The Greenbrier Classic. Billy Hurley Had Fireworks on Display Today.

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Billy Hurley 111 lit up The Greenbrier Classic as he climbed the leaderboard at Old White TPC  to claim a one shot lead at the mid-way point.

Billy Hurley III has three top 10s so far this season. (Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

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Billy carded a second round -7 under par 63 to get to -9 under par for the tournament and have a one shot lead going into the   week-end. Lieutenant Hurley served in the military, so today was extra special for him;

“Anytime you play good, it’s great; right? but certainly, there’s special days of the year for our country, and being the only person playing this week who has served in the military, it adds kind of stuff. So it’s kind of pretty cool, I guess, to shoot seven under on the Fourth of July.”

“Just kind of fell in love with the Naval Academy, and the tradition, honor, courage, commitment, all the ideals and the whole place really, it was definitely the right school for me.”

“I obviously became a very nice player in college, but it wasn’t like one of those sure things, like some of the guys out here who were pretty much going to be out here since they were 17 years old. That said, golf was completely a secondary kind of thing. I was a naval officer first, and if you ask the people that I served with, they’d say that’s for sure.”

Kevin Chappell and Chris Stroud are tied in second place, at -8 under par for the competition. Chris was full of praise for Billy;

“It’s awesome, he went to the military and took off three, four, five years of golf and comes out and gets his game back and gets on TOUR. There’s a lot to be said about that. He couldn’t be a more solid guy.”

As good a day as it was for Billy, the low round of the day went to Troy Matteson recording a -9 under par 61, which moved him up to fourth place at -7 under par for the competition.

But you can not take away Lieutenant Hurley ‘pride in his achievement on Independence Day, the 238th Birthday of the U.S.A.

Gun Facts, and God Facts

GUN Facts

I know there is a lot of talk about gun control, the U.S. Government is  being urged by lobbyists to step in and address the second amendment. And on the surface it seems to make sense to ban the carrying of weapons. A lot of bad people went to America because they could legally carry guns and then proceed with illegal acts of violence. The Mafia were in the influx from Italy, and the Taliban and Muslim extremists soon followed.

But the facts throw up some interesting points for consideration, For instance, Switzerland has the lowest gun related crime rate of any civilized country in the world, but then consider this, Switzerland’s government trains every adult they issue a rifle to. Hard to believe that Switzerland issues every household a gun, but they have the lowest gun related crime rate. Here are some more interesting facts to be found in gun history;

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. 
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In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. 
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Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated. 
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China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. 
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Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. 
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Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. 
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Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. 

That is a lot of extermination, 56 million people, of course it is impossible to say that without gun control they would all have survived.

GOD Facts

For those who haven’t heard, Washington State have just passed both these new laws , on the same day:  Gay marriage and legalized Marijuana.


The fact that gay marriage and marijuana were legalized on the same day makes perfect Biblical sense because Leviticus 20:13 says

“If a man lies with another man they should be stoned.”

It seems the theologians just hadn’t interpreted it correctly before. 

Wether you agree or disagree with these two sets of facts, it is interesting.

 

Governor Paul LePage of Maine

This has nothing to do with Golf, but I like what the Governor of Maine is saying.


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“THE LAW IS THE LAW So “if” the US government determines that it is against the law for the words “under God” to be on our money, then, so be it.

And “if” that same government decides that the “Ten Commandments” are not to be used in or on a government installation, then, so be it.

I say, “so be it,” because I would like to be a law abiding US citizen

I say, “so be it,” because I would like to think that smarter people than I are in positions to make good decisions.

I would like to think that those people have the American public’s best interests at heart.

BUT, he said, “YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE I’D LIKE?

Since we can’t pray to God, can’t Trust in God and cannot post His Commandments in Government buildings, I don’t believe Government (Federal, State and Local) and its employees should participate in Easter and Christmas celebrations which honor the God that our government is eliminating from many facets of American life.

I’d like my mail delivered on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter. After all, it’s just another day.

I’d like the” US Supreme Court to be in session on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter as well as Sundays.” After all, it’s just another day.

I’d like the Senate and the House of Representatives to not have to worry about getting home for the “Christmas Break.” After all it’s just another day.

I’m thinking a lot of my taxpayer dollars could be saved, if all government offices & services would work on Christmas, Good Friday & Easter. It shouldn’t cost any overtime since those would be just like any other day of the week to a government that is trying to be “politically correct.”

In fact….I think our government should work on Sundays (initially set aside for worshipping God….) because, after all, our government says that it should be just another day….”

What do you all think???? If this idea gets to enough people, maybe our elected officials will stop giving in to the “minority opinions” and begin, once again, to represent the “majority” of ALL of the American people.

SO BE IT………..Please Dear Lord, Give us the help needed to keep you in our country! ‘Amen’ and ‘Amen’ Touché!

If this gets around the country a few times, perhaps we will see a better day in the U.S.A

Obama & Golf

There are a lot of people in the U.S.A who are Taking Barak Obama to task over his love and passion for golf. History records that he is not the only president to come under this kind of attack, personally I think if that is the oppositions main attack for wining an election campaign, they are on very thin ice. It’s a poor political argument to say we need to replace the president because he plays golf, would they be so critical  if he spent some leisure time playing football.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and filmmaker Michael Moore share the same gripe about links-addicted commanders-in-chief. Romney has dedicated a website to raising funds based on what he believes is Obama’s preoccupation with golf to the detriment of the country.

“He’s in Hawaii right now. We’re out in the cold and the rain and the wind because we care about America, he’s out there. Romney said at a rally just days before Iowans gather to cast the first votes for a Republican nominee to face Obama next November. “He just finished his 90th round of golf.”

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The USA Today publication  noted that Obama had a long way to go to equal Ike’s “nearly 800 rounds during eight years in office.” And despite Eisenhower’s penchant for fairways and greens, Woodrow Wilson apparently is the leader in the clubhouse, having played almost 1,600 rounds in eight years.  President Harry Truman actually defended the need to spend some downtime on the links.

“To criticize the president because he plays a game of golf is unfair and picayunish. He has the same right to relax from the heavy burdens of office as any other man.”

I say enjoy the links Obama, and if your ever in New Zealand please join me as my guest , on our premier links course, Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club, you will not need your security people down here, so just relax and play the game.