Sunday, January 29, 2012

Golf is such a funny game. Funny, How?

Sitting in the media center Sunday for a post-round interview, Brandt Snedeker had just started talking about falling a few strokes short and finishing second in the Farmers Insurance Open. Less than an hour later, he was holding the championship hardware.

Brandt Snedeker watched on television as Kyle Stanley made a disastrous triple-bogey 8 on the final hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course to wipe out what once was a seven-shot lead. After racing to the putting green and refocusing his mind, Snedeker matched Stanley's birdie on the first playoff hole, then won his third PGA Tour title with a par on the second playoff hole when Stanley three-putted from 47 feet.

"It's just crazy," Snedeker said moments after his victory. "To get my mind around what just happened is tough. I' more: Snedeker wins a shocker at Torrey Pines

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Race to save 'Lungs of the World'

Napo river, EcuadorThe Yasuni National Park, known as "the lungs of the world" and one of the most bio-diverse places on earth, is under threat from oil drilling. The race is on to find the funds required to develop new sustainable energy programmes that would leave the oil - and the forest - untouched.

In the early light of dawn, the Napo River, running swiftly from its headwaters in the high Andes, swirled powerfully past the bow of our motorised canoe.

Suddenly, a dense cloud of green parrots swooped down from the canopy of the jungle and in a cackling din started scooping tiny beakfuls from the exposed muddy bank.

The heavy mineral rich clay, the birds seem to know, is an antidote to the toxins present in more Race to save Ecuador's 'lungs of the world' park

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Kids' development through Junior Golf

Jason Gore tweets his way into the N.T. Los Angeles Open

Jason Gore isn't the biggest name on the golf planet, but over the last couple of days, he's turned into a social media sensation with the help of thousands of followers on Twitter.

Gore, who became a fan favorite following his Cinderella run at the 2005 U.S. Open, was in need of some good luck after coming up one shot short of earning his card at Q-School.

With a limited PGA Tour schedule, he'd have to rely on the kindness of tournament officials to get a sponsor exemption into some of the top-tier events -- like the Northern Trust Open.

The California native apparently really wanted to play in the event at Riviera, going so far as to use his Twitter account to send out this tweet on Jan. 8: "Just signed up for the @ntrustopen qualifier, but you have NO IDEA how stoked I'd be to get a sponsors invitation! #myhometown #mymajor." Read more here Twitter helps Jason Gore get Northern Trust Open exemption

Thursday, January 19, 2012

How to break out from the Pack

"How to break out from the pack."
A presentation by Jason Nazar, CEO of DocStoc 

Jason does a good job of highlighting the key thoughts one should have on a daily basis so that you don't fall into a routine, and get into a follow-the-herd mentality.

How to Break Out of the Pack

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

PGA Commissioner continues Global Crusade

The PGA TOUR Policy Board announced today the employment contract of Commissioner Tim Finchem has been extended through June 2016.

"Under Tim's leadership, and that of his Executive Team, the PGA TOUR has achieved many very significant accomplishments," said Victor Ganzi, Chairman of the PGA TOUR Policy Board. "Tim has positioned the TOUR for continued growth in areas such as player prize money, charity, sponsor value and growing the game around the world, and we are fortunate that he has agreed to continue as Commissioner for another four years."

"We have accomplished a lot, but there remains a great opportunity to continue to grow over the next four years," Commissioner Finchem said. "It is an honor to work in such a wonderful sport with the world's best athletes and a terrific management team. I look forward to continuing to work closely with them in the future." read more Commissioner Tim Finchem receives