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Monday, March 30, 2009

A Golfer Nightmare :: Hole In One Turns Into Horrible Prank!

When you approach a par 4 hole, your goal is to try to reach the green, not hit a hole in one. But there is always that chance that if you can drive the hole, the ball could go in! After all anything can happen out on the golf course! Gary Miller from Citrus Heights, California is a big hitter and when he stepped up to hole number 15 on Whitney Oaks’ Golf Course a 315 yard downhill dogleg par 4 he had full intentions of going for the green. Miller set up so his ball would fly over the houses on the left of the tee box and get as close to the green as possible. Miller hit what he thought was a solid drive and expected to find it close to the green. Miller and his two friends who he was playing with, Joe Anderson and Keith Gault all walked up to the green and Miller’s ball was no where in sight. One of the playing partners walked over to the hole to find Millers ball sitting right there in the cup! Celebration started as everyone knows to hit a hole in one on a par 4 is certainly a reason to be excited. Miller and his buddies finished the round and sat down in the clubhouse for a beer to talk about the exciting day.

About a week later Miller approached the club pro as to why Millers great accomplishment hadn’t been mentioned in the weekly newsletter. The club pro then told Miller that a group of four men that were playing in front of them the week before came in and told him that the hole in one was fake, they were mad that Miller had hit into them on hole 15 so they put his ball in the hole out of frustration. Miller was extremely upset and claimed that he knows the rules of play and he made sure to check that the group was off the green before going for the green on 15 however the club pro could not record the alleged hole in one because no one from Millers group saw the ball go into the hole. Miller believes that the group in front of him were lying and that they just said that out of jealousy however there is no way to know for sure! Miller has one hole in one recorded and under his belt and although this one won’t be official, hopefully there will be more in his future!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Why Are ‘The Rules Of Golf’ So Important!

Understanding the rules of golf is extremely important before you hit the links. The actions you make on the course don’t only affect you and your group but they also can affect the play of other golfers on the course. Knowing the rules of golf no doubt make the game safe and fair for all golfers, however having a strong understanding of the regulations can also help you in a bind. The pro’s seem to be the ones who are affected most by the rules of golf. An earlier blog reviewed last year top unfortunate events of pro golfers breaking the rule and costing them significant strokes and even disqualification in tournaments. Some pro’s however if they know their rule book can benefit from a rough condition they got themselves into. Tiger Woods is a great example of that!

The USGA recently announced the 10 year anniversary of Tiger’s “loose impediment” ruling at the 1999 Phoenix Open. January 31st 1999 Tiger Woods lost some control of his drive as it veered away from the fairway and landed directly behind a large stone. This was not your regular pebble that you could pick up or kick out of the way! The stone more like a mini boulder was reported to weigh almost a ton! Tiger asked a ruling official if the rock could be considered a “loose impediment” which according to Rule 23-1 can be removed (with assistance) in the case of it inconveniencing a shot. The officials could not find a reason why the stone would not fall under the regulation and with about 10 extra sets of hands the stone was removed and Tiger had a clear shot at the green. He went on to birdie the hole! If Tiger didn’t speak up about the ruling he would have been forced to either take a drop ball with an extra stroke or hit the ball out to a playable area.

Tiger’s story is a great example to how important it is to have a good understanding of the rules of golf. So next time you head out to the links make sure you grab your mini “Rules of Golf” book and zipper it up in your bag, it could save you some serious strokes!

Check out the video of Tiger’s “loose impediment” here - www.usga.org/multimedia/video6/

Monday, March 16, 2009

Hole In One Insurance :: What to Look For!

So you’re planning a tournament and you want to spice it up a little! A hole in one grand prize is a good way to make your tournament exciting and a great incentive to get more people to sign up! Getting hole in one insurance for your grand prize hole is easy. Insurance can start for as little as $180 and it is essential considering the last thing you and our organization want is to have to payout a $25,000 prize out of your own pocket! Foresite Sports makes hole in one insurance simple. All you need to know to get a quote is the number of golfers in the tournament, the distance of the par 3 hole, and the prize that you want to give away.

When purchasing hole in one insurance the number one thing you want to make sure of is that the company is backed by an insurance carrier. Being backed by an insurance carrier ensures that the payout process will be easy and stress free in the case of a winner at the tournament. The other main thing you want to consider when selecting a hole in one insurance provider is what is included in the package. Some companies will provide hole in one insurance for a minimal price but that price won’t include any signs for the event or other incentives for the golfers. At Foresite Sports all of our price quotes include bonus prizes for the other par three’s on the course including an LCD TV, Big Bertha Callaway Irons, and Two Round Trip Airfare Tickets as well as signs for all prizes. US Hole In One also includes golf club certificates for every golfer in your tournament that they can redeem for a free golf club courtesy of Warrior Golf! Hole in one insurance is simple with Foresite Sports. To find out more just call one of our tournament consultants or get an online quote at our website!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Six Words :: A Chance of a Lifetime!

Think you can play like a pro? Why not give it a shot! Golf Digest is running a contest giving the “average joe” golfer the chance to play like a pro at Bethpage Black the week of the 2009 US Open. The course will be in tournament conditions just as the pro’s will approach it for the championship. You alongside three celebrities will get a chance to attack Bethpage Black, one of the toughest golf courses in America. Think you can shoot under 100? Enter the contest for free on the Golf Digest website! Here’s the catch… you can only submit 6 words to describe why you should be picked to play Bethpage Black. What six words would you choose?

The names of the three celebrities participating in the 2009 Golf Digest Challenge have not been given yet however last year included an all star lineup of Justin Timberlake, Tony Romo and Matt Lauer. The round will be broadcast by NBC on national television on June 21st as a special program included with the US Open coverage. Last year Golf Digest collected over 56,000 essays and had over 110,000 people vote on their favorite finalist and hopes to have an even better turn out this year. Any golfer can enter regardless of their handicap, all you need is a creative 6 word phrase that will wow the Golf Digest judges into picking you as a finalist. From there America will have the chance to vote on your 6 words online and pick a winner! Good Luck!