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Blanchette: Golf Put Out To Pasture

Tom and Wende Barker of Spokane Valley showed off have their golf cart at their home in Spokane Valley on Saturday. They will be using the cart for Cow Pasture Open, a Montana golf tourney. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

Here is the thing about golf: It takes itself very seriously. Dress codes. Arcane rules. Violations of arcane rules spotted by anal-retentive snitches watching on TV and phoned in to tournament officials. Here is the other thing about golf: the Cow Pasture Open. Stuffy as the game can be, it can be every bit as silly. And this is golf being laughed at, and laughing at itself. This is the smallest of small towns in search of a good time and the company of some good folks, and finding it while stepping lightly among the Angus landmines. “A couple of years we caught hell from people because there weren’t enough cowpies,” said Daryll Jacobson/John Blanchette, SR. More here.

Question: Are you a decent golfer?

Coaches Oppose Idaho Girl Golfer

For a golf ball waiting to be clubbed, physics are everything. Swing outside-in and the dimpled sphere slices into the rough. Hit it too high and the ball is transformed into a turf-bound, worm-burning projectile. But as Idaho high school golf champ Sierra Harr knows, that vexing white orb, subordinate as it is to the laws governing matter's travel through space and time, is indifferent to whether it's struck by a boy or a girl. Just now, however, that's the issue pre-occupying the 16-year-old Harr, as Idaho's high school athletics governing body considers a small rule change with big consequences: It would prevent her from playing with the Castleford High Schools boy's golf team, the one she helped win the 2012 state championship in May. As it happens, some opposing coaches complained, she said/John Miller, AP. More here. (John Miller AP photo of Sierra Harr)

Question: Should the Idaho high school association allow Sierra to play on Castleford's boys' golf team?


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/09/09/2264964/girl-golfer-in-idaho-fights-to.html#storylink=cpy

The Angry Wife Golf Club Guide

Maxim Magazine provides this useful reference: (Warning mature content— or perhaps that’s immature, if you know what I mean.)

“Most people assume that Tiger Woods’ wife randomly chose a club to allegedly beat him with. That’s not so. In fact, she (allegedly) chose the perfect club to fit the crime. So to help all you married golfers out there, we created this handy guide.”

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