Iss. 26 | Cheer Up Dabo!

Iss. 26 | Cheer Up Dabo!

CHEER UP, DABO!

Sure, watching Bama crush yet another National Championship—and realizing that you may in fact be playing checkers while Nick Saban is running a Queen's Gambit on everyone else—is not exactly a fun way to spend a week. 

 BUT! 

 Golfers' Choice released their rankings of best collegiate golf courses in the country and The Walker Golf Course at Clemson University earned top honors. Which is something! Right?...


BIRDIE, EAGLE, ALBATROSS... CONDOR?!?

TIL that a 4 under on a hole is called a condor and requires a kind of luck that even lottery winners would still envy.

^^ Also, holy s#&%, condors are prehistoric monsters. ^^

 Anyways, Mercury News could be one of the most infuriating sites EVER for those looking to avoid pay walls or email entries, so long story short... 

 Lake Chabot golf course in Oakland, CA has a par 6.

 This guy, Kevin Pon, hit his driver off a cart path and rolled it 500+ yards then canned a 120 yard wedge to record a score of 2... on said par 6. 

This writer (pointing to myself) is skeptical.

 But a playing partner witness, a course marshal and the reporter all signed off—to which I say, let’s get this man in a Bad Birdie polo STAT.


Bad Birdie Book Club Presents... 

 THE MYSTERIOUS MONTAGUE: A TRUE TALE OF HOLLYWOOD, GOLF, AND ARMED ROBBERY

Okay, hear us out dood

 This book, yes book, is about the true story of a fugitive from New York who escaped to Los Angeles and ended up running in elite Hollywood circles while fleecing the town in golf. Legend. 

 “I could beat you using only a baseball bat, a shovel and a rake." - Montague

A killer ‘rona read but if books aren’t your thing - Golf Channel did a little rundown too.


Courses We're Diggin'... 

 HOW DO WE TAKE THE CART SPEED RESTRICTIONS OFF AGAIN?

Introducing Brickyard Crossing Golf Course - a Golf Digest Top 100 Public track that features four holes INSIDE THE DAMN INDY 500 TRACK! 

 FUN FACT: This video about finding the governor on a golf cart was officially declared an instrument of torture by boredom in 2007. 

 WARNING: Do not operate heavy machinery while watching this video.


PGA SAYS ALOHA TO HAWAII

Goodbye to the Sentry Tournament of Champions and Hello to the Sony Open. 

 And frankly, I can't even talk about it because a polar vortex is bearing down on about 75% of the country. Lucky PGA bastards.

 For a sneak peek at the action on Hole 1 - we've found this great "VR-style" tour that puts you DIRECTLY into the action. Enjoy.

Interesting nugget about Waiʻalae Country Club though… in 2004, a 14 year old Michelle Wie got a sponsor exemption to play in the Sony Open and ended up missing the cut by only one stroke.

 She was 14… 

 When I was 14, I was rushing home from school to get a little Halo 2 action in before dinner, hijacking ghosts and taking down the Flood by any means necessary. 

 I... was not what one might call "popular" by "traditional definitions."


Today, on Golf Reddit.. THAT'S IT. THAT'S THE POST.

Golf is the best.


COOK-IN DOGS AT THE TURN 


Want to re-heat some leftover Breakfast Balls? 

 Check out our blog and dig in.

The BBTV crew flexes on the yoked YouTuber and two-time Mr. Olympia, Steve Cook, in a new episode of Dogs at the Turn.  

 Yes, you too can achieve peak physical performance by consuming one hot dog at every turn. 

 *Note - these statements have not been approved, suggested or confirmed by Steve and are the sole recommendations of Bad Birdie and Bad Birdie TV.


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