Friday, June 30, 2006

Iron Wood..

I played at a little 9 hole course in Cerritos yesterday. We couldn't get on at our course since they were having a shotgun tournament and booked until 6 pm. We decided to go to Iron Wood G.C. I'd classify it as an "executive" course with only two par 4's (I think they were like 330 yards each) and the rest par 3's (ranging from 100 yards to 154 yards). Not much playtime for the mid irons here and would only play here as a last offense.

We played it twice (I guess it would be a par 58) and I ended up with a 70 (going 7 over for the "front" and 5 over for the "back"). Not sure how to figure this out but I felt I played pretty good for what the course had to offer.

The new driver felt good. Quite a different feeling and sound from the Callaway. You really feel like you hit it with the "thwack" sound it makes, compared to the "PING" sound of the Cally. I would say it sounds like hitting a melon with a baseball bat. I did have to tee it up lower than before, which is probably due to the shallower face. I really did like the "pear" shape head at address and how clean it looked. One thing that bugged me is how tight of a fit the 905's headcover was. You really need to work it to get it on.

I have a feeling the 905T will stay in the bag and the Callaway GBB2 415 will be up on the auctioning block soon.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Terra Naomi..

She's not an LPGA pro but you guys know I'm into all kinds of music and I ran across this a couple days ago perusing YouTube..what a voice Terra Naomi has! I enjoyed seeing all the other people trying to do the same song, some funny some bad. It actually gave me some inspiration to drag my six string out of the closet too..maybe after MUCH practice I'll post my rendition of her song. Anyway, Terra, if you happen to read this keep it up..I know I'll be buying your CD soon.

BTW: Cutting out early from work to play today..hooray!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Back to normal..

I played last Saturday..just the back 9. I shot 8 over which is acceptable compared to last weekend's debacle. I received the 905T yesterday and it's in great condition. I know I've mentioned this before but if anyone is looking to for golf equipment check (Swap Shop), before Ebay, first. You can usually get a good deal..I got my 905T for $135, shipped.

I decided to join the Men's Club at my golf course. I've decided instead of having to gamble on whether I'll be able to get off a round in the morning that I'll now be guaranteed, at least once a month, an early tee time for the monthly tournaments..and it sounds like fun.

I updated the "Fun Stuff" section with some new games..couldn't find any golf ones..the paperball in the waste basket one is the closest. Anyway..enjoy

Friday, June 23, 2006


I've been watching alot of World Cup lately. I have to admit I'm not a die hard "futbol" fan but when the World Cup season hits I get excited. I can only name a handful of the world's top soccer players but my favorite, as probably many of you, is Ronaldinho. He is so absolutely unbelievable and has the best foot skills when it comes to manipulating the ball.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Yard Sale..

I sold my laser rangefinder this week on Ebay. It really is a wonderful device but I just needed to offset the purchase of my putter that I also purchased. It sold within a matter of hours on Ebay for almost the same price that I bought it for. I then had a thought and was browing through my sports closet and saw a bag full of headcovers. I decided to also see if anyone was interested and sure enough I sold a few of them instantly from placing them in the classifed section on a few golf forums. I sold 3 (a maroon and yellow Scotty Cameron and a silver Mizuno TP Mills) to one person and then a R7 headcover to another person..enough to finance a round of golf.

Oh yeah, I bought a Titleist 905T a few days ago for a price I couldn't refuse. Here's some more info on it. The last time I played with a Titleist driver was the 975D..the one that Tiger Woods made popular in his earlier years. I really had a hard time with it the last I remember..but maybe things have I believe I'm a better player than before so I'm excited to see what's in store.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Worst Ever..

I got to finally play a full round was the worst I've played in months. I started okay with an acceptable bogey as a result from an errant tee shot but it all went down hill from there. The next 3 holes I managed to increase my bogey count to double, triple, quadruple. I repeated this feat the next 4 holes. After that I felt disgusted and just tried to make the best out of it. I would have to place the blame on:

1. Time of play - We played in the afternoon and I normally play early morning.
2. Slow pace of play - There was an unbelievably slow 5-some in front of us.
3. Bad Driving - I hit 5 fairways but the rest were just horrible.

There's no need to go into detail about the round but I ended up shooting 105. UGH! I was playing with 2 friends who were really good, which normally brings my game up, but I just couldn't get it going yesterday. I good drive was followed by a bad second shot..that type of day you know.

One of the guys I was playing with (10 index) usually plays for big money. You could tell his heart wasn't in the round. Anyway the last 2 holes (a par 3 and par 4, respectively) we decided to have a little money on it. We had another group of friends behind us and since the round was so slow and it was late in the day we decided to play the last 2 holes all together.

We decided that the worst 4 scores out of the 7 players on the last 2 holes would buy dinner. I ended up bogeying the par 3 (I hit an embarassing thin shot that managed to get past the red tees) and then getting a par on the last hole. I hit a good drive on the par 4 which was consistently followed by a bad second shot.

I got a lucky bounce that caromed nicely off the driving range fence pole and put my ball smack-dab right back into the center of the fairway..I felt sick but then relieved. I had about 80 yards to the hole and hit an unbelievable, for the day I had, 3/4 wedge to dead-stop and one foot of the hole for a tap in par. With a bogey and par I managed not get stuck with the dinner least got something out of the day.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the weekend to play again.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

IHATEA's been awhile now since I've played a full 18 holes. I guess since I've been playing back-9's lately it's taken the edge off but still I yearn for more. I will for sure be playing 18 holes this wife said it's my Father's Day gift. I told her I didn't want anything and actually I'm looking to sell a few things off.

I was busy last weekend buying some furniture for our kids. We ended up going to IKEA and ended up purchasing a couple of drawers. I ended up, obviously, putting the drawers together that night after stuffing my face with carne asada and beer (neighbor had a birthday party) god the carne asada was sooooo good. How do they come up with all those stupid names for all stuff that IKEA sells? I hate asking for help and they ask you what product you're referring's the Mermo, Mamo, Mimo, BAH!!

Anyway, needless to say, I was in no condition to put together a drawer system with a million parts that night..but my wife thought otherwise. Also I didn't like the fact of messing with my 12v power drill either in the present state of mind..but oh well. It honestly took me 5 hours to put one drawer together even with the drill, I could only imagine how long it would've taken with a screwdriver..I hate IKEA.

Looks like I got mentioned at Blogger Leaderboard again..yeah. Oh yeah if your're looking to buy a laser rangefinder or a Bettinardi BBX "Mercedes Benz" putter let me know.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


She didn't make it (Michelle Wie Honolulu, Hawaii 68-75--143) but these are the men she did beat:

Ryan Dillon Aiken, S.C. 74-70--144
Alex Cejka Germany 69-75--144
Eugene Smith Glen Ridge, N.J. 73-71--144
Ricky Barnes Scottsdale, Ariz. 74-70--144
D J Brigman Albuquerque, N.M. 69-75--144
John Appleget Dorothy, N.J. 73-71--144
Heath Wassem Scarsdale, N.Y. 76-68--144
Andy Brock Chatham, N.J. 76-68--144
Scott Gutschewski Omaha, Neb. 72-73--145
Stephen Leaney Australia 72-73--145
Todd Tremaglio Meriden, Conn. 72-73--145
Shannon Sykora Davie, Fla. 72-73--145
Len Mattiace Jacksonville, Fla. 69-76--145
Duke Delcher Bluffton, S.C. 68-77--145
John Senden Flower Mound, Texas 75-70--145
Brian Belden Emmaus, Pa. 74-71--145
James Driscoll Reston, Va. 72-73--145
Troy Pare West Warick, R.I. 73-72--145
Michael Allen Scottsdale, Ariz. 74-72--146
Christopher Gray Newark, Del. 72-74--146
Charles Meola Mamaroneck, N.Y. 72-74--146
Andrew Dibitetto Rochester, N.Y. 74-72--146
David Young Garrison, N.Y. 70-76--146
Gregory Baker Boonton, N.J. 70-76--146
Geoffrey Sisk Marshfield, Mass. 70-76--146
Nick Clearwater Darien, Conn. 72-74--146
Frank Dully Salem, Mass. 73-73--146
Nathanial Sell Philadelphia, Pa. 73-73--146
Brandon Knaub York, Pa. 68-78--146
David Gossett Scottsdale, Ariz. 72-74--146
Rick Hartmann Sag Harbor, N.Y. 72-74--146
Allan Small Florham Park, N.J. 77-70--147
Kevin Silva New Bedford, Mass. 72-75--147
Matthew Cannon Huntersville, N.C. 74-73--147
Billy Downes Longmeadow, Mass. 73-74--147
Clint Deibert Doylestown, Pa. 74-73--147
Mark DiGiacomo Lebanon, Pa. 71-76--147
James Herman Port St Lucie, Fla. 76-72--148
Franklin Hatchett Dallas, Texas 73-75--148
John Guyton East Williston, N.Y. 74-74--148
Chris Dachisen Warren, N.J. 71-77--148
Chris Peddicord Palm City, Fla. 75-73--148
Michael Molino Dallas, Pa. 75-74--149
Brad Weesner Lindale, Texas 70-79--149
Ben Portie Westminster, Colo. 77-72--149
Bryan Bigley Schenectady, N.Y. 73-76--149
Austin Eaton New London, N.H. 75-74--149
John Reeves Bedford, N.Y. 74-76--150
Derek McDonald Westfield, N.J. 77-73--150
Mark Farrell Westport, Conn. 76-74--150
Ben Hoffhine New Rochelle, N.Y. 74-76--150
Tug Maude Jensen Beach, Fla. 77-74--151
Jim Roy Syracuse, N.Y. 75-76--151
Brent Wanner Orleans, Mass. 74-77--151
Mark McCormick Middletown, N.J. 77-75--152
John Nieporte Boca Raton, Fla. 73-79--152
Jeffrey Osberg Chester Springs, Pa. 74-78--152
Ray Maklowski Trinidad 78-74--152
William Morgan Whispering Pines, N.C. 79-73--152
Kenneth Jarner Las Vegas, Nev. 76-77--153
Bobby Myles New Britain, Conn. 75-78--153
Edward Kirby Wakefield, R.I. 77-76--153
Jeffrey Cowell Great Neck, N.Y. 73-81--154
Jim Wahl Holmes, N.Y. 78-76--154
Len Siter West Caldwell, N.J. 80-74--154
James Gifford Clifton Park, N.Y. 80-75--155
George Marucci Jr Wayne, Pa. 79-76--155
Ryan Gabel Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 77-79--156
Stu Blasius Midland Park, N.J. 79-77--156
Kyle Sleasman Loudonville, N.Y. 73-83--156
Brad Worthington Fairfield, Conn. 82-74--156
Scott Hawkins Bayville, N.Y. 79-78--157
Joseph Yastrub Lake Grove, N.Y. 76-82--158
Anthony Imburgia Effingham, Ill. 80-78--158
Rick Leal Feeding Hills, Mass. 78-80--158
Chris Damiano Scarsdale, N.Y. 79-82--161
John Pharr Buffalo, N.Y. 81-81--162
Ben Whelan Canada 78-85--163
John Elliott Pottstown, Pa. 80-NC
Briny Baird Tequesta, Fla. 71-WD
Jose Coceres Argentina 70-WD

I really don't have much to say on this topic that hasn't been covered in expert detail by all the other news sources but I wish she would add some credibility on her end by winning some LPGA tournaments. I know shehas come close but that only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

The next tournament she'll be playing in is the LPGA's 2nd major, McDonald's LPGA Championship, in Havre de Grace, MD (Bulle Rock GC) on June 8-11 which she finished in 2nd place the year before. It'll be interesting to also keep an eye on Morgan Pressel who I'm sure will self combust if she doesn't win.

I haven't played a full 18 holes for about 2 weeks but I did play 9 holes last Saturday. I've now decided that anything less than a regulation 18-hole round will be deemed practice by me. I hate it when I put my concentrated effort into it only having to leave after 9 holes and wanting more. This has helped ease my angst also for not having played 18 need to see a shrink.