Jimmy Walker on Lyme Disease

 

In the span of a few months, Jimmy Walker went from becoming a major champion to facing major health questions. Faced with a wide array of symptoms from fatigue to a “brain fog,” Walker had contracted Lyme disease. He just didn’t know it yet.

A great interview where he discusses all topics from his Lyme disease to getting back to competitive form.

Ryder Cup

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It’s a Ryder Cup year so a lot of the golf spotlight is on the American and European teams. I think Europe is going to be sneaky strong especially with the latest addition of some of their long hitters like ‘Rahmbo’. Better video clip discussing it below.

PGA Tour is off to Mexico for the WGC event. Huge elevation change and hence the ball is traveling some %10-15 longer. Player whine about having to use trackman. Yeah, I don’t remember Jack Nicklaus complaining about this. Players today! Argh! Video below discussing it.

Jon Rahm says that he’s working on his temper. Is this really a point of discussion? It’s one of the items that I actually enjoy of him.

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Special Thanks

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A special shout out to Doug and Jenn who sent my wife flowers to help with all that she’s going through. Losing a parent definitely isn’t easy. But friends showing they care makes a difference. Thanks!

Justin Timberlake performed his hit song ‘Say Something’ at the brits yesterday. I think it’s quite fitting in so many ways.

“Maybe I’m looking for something I can’t have…..”

Saturday at Torrey

What a Saturday

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Saturday was loaded up from 5 am onto 11:30 pm yesterday. By the end of the day, I was just exhausted. It started with going to Torrey Pines (Farmers Open) with buddies Eric and Keith and Eric’s pal Jimmy. All of them together made for excellent company and you realize just how popular the sport of golf is. Torrey Pines always has a very big attendance and it’s highly enjoyable.

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Some highlights of the round of golf that I watched:

My pick:

Ryan-Palmer

I think it’s Ryan Palmers time. Who – little known fact – is Mr. Palmer’s grandson. HaHa. See what I did there?

Well Hello Tuesday

UCLA Fires Jim Mora

Yep. They let him go. Unsuccessful season after losing to USC. It appears even the quarterback saying he’d delay the NFL wasn’t enough to save the coach’s job. Now it appears they’re going after Chip Kelly hard. What’s the toughest job for Chip Kelly? Recruiting. UCLA has all of these tests and academic requirements that athletes still have to do to get into the school. You could be a young Tom Brady in the making and yet it’s still up in the air as to whether they can get you into the program.

Dan has a good take on it all.

Justice League Mini-Review

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I don’t understand why DC has such a hard time putting this together with a decent script. I don’t know if they’re just in a hurry or what they’re doing. Steppenwolf was such a boring villain. All he had was an axe and would throw around the Justice League members. You take a look at Superman (The Richard Donner films) and you always had a worthy villain. Lex Luthor or General Zod, etc. Then it flew off the train when you started putting inferior villains into the movies. Well, this was another example of that. Wonder Woman worked as they were largely able to shoot in Europe and Patty Jenkins had complete control. All of these stories leaking in that the CEO of Warner Bros told whoever that the movie had to be two hours and hiring a new director mid-way – all of these are issues that should have never happened.

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My mini- takeaway:

  • Ben Affleck did a good job portraying an older and wiser Bruce Wayne. Most of the Batman scenes were well done.
  • Gal Gadot steals the scenes largely in the movie.
  • Flash is around for comic relief and is character they could have done a better job of taking the wise cracking Flash to the screen. Best joke was perhaps Flash saying that he doesn’t understand ‘Brunch’

Golf Yesterday

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One of the oddest rounds of late. But it’s definitely one of my best since recovering from my wrist injury. What’d odd? I was on the driving range warming up and I was just striping the ball. One of my best warm-ups. I get out on the course and it’s +6 on the front nine holes. I made the turn and I was thinking ,”This wasn’t how I was hitting it on the range.” So I just relaxed and tried to slow things down. Boom! Back nine – one under par.

My buddy Doug – I’m not sure what happened. He shows up with no warm-up. No practice putting. Then he gets on the course and boom explodes for a 94. Gee – I wonder why?!?!

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Thursday Morning Coffee

Latest Golf Magazine

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I don’t usually enjoy them. As it’s usually a lot of hoopla and with very little beneficial. But this particular issue was good advice – putting left hand low – setup for left hand low and much more. Quite enjoyed the issue. Ok Ok Lexi Thompson doesn’t hurt either

Golf Tournament Yesterday

This video using the new shot tracer app was on our 2nd hole. This was his approach shot that he setup for and made a birdie.

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We’ve been playing with Joel Cloud (nice guy) and we’ve enjoyed having him in our group. He’ll even be joining us again this Saturday for our next tournament. Good to have some newness.

As for how I played. I hit some very crisp iron shots but fell apart coming in for an 81. Two birdies. Photo below of one of my approaches on a par 3 for birdie.

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Moving on….

New Star Wars Last Jedi trailer dropped. A lot of unanswered questions…yep – it’ll be the movie to go and see this Christmas and will probably be the box office smash of the year. I’m getting the feeling this will be the ‘Empire Strikes Back’ movie.

Donald Trump…

I posted this on Twitter yesterday. The right wing gets all ultra-defensive when we try to limit the 2nd amendment in any fashion but yet when someone voices an opinion, they want to silence that. Does Donald remember that he took an oath to defend the entire constitution? Not just the parts of it that you like more than others or perhaps that suit you more.

Saturday Morning and we’re Off

First the Fun

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Matthew Vaugh has admitted now that he’s in talks to possibly be the new Superman 2 director. Yes! Very good news for comic book fans/Superhero fans.

Cubbies Get Hot after Pitcher gets Tossed

This all happened because of a questionable not called third strike where even the batter was walking to the dugout. It lead to both the pitcher and catcher getting tossed from the game but it sure did fire up the Cubs offense. Every game counts going in and the Cubs have a laster focus going on right now. Let us see if they can keep it up.

My Volleyball Experience

I photograph volleyball for about three months out of the year. It’s enjoyable to watch and it’s enjoyable to see these girls that put so much time in the offseason see the payoffs for their high school teams. So last Wednesday, I went to Christian High School who has a very nice gym and I was expecting this to be a decent experience. Boy was I wrong.  The young students who were in attendance who came after their basketball practice were just absolutely obnoxious. They’d chant ‘zing’ or ‘Nice ass # whomever’ when a Valhalla player was about to serve. They’d literally sit their with their buddies and do a countdown from 3-2-1 and then say their rudeness. I’m all for fan spirit and cheering for your own team but don’t show up for matches to just taunt the other team. What’s worse was some of the Christian High Volleyball players would laugh and giggle at them in the stands (probably friends of theirs) and they’d continue it.

Coaches, Campus Officers, Principals, or Athletic Director need to shut that stuff down. Students need to carry themselves with at least a minimal amount of class instead of looking like your gum on the bottom of my shoe.

Golf Notes

Saturday tournament today. I really wanted to play but I’m not wanting setbacks with my wrist. So not entirely pushing things yet.

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On a different note, but still in the golf related world. It’s girls golf season. I witnessed a Helix vs Valhalla match. First hole. Helix girl is teeing off. The ball is teed up and she takes a swing and the ball comes completely off the tee and lands an inch to the side off the tee. Just a tiny bit short of a swing and a miss. The coach tells her it tee it up again. Now I wonder where do you draw the line between trying to have fun out there and being a complete dick with the rules with these girls?! Obviously, the club struck the ball so she needs to play it as it lies. She was given bad advice by her coach and it should be an instant loss of hole. I’m not sure how that match played out.

 

 

San Diego Comic-Con

 

San Diego Comic-Con Saturday Recap

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The Justice League cast together at Comic-Con

Love my @justiceleague OHANA.

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Of course, they launched the full length trailer.

If you want to see the video of the panel:

The Flash CW Trailer

Thor: Ragnarok Full Trailer

Yes, Justice League and Thor: Ragnarok this November. It’ll be a good holiday season.

Stranger Things 2 from Netflix

Due out this Halloween. What an awesome throwback to some Spielberg 1980’s type movies.

Happy Saturday Everyone

Star Wars Footage Released

It looks solid and I’m excited to see the direction that they’re headed. We need a new direction so that we have new possibilities for future movies.

Golf Today

 

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Golf Today.

 

The round. Argh! It could have been better. My ball striking just seems a bit off. Also with my wrist feeling a bit out of whack – not painful – but something isn’t quite right. I’m hitting every shot almost 5-10 yards less than I usually am. Only near the end of the round today was I actually hitting my distances.

My buddy Doug, however, did play well.

Dan Patrick Passes on Katy Perry Video

Oh Dan. Oh Dan. What you thinking buddy? Opportunities like this don’t come along very often.

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Happy Thursday

Golf Yesterday

Our typical Wednesday morning tee time. It was a bit of an odd one as it consisted of myself and Eric playing from the back tees and three others playing from our white tees. Definitely, quite a bit of fun was had. I played on a scale of 1-10 – probably about a 7.5.

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I still can’t believe I missed that shortish putt on 18 for a 78. Oh well. Definitely more putting practice is needed.

Donald Jr.

Are you following all this hoopla with Donald Jr and now there is more evidence to say that he did collude with the Russians now.

Charles Krauthammer on Fox had it spot on.

Brandel Chamblee on Dan Patrick

Always a good interview.

Casey Neistat in Italy

I quite enjoyed this video. He always does such a good job life blogging.

Today’s Laughs. Golf. Some Gifs.

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If that doesn’t make you laugh. I’m not sure what will. Or maybe you’ve been living with your head in the sand.

I found this funny gif that I just find hilarious.

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It’s perfect for when you have to tell someone to chill out.

Epic Hybrid

Mark Crossfield did this great review of the Epic Hybrid. I agree on a lot of what he said at one point in the video – what more do I need out of a hybrid? I don’t need it to go further. I need it to hit the distance that I’m expecting and not create an unnecessary gap in my clubs.

Hanging out with Doug and Jenn

Good to see our friends Doug and Jenn tonight. They’re doing wonderfully with their newborn. Yes – it’s the toughest job of your life and you’re doing just fine. When the child is two you’ll look back on this time and hardly remember how tough it was. Anyway – Bravo and you’re both doing well.

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Golf Yesterday.

We’re starting to play slightly earlier due to battling the heat. Boy does it get hot. But I walked yesterday in 95 degrees the last two hours and finished with a 79 on the blue tees from 6500 yards. Definitely a lot that I’m still working on.