Woody Austin Takes a Dip

Woody Austin has claimed his place on the highlight reels for years to come by taking a swim during Friday’s play at the President’s Cup. Woody followed his ball into the lake, slipping and falling in an awkward and humorous splash after trying to hit the partially submerged ball.

But maybe we should all try that, because Woody went on to make 3 consecutive clutch birdies on 16, 17, and 18, giving him a total of 8 birdies for the day.

Opening Day at the President’s Cup

Here’s a You-Tube look at part of the opening ceremony of this year’s President’s Cup.

Thoughts on the President’s Cup, First Round, Foursomes

Today I watched the US team win 5 and a half points out of a possible 6 against an international team that played very well. Despite their talents and good play, the only half point the international team got was from a conceded putt on the eighteenth green from over 3 feet; and only that because Jack Nicklaus suggested that his team concede.

Reminiscent of the Ryder Cup at Royal Birkdale and Jack’s concession to Tony Jacklin.  

As a South African, it was hard for me to see Ernie Els miss the putt on the eighteenth green to potentially halve the match, but as a US citizen, I was proud of my American team.

Bobby Cole Golf is on Technorati

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Bobby Cole, PGA Tour Winner and Lead Master Instructor

South African born Bobby Cole is a Lead Master Instructor on the Jim McLean teaching staff. An outstanding instructor, his teaching skills are enhanced by his extensive professional playing experience on both the US and the South African PGA Tours. Included among Bobby’s 22 worldwide tournament wins are The British Amateur, The South African Open (twice), The South African PGA Championship, The Buick Open, The Seattle Everett Open, and both the team and the individual win in the 1974 World Cup of Golf. He has had 8 top ten finishes in the PGA Championship, the US Open, and the British Open, and finished 3rd in the 1975 British Open, one stroke back of Tom Watson and Jack Newton, who played off for the win. Bobby’s records as the youngest player to make the cut and play at the Masters, and the youngest winner of the British Amateur stand today. With more than 150 cuts and a tournament win, he is a Lifetime Member of the US PGA Tour.

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