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Q&A: Brooke Henderson reflects on LPGA Tour win No. 8

 

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The courses at the next North American majors are right up his alley: Bethpage and Pebble Beach. If he's hanging around the leaderboards on the weekends it will be very interesting.
He can't compete at the full field majors.

He will be a threat at the Masters and at the odd Open, depending on the venue.

Will never catch Jack, his record simply is not as good.
 

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'FLUKE ACCIDENT': Utah girl dies after being hit by dad's golf shot
Washington Post
Published:
July 17, 2019
Updated:
July 17, 2019 12:32 PM EDT
A golf ball on the course. (Getty Images)
A 6-year-old Utah girl died Monday after she was struck in the head by a golf ball hit by her father in what her uncle described as a “fluke accident” that “you couldn’t repeat if you tried.”
The accident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. as Aria Hill sat in a cart on a path about 15-20 yards to the left of her father as he teed off at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem. His drive struck her in the back of the head at the base of her skull, Lt. Trent Colledge of the Orem police told the Daily Herald, and she died after being airlifted to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.
“A complete, fluke accident – you couldn’t repeat it if you tried,” Hill’s uncle, David Smith, told KUTV. “She just happened to be in the exact wrong place, just directly across from him, when it happened.”
The cart, Colledge said, was 45-to-90 degrees to the left of Aria’s father, Kellen.
“You really can’t imagine what this is going to be like until it happens,” Smith added, speaking on behalf of the family and describing his niece as a “golfing buddy” for her father.
“She loved doing it and had a good time with it all,” Smith told KSL. “That was one of their things that they would do together. It was something that was really important to them and something they did all the time. ”
Steven Marett, the head golf professional at the course, described the accident as “absolutely unimaginable,” adding, “it’s been devastating to see it at the course and in the community.” Colledge described the incident as “a tragic accident” and said, “we are investigating it as such.”
In a post on a GoFundMe account created to raise funds for medical and funeral expenses, Smith wrote: “In her mother’s words: ‘We are so grateful for all the love, support, and prayers made in our behalf during this difficult time. We’ve truly felt comforted. Aria was the sassiest girl in the world. She was silly, spunky, creative, unique, and so so full of love for everyone she came in contact with. There is a huge hole in our hearts that she has taken with her back to Heaven . . . Fly high my little angel.’”
http://torontosun.com/news/world/utah-girl-dies-after-being-struck-by-dads-golf-shot
 

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Tiger misses the cut by 5 at the Open.

No surprise.

He is something like 7 cuts in his last 15 majors.
 

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Snapping turtle lays eggs in N.S. golf course bunker — again
Canadian Press
Published:
August 6, 2019
Updated:
August 6, 2019 4:18 PM EDT
A snapping turtle named Shelley who has laid its eggs in the sand trap at the seventh hole for the second year in a row on the Debert Golf Course in Debert, N.S., is seen in this undated photo provided Aug. 6, 2019.Mark Webb / THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
HALIFAX — Most golfers would rather avoid sand traps, and that’s especially true now on a course in central Nova Scotia where a resident snapping turtle has laid its eggs in the same bunker for the second year in a row.
With nature taking its course, the sand trap on the seventh hole of the Debert Golf Course has been declared off limits, course manager Mark Webb said in an interview Tuesday.
“We have a sign down there and it is a roped off area,” Webb said. “Everybody has kind of kept their distance, and if their ball lands in it, they pick it up and put it in another spot.”
Webb said the turtle nicknamed Shelley was rescued from the side of a road last year by a friend and brought to the course, where it has apparently made itself at home.
“At the time we thought it was a male, so we called it Sheldon,” he said with a laugh. “About two days later we had noticed that it had dug a hole in the sand trap and it had laid eggs.”
Webb said that after a hatching last September, he was able to help three of the baby turtles make it safely to a pond on the course. The nine-hole course has several ponds that provide an ideal turtle habitat.
After the young turtles hatched, Webb said the mother disappeared and the course staff didn’t see it until it turned up recently to lay more eggs.
“There are two or three big ponds and they are quite heavily cat-tailed up, so obviously she was living there the whole time and we didn’t even know it,” he said. “Like my wife said, obviously she found a friend and she laid eggs again.”
Webb said he still hasn’t seen last year’s little ones yet this year, adding they were “only the size of a toonie” when he helped them into the water.
Andrew Hebda, curator of zoology with the Nova Scotia Museum, said while snapping turtles often lay eggs in June, recent cooler springs have meant the eggs are being laid later in the summer.
The current batch of eggs may not hatch until October Hebda said, and if gets cooler earlier in the summer or fall the hatchlings may not emerge from the trap until next spring.
Hebda said snapping turtles, which can live until the age of 60 or more, are listed as vulnerable in Nova Scotia. He said that’s mainly because of the high mortality rate of young turtles and the fact females have a tendency to lay their eggs at the sides of roads because of the favourable conditions the terrain can present, including warm gravel and asphalt.
That of course, raises the danger for the slow-moving reptiles.
“Unfortunately a lot of people tend not to slow down for wildlife unless they can possibly cause damage to their vehicles,” Hebda said.
The problem is so bad the Nature Conservancy of Canada issued a plea to motorists in eastern Canada in June asking them to slow down, noting there are eight turtle species in Ontario and six species in Quebec that are considered at risk.
In Quebec alone, 75 roads and highways have been identified as “hot spots” for vehicles striking turtles.
Hebda said the Debert turtle is fortunate to have found a habitat that includes a sand trap, because it presents “the ideal stable conditions” to suit it in the long run.
“Good spot for eggs, probably bad spot for bad golfers,” he quipped.

http://torontosun.com/news/weird/snapping-turtle-lays-eggs-in-n-s-golf-course-bunker-again
 

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Snapping turtle lays eggs in N.S. golf course bunker — again
Canadian Press
Published:
August 6, 2019
Updated:
August 6, 2019 4:18 PM EDT
A snapping turtle named Shelley who has laid its eggs in the sand trap at the seventh hole for the second year in a row on the Debert Golf Course in Debert, N.S., is seen in this undated photo provided Aug. 6, 2019.Mark Webb / THE CANA IDIAN PRESS/HO
HALIFAX — Most golfers would rather avoid sand traps, and that’s especially true now on a course in central Nova Scotia where a resident snapping turtle has laid its eggs in the same bunker for the second year in a row.
With nature taking its course, the sand trap on the seventh hole of the Debert Golf Course has been declared off limits, course manager Mark Webb said in an interview Tuesday.
“We have a sign down there and it is a roped off area,” Webb said. “Everybody has kind of kept their distance, and if their ball lands in it, they pick it up and put it in another spot.”
Webb said the turtle nicknamed Shelley was rescued from the side of a road last year by a friend and brought to the course, where it has apparently made itself at home.
“At the time we thought it was a male, so we called it Sheldon,” he said with a laugh. “About two days later we had noticed that it had dug a hole in the sand trap and it had laid eggs.”
Webb said that after a hatching last September, he was able to help three of the baby turtles make it safely to a pond on the course. The nine-hole course has several ponds that provide an ideal turtle habitat.
After the young turtles hatched, Webb said the mother disappeared and the course staff didn’t see it until it turned up recently to lay more eggs.
“There are two or three big ponds and they are quite heavily cat-tailed up, so obviously she was living there the whole time and we didn’t even know it,” he said. “Like my wife said, obviously she found a friend and she laid eggs again.”
Webb said he still hasn’t seen last year’s little ones yet this year, adding they were “only the size of a toonie” when he helped them into the water.
Andrew Hebda, curator of zoology with the Nova Scotia Museum, said while snapping turtles often lay eggs in June, recent cooler springs have meant the eggs are being laid later in the summer.
The current batch of eggs may not hatch until October Hebda said, and if gets cooler earlier in the summer or fall the hatchlings may not emerge from the trap until next spring.
Hebda said snapping turtles, which can live until the age of 60 or more, are listed as vulnerable in Nova Scotia. He said that’s mainly because of the high mortality rate of young turtles and the fact females have a tendency to lay their eggs at the sides of roads because of the favourable conditions the terrain can present, including warm gravel and asphalt.
That of course, raises the danger for the slow-moving reptiles.
“Unfortunately a lot of people tend not to slow down for wildlife unless they can possibly cause damage to their vehicles,” Hebda said.
The problem is so bad the Nature Conservancy of Canada issued a plea to motorists in eastern Canada in June asking them to slow down, noting there are eight turtle species in Ontario and six species in Quebec that are considered at risk.
In Quebec alone, 75 roads and highways have been identified as “hot spots” for vehicles striking turtles.
Hebda said the Debert turtle is fortunate to have found a habitat that includes a sand trap, because it presents “the ideal stable conditions” to suit it in the long run.
“Good spot for eggs, probably bad spot for bad golfers,” he quipped.

http://torontosun.com/news/weird/snapping-turtle-lays-eggs-in-n-s-golf-course-bunker-again


Should have laid them up on the green, where hardly any balls ever land.

Those bunkers have golf ball magnets in them.
 

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'CRISIS': Stench of sewage envelops N.S. town known as golf destination
Canadian Press
Published:
August 22, 2019
Updated:
August 22, 2019 2:06 PM EDT
A golfer hits from the tee on the 528 yard, par 5, 18th hole at Cabot Cliffs, the seaside links golf course in Inverness, N.S. on June 1, 2016. Andrew Vaughan / THE CANADIAN PRESS
INVERNESS, N.S. — Known for its two world-class golf resorts, a former coal mining town in Cape Breton is quickly gaining a reputation for something other than spectacular seaside fairways.
In recent weeks, Inverness, N.S., has become one of the most foul-smelling communities on the island.
With the putrid stench of human waste wafting from an overworked sewage lagoon, residents say the local infrastructure hasn’t kept pace with the town’s growth since the courses started attracting golfers from around the world.
“This is a crisis,” says Rose Mary MacDonald, president of the Inverness Development Association.
“People are running, they’re covering their mouths, they’re going in their houses and closing the windows. It’s that bad.”
The smell is worse than rotten eggs, she says, adding that golfers were recently spotted gagging on the greens.
“They were holding their noses and saying, ‘Mother of God, what is that?”‘ MacDonald says. “It’s going to stunt our growth. It’s embarrassing.”
The fetid waste-water facility is adjacent to Cabot Links, which opened in 2011 — marking the start of the revival of a hardscrabble town that withered after its last coal mine closed in the 1990s.
The challenging course, which sits on the abandoned mine site, has been hailed by golf connoisseurs as an unpolished gem that evokes the game’s Scottish linksland heritage.
Aside from the golf courses, Inverness is also known for its spectacular 1.5-kilometre beach, part of which has been closed to swimmers because of elevated bacteria counts.
Earlier this week, more than 200 residents — some wearing gas masks — gathered outside the Miners Museum in the town to call on the federal and provincial governments to help the municipality replace a facility that was designed to last only until 1993.
The municipality has already applied for a $6.3-million grant, but the area’s member of Parliament, Liberal Rodger Cuzner, has said the town will have to wait until the next round of funding is approved after the federal election in October.
Betty Ann MacQuarrie, warden of the Municipality of the County of Inverness, said the problem is so bad emergency funding is needed.
“There has to be something done in the interim to conquer what’s happening there,” she said, adding that short-term repairs have failed.
“I don’t know of anybody who likes to sit out on a deck and eat while that smell is wafting through the air. In the heat, the muggy days, it’s there.”
MacDonald was more blunt: “Put a push on it, and get it done. Cut the red tape.”
Cuzner, who is not seeking re-election, did not respond to a request for comment.
Meanwhile, Inverness keeps growing.
The second links-style golf course, Cabot Cliffs, opened in 2016. Later that year, Golf Digest magazine ranked it as the 19th finest course in the world — a rare compliment for a Canadian venue.
In town, there’s a new brewery called Route 19, which has a restaurant that can hold 300 people. And there’s been plenty of residential development for a community with a population of about 2,000.
“A lot of our youth are home now,” says MacDonald, referring to the reversal of the out-migration trend that had come to define Cape Breton. “They’re raising their own children. They have jobs. It’s all good. And it can get better, but we’ve got to take care of the infrastructure.”
There’s also been a concerted push — backed by two former premiers — to have the province and Ottawa pay for construction of an $18-million airport to handle the steady stream of private jets carrying well-heeled golfers to the island.
However, that proposal hit a snag last month when federal cabinet minister Bernadette Jordan said the proponents had failed to explain how the project would “respond to Cape Breton’s needs.”
As for the treatment plant, concerns are now being raised about air quality and the impact on the local fisheries.
Photos of the lagoon’s outfall pipe show bubbling black sludge spreading across the surface of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
“Inverness will have to find ways of making the town a little more livable in the interim,” says MacQuarrie. “Hopefully, there will be emergency funding to help us out.”

http://torontosun.com/news/national...e-envelops-n-s-town-known-as-golf-destination
 

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SIN BIN: Romeos wanted golf lessons from Paige Spiranac
Brad Hunter
Published:
April 19, 2020
Updated:
April 19, 2020 3:36 PM EDT
Paige Spiranac revealed that aspiring boyfriends were more interested in golf tips that sex.INSTAGRAM
Instagram model and golf ace Paige Spiranac has earned big bucks blending her golfing ability and sex appeal. But once upon a time, dopey duffers dated the leggy blond just for golf tips.
She made the reveal on her podcast, Playing A Round. First dates weren’t a fancy dinner or a movie. No, the lovestruck lotharios wanted to hit the driving range.
Guys always suggest to Paige Spiranac that the driving range is an ideal date. INSTAGRAM
She said: “Unfortunately, guys were using me for golf lessons, golf equipment and golf balls. (They’d say) ‘So Paige, let’s go out on a golf date. I’ll take you to this driving range and we can just hit golf balls’ and I’d be like, ‘Yeah, that sounds awesome.’
“It would turn into an hour lesson of me just helping the guy become a better golfer. That happened all the time, since I was desperate and I wanted guys to like me.”
 

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An alligator stole a man’s golf ball at a Florida golf course. PHOTO BY SCREENSHOT /Facebook/WFLA
GATOR GOLF IS A THING AT THIS COURSE
An alligator wanted in on some golf action on a Florida course recently.
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Golfer Marc Goldstein was playing a round of golf at the Pelican Sound Golf Club in Estero, Fla., last Monday when a swing of the club sent the ball off target and rolling toward a pond.
When Goldstein headed towards the pond to find his ball, he pulled out his cellphone to record a video only to find the ball in the mouth of an alligator. While alligator sightings aren’t new to golf courses in Florida, one with a golf ball in its mouth is uncommon.

“It’s in his mouth. He thinks it’s an egg or something,” Goldstein said on video, as his golfing buddies chuckled in the background.
With his newly claimed possession, the gator then swam off into the pond.
“Bye. There goes my ball,” Goldstein laughs.
 

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Florida golfer believed to have drowned while searching for ball
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Publishing date:Mar 01, 2021 • 22 hours ago • 1 minute read • comment bubbleJoin the conversation
East Lake Woodlands Country Club in Oldsmar, Fla., west of Tampa.
East Lake Woodlands Country Club in Oldsmar, Fla., west of Tampa. PHOTO BY SCREENGRAB /Google Maps
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A Florida golfer is believed to have drowned while looking for his ball over the weekend.

Hermilo Jazmines, 74, had been golfing with a friend at the East Lake Woodlands Country Club in Oldsmar, Fla., west of Tampa, on Sunday morning, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

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Police said Jazmines “teed off near the third hole” and “was last seen looking for his ball near the green.”

Both police and the Oldsmar Fire Department were eventually called in to search for him in a wooded area near the golf course.

His golf cart was found on the cart path and his putter was lying on the ground near the water.

Divers found his body “submerged in the water near his putter.”

“Investigators say the evidence suggests Jazmines may have fallen into the water and drowned,” the police release said.

His friend told authorities Jazmines liked to look for lost golf balls on the course.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death, but police say it does not appear to be suspicious at this time.
 

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Social media superstar Paige Spiranac preps for Masters
The 28-year-old has taken to Instagram and is asking her three million followers who they think will win the Masters, kicking off Thursday

Author of the article:Social media superstar Paige Spiranac preps for Masters, Brad Hunter
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Golf fanatic and social media superstar Paige Spiranac is pumped for The Masters.
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Golf groupie and social media superstar Paige Spiranac is leaving fans green with envy.

The 28-year-old has now taken to Instagram and is asking her three million followers who they think will win the Masters, kicking off Thursday.



She posted photos of herself in a green skirt — matching the green blazer worn by winners of the fabled PGA tournament.

She captioned the post: “Happy Masters week! Who do you have winning?”

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The four-day tourney in Augusta, Georgia, comes just five months following last year’s COVID-19 delayed event.

In another post, Spiranac added again: “Happy Masters week, everyone, I’m so excited. It’s my favourite week of the year!”

A one-time golf pro herself, she delivered shade to superstar Bryson Dechambeau on Twitter after he shanked a ball.


She wrote: “I get so much joy from watching the best in the world hit hacker shots just like us.”

Last year’s winner Dustin Johnson will be defending his Green Jacket. Besides Johnson and Dechambeau, other favourites to win are Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm and Jordan Spieth.

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