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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Its Ryder Cup Week

Update - US Wins, Faldo gets dragged through the mud

I really feel for Nick Faldo and think that captaining any Ryder Cup team is looking like a thankless job. Nick might want to give a call to Billy Martin as Billy might have some advice on how to deal with unreasonable management and idiotic press.

Here's how I see it. Nick didn't miss a single put, didn't shank any shots left, right or in the drink. He didn't get get crushed by a rookie or (lets give credit where credit is due) score more points than the guys who 'made it on merit' as a captain's selection.

To the US team - Good showing! To the European team, congratulations on keeping a stiff upper lip. To the southern boys - Thanks for keeping us entertained! (see video above.)

Ryder Cup - US in the lead near the half way mark & it is getting loud in KY.

I read a post that asked an interesting question. Why do Americans shout "in-the-hole" at the first shot of a 500yard par five? Well, other than the obvious answer [beer], todays Ryder Cup set-up gives us a glimpse into the future. They are playing three different 500y+ par 4s at Valhalla, and JB Holmes just crushed a 380y drive followed up with a 230y SIX iron to within six feet on a 600y par 5. A 500y drive might be possible some day in the future?

The galleries are huge and loud and the US team is giving them lot to cheer about. Lets hope the event stays exciting and doesn't get ugly. A blow-out will lose TV audiences pretty quick without Tiger in the fairways.

New & Updated courses since the last update:


Australian GC Australia 2018
Brisbane GC Australia 4105 Carbrook GC Australia 4129
Concord GC Australia 2137
Indooripilly GC Australia 4068
Lakes GC Australia 2020
Oxley GC Australia 4075
Pacific GC Australia 4152
Virginia GC Australia 4014
Club de Golf Riviere-Rouge GC Canada J0P1B0
Deer Ridge GC Canada N2P2K5 Extras
Wildwinds GC Canada N0B2K0
Harpenden GC England AL52AX

Blackberry Farm GC CA 95014
Trophy Club of Atlanta GA 30004
Boone Creek GC – Blue IL 60050
Boone Creek GC – Red IL 60050
Missouri Bluffs GC MO 63304
Schenectady Muni GC NY 12304
Cherry Ridge CC OH 44035
Langdon Farms GC OR 97002
Bay Creek Resort & Club VA 23310
Hells Point GC VA 23456 Extras
Heron Ridge GC VA 23456 Extras
Old Trail GC VA 22932
Virginia Beach National GC VA 23456 Extras
Prairie Woods GC WI 53505
Rainbow Springs GC WI 53149

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