Seniors thurday july 23 2015

seniors Thursday:
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The format for the day was best ball on the first 6 holes, alternate shot on holes 7 to 12 and best score on the remaining holes 13 to 18.

Those with handicap under 19 , hit from the white tees on the front nine and from the red tees on the back nine.
the high handicap (20 and up ) hit from the yellow tees on the front nine and from the whites on the back nine.

With this format the golfers with a high handicap played from the white tees had longer shots than the low handicap golfers who played off the red tees on the back nine.

Ed Kennedy and Jean Lambert led the way today scoring a 38 ( a birdie on # 7) on the front nine and a 43 on the back nine, for an 81, which give then first place on the day.

Gary Ladoceur and Richard Lampi came in with a pair of 41’s for second place with an 82.
They had their only birdie on the day on # 5 on the back nine.
Ray Laquerre and Steve Splawski shot an even par 36 on the front nine, they Eagled # 5,
( playing best ball, Ray hit the Green in 2 and Steve drained the eagle putt.) they then birdied # 6.
The back nine was not kind to them, as they shot a 47, they had the best score on the front nine . In spite of all that the turned in an 83 , good for third place.

Franko Calvelli and Scotty Russell had a 40 on the front and a 44 on the back for an 84, good for 4th place.

Fifth place was shared between the team of Barry Anderson and Vern Herbert, who scored a 44 and 42 for a total of 86, and matching that 86 were Ron Speck and Brian McCallum with a 45 on the front and a 41 on the back nine with birdies # 7 on the front and # 3, on the back nine.

Coming in with an 87 were John Williams and Ted McLeod, turning in a 43, with a birdie on # 5 on the front and a 44 on the back nine.

Larry Brown and Harold Mosley shot a 48 on the front nine but took 7 strokes off that score for 41 on the back nine. They birdied # 7 on the back. Their total for the day was an 89.

today was likely the warmest day of the season so far.

The begining of golf

I do not think anyone really can say when the game of golf was first played, but there are many stories about the start, Robin Williams has a great story about the start of golf.

The Scott’s who are given credit for the game, organized a club in St. Andrews, Scotland in 1754 and called it the Society of St. Andrews Golfers.

Some 70 years of developing and expanding the game, King Willam 1V  became a patron of the club, and the name was changed to The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.

I had an opertunity to see this golf club and it is really a historic place.

Does Tiger Woods have another comeback in his golf bag?

Tiger Woods will need a Sunday charge to keep his winning streak intact.

Geoff Ogilvy remained bogey-free through three rounds of the weather-delayed CA Championship, completing a 4-under 68 on Sunday morning to take a four-shot lead over a slew of challengers at Doral’s Blue Monster.

Ogilvy was 16 under, giving him a cushion over Vijay Singh (63), Graeme Storm (63), Retief Goosen (64), Jim Furyk (64) and Adam Scott (69).

Struggling but still lurking: Woods, who shot even par even as just about every other contender went on a birdie barrage in the third round. He entered the final round at 11 under, and needs a rally if he’s to win his sixth straight PGA Tour event.

“You can see what the scores are, two 64s and two 63s out there,” said Woods, who hasn’t lost since September. “It can be had.”

 

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Canadians Stephen Ames (68) and Mike Weir (67) were tied for 14th, nine strokes behind Ogilvy.

Third-round play was suspended Saturday after heavy rain fell in a three-hour stretch of the afternoon, prompting the delay until Sunday morning. Casual water was still visible in some areas of the course, and forecasters said more rain was possible.

World Golf Championship events are some of Woods’ favourites, given his 15 wins in 26 previous WGCs entering this week.

But Ogilvy looks like the one in total control at Doral.

The Australian picked up Sunday morning exactly where he left off after the first 2 1/2 rounds, making a steady, methodical charge through the Blue Monster. A birdie at the par-4 16th pushed his lead to three, and when Scott – Ogilvy’s countryman and playing partner alongside Woods in the third-round final group – bogeyed the 17th, the margin grew by another stroke.

“It’s nice. I played well,” Ogilvy said. “I hit the ball better this morning probably than I was hitting it yesterday, so maybe the break came at the right time.”

Ogilvy’s pursuers would obviously be aided if the leader, who hasn’t won on tour since capturing the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot, dropped the occasional shot here or there.

So far, that’s simply not happening. His cards so far: 38 pars, 16 birdies, no bad mistakes.

“I don’t know how to explain that,” said Ogilvy, who tied for third at Doral last year. “Putting well helps.”

He wasn’t the only one putting well.

Furyk’s Sunday started with a 50-foot birdie at the 14th, ensuring that he wouldn’t lose momentum he gleaned Saturday. Singh finished his best-ever Doral round with a 20-foot birdie at the last, which likely made him forget the seven-footer he missed on the previous hole. Goosen also made birdie at the 18th, adding his name to the logjam in second place.

“I got myself back in the hunt,” Furyk said.

Woods is still there, too, although if he’s going to win, he’ll need to match his biggest comeback ever after 54 holes. He was five shots back at Pebble Beach entering the final round in 2000.

“I had four harsh lip-outs. That’s the difference,” Woods said. “Those go in, I’m only one back. But that’s not the case, they didn’t go in and I’ve got a little bit of work to do.”

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Look Behind you Tiger, Phil is sneaking up on you

In the wake of his win at Riviera on Sunday, Phil Mickelson trimmed Tiger Woods’ lead at the top of the world rankings to single digits.

Woods led Mickelson by 11.06 average points a week ago — Mickelson had only 9.01 points total — but that advantage was trimmed to 9.53 points this week: 19.71 for Woods to 10.18 for the second-ranked Mickelson.

Steve Stricker, Ernie Els and Adam Scott rounded out the top five in the same positions they held a week ago, while Justin Rose moved up one spot to sixth, bumping Jim Furyk to seventh.

That pattern repeated itself a few more times: K.J. Choi bumped Rory Sabbatini from the eighth spot, Padraig Harrington knocked Vijay Singh out of the 10th spot and Henrik Stenson replaced Sergio Garcia at 12th.

Angel Cabrera and Geoff Ogilvy remained 14th and 15th, while Luke Donald was up three spots to 16th. That knocked Zach Johnson, Aaron Baddeley and Lee Westwood down one spot apiece, while Trevor Immelman rounded out the top 20.