Sabtu, 18 Juni 2011

Golf Courses

Among The Games Presidents Play, There's Also Golf

Old Collier Golf Club
 If it's a sunny weekend in Washington, chances are a motorcade will be leaving the White House for the golf course. President Obama typically golfs with the same small circle of friends and aides. One of his rules for a day on the course: No talking politics.

Green as the fairways

Golf doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to environmental protection, and justifiably so — golf courses are, more or less, giant tracts of manicured grass in constant need of watering, fertilizer and maintenance (most often with gas-powered mowers). Golf courses cut into the natural landscape and displace native trees, grasses and wildlife.

Tiger-Like U.S. Open Seen From Rory McIlroy as Woods Sits Injured at Home

There’s a Tiger Woods-like performance being put on at the U.S. Open, while the game’s biggest draw hobbles at home on crutches.
Rory McIlroy’s record-setting play through two rounds at Congressional Country Club has drawn comparisons to Woods’s romp 11 years ago.
“It’s like Tiger at Pebble Beach when he pulled away,” Mike Davis, executive director of the U.S. Golf Association, told reporters inside the clubhouse of the course in Bethesda, Maryland. “I think it’s fantastic.”

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