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Elisabeth Shue is 51. 36-25-33. American actress. 

Hollow Man, Leaving Las Vegas, Back to the Future II & III, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Started career as the Burger King Girl. Big break was in Karate Kid. Graduated from Harvard University 8 June 2000 with a degree in Government.

"I may look like the girl next door, but you wouldn't want to live next door to me."

 

Man Fatally Shoots Friend Over Mini Golf Fight

 

 

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This flawed guy obviously had a major issue with his buddy over a mini golf match

80-year-old Charles Anderson claims he was acting in self defense when he shot and killed his friend, 51-year-old Scott Jeffries, after the two got into a fight while playing putt-putt.

According to KIRO 7 TV, investigators in Mason County, Wash., said that Anderson and Jeffries were drinking and playing putt-putt in Anderson’s mobile home when things got heated. Jeffries was reportedly miffed that Anderson kept winning and attacked the older man.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Anderson told police that Jeffries hit him several times in the head. He warned Jeffries to back off, and when Jeffries didn’t, Anderson drew a. 40 caliber handgun from his boot and shot Jeffries in the chest, killing him.

Anderson was initially charged with second-degree murder, but according to KIRO 7 TV, county prosecutors may reduce that charge to manslaughter based on Anderson's claim of self-defense.

So remember, don't be a sore loser. Especially to an 80-year-old geezer. 

 

Lance Armstrong Now Has Time To Play 250 Rounds A Year

 

 

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Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is filling his days playing golf. Lots of golf. 

In this Golf Digest interview, he talks about life on the links and if PEDs would help lower your scores

GOOD GOLFERS shut out distractions and stay in the moment. Mentally, I can't do those things. I'm checking my phone not just between shots but between practice swings. My teacher, Chuck Cook, says he hasn't seen ADD as bad as mine since he worked with Payne Stewart. That would be a compliment, except I don't play like Payne Stewart. When I have a shot that matters—say, one for $500 in one of the regular games I play in—I almost shut down. It's not an easy game for me.

LAST YEAR I played 250 rounds. I'll get there again this year. When I'm at my other home, in Aspen, I'm with a group of about 20 old curmudgeons and burnouts—classic Aspen guys. Here in Austin, I play with the same three or four guys at Barton Creek, Austin Country Club, The University of Texas Golf Club and a few other places. The Austin guys love action. It gets out of hand. Once you get used to playing for big money, a $10 nassau seems boring, and playing for nothing seems pointless. Whatever you're playing for, it's got to be enough that it hurts a little when you lose.

MY HANDICAP IS 10, and it's taken me serious effort to get there. I have issues. I have terrible flexibility. My hand-eye coordination stinks. My range of motion in my upper and lower body is awful. I can cycle, run or swim for as long and far as you want me to go, but those are straight-ahead sports. When you start asking me to rotate, move side to side or incorporate complicated movements, I'm done. I'm less talented at golf than the guy next door.

I MET TIGER WOODS at the ESPYs a long time ago, got to know him over the years. What interests me about Tiger is how he sort of screwed himself, not by his personal troubles but because of how insanely good he was. He created the template that every great player has copied for the last 15 years. He showed Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott and so many others exactly how to train, how to be focused and dedicated. He made them all better competitors. If Tiger hadn't raised the bar so high when he was in his prime, the back side of his career might have been easier. I'd love to see him get back to where he was, but I wonder if that would be good enough for him to steamroll like he used to.

DID THE PUNISHMENT for what Tiger did exceed the crime? As someone with some experience along those lines, I'd say it did. What happened was, the media changed. Somewhere between the end of Michael Jordan's career in 2003 and Tiger's scandal in 2009, the media stopped being compliant to athletes and celebrities. They no longer protected them, because they no longer needed them. In the digital world, all that matters is the scoop. The mainstream media is right there with the TMZs and Deadspins, because they can't afford to be beaten. The upshot is that there are no more sacred cows out there, and a lot more harshness. If John Kennedy and Frank Sinatra were alive and conducting their lives the way they did in their primes, they'd be devoured.

IF A PRO GOLFER WAS DOPING, I doubt I'd be able to tell just by looking. Anabolic steroids—the stuff that builds muscle size, speed and strength—were not in our world. The substances we used weren't for building muscle size, they were to increase endurance and recovery. So I honestly don't know. 

 

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Alyssa Milano
 turns 42 this week. 36-25-33. Italian/American actress, baseball junkie. 

Charmed, Who's The Boss?, Commando

Joined the tour of Annie at age seven. Plays the piano and flute. Die hard Dodger fan and has her own baseball clothing line for women. Ranked #28 on VH1's list of "The 100 Greatest Child Actors of All Time" and #30 among the 100 Greatest Teen Stars. 

"Every time I decide I want a child I get another pet. I have 3 dogs, 13 birds and 3 horses, what does that tell you?"

 

Sam Torrance Calls Nick Faldo An A***Hole

 

 

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Remember during the 2014 Ryder Cup when Nick Faldo called out Sergio Garcia for being "useless" during the Euro loss to the U.S.?

Well, 2002 Euro captain Sam Torrance doesn't want to forget that anytime soon.

"To say that right in the middle of the Ryder Cup, what was the a***hole thinking about? The reaction in the team room was magnificent. The guys rallied round Garcia. [But] really, it was pathetic from Faldo. I’ve no idea where he was coming from with that stuff. You can even quote me on that, I don’t care. He’s an a***hole. It was beyond belief that one of our greatest-ever players would come out with a comment like that. Garcia’s not a team player? Have a look in the mirror, pal."

Hard to argue his point. 

 

Tiger And Phil Reportedly Take Charge Of Ryder Cup Task Force

 

 

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Not sure it's going to matter, but at the first U.S. Ryder Cup "Task Force" meeting, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson took the vocal lead. Given they both have losing records, I'm sure it was a fun listen

Wonder if anyone offered, "Hey we just have to play better"?

Predictably, Woods and Mickelson were two of the loudest voices on the conference call. “Tiger took charge. Raymond Floyd took charge, Phil took charge. We have guys who are very confident, very smart and sure of themselves. Somebody is going to step up and be the leader of this thing and that’s what we need,” said Love, the 2012 captain. “I can tell you that Tiger, Furyk and Stricker have been blowing my phone up since the meeting. It’s not like we had a meeting and said we’ll see you again in February. Everybody is excited and engaged.”

Tom Lehman isn’t the only one who’s excited after the first meeting. According to a report on golf.com, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods — two of the task force’s most high profile members — have told Fred Couples he has their vote to become U.S. captain for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine. And according to the golfchannel.com report, 2010 U.S. captain Davis Love III, also a task force member, has sensed renewed enthusiasm among the players.

The PGA says they won't name a captain until 2015. 

 

R&A Captain's Daughter Killed In Sydney Seige

 

 

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One of the many tragic stories involving the hostage/terrorist seige in Sydney was the daughter of Royal and Ancient Captain Sandy Dawson lost her life. 

Barrister Katrina Dawson "had been having coffee with a colleague from Eight Selborne, a friend who is understand to be about midway through her pregnancy."

So needless and tragic. Our deepest condolences. 

 

Happy Gilmore No Longer On Netflix???

 

 

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Happy Gilmore, one of everyone's fav golf flicks, will no longer be available on Netflix starting Jan 1

Yeah sure, it wasn't even close to being a believable golf script, but it sure delivered the funny. Now, you'll only be able to catch it on cable or DVD. 

Meanwhile, here's a good piece on the background of the movie

Like, did you know...

  • Every time someone makes contact with the ball during the movie, it always sounds like they’re swinging a metal driver — and Gilmore uses persimmon woods.
  • In the Tour Championship, the first green changes between rounds.
  • In the final round of the Tour Championship, Gilmore makes at least a quadruple bogey on a hole but only drops one shot on the leaderboard.
  • The Tour commish is played by actor Dennis Dugan, who is also the director of the film.
  • And, perhaps most amazing of all, a Nova Scotia judge ruled in 2009 that the Happy Gilmore swing is actually a “breach of care” on the golf course, meaning that no one should use it.

 

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Vanessa Hudgens turns 26. 34-24-34. American actress/singer

Spring Breakers, Machete Kills, High School Musical, Machete Kills

Filipina, Chinese, Spanish, Irish and American Indian mix. First single Breaking Free peaked inside the Billboard top-100. 

"Ever since I was really young I wanted to play a prostitute. It's just, like, thrilling as an actor to put yourself in a situation you, personally, would never be in." 

 

Joe Buck: 'We're Not Worthy'

 

 

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Sorry, but I didn't catch the inaugural Fox Sports golf telecast on Saturday. Forgot to DVR it too! So, I'll have to defer to other reviews of the telecast. It sounded like it was rough start with a heap of broadcaster overtalking, but also included some decent digital additions to the presentation.

Here's the long version from geoffshakelford.com, and a weird confrontation by Ian Poulter, Billy Horschel and a Fox cameraman

Pretty much everything dreaded when USGA moved its championships to Fox Sports was evident in the initial telecast. Way too much Fox bringing attention to themselves and not enough golf. Cheesy attempts at hipster status (Buck declaring "There's some Fox attitude!" the first time rock and roll was used to commercial). And dated looking graphics employing the chunky Fox font while the Fox logo was on screen at all times yet inexplicably not given a watermark finish. (Branding baby!) 

“I realize one thing,” Buck said. “People at home don’t care who’s covering it. They just want to sit on their couch and watch golf. There’s only one real way for us at Fox to start this venture and that is humbly.

“When you get into this situation you realize how hard it is to cover golf and make it look seamless. I want to tip my cap…to the fine folks at CBS and the work of Frank Chirkinian in changing and revolutionizing the way golf is covered on television. And that’s up to present day, whether it’s NBC and Golf Channel, or ABC and ESPN or TNT.

“Right now we are not worthy. Someday maybe we will be. We hope to innovate. We hope to have some fun. But most of all, in the promise we made at Fox to the USGA, is that we’re going to respect this great game.”

 

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