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The real test - Do you love golf as much as these guys?

The real test – Do you love golf as much as these guys?

The real test – Do you love golf as much as these guys?

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Here’s Your Laugh for Today!

Zurich Insurance, a sponsor on the PGA Tour, recently gave a test to some top male & female golfers while they were hooked up to a lie detector. Mainly it is to find out if they truly love golf, but the questions are quirky and hilarious.

Watch this video on YouTube for a belly laugh:

In a recent video series, Zurich Insurance put professional golfers to the test, trying to determine if they really love golf. The result was obvious: they do. However, sprinkled in were many moments of hilarity brought on by puzzling questions.

It turns out that Rickie Fowler could be talked into insuring his “beautiful face,” Ben Crane does not stow his golf clubs in a safe and if a linebacker stole Billy Horschel’s putter, Horschel would definitely tackle him to get it back.

In the end, those three did pass the test, the golfers got the “True Lover of Golf” trophy.

Source GOLF.com  Sean Zak  Zurich Insurance

Zurich Insurance protects what people love. So as sponsor of golf professionals, we decided to find out how much they love the game – with the help of a lie detector. Watch the pros sweat and strain as they answer some truly surprising questions.

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Lexi Thompson Topless on Golf Digest – Inspirational or Questionable?

Lexi Thompson Topless on Golf Digest – Inspirational or Questionable?

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LPGA star Lexi Thompson is on the cover of the May ’15 issue of Golf Digest magazine.

This 20-year-old powerhouse wears yoga pants, a golf glove, and a towel that mostly (hmmm) covers her chest.

The May publication is called the Fitness & Power Issue. The majority of LPGA and PGA Tour players work hard to be incredibly fit to perform at their peak on those highly competitive golf tours. Recently, the same magazine featured Rory McIlroy topless on its cover, wearing nothing but a kilt. It’s a creative and eye-catching photo that backs up an article about his impressive fitness routines.

The May cover, featuring Lexi Thompson, is creating quite a stir. Some are saying “Bravo,” and some are saying “sexist and demeaning to women’s golf.” I am in the camp that applauds Lexi’s own tweet, which was “So pumped to represent fitness and power.” Women get precious little coverage in leading golf publications, and if a controversial picture puts them front and center, I’m for it.

Lexi Thompson Topless on Golf Digest – Inspirational or Questionable?

The LPGA Tour players are phenomenal, and their overall skills beat some of the male tour competitors.

But they make far less money than the PGA Tour players, and they have to fight for sponsors and galleries. Things have improved lately, where GOLF Magazine featured number one LPGA player Stacy Lewis on a cover, and Golf Digest had Michelle Wie grace a recent cover.

As Golf Digest’s editor-in-chief, Jerry Tarde, says, “You can have stunning beauty and the highest level of golf performance at the same time.” By the way, at only 20 years of age, Lexi Thompson has 4 LPGA wins under her belt plus one European Tour win. You go, girl!

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Thanks to Bernie Augustine for this New York Daily News story.

Lexi Thompson Topless on Golf Digest - Inspirational or Questionable?

 One week before the Masters tees off from Augusta National, Golf Digest’s latest issue has a topless 20-year-old on its cover.

That’s one way to sell magazines.

Lexi Thompson appears on the cover of the May “Fitness and Power” issue wearing little more than a blue golf glove and black yoga pants. She’s covered on top with a towel that’s wrapped around her neck.

The publication — which has taken heat for the way it has portrayed women on its cover — was ready for the backlash after the cover went public Thursday, with the mag’s editor-in-chief Jerry Tarde writing, essentially, “Sorry, not sorry.”

“We’ve come a long way from a year ago when the LPGA condemned our choice of Paulina Gretzky (and Holly Sonders in 2013) as the cover images for Golf Digest’s annual fitness issue. Mea culpa, ladies. You can have stunning beauty and the highest level of golf performance at the same time, as demonstrated this year by Lexi, Stacy Lewis, Cheyenne Woods and Michelle Wie,” Tarde wrote.

“LPGA players not only outdrive the average guy by 20-plus yards, but they do it with the same clubhead speed we have.

We can learn more from them not because they swing like us, but because we should swing like them. They don’t just muscle the ball and make up for swing flaws with strength.”

Tarde pointed out that the magazine featured Rory McIlroy topless in a statue of David-like pose wearing nothing but a kilt, something he said wasn’t “a trend — just a sign of the fitness ot today’s top players.”

It only appears to be a trend for the women to get on the cover, critics pointed out Thursday. While Thompson is topless, the women who appeared on the cover before her — Wie, Gretzky and Sonders — each also showed some skin on the cover. While the men, outside of McIlroy, rarely show more than their forearms.

Thompson seems pleased with the cover, tweeting it out with the #GirlPower hashtag.

Source: New York Daily News      Bernie Augustine   Golf Digest

Pictures : Walter Iooss Jr    Larry Neuberger

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The Resurgence of American Women on the LPGA Tour.

The Resurgence of American Women on the LPGA Tour.

The resurgence of American Women on the LPGA Tour.

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

For almost 2 decades, we have seen the LPGA Tour dominated by Asian and European players.

But now, it seems as if American golfers have found their games, their guts, and their fearless play. In 2014 there were more American Winners on the LPGA Tour than in 2012 and 2013 combined. Americans won 13 of 32 tournaments, with other Asian, European, Australian, and South African winners.

I love this trend where spunky players like Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, and Jessica Korda are duking it out with Europe’s and Asia’s best. This is a great thing for the LPGA, women’s golf, and the game in general.

 

Resurgence of American Women on the LPGA Tour.

Michelle Wie leads the charge of American women on the LPGA who are now winning again.

The resurgence of American Women on the LPGA Tour.

 If you’ve been watching any women’s golf lately you might have noticed a nice trend for our homegrown gals. The American women have found their games and are firing on all cylinders. It seems to be spreading like wildfire amongst the Americans too. If you watched the last 9 holes of the Airbus LPGA Classic this week you could see Lexi Thompson, Jessica Korda, and Michelle Wie all duking it out with 2 of Europes best in Anna Nordqvist and phenom Charley Hull.

In the end it was Korda delivering a back nine 30 that was exhilerating to watch as she poured every putt in from everywhere. Besides scoring a ho-hum Par on the reachable par 5 13th she hit sensational approaches and her red hot putter was there to finish the job. This was Jessica’s second win on tour this season making her the 3rd two time winner on the LPGA tour this year.

Michelle Wie almost had her second win this year in hand but for the buzz saw Korda.

Michelle had a few balky putter moments down the stretch and missed opportunities on par 5’s where she usually dominates. With all that she still finished with a strong final round 67 and it’s a great thing for the LPGA, women’s golf, and the game of golf in general when she’s in the mix. Michelle is on pace to have one of her best seasons on tour thus far, one we all hoped would come way back when but better late than never!

Lexi Thompson has continued to roll on in her consistent manner. Including her first major victory at the Kraft Nabisco she has finished in the top 10 in her last 4 events. Lexi’s improved putting and overall game management has really taken her to then next level and she has shown she has the game to beat anyone. With her length off the tee and impressive ball striking she has to be a favorite at Pinehurst next month.

With Korda, Thompson and Wie playing like they are, its hard to discount any of them on any given week, and we haven’t even mentioned Stacy Lewis or Paula Creamer.

Stacy seems to spoil us consistently with how steady and amazing she is.

With 6 top 10’s in the last 7 events it’s no wonder she leads the Race to the Globe and is only a top 5 away from becoming #1 in the world.  Paula also seems to be back on track with her game, with her first win in a while coming at the HSBC Championship earlier this year. She hasn’t lit up the field since then but has made all but one cut. We can never count her out as she is one of the most passionate players on the LPGA and always a crowd favorite.

These American girls are showing guts and fearless play as they have taken their games up a notch. They seem to be feeding off of each others games. So far in 2014 we have more American winners on tour than we did in 2012 and 2013 combined. 7 out of 12 events this year have been won by Americans. Lizette Salas has been another star on the rise as she mowed down Kingsmill two weeks ago. With players like Cristie Kerr, Angela Stanford, and Morgan Pressel representing the veteran group, they are great mentors for rookies like Amy Anderson, Kim Kaufman, and Jaye Marie Green who are all showing great promise in their rookie seasons.

So the present and future looks very bright right now for US women’s golf. We can only hope it continues on this trend and that these girls can get some redemption next year at the Solheim Cup.

Source : 9-Dine.com

Pictures : Larry Neuberger    Keith Allison

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#3 in our series "My Best Shot Ever" by Lexi Thompson.

#3 in our series “My Best Shot Ever” by Lexi Thompson.

#3 in our series “My Best Shot Ever” by Lexi Thompson.

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

LPGA Star Lexi Thompson tells Golfing World in their series “My Best Shot” about her most memorable shot.

Lexi had two putts for the win at Guadalajara Country Club in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational to win.  She left the eagle putt about 6 feet short.  She zoned everything out, committed to the shot, and hit it right in the middle.  Already a winner on the Europen Ladies Tour and 3 times on the LPGA Tour, said “It was really an honor” to win the one with her childhood heroes, Lorena Ochoa, standing by!

Source: Golfing World

Pictures: Keith Allison

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