Inside Golf : Inside Golf August 2017
62 August 2017 | www.insidegolf.com.au 19th hole www.insidegolf.com.au/19thhole The quick nine quiz with David Newber y firstname.lastname@example.org THERE are 19 stableford points up for grabs on the front nine. How many can you get? ANSWERS: (1). WAyNE GRAdy; (2). PAyNE StEWARt; (3). WAl- tER HAGEN; (4). MARtiN KAyMER; (5). 6 (AMERicAN - tiGER, KEEGAN BRAdlEy, JASoN dufNER ANd JiM WAlKER; AuStRA- liAN - dAy; GERMAN - MARtiN KAyMER; NoRtHERN iRiSH- MAN – RoRy; KoREAN - yE yANG; iRiSHMAN - PAdRAiG HAR- RiNGtoN; (6). tWicE, 1992 ANd ’94; (7). 8/7 – PAul RuNyAN BEAt SAM SNEAd iN 1938; (8). 1943; (9). dAvid toMS. 1. Which Australian won the 1990 PGA Championship? (2 pts) 2. Which former PGA Championship winner died in a plane accident in 1999? (1 pt) 3. Jack Nicklaus racked up five PGA Championships along with one other player. Was it Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen or Sam Snead? (3 pts) 4. Can you solve the following anagram – a minty marker? Clue: He won the 2010 PGA Championship. (3 pts) 5. How many different nationalities have won the PGA Championship in the past 10 years? (3 pts) 6. How many times has Zimbabwean Nick Price won the PGA Championship? (1 pt) 7. What is the greatest winning margin in the matchplay era (1916-1957) of the PGA Championship – 9/8, 8/7 or 7/6? (2 pts) 8. Only once did the US PGA Championship not go ahead during World War II (1939-45). Which year was that? (3 pts) 9. Who has the lowest PGA Championship 72-hole score of 265 – Jimmy Walker, Tiger Woods, David Toms or Jason Day? (2 pts) FISTICUFFS ON THE FAIRWAY INSIDE Golf recently came across a story of a boxing match that took place on Scotland’s Musselburgh Links Golf Course, an original Open Championship venue, in the 1880s. It wasn’t an organised bout, but more of an exhibition. Andrew Kirkaldy from St Andrews and Ben Sayers from North Berwick, who was his golf partner on the day, witnessed the punch-up. “Ben Sayers and I were playing in a foursome with two gentlemen,” Kirkaldy said. “One of them was a heavyweight amateur boxer, though I did not know this until I saw him use his fists. “On reaching the Foreman’s Hole, five coal-miners were coming up from the pits. The amateur boxer was about to tee off, and seeing the miners in the line of fire he shouted “fore” several times. The miners took no notice and continued straight for the tee. Golf was played on a public common at Musselburgh. The golfer drove off, telling the miners under his breath to look out for themselves and take their chance. The gutta-percha ball flew off like a bullet and hit one of the miners on the chest. This attracted their attention vowing vengeance, swearing and shaking their fists. “ Why the hell did ye hit me with that ball?” asked the angry miner. “Answer me that, sir.” “My dear fellow, I shouted ‘fore’, said the golfer, ‘to give you the warning’. “ Was that the warning you could give me?” said the miner. “ Then, ‘five’ and take that,” landing a blow on the golfer’s neck and blackening his white collar. Before you could say “fore”, the miner was on his back with his four mates sprawling beside him, floored as they came on. “I was dumbfounded and never realised till that day the great difference between scientific and brute force fighting,” Kirkaldy said. “ The miners hadn’t a ghost of a chance. “ They got up growling but left us to go on with the game. I could hardly play for laughing.” LOCKOUT LAW BAFFLED JOHN JOHN Sellwood loves golf, travel and sharing golfing adventure tales from around the world. Many moons ago, during troubled times in Northern Ireland, John rocked up to play Royal Portrush, which is the only venue in Northern Ireland to host the Open Championship (1951). On arrival, John discovered the pro shop locked. Noticing a key pad on the wall with a sign notifying new arrivals to “press to speak”, John followed the instructions. The pro asked him via a speaker who he was and what tee time he had booked. Once established, there was a “clang” and the security door swung open allowing him to enter and pay his green fee. “After the round, I wanted to have a drink and I couldn’t get into the clubhouse,” John, who plays at Keperra GCG, told Inside Golf. “It was the same thing. I had to press a key pad and I had to identify myself and tell them what time I played. “Only after that was I able to enter the secure clubhouse. “ The staff was courteous and friendly to me, but these electronic door locks were there due to troubled times. “ Thank goodness those days are behind us,” John sighed. Well, it was a “Royal” club, John. ANTS IN JACK’S PANTS JACK Newton once had to flee a hole because he had ants in his pants. In 1976, Jack was leading the Cock ‘o the North Tournament in Ndola, Zambia when he arrived on the 17th hole. He was unaware the Ndola golf course was inhabited by ferocious African ants. When he hit his ball too close to a nest (similar to this one pictured at Royal Livingstone golf course in Zambia) ants attacked, running up Jack’s legs. CHIPS AND SHANKS WithDaviDNeWbery email@example.com After several bites, Jack took action by undressing and fleeing the hole. Order restored, Jack composed himself and won the tournament. TOCALLUP...ORNOT TRAFFIC, it seems, is not the only place where you come across discourteous and ungrateful drivers. You know the type. In heavy traffic, you allow them in and they don’t even have the decency to give a “thank you” wave. Recently, a courteous but upset golfer called Inside Golf to complain about a fellow golfer’s lack of courtesy and etiquette on a Brisbane north-side course. “Do you agree it’s courtesy to call up a player or group of players when necessary?” he started. Well, definitely yes. “I was playing a social round with two mates recently when we noticed a golfer playing alone in a red golf cart so we called him through,” he continued. “Well, he played through alright but as he went past he gave us the death stare ... no thank you or courtesy wave. “What a boofhead. I bet he’s one of those ungrateful sods who doesn’t acknowledge being let in on our roads. “By the way, we are experienced, not slow, golfers and played our nine-hole social round in just over 90 minutes.” OLDEST MAJOR WINNER DID you know Julius Boros is the oldest golfer to win a major? The American nicknamed “Moose” won the PGA Championship aged 48 in 1968 when he held off Arnold Palmer by a stroke denying him the only major he never won. Kiwi Bob Charles tied for second with Palmer. Boros was an accountant and only turned professional when he was 30 years old. He won his first US Open aged 33 and in 1963 won his second US Open when he defeated Arnold Palmer and Jacky Cupit in a playoff. GET A GRIP, MR BEAN AMERICAN Andy Bean is the only golfer to lose a tournament by making a putt. Bean lost the 1983 Canadian Open despite making a putt. In round three, he sank a five-centimetre putt using the grip of his putter, a violation of the rules, and he was penalised two shots. In the final round, he scored a sensational 62, but lost the tournament by two shots. Give this ants’ nest in the middle of the fairway in Zambia a wide berth. YOUR STORIES THANKS to our Facebook followers for the following stories Neil Robertson: My friend was playing golf at Narooma in the comp on Thursday. At the 3rd hole, a par-3, he holed his tee shot - ace! On the Saturday at the same hole his tee shot landed in the Pacific Ocean - oops! He played his second ball from the tee and ..... holed it!! Easy par. Jeff O’Neill: Short par-3 over a small creek in front of the green. My playing partner puts it in the two-feet high grass right of the tee and still short of the creek crossing. Hacks a wedge out and sends the ball over the back of the green down a 20-foot embankment...dead. I’m on the green for 1 and three putt from 30 feet. Old mate grabs the wedge from the ditch behind the green...lob wedge straight in the hole...for a 3 ...greatest par I’ve ever seen!
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