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Posted: 23 September 2008 08:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
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that match between kim and garcia was like watching a scratch amateur play against a pro. sergia was surely in a funk and couldn’t seem to get out of it.  was it nerves or kim’s playing ability that got the best of sergia, it’s anyone’s guess.  however, boo weekly seem to have gotten the most attention from playing in the ryder cup. how can you not love a guy who speaks earnestly during a press conference? his demeanor being humble, honest, and a joker, is attracting many fans. me included.

anyway...impressive putting by the us team.

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Posted: 17 October 2008 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
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I am going to make a career change.

i’m going to teach people how to swing a club.  any of you want to be my student?  i’ll even give out iistix discounts* .
here is how it works. send me a video of you swinging a club, I will evaluate your swing and put on a piece of paper what you’re doing wrong. and add 50 bucks to the 100 bucks per video tape evaluation session, and I will draw a diagram with you as a stick figure and insert with arrows pointing EXACTLY where your mistakes are. add 25 and I will look to see if you’re in the iistix yearbook** and print out your photo to put on that stick figure.

*a can of cold beer, or two.

**will also take photos sent by email or any other site that has your funny picture posted.

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Posted: 29 October 2008 10:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 48 ]
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http://www.aagolfmag.com/ now that’s what i’m talking about! or that http://www.asiangolfmonthly.com/

now that I can read golf articles about people I can relate to, I will now feel more confident to play better golf and become top of the greens. btw...that was f-ing sarcasm, but I am seriously excited that I found some online asian golf magazines.

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Posted: 29 October 2008 10:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 49 ]
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my boss plays in a primarily chinese-american golf club.  there are others throughout california.

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Posted: 22 January 2009 10:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 50 ]
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http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/pga/news;_ylt=AqwSyqo42OKncnPz67D6nZUogsUF?slug=reu-pgaishikawa&prov=reuters&type=lgns

Golf-Japanese teenager Ishikawa set to make PGA Tour debut

JBy Mark Lamport-Stokes

LOS ANGELES, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Japanese schoolboy sensation Ryo Ishikawa, who is already a household name in the land of his birth, will make his debut on the U.S. PGA Tour at next month’s Northern Trust Open.

The 17-year-old, widely seen as the potential saviour of the flagging JGTO men’s tour, has been awarded a Commissioner’s foreign exemption to compete in the Feb. 19-22 event at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California.

“Ryo Ishikawa attracts ‘Tiger-like’ attention in Asia and it will be fun for a U.S. audience to see him for the first time,” tournament director Tom Pulchinski said in a statement on Wednesday.

Ishikawa, who helped Asia beat Europe to claim the Royal Trophy earlier this month, became the youngest player to win 100 million yen in a season on the Japanese men’s tour last year.

Nicknamed the ‘Bashful Prince’ because of his unassuming demeanour, he shot to fame in May 2007 when he became the youngest winner on the Japanese circuit at 15 years eight months.

His victory at the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup in a remarkable debut shattered the previous record held by Spain’s Seve Ballesteros, who won the 1977 Japan Open aged 20 years seven months.

The local media were quick to label Ishikawa the ‘Japanese Tiger’ and his marketability gave the men’s tour a timely boost at a time when sponsorship and interest were on the wane.

He won his first tournament as a professional golfer in November at the ABC Championship after joining the paid ranks at the start of 2008.

Ishikawa’s pearly white grin has already made him one of the most photographed celebrities in Japan and he is projected to earn at least $10 million in the next few years alone.

That figure is likely to soar after he leaves school and devotes more time to the endorsements which have flooded in since last year.

Born in Saitama north of Tokyo, Ishikawa has swiftly risen to 60th in the world rankings, making him the second highest Japanese player after Shingo Katayama (34th).

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Augusta invites Japanese teen to play in Masters

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer 6 hours, 30 minutes ago

Japanese teenager Ryo Ishikawa received a special invitation Thursday from Augusta National, putting the 17-year-old from Japan in line to become the second-youngest player to compete in the Masters.

One day after Ishikawa received exemptions from three PGA Tour events, the Japanese star received the biggest one of all.

He will be the youngest player at the Masters since Tommy Jacobs competed as an amateur in 1952 at 17 years, one month and 21 days. Ishikawa, a senior in high school who already has won twice in Japan, turned 17 four months ago.

Augusta National awarded Ishikawa the invitation it sets aside for international players. It has gone to Asian-born players every year since 2003, when no such exemption was offered. Greg Norman was the last non-Asian to received the “special foreign invitation” in 2002.

“At a young age, Mr. Ishikawa has shown the skill and competitiveness to make him a deserving recipient of this invitation,” club chairman Billy Payne said. “We see this as an opportunity to expose an emerging talent on a world stage and fulfill our objective to grow the game. I am optimistic that his participation in the Masters will inspire younger players and increase interest in golf in Asia and beyond.”

Ishikawa, the youngest player to crack the top 100 in the world ranking, already is at No. 60 and might have been able to qualify on his own depending on he played over the next two months. He is the highest-ranked player to receive the foreign invitation since Shingo Katayama was No. 58 in 2005.

Known as the “Shy Prince” in Japan for his unassuming demeanor, Ishikawa made history two years ago when he won the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup on the Japan Golf Tour, becoming the youngest player to win on one of the six major tours around the world.

He turned pro last year and won the mynavi ABC Championship to go along with six top 10s and ranking No. 5 on Japan’s money list.

Ishikawa already has accepted exemptions to the Northern Trust Open at Riviera in February, and consecutive weeks in Florida for the Transitions Championship at Innisbrook and the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

His invitation to Augusta National brings the size of the field up to 89 players, with others still able to qualify by winning a PGA Tour event (except opposite-field tournaments) or getting into the top 50 in the world one week before the Masters.

Among those still trying to qualify are Davis Love III, David Toms and J.B. Holmes, the only player from the Ryder Cup still not eligible for the Masters.

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Posted: 23 January 2009 12:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 51 ]
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^going to be an exciting golf year. with tiger coming back, ak, this japenese kid, weekly’s antics, ben hogan, etc… how can golf enthusiasts not be excited?  I. love. golf!

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Posted: 23 January 2009 12:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 52 ]
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tad fujikawa is the man =] represent hawaii!

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Posted: 25 March 2009 11:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 53 ]
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tad fujikawa looks like a mole. 

I think I have golf elbow. or whatever it’s called. I can’t afford to miss out on playing golf.

by the way...I purchased the mizuno mp 600. LOOOOOOVE IT! nice ball flight and distance. just love it!

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Posted: 12 May 2009 12:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 54 ]
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Maria Verchenova.

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