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Trick Golf Shots You won’t Believe Or Imagine

When some athletes have skills this amazing, it’s no wonder mere mortals like me aren’t the top players in their sport. I watch players bounce bean bags and soccer balls on their knees and foot insteps and can’t imagine how humans can be that accurate. Some are just at another level of proficiency. Amazing!

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59 Is The New 30

Article from the NY Times, 7/29/09 by Thomas L. Friedman. (Summary: Tom Watson’s golf run at the US Open was freaky unusual — a 59-year-old man who had played his opening two rounds in this tournament with a 16-year-old Italian amateur — was able to best the greatest golfers in the world at least a decade after anyone would have dreamt it possible. Watching this happen actually widened our sense of what any of us is capable of.)

Last April I took a break to caddy for the former U.S. Open champion Andy North when he teamed up with Tom Watson to defend their title in the two-man Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tournament in Savannah, Ga. So it was with more than a casual spectator’s interest that I watched in awe on Armed Forces television from Afghanistan as Watson made his amazing run at winning the British Open at age 59. Watson likes to talk about foreign affairs more than golf. So to let him know just how many people wanted him to win, I e-mailed him before the final round: “Even the Taliban are rooting for you.” Read the rest of this entry »

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