Archives for: October 2006

Travel tip: Sometimes its best to let the world know you're harmless

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Leaving the U.S. is always bittersweet. While it's hard to leave my country and family here, heading back home to my wife is something I'm ready for as a month away. It's as my wife has said: When you are a couple from two different countries, there wil… more »

Tiger Woods gets a recharge that soccer stars like Ronaldinho could only dream about

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While those with a shaky theological base may have thoughts that Tiger Woods is, in fact, God, one would be hard pressed to find that same opinion shared by the world's top soccer players. Saying he was exhausted from his hectic schedule, Woods announ… more »

Pork-laden defense bill gets one right: Will help disabled U.S. veterans get on the golf course

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An addition to the 2006 defense bill will help get disabled U.S. vets golf carts that will have them on the course. There are few things our government enjoys slapping things on to major bills that make their way to the President's desk. The vast majo… more »

Like Michael J. Fox, the Golfer Supremacy Rankings are willing to fake it to get results

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Recently, favorite Rush Limbaugh took some time off of his normal schedule of Viagra-fueled vacations to such sex tourism destinations as the Dominican Republic to make some comments on a pro-stem cell research / political ad by Michael J.… more »

Ask a Ninja to find the answers to life's big questions, from golf to physics

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If anyone asked me, I'd tell them to take the St. Louis Cardinals in six games in the World Series. Mainly that's because it seems like Michigan has enough on its hands right now to have Detroit get set on fire again due to a sports championship. Of c… more »

Great golf and burgers outshine dorks on cell phones and stupid logos in the good ol' USA

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Smack dap in the middle of my four-week stay in the U.S. after an absence of two years, I've had great times becoming reacquainted with some of the things I've missed about this great nation of ours. Like the "Double Double" I enjoyed at In-N-Out last… more »

A tough round in Reno proves I'm a better golfer than Chris Baldwin

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Let it be known that Chris Baldwin's claims of being the world's "worst golf-playing golf writer" in the world are not just mindless hyperbole, like the majority of his claims. I had the opportunity to play Arrowcreek Golf Club, a top-notch course in… more »

Golfer Supremacy Rankings bail on Baghdad as others bail from golf, and integrity

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When the Golfer Supremacy Rankings decided to make its home office in Baghdad, we were assured that it was like Myrtle Beach, with the exception of the beach and golf courses. And every so often the ground or people would explode. But aside from that we… more »

Schat's Bakkery a bread lover's dream heading to the High Sierras

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Heading north on Highway 395, making your way up from Southern California to the High Sierras and into Reno, one comes across the bucolic mountain town of Bishop. It's a beautiful town where great fishing and other outdoor activities await those inclined… more »

Arnold Palmer quits golf: Others need to follow his example

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Following a miserable experience at the Administaff Small Business Classic on the Champions Tour, Arnold Palmer, 77, said he was permanently retiring from competitive golf, making literal something that has been figurative for a dozen years or so. So… more »

Criminal Bob Ney the latest politico to learn its best to pay your own way to golf destinations like Scotland

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Golf played a part in Bob Ney's re-election efforts, and now is part of the reason his new home will be a cell. The only way the game of golf could do more damage to politicians these days was if it was, in fact, a nubile and alluring 16-year-old boy… more »

Death of Cory Lidle brings to mind the life of Payne Stewart

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If you're a fan of professional golf, the death of New York Yankees' pitcher Cory Lidle in an airplane accident immediately sent your thoughts back to 1999, when we lost one of our own - Payne Stewart. With his stylish dress and even more stylish pla… more »

Golfer Supremacy Rankings switch to Diebold: George W. Bush, Michelle Wie now the world's best golfers

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For as long as we can remember, the Golfer Supremacy Rankings were created via a complicated series of pulleys and levers. Then we all voted, and counted the votes by hand. And while counting one vote by hand can be arduous, we did it that way because it… more »

Rally for a Cure, others take Breast Cancer Awareness to a golf course near you

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The continued scourge that is breast cancer again made headlines in the golf world in 2006, as Heather Clarke, the wife of popular Irish golfer Darren Clarke, lost her long battle to the disease on Aug. 13. He… more »

Halloween costume ideas for golfers: The perfect mask for a golfer or an insane killer

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So often the general public looks at this blog as just a showcase for the inane ramblings of a maniacal narcissist. But nothing could be further from the truth, for two main reasons: 1) As I completely shun the general public, how the hell would I kn… more »