Best GOLF Podcasts of 2017

Can’t get enough of golf? Playing or watching STILL isn’t fulfilling your passion for the game? Golf Podcasts have been around for a while, but in recent years a number of shows with GREAT Hosts have launched, giving golfers access to new content they should definitely be checking out. These podcasts are different from the ordinary conversations you’re used to hearing on TV. They offer a behind-the-scenes look at the people driving the industry forward, and offer tips to lower your score and raise your golf IQ. Check them out. It just might be the integral piece of the “Golf” puzzle you’re missing.

SOURCE: Cordie Walker

Emotional Outbursts, Temper Tantrums and Breakdowns

Does all this sound like activity at a Day Care to you? On any given day it can be…… but ahead you’ll see how it is happening on our Golf Courses every day. And don’t judge! When’s the last time YOU wanted to throw a club or break one over your knee. If you’ve been playing long enough, you’ve been there.

There’s nothing sweeter than a child’s laughter…

I have a friend who showed up to the course just hammered while another friend and I were in the middle of a round. Drunk friend proceeded to bet non-drunk friend a few bucks that he could beat him on the hole we were on if he were given a shot. After hacking it up the hole, drunk friend ends up with a chip shot for bogey. Well, in the middle of his backswing, two kids on a hill on the hole adjacent to us yelled at him. Not cool. Drunk friend starts screaming obscenities back at them, flings his club, hops in his golf cart, two wheels it across the bridge to the other hole and drives up the steep hill after the kids. Which, ironically enough, leads to a cemetery. My friend and I watched as drunk friend, cart and rude kids took off through the cemetery, probably running over a bunch of headstones in the process. The two of us back in the fairway were just in shock and rolling on the ground laughing. – J. Wantabe *

I don’t think that’s what they mean by “throwing” your club towards the hole

One of the funniest meltdowns I’ve seen was a buddy who took each club out of the bag one by one and proceeded to helicopter them up the fairway. When he was done throwing all 14 clubs, he threw the golf bag. – David Lutz

Best contact he made all day

Working as a Marshal at Evergreen Golf in Manheim, Pa., I saw a guy pull his cart up onto the 10th tee almost hitting a guy teeing off, get out and punch him square in the mouth. The reason, the guy had almost hit him on the previous hole. – Mike Boucher

This is just sad

I used to be a cart boy in Naples at a course where a lot of couples/honeymooners would play. One summer night, I saw a man and girl on the 18th and the guy crying and begging to the girl, at one point going to his knees. Because it was on 18 it caught people’s attention. It finally ended with the girl walking off the course. The guy told us afterwards that she had dumped him. He still managed to two-putt on 18 though! – P. Bradley

Karma

A friend taunted a goose on a green, walking at it while flapping his arms. Goose melted down and dove-bombed us for next 5 min. – @intrepidgolfer

I’m sure he can write that off

I used to be an assistant club pro. We had a member who was famous for throwing his clubs, and one time, we tossed all of his clubs on a hole and walked off. We had plenty of kids working at the course, so we raffled his (brand new) Callaway irons off, and gave his wedges and woods to others. *

A week later, the member comes into the pro shop asking where his clubs are at. I tell him that we had no idea what he was talking about. This jerk ended up going out to the putting green and took one of the flags and smacked it against our practice sign. He was shortly suspended the rest of the summer. – Carly *

That’s why you’re supposed to keep your eye on the ball

My friend Earl has a temper. One time he launched his ball at our golf car, and it bounced back and hit him in the eye, giving him a black eye. He didn’t stop cursing until the next hole. – Rachel T.

Did he keep the tips?

For my bachelor party in Jacksonville, we decided to play 18 holes on Saturday morning. One of my friends had a $100 bet and was getting demolished. On the eighth hole he put one in the woods. The cart girl happened to be on that hole watching. My friend got so mad that he hopped in her cart and took off. Best part was we could see him stopping on the next hole to serve the group in front of us. – Ramon Jimenez

Aquaman

A guy I played with years ago lost a match on 18 by hitting his approach into the lake next to the green at the old Plaza Park in Visalia, Calif. He picked up his bag and ran like a screaming lunatic to the pond and chucked into the water. In almost the same motion he dove in and grabbed it before it sank. Later we were laughing about it when he told us, the instant the bag left his hands he realized his wallet with his paycheck was in it. He said he didn’t care about the clubs, but his wife would kill him over losing the check. – Bill Essex *

At least there’s a clock on your phone

Got to be Chris (redacted) … I played with him in a club competition a few years ago. He hit a bad shot, not sure what, but he then turned round and started to take it out on his bag. He then stopped very suddenly as panic set in. He had just got himself a fancy new watch … a couple of grands worth ooops as it was in his bag. Lucky for Chris he struck his bag as bad as he did his ball and missed his fancy watch. – Dougie Manson *

Source: Joel Beall, Golf Digest

Man accused of vandalizing greens at 4 Trump golf courses

Authorities in New Jersey say a Hawaii man stands accused of defacing the greens at four golf courses that President Donald Trump owns in New Jersey and New York.

Somerset County prosecutors say 61-year-old Clifford Tillotson, of Kaneohe, is charged with criminal mischief.

Tillotson allegedly used some sort of chemical to write various comments critical of the Trump administration on nine putting greens at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on or around Sept. 11. The damage was estimated at more than $10,000.

Tillotson also is charged in New York with defacing Trump golf courses in Ferry Point, Hudson Valley and Westchester.

It wasn’t known Saturday if Tillotson has retained an attorney.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/09/30/man-accused-vandalizing-greens-at-4-trump-golf-courses.html

Obama joins DC-area private golf club with championship course

Barack Obama, the golf-addicted former president, has settled on a new home course.

The Democrat has accepted an invitation to join Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland, which borders Washington D.C., a member confirmed to Fox News.

Club members received a letter from its president, John Williams, this week informing them of Obama’s decision, the member said.

Secret Service agents were recently seen scoping out the property, according to the member. Obama has played on the course before, including with ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser.

The initiation fee for an active full golf member at Columbia Country Club is $80,000, with annual dues of $6,300, according to a document posted online.

MAN ACCUSED OF VANDALIZING GREENS AT 4 TRUMP GOLF COURSES

The course is not far from the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington where the Obamas purchased an $8.1 million home after moving out of the White House earlier this year. The president has said the family intends to stay in Washington until his youngest daughter, Sasha, graduates from high school.

Washingtonian Magazine first reported Obama’s invitation to join Columbia Country Club.

“Since 1898, Columbia has been a special place and has earned a tremendous reputation for everything from its championship golf course to its first class dining facilities to an unparalleled social fabric,” the club’s website states. “Columbia is not easy to capture in words or pictures. Its magic is more about how the people make you feel.”

Obama routinely played golf throughout his presidency, including regularly at the course at Andrews Air Force Base just outside Washington.

There’s been much speculation about which private course the president would join. He was thought to have been considering Woodmont Country Club, a predominantly Jewish club in Rockville, Maryland, but some members protested him joining the club over his stance towards Israel.

He has also joined the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia.

One Washington-area course Obama apparently did not consider: Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, where his successor often spends weekends.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/07/obama-joins-dc-area-private-golf-club-with-championship-course.html

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$29 Golf, Burger & Beer Wednesdays!

Come join us every Wednesday in October for golf, beer and a burger. Let Richard grill you either a chicken sandwich, hot dog or hamburger, plus a domestic beer of your choice all for only $29 including your round of golf with a cart. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

Trump says Puerto Rico relief effort ‘under really great control,’ dedicates golf trophy to victims

President Donald Trump on Sunday dedicated the Presidents Cup golf trophy to the Americans who survived hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, while saying the relief effort is “under really great control.”

“On behalf of all of the people of Texas and all of the people of — if you look today and see what’s happening, how horrible it is. But we have it under really great control, Trump said. “Puerto Rico and the people of Florida who have really suffered over this last short period of time with the hurricanes. I want to just remember them and we’re going to dedicate this trophy to all of those people that went through so much, that we love.”

Trump, the honorary chairman of the event, became the first sitting president to attend the matches on the final day.

Before arriving at Liberty National Golf Club, a private club built on a former landfill, in Jersey City, New Jersey, Trump dismissed “politically motivated ingrates” who have questioned his administration’s commitment to the devastation of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

“We have done a great job with the almost impossible situation in Puerto Rico,” Trump said Sunday on Twitter. “Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates … people are now starting to recognize the amazing work that has been done by FEMA and our great Military. All buildings now inspected … for safety.

“Thank you to the Governor of P.R. and to all of those who are working so closely with our First Responders. Fantastic job!”

PUERTO RICAN CEO: LOCAL GOVERNMENT ‘COMPLETELY INEPT’

The tweets came after San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz on Friday criticized the president’s effort to get supplies, electricity and other relief to the U.S. island.

Cruz also suggested residents were “dying” as a result of the slow response.

“Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help,” Trump responded Saturday on Twitter. “They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.”

He also tweeted: “Results of recovery efforts will speak much louder than complaints by San Juan Mayor. Doing everything we can to help great people of PR!”

The president spent much of the weekend at his New Jersey golf club and then attended the international golf competition near New York City.

He stuck around to give the gold trophy to U.S. Captain Steve Stricker and an American team that won by the most lopsided margin in 17 years.

The president said the players are “a tremendous group of folks” and called them “great champions.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

President Donald Trump presented the Presidents Cup golf trophy to the winning American team on Sunday — and dedicated it to the Americans who have survived hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

“On behalf of all of the people of Texas and all of the people of — if you look today and see what’s happening, how horrible it is. But we have it under really great control,” Trump said. “Puerto Rico and the people of Florida who have really suffered over this last short period of time with the hurricanes. I want to just remember them and we’re going to dedicate this trophy to all of those people that went through so much, that we love.”

Trump, the honorary chairman of the event, became the first sitting president to attend the matches on the final day.

Before arriving at Liberty National Golf Club, a private club built on a former landfill, in Jersey City, New Jersey, Trump dismissed “politically motivated ingrates” who have questioned his administration’s commitment to the devastation of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

“We have done a great job with the almost impossible situation in Puerto Rico,” Trump said Sunday on Twitter. “Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates … people are now starting to recognize the amazing work that has been done by FEMA and our great Military. All buildings now inspected … for safety.

“Thank you to the Governor of P.R. and to all of those who are working so closely with our First Responders. Fantastic job!”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/01/trump-says-puerto-rico-relief-effort-under-really-great-control-dedicates-golf-trophy-to-victims.html

Photo of Golfers Playing in Front of Oregon Wildfires Goes Viral

Photograph by Kristi McCluer

A photo of people golfing at the Beacon Rock Golf Course in North Bonneville, Washington while wildfires rage across the Columbia River in Oregon has gone viral. According to The Oregonian, amateur photographer Kristi McCluer of Vancouver, Washington snapped the viral image and originally shared it on Facebook and it quickly spread shortly thereafter, appearing on reddit and in a now viral tweet by David Simon.

The Eagle Creek Fire continues to rage and now covers almost 35,600 acres and is 11% contained. A 15-year-old Vancouver boy is suspected of starting the blaze by playing with fireworks along the Eagle Creek Trail in the Columbia River Gorge. [source]

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2017/09/photo-of-golfers-playing-in-front-of-oregon-wildfires-goes-viral/

Afternoon golf and drinks in our Golf Shop Bar & Grill

Come see us today and play golf for our twilight rate of only $20 and $2 Bud and Bud Light. Want to try out our simulator? It’s a great night to do that. If you don’t have time for golf come see us for a drink and say hi! Rudy’s former bartender and everyone’s favorite Bebe will be serving drinks in our Golf Shop Bar & Grill this evening while Richard grills out some great burgers and chicken. If you do come out a portion of your round is going to former Rudy’s server Sherry Rivera’s Go Fund Me page as she has suffered a medical emergency and we are helping her. Click here to learn more. See you on the links.

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Sherry Rivera needs your help now!

YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED!

Click here to help Sherry. Many of you remember Sherry when she worked in Rudy’s. Please help spread the word.

We need your help! Sherry Rivera is in the hospital after a pulmonary embolism on Wednesday, September 19, 2017. She is making daily positive changes in her recovery, however the road to complete recovery will be long and tough. This Puertorican beauty is fun, VERY caring of the well being of others, and a professional. Sherry is an Consultant for Family Central conducting the FCCPC for Early Childhood professionals and also works at Disalvos part time. Not being able to work also means NO INCOME! It’s our turn to look out for her in her greatest time of need. She has hospital bills that need to be in addition to her normal bills. Please donate what you can! Every little bit counts!! We thank you and appreciate anything you can give!