Hero World Challenge. Bubba on Top.

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Bubba Watson sits on top of the Hero World Challenge after 54 holes in the Bahamas.

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Bubba finally figured out how to play the  Albany Golf Club course, shooting -9 under par 63, a course record, for a -19 under par tournament total, and will take a two shot lead into the final round.

Bubba had previously stated that the course was better than him, and now shares the course record with Paul Casey, who also carded -9 under 63 today, for a -17 under par total.

The lack of wind, Bubba said, was the reason for the good scoring,

“As we’re seeing, when there’s no wind, light wind,  we can score.”

 “We’re all good players, don’t get me wrong. We’re all top 50 in the world. But with no wind, this golf course is a little bit easier to make birdies.”

“Obviously, 20 mile-an-hour winds, this golf course becomes a beast.”

One of the important reasons Paul wants to win here is the cost of Christmas shopping;

“There’s multiple reasons, about four really good reasons.”

 “Five if you count Christmas shopping.”

Patrick Reed and Chris Kirk are tied in third place, both at -16 under par for the tournament.

They are followed by Jordan Spieth and Bill Haas who have totals of -15 under par.

Jordan remarked about his -4 under 68 today;

“I shot 68 and got lapped.”

“It was a day where you really needed to shoot lower. Par for the course is five under, especially in these conditions.”

Patrick finally made a putt, and was happy from that moment on;

“I finally made a putt and it just kind of propelled me from there.”


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Merry Christmas 

To all my followers, readers, of my blog, and of course to all the golfers out there who are using the

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Hope you all have a great holiday time, and if you are like me you will find some time to play some golf. Every Christmas Day my wife and I play at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Links, which has hosted 12 New Zealand Open’s.

Wendy is not a great fan of my course, the first reason is the bunkers;

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and the second objection is the true links course fairways;

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But we still manage to have some fun out there, and then go home for traditional Christmas Dinner. It is a bit strange for us because it is summer here and we always think of a white Christmas, and a roaring log fire. Christmas Day we will be in shorts and covered in sun protection cream as Wendy will still beat me on Stableford points in our annual contest, despite all her objections to the course lay-out.

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If you fancy tackling this course, let me know, I will be happy to take you round. It’s summer, come on over and enjoy yourselves.



Merry Christmas Everyone

Wishing everyone around the world a very Merry Christmas and of course a Prosperous New Year in 2014.

SantaThis is me in my Santa outfit, delivering toys to the kids. Not quite a Reindeer Sleigh but no one seemed to care too much about that. No animals were harmed during this event. Problem for me was the temperature, its 90 degree’s in the sunshine, and a lot warmer inside that suit !! It took a while to call out 120 names hand them their gift, and of course have a picture taken with all of them. Bit it was fun.


Christmas Love, A Seasonal Tale



Every December, I tried to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience.

I diligently cut back on nonessential obligations, like extensive card writing, putting up endless lines of lighting decorations, and even overspending.

Yet still, I found myself exhausted, unable to appreciate the precious family moments, and of course, the true meaning of Christmas.

My grand son was in kindergarten that year. It was an exciting season for a six year old.
For weeks, he’d been memorizing songs for his school’s    “Winter Pageant.”

I didn’t have the heart to tell him I’d be working the time of the presentation. I was really unwilling to miss his shining moment, so I spoke with his teacher. She assured me there would be a dress rehearsal the morning of the presentation.

All parents unable to attend that evening were welcome to come then.

Fortunately for me my grand son seemed happy with the compromise. So, the morning of the dress rehearsal, I filed in ten minutes early, found a seat in the school hall and sat down. Around the room, I saw several other parents quietly scampering to their seats.

As I waited, the students were led into the room. Each class, accompanied by their teacher, sat cross-legged on the floor in front of the audience in the seats. Then, each group, one by one, rose to perform their song.

Because the public school Politically Correct system had long since stopped referring to the holiday as “Christmas,” I didn’t expect anything other than fun, commercial entertainment songs of reindeer, Santa Claus, snowflakes and good cheer.

So, when my grand son’s class rose to sing, “Christmas Love,” I was slightly taken aback by its bold title.

My grand son was beaming, as were all of his classmates, adorned in fuzzy mittens, red sweaters, and bright snow caps upon their heads.

Those in the front row, center stage, held up large letters, one by one, to spell out the title of the song.

As the class would sing “C is for Christmas,” a child would hold up the letter C. Then, “H is for Happy,” and on and on, until each child holding up his portion had presented the completed message,

“Christmas Love.”

Their performance was going smoothly, until suddenly, we noticed her; a small, quiet, girl in the front row holding the letter “M” upside down, totally unaware her letter

“M” appeared as a “W”.

The audience of the other kids snickered at this little one’s mistake. But she had no idea they were laughing at her, so she stood tall, proudly holding her “W”.

Although many teachers tried to shush the children, the laughter continued until the last letter was raised, and we all saw it together.

A hush came over the audience and eyes began to widen.

In that instant, we understood the reason we were there, why we celebrated the holiday in the first place, why even in the political chaos, there was a purpose for our festivities.

For when the last letter was held high, the message read loud and clear:

“C H R I S T W A S L O V E”















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.


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


Merry Christmas to everyone, I trust you will all enjoy the holiday season, are you going to tee it up this Christmas morning ?

Have just heard that Robert Garrigus is going to change from that short putter of his and change to a long putter, maybe even a broomstick.

“To all my boys on tour I look forward to seeing everyone in palm springs! am gettin a bit antsy might be Hawii, with the long putter;

Just the fact that Robert is even thinking about changing the 28 ½-inch putter since he was 19, is good news for White Dragon Golf. His statement that it is time to change will encourage others to start thinking along the same lines, and we are here to help everyone who wants something special that will help them get the ball in the hole.

Robert Garrigus