!