BROWNE – THE BLIND PRO GOLF CHAMP

There lived a man. His name is Pat Browne Jr.


He was a pro golfer and a champ despite his visual impairment. Browne passed on at the ripe age of 84 on Thursday so we take out time to remember him.

Browne was not born blind as he lost his sight with time, but he never lost his passion for the game. He attended tourneys as a spectator and using nature to enjoy the game. He would wait to listen to the sound of the club hitting the ball and he would know if it was a good or bad shot.

He was a rising star at Jesuit High School and Tulane University but an accident in 1966 made him lose his eyesight. His life was a story of courage, perseverance and focus – something he pushes off to remain modest.

“I don’t consider myself courageous. I consider myself lucky. I could have been a cab driver or a doctor. If I had, the transition would have been awfully tough. But I was a lawyer, a job in which hearing and speech is more important than sight,” he was quoted to have said. (more…)

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A New Movie On Golf

There is a new movie made on golf called Tommy’s Honor which is different from the usual run of golf movies that have been made in the past.


Usually most golf, movies are less about the game and more about the actors and their interactions so that general audience does not fall out of interest with the movie. However, a true golf movie needs to be made for the gamers even if it does not appeal to all genres of movie goers.

The newest movie uses golf as the back drop and many might wonder whether they will feel interested in the movie even if they are unaware of the basic ways the game is played. Those who are aware of golf history would be aware of legends like Old Tom Morris and his son Young Tom. Old Tom was a talented player who won the Open Championship about four times. (more…)

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MCDOWELL AND LOWRY IN STRONG FINISH

Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry, the Irish duo, had been on hand to bring their game to a strong finish, thus extending the lead of Great Danes in the World Cup.


Soren Kjeldsen and ThorbjornOlesen went on to extend their lead on day three to four shots in Melbourne, thus putting Denmark right on course for a first ISPS Handa World Cup of title.

Friday had seen the pair fire a brilliant 60 in the fourballs. They had been 10 shots worse than this current performance in the round-three foursomes but were still able to get to 14 under and hold a commanding advantage over the United States.

The low round of the day was equaled by Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker who came off with a 69 containing two bogeys and five birdies. On Sunday, they head out into the final group seeking a 25th title for their country. (more…)

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Steve Stricker For Open Championship

Steve Stricker is all set to play in the Open Championship. And he has very good reasons to go for it.


Steve met reporters at Royal Troon. And this was one of the most popular questions. He didn’t mince words. He gave a direct answer.

Why is he there? What is he doing there? The 49 year old golfer had to give an explanation since he hasn’t competed in the Open Championship since 2012. That year is significant because he announced his retirement in the same year. He said wanted to spend more time with his wife and 2 daughters. Well, as it happens with most the competition junkies, he couldn’t keep away for too long. That’s what happened.

At the 18th green at Royal Troon, he played practice games with players like Marc Warren, Thomas Pieters and Phil Mickelson. After the games, he said that he wants to play few more majors. He made it clear that he’s not done with playing yet. And apparently, he’s itching to get back to it. (more…)

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