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Monday
Jan082018

Monday In Golf Instagram, 1-8-18

The U.S. Mid-Amateur champion is a firefighter from Broxton, Mass and Matt Parziale has been profiled in print a few times. But now the USGA tells his story in a video feature, viewable here at USGA.org. A preview from Instagram:

 The U.S. Mid-Amateur champion is a firefighter from Broxton, Mass and he has been profiled in print a few times. But now the USGA tells his story in a video feature, viewable here at USGA.org.


Nine years old and this swing. Not fair!


And the PGA.com accounted posted this today, but since the original was up just 3 days ago, let’s salute (and follow) the Isaac Riches account. Another amazing young player:

They’ve only once seen sandpipers at the Rio Olympic Golf Course, until today when the rare-for-Brazil birds were spotted:

A espécie da ave maçarico-acanelado, Calidris subruficollis (Charadriiformes: Scolopacidae), teve sua primeira ocorrência no Rio de Janeiro dia 17 de outubro de 2017, no Campo Olímpico de Golfe. Até então, não havia registro dessa espécie por aqui. Ela, assim como afirma o artigo em “Notas curtas”, por conta da caça comercial e da falta de seus ambientes, diminuiu muito. No Campo de Golfe, a ave estava forrageando e se alimentando no gramado. Ele e a área conservada do campo proporcionam totais condições para que a espécie utilize como área de invernada, o que é ótimo, já que o maçarico-acanelado é fiel a suas áreas de invernada e o campo fornece muitos recursos a ele. Um agradecimento foi feito ao Diretor Executivo da ECP, Carlos Favoreto, conforme transcrito abaixo: “Também somos especialmente gratos a Carlos Favoreto, responsável pela gestão ambiental do Campo de Golfe Olímpico, pelo apoio à pesquisa e conservação no local, pelo suporte logístico e por permitir que a área seja estudada”. (Fotos de Camila Scalzer de Abreu)

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A rare look into Scottsdale National Golf Club’s mineshaft bunker.

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Reader Comments (15)

Geoff, with all due respect, and maybe I'm a fuddy duddy, but can you back off the "12 Instagram pics" posts? This site is known for its meat. All these posts do is shove other posts further down the page, and frankly kill the discussion.

Maybe I'm in a minority, but these have become more frequent, and I for one don't consider it a positive.
01.9.2018 | Unregistered CommenterPat(another one)
The hole out by the kid with his Callaway wedge made my day.
01.9.2018 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam Buffalo
I've watched the kid's video 3 times now as it just brings a smile to my face! Watching him run to and from the hole is pure unadulterated joy.

Not sure of his name but he'll always be Buster to me......
01.9.2018 | Unregistered CommenterCroDad
Pat,
No, sorry.

The site is entirely free, is under my name and produced by just me entertaining myself for over a dozen years now. appreciate that you admire the site in a way that the standards are high. However, many of the people who check in here are not on social media and, like it or not, some amazing stuff is going on at Instagram these days and I get great enjoyment out of sharing what I see there with those people. As the above posts note.
01.9.2018 | Registered CommenterGeoff
That bunker is just plain stupid! I guess JKD expect only tour players to play this course since their design "philosophy" claims playability as its first entry. How is a huge bunker like that "playable" i don't know.
01.9.2018 | Unregistered CommenterElChapin
I, too, love "Buster" and his unadulterated joy running back to pick up his ball out of the hole!! Just great! I love that his Dad says that he was too short to see it! LOL..How wonderful that his friends and family can share this with so many people via social media...
I'm a senior person who is not on social media at all and so enjoy these instagram posts. I don't know about that mineshaft bunker--how does anyone get out of that? Interesting nevertheless..
The photo of the Monterey Peninsula course is just beautiful--wish I had taken it.
I also enjoyed seeing Rory's swing with Dubai in the background--he's not my favorite player, but ....looks good to me! I think that young girl's swing was just as good! Her parents must be so proud!
Thanks to our host for finding these and sharing.
01.9.2018 | Unregistered CommenterC.C.
Geoff... I'm with Pat on this one. I come here for golf news, to share my thoughts and learn from other interested parties whether I agree with them or not. The only thing I've learned from these types of posts is that they take up a lot of space and that they don't make me any smarter... and I need all of the help that I can get.

They also seem like somewhat of a copout from a journalistic standpoint.
01.9.2018 | Unregistered CommenterJupiter
I think I'd trade my golf game for that 9 year old girl's right now.

That bunker is ridiculous and stupid, but I love it! It's so rare to see something unique in golf anymore, and that's definitely unique, so I think it's great.
01.9.2018 | Unregistered Commentercrs23
Geoff, I'm with you -- post whatever you like; your readers can learn how to skip the content that doesn't interest them (I'm sure they manage to do so in other areas of their lives).
01.9.2018 | Unregistered CommenterCarl Peterson
That mine shaft bunker is very cool! Youtube video search shows it does have an out. This guy is taking the most difficult route.
01.9.2018 | Unregistered CommenterAdamup
The bunker may be cool but the current Rule of Golf applied to bunkers and I think the future rule are not.
Can't drop out for one shot, have to take the loony stroke and distance option. Really good for speed of play if it's a 200 metre walk back. Following group always annoyed.

Rules for bunkers should be exactly the same as for hazards now and the future prohibited areas
Carl, I certainly have learned to skip content that doesn't interest me. And when it reaches a certain point, that usually means I no longer visit a site. I do not think for one second my posts are of any real value, or that my presence is of any great importance to commenters, but if visits are something important to Geoff, then that is something that could be of note. Not to mention, I have told people of this site. If I don't visit, I sure won't be mentioning it either(not out of spite, simply out of lack of interest).

Geoff, I appreciate your honesty, and all due respect was to say I acknowledge it's your site, and all that follows from that. If fewer or more people visiting your site is not something that is of any importance to you, then certainly you can dismiss my opinion. And while I wasn't really thinking it at the time, Jupiter was right. I spend little to no time reading the people who seem to think two sentences and a bunch of Twitter screen shots represents journalism. Sometimes they are relevant, sometimes... not.

Again, thanks for being honest about it.
01.10.2018 | Unregistered CommenterPat(another one)
Untucked shirts! Millennials! No respect for the game! <\sarcasm>

Well done by the two youngsters.
01.10.2018 | Unregistered CommenterLateral Hazard
I love Broxton Ma
01.10.2018 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam Buffalo
Geoff, here’s hoping you didn’t read Pat’s speech and you keep putting out whatever content that interests you.
01.10.2018 | Unregistered CommenterDavidC

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