The Open Thoughts
TIME ZONES SUCK
^^ Me trying to follow The damn Open this weekend ^^
That said, British golf will always be the best.
For a sport that so often is played on manicured lawns and palm-lined fairways—to see pros battling the elements in dingy conditions and looking miserable, it gives me an odd sense of pride. Yeah, that's f*****n' golf they're playing.
While everyone else is inside sucking down Guinness and nestled up with a shepherd's pie—the real ones are out there in the thick of it.
That said, you're killin' me on these time zones. 1a tee times on the Pacific... come ONNNNN bro!
The Open: Brought to you by drone racing
OKKKKKK—WHO TAUGHT THE BRITS HOW TO FLY??
I don't know if they hired one of these fellas above or what, but the drone footage The Open posted on their YouTube this week was an absolute masterpiece.
They're dodgin, duckin, dippin, divin and dodgin their way through the 1st and 18th holes and then—for a trophy that I've always felt was a TAD underwhelming—the 360 lens flare footage of the Claret Jug on the pedestal at the end is pretty epic.
Well done, chaps.
Meet Paul Larsen, Head Greenskeeper
THERE HE IS
Elsewhere on Golf Reddit
THIS IS NOT A DRILL, PEOPLE!!
First of all, satanists were using the previous name of their golf club?? Would love to know how those pesky satanists ruined this one...
But on a less "devil"-y note, we have Boaty McBoatface level potential here in, of all places, Florida.
They're openly soliciting names for their course and if I don't smell an opportunity to get Bad Birdie some extra PR, then what am I even doing here?
The Condor Club
(Home to the BBRGL's Condor Cup)
(Tell me that wouldn't look sick on a hat)
I mean this was what was just on tip of my tongue. I got to talk to HQ about this one...
MEET JAMES OF LAFLARE GOLF
Commish of LaFlare Golf—James boasts that they've created the "most fun golf tour in East Tennessee." A title that's harder to come by than you may guess as you're in whiskey country out there and things can get rowdy real quick.
"Easily our most proud accomplishment to date is hearing, 'We’ve never sold this much beer on a Saturday morning before!' from a hosting club." - James
And if that's enough evidence for ya, a direct quote from our own Bucket Hat Bill:
"He's a good dude."
Nuff said. But for real, if you find yourself cruisin through the heartland, sampling some whiskey and jones-in for a round...
Give him a shout and tell him Bad Birdie sent ya.
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