Thursday, May 27, 2010
10 Golf Questions - Greg Lyman GCSAA Director of environmental programs
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
Texas billionaire, R. Allen Stanford is the latest swindler accused of bilking investors out of billions of dollars. Stanford is under investigation for $8 billion in fraud. Two months ago Bernard Madoff was accused of bilking investors out of as much $50 billion in a massive ponsi scheme
Stanford who controls Stanford Financial is accused of perpetrating an $8 billion investment fraud?offering investors?unrealistic returns in certificate of deposit products offered through Stanford Financial.
The fraud allegations may have a direct impact on the PGA, LPGA and PGA Tour player Vijay Singh.
Just last month, Sing signed a three year endorsement deal with Stanford Financial, featuring the Stanford logo on his hat, apparel and golf bag.
Stanford financial also is a major sponsor of the PGA Tour`s St. Judes Financial Tour and of the LPGA Stanford Financial Tour. It is not immediately know of what will happen to the sponsorship of these events and whether any money paid by the Stanford Financial group would have to be given back.
Stanford Financial is a major sports sponsors of professional and collegiate sports, including golf, tennis, basketball and cricket.
Like Madoff, Stanford his high profile and reputation coupled with promise of high returns to lure in unsuspecting investors who now stand to lose significant amounts of money. Unlike Madoff`s investors who were investing in stock market type investments, Stanford`s investors were putting money into certificate of deposits, one of the safest places to deposit money and carrying $250,000 FDIC guarantees. The investment vehicle is used by individuals looking for higher returns then they can get in a savings account.
Buyer Beware! When investing or anything else remember, If it sounds to good to be true... It usually is!
Stanford touts their sponsorship of golf on their site, here is what they have to say:
The year 2007 ushered in the inaugural Stanford St. Jude Championship as Stanford Financial Group assumed title sponsorship of the Memphis PGA TOUR stop. The first two years with Stanford at the helm were a success by all accounts. The fields of play were the strongest in the tournament’s recent history, including participation in 2008 by reigning Masters Champion Trevor Immelman and reigning winner of the Players Championship, Sergio Garcia. In addition, the re-engineered strategies for the tournament were cited as a “Best Practices” model by the PGA TOUR and golf industry.
With Stanford as title sponsor, the golf tournament saw an increase in attendance, television coverage and, most importantly, an increase in the donation to St. Jude. Earlier this year, St. Jude received a record donation of $1.76 million from the 2007 tournament, the largest donation in the 38 years that St. Jude has been the sole beneficiary of the Memphis PGA TOUR event. Proceeds from the 2008 Stanford St. Jude Championship, seen by more than one billion viewers via The Golf Channel and CBS, are expected to surpass this donation. The 2008 Stanford St. Jude Championship was won by Justin Leonard in an exciting sudden death playoff.
The 2009 Stanford St. Jude Championship is set for June 8-14 at TPC Southwind in Memphis.? Learn more at www.stanfordstjude.com.
Stanford Financial Tour Championship
Stanford is further expanding its presence in golf by becoming the new title sponsor of the LPGA’s Tour Championship. We are extremely proud to support this prestigious event on the LPGA Tour calendar and look forward to bringing the very best in women’s golf to Texas. The 2009 Stanford Financial Tour Championship will be held November 17-22.
The field for the inaugural Stanford Financial Tour Championship is incredibly strong with more than 120 LPGA professionals slated to compete in a 72-hole stroke play competition. The championship event will feature a $2,000,000 purse and will be televised live by the Golf Channel and NBC Sports.
Stanford’s support of the LPGA Tour Championship complements our existing golf sponsorship portfolio which includes the Stanford St. Jude Championship in Memphis and endorsements deals with FedExCup Champion Vijay Singh and FedExCup Runner-up Camilo Villegas, as well as rising LPGA Tour star Morgan Pressel. Stanford also has expanded its signature Eagles for St. Jude program to include the LPGA. With the program, Stanford makes a $1,000 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital? for every eagle made during the LPGA and PGA TOUR season.
Putt.com has learned that Tiger Woods will be calling it quits at the end of the 2009 season.
While he missed playing golf during his eight month layoff recovering from knee surgery, he enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with his wife Elin, daughter Sam Alexi and newborn Charlie Axel. Being away from his family the past month Tiger realized that he missed the time away from Elin and the kids more then he missed the strenuous demands of the game.
Tiger's career PGA Tour statistics:
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While the story may be a April Fools joke, his career stats aren`t. Tiger has won 29% of the PGA Tour matches he has played, he has finished in the Top 10 in 66% of the 229 matches he has played and finished in the Top 25 on 87% of the matches played.
We look forward to seeing Tiger add to his career stats this year and next.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Angela Stanford held of Michelle Wie in Saturday's final round to win the 2009 SBS Open at Turtle Bay by three-strokes.
Wie managed only two birdies on the day which coupled with a double bogey in the par-4 eleventh hole cost her a chance at winning. Stanford shot off three consecutive birdies starting with the thirteenth hole, finishing with four birdies and two bogey's on the day for a 2-under 70 on the day and a 10-under 206 and a three stroke victory.
With the exception of Michelle Wie having pulled off the victory, the start to the 2009 LPGA season couldn't have gotten off to a better start. Wie solid performance will create alot of buzz for the former child prodigy as will the solid performance of LPGA Tour rookies Vicky Hurst and Stacy Lewis.
Although Hurst and Lewis both stumbled on the day's final round, the played well enough through the first two rounds to show why they are so highly regarded coming into their rookie seasons on the tour. Hurst dropped from fifth place through two rounds to finish in fifteenth place after carding five bogey's and finishing at an even-par 216 for the tournament. Lewis dropped from fifth place through two rounds to finish in a four way tie for twentieth place with a 1-over 217 for the tournament. Lewis had four bogeys and a double-bogey on the day.
Yani Tseng, the second highest ranked female golfer in the world behind Lorena Ochoa, finished with a 2-under for the tournament for a fifth place finish.
Natalie Gulbis, starts 2009 season with a top 10 finish, with a 1-under for the tournament finishing in a four way tie for tenth place on the leaderboard.
Paula Creamer finished at an even-par for the tournament for a fifteenth place finish.
With these top names getting off to a strong start, the LPGA change some of the negative momentum leading up to the start of the season after losing several sponsors for tournaments because of the ailing economy.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Q-school might have done Michelle Wie some good, as she is off to a great start to the 2009 LPGA Tour season. Wie shot a 2-under 70 on the day to tie round one leader Angela Standord through two rounds at the SBS Open at Turtle Bay.
Wie birdied three consecutive holes for the second straight day and goes into Saturday's final round in position not only to win the tournament but to wipe out some of the demons of the past couple years.
Stanford had a clean second round but managed only one birdie on the day to finish with a 1-under 71, giving up her first round, one stroke lead to Wie.
Angela Park is one stroke back of Wie and Stanford, finishing with a 4-under 68 on the day.
Wie is not the only LPGA rookie gettign off to a quick start. Vicky Hurst, one-under 71 on the day and Stacy Lewis, 2-under on the day, are five strokes back of the leaders with a 3-under through two rounds. Hurst and Lewis are in a fifth place tie with the women's second ranked golfer, Yani Tseng.
Tseng had a rough second round, carding a double-bogey on the par-4 10th hole and two bogeys on the day, finishing with a 3-over 75 on the day.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
In this episode we talk with Dave Barlow from Tour Links Putting Greens. www.TourLinks.net
Nike Golf staff players talk about the new SQ Machspeed STR8-Fit driver
Friday, May 14, 2010
10 Golf Questions with Mr. Business Golf Scot Duke
Nike Golf Tour Players talk about the new Nike One Golf Ball