Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hole-in-One on first official swing?


Nothing to post, but something nice to share...nice story from Yahoo! ....unbelievable....

Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:42 am EDT

Believe it or don't: Golfer hits hole-in-one on her first swing ever

Okay, ready for your you-gotta-be-kidding-me story of the week, if not the year?

Your setting: lovely St. Petersburg, Florida. Your heroine: 62-year-old Norweigan native Unni Haskell, who, after two months' worth of golf lessons, teed up her first-ever shot on a real live golf course.

On the first tee of the nine-hole par-3 Cypress Links in St. Pete, Ms. Haskell pulled out a driver -- this is a hundred-yard hole, but remember, Ms. Haskell had never played before -- and drilled a 75-yard corker that bumped, ran and ended up right in the hole.

That's right ... on the first swing of the first hole of the first course she ever played, Unni Haskell hit a hole-in-one.

"I didn't know it was that big of a deal,'' she told the St. Petersburg Times. "I thought all golfers do this.''

"She stood there and I could tell she was thinking about her grip and posture and everything,'' said PGA teaching pro Rick Sopka, who was with Haskell on the tee. "Then she makes her swing and hits it about 75 yards in the air. It kind of trundled up to the green and I'm like, 'Go in! Go in!' And then I go crazy, screaming and yelling. I give her a big hug. She didn't believe me. Then I said, 'Unni, here's the problem. There's nowhere to go from here but down.' ''

Now, our bitter and cynical culture is such that the immediate reaction is to call shenanigans, to put it politely, on this story. It's got echoes of the infamous Jacqueline Gagne 16-aces-in-six-months story, yes? And much like the two kids who hit back-to-back holes-in-one -- also in Florida, strangely enough -- it's too good of a story to believe. Plus, since the vast majority of us have never hit an ace -- and, obviously, could never match Unni Haskell's feat -- let's admit it, we're jealous as heck.

But it's honestly not that tough to believe. Apparently, Ms. Haskell has played tennis for quite some time. And a 100-yard hole isn't that tough to reach, particularly with a driver. Think about how many people spray golf balls around the course; doesn't it make logical sense that one of them would eventually drop the ball into the hole? It's the golf equivalent of the infinite monkeys on infinite typewriters eventually banging out the works of Shakespeare.

Still, I'm thinking Ms. Haskell missed an opportunity here. After she hit that shot, she should have dropped her clubs and walked away from the game, retiring as The Greatest Golfer In The History of the Universe. Nobody could ever top that.

Well, that's what we call golf....for me....1% skills, 99% lucks....


Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy New Year!!!! Happily Ever After....

Salam to all...

Hmmm, I really don't know where to start, and how to start...but I've to start...

So sorry for not updating this "marang kerapu kepundeng" site since Dec last year till now, end of Feb 2009. Like I said before, I'm more on reading as compared to writing...

Well, I still would like to wish all of you....

  • Happy New Year 2009
  • Selamat Awal Muharram 1430H
  • Happy Birthdays to all (for those their birthdays come again this year... ;)
  • Selamat Pengantin Baru
  • Selamat Menyambut Cahayamata
Personally, this 2009 is a good start for me and my family, as we are now officially moved to our own tiny palace in Bangi....AlhamdulilLah. My Sweetie also now in her new office, with a new tasks and responsibilities...all the best Sweetie...CAIYO! CAIYO! CAIYO!.

Last 11th of Feb, my Little Sweetie reached her 3rd year in this world, Happy Birthday Amaaneey!!! I bought a cute pink bicycle for her, as promised.

And of course there was 16th of Feb to us, and now eagerly waiting for our next 13th of March.

We are now looking forward for my Mom to come to our house, and after that we will have a rest for a routine family outing to ...., before going to Kuching for another week. Heemmm...hopefully I manage to handle this, without sacrificing daily responsibilities as a full time student.

Politically, nothing much I can comment here, but it seems still the same as before, talking the same thing (both government side or opposition side)...I really don't know when they will deliver their manifesto...especially for the most complicated state in this world, Perak. One by-election in KT, and now waiting for another two by-elections in Perak and Kedah respectively, and maybe Bukit Lanjan as well?

Arsenal? Still progressing, wait for another posting for my comments. As for golf, I've joined two "mini" tournaments this year, with a quite satisfactory results...

Tomorrow, my x-golf mate Mr. RMN will come home for a short holiday, and next week my great friend Mr. MYA will come to Malaya for a short course, which definitely means we will have a great time for a golfing sessions together.

As to wrap up this posting...have a great time ahead to all of you, make full use of your five matters, before come another five problems to you.

With that, see you!!!