Clifton Dooms Lions

NGAWire® | 4Dec15

Our favorite prognosticator did it again last night.

The Detriot Lions were leading the Green Bay Packers 17-0 in the first quarter when Clifton announced “playoff run”.

The Lions increased their lead to 20-0 in the 3rd quarter, however the curse was too much for them to overcome and they fell to the Packers 27-23.

Clifton offered his applogies to both the Firestone and Ford families.

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Encounter with Manon

NGAWire® | 18Aug15

Andy told me he was having lunch at Honey Tree Grille, near St Johns and Carl’s Golfland in Plymouth/Northville.

I reminded him that famous girl goalie Manon Rheaume lived in the area and to pay her visit. I told him I’d text the address.

44658 Broadmoor Circle North
Northville‎ MI‎ 48168

After lunch, Andy stopped at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market for a root beer.

He noticed a dark haired woman with a ‘goofy’ Canadian appearance (description not appreciated by fellow Canadian NGA’ers). She wore 80’s style shorts and had an Alanis Morissette look to her.

She smiled at Andy (goalies always acknowledge other goalies), but then proceeded out of the store.

Andy thought “Could that have been Manon?”

He googled photos of Manon as he looked for the bathroom (he needed to make room for the root beer). The mystery woman seemed to match his phone photos.

After the bathroom break, he noticed she was in the store again, it seems she forgot to buy peppers.

She smiled at Andy again. :)

Needing a better look, Andy worked his way across from her at checkout, with her google image up on his phone for comparison purposes (not creepy at all).

He was now 90% sure it was her, but needed more proof before he’d ask for a goalie-goalie selfie.

Unfortunaly his time ran out.

He watched her leave the store. She drove off in a gray tan brown, charcoal, sandstone, metallic, SUV Chevy Tahoe type of car (a Detroit product for sure).

She turned right onto Sheldon, then left down Broadmoor Circle North (ah ha!).

After googling additional images, he’s now 99% sure it was her.

Chalk it up as opportunity missed.

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TPC Changes Format, Match Play Bound

NGAWire® | 9Jun15

After 20 years as a stroke play event, the NGA has announced that the 2015 TPC will be played at match play.

The field of 8 players will play 7 round robin 9-hole matches, with the top 4 in the points playing 3 additional matches to decide the champion.


From: Karl Nagy
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 1:45 PM
Subject: 2015 TPC | Match Play Championship

Hello 2015 TPC Participants,

In less than 4 months, we will all be meeting in Southern Pines, NC for playing of the twenty-first TPC.

Although only an 8 player field, this allows for something we’ve always wanted to do, play TPC as a match play event.

Over the first 63 holes (3.5 rounds), each player will play a 9 hole match against another, with everyone playing everyone one time.

Each match will be played over 9 holes, with each hole worth 1 point and each match 9 points. The total amount of points available is 63.

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Since the matches are point based, every hole is worth something; there are no close-out or dormie situations.

After 63 holes, the top four in total points will be placed into the championship bracket, where as the bottom four are placed into the consolation bracket.

Over the final 27 holes (1.5 rounds), each player will play a 9 hole match against another in their bracket, with everyone playing everyone one time.

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All point totals are reset for the final three matches.

Just as before, each match will be played over 9 holes, with each hole worth 1 point and each match 9 points. The total amount of points available is 27.

The player with the most points in the championship bracket with be declared our TPC champion.

All matches will be played with handicaps, with each player received the following nine hole handicap:

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Since we will be playing match play, the option to concede a hole or give a putt is possible, however those wanting to post an 18-hole score will also have that option.

This format may be new to TPC, but there is no more enjoyable way to play golf than at match play.

I look forward to seeing everyone in Southern Pines very soon.

Regards,
Karl.

Oh Boy Danny Boy

NGAWire® | 15Apr15

Our own Dan McKay lived a dream today, teeing it up at the fabled Waterville Golf Links in Waterville, Ireland.

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer’s gone, and all the flowers are dying
‘Tis you, ’tis you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow
Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow
‘Tis I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You’ll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an “Ave” there for me.

And I shall hear, tho’ soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you’ll not fail to tell me that you love me
I’ll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

I’ll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

God bless you Capo!

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Clifton Enjoys Farm Life

NGAWire® | 7Apr15

Apr 7, 2015, at 9:50 PM
ronald.clifton@sbcglobal.net
Subject: 4/7/15 The Farms

:45 min drive north inland to Rancho Sante Fe from La Jolla 9:24 tee time.

Arrived 8:45 am wife dropped me at bag drop after passing gate with my color 8 x 11 guest sheet down tree lined drive similar to Augusta.

Enter club house pass by 4 member pro’s large pictures Phil, Tom Lehman, Annika, & Lesolette Neumann.

See large member list board with Phil 1/300.

Downstairs to my guest locker name plate next to Matts Neumann. Change shoes quick shot of comp listerine off to pro shop. Thoughts of Kurncz at Firestone.

Pass a nice replica glass case collection of every putter used to win US Open realize Phil passes this every time he enters the golf shop. Must sting some?

Meet & greet Don head pro, pay guest fee 1/2 off due to aeration. He asks how do I want to pay my caddie fee? Reply cc, got logo ball & hat. Out to meet Dan 30’s tall long dark hair looks like Tom Watson’s caddy, just realized. Wore a full white The Farms caddy suit like Augusta.

Off to range sporting my Labatt’s stand bag, decent FJ Spikeless, new pink Azalea Pink Under Armour Golf Shirt. Old set of 845’s, Callaway FT9, Fusion 3w, Mizuno Hybrid, ping b60 as used in my final TPC.

Chit chat w/Dan my caddy as I hit 5-6 7 irons, 3-4 hybrids, 3-4 3 woods, 2-3 Driver’s no golf 6 month’s I am ready after lots of range balls for me :D

Forgot to hit a few putts Lennie & Maser would not be happy! They were 8-9 vs 11-12 never made anything left many short. Learned 100% of putts that don’t get to the hole do not go in. Everything breaks toward the hole as well Genius.

Dan is from Chicago so I start on about Senior PGA Harbor Shores seeing Tom Lehman’s young boy 10-12 baseball slide down a hill to jump on cart w/his old man. I turn who walks by 10 yds away yes Tom on range with his son. He very likely heard me. Also on the range Lesolette Neumann & her group.

Start off bogey double realize my ebay callaway FT9 Driver is cracked :( Got Titleist demo at turn too stiff.

On #3 tee uphill par 3 163 yds I dead spray shank first shot. re-load straight high true bounce roll yes ho hum 2nd ball ACE best par ever!!!! Dan said my name should be on his back.

Poor SOB Dan had to hear about my double eagle & bogey hole out at Pebble Beach & pretend to be interested. He dealt black jack on a river boat for 8 yrs learned people skills.

He has caddied for Tom Gainey, Paula Creamer early days. He had good stories & tour gossip. Know Pat Perez, Ricky Fowler, Ian Poulter. Waiting for 18 yr old kid China to get his sponsor. Said Dustin Johnson banged Amanda Dufner, got suspended for coke. Believes Tiger used steroids & HGH. Saw Christina Kim get sloppy drunk talked about butch carpet munching LPGA. Great Guy likes to get Mexican food & beer for $4 by his Walmart. Not a rich man does not pay taxes living life on his terms self made passed pga PAT is a scratch works at Big Horn (Skins games, & Battle of) loops for President of Motorola $$$ Lots of movie quotes, caddy shack, actors that golf.

Nagy he caddied for Kurt Russell, with a duck dynasty beard, & Goldie Hawn looks like a clown too much plastic surgery. He likes Jason Day at Augusta. I imagine Dan does well in cash $$ games on & off course. Confirmed local ballet is brought in every year for Augusta.

Saw Tom hit on 3 tee as we putted, I waited on 4 green. He thanked us said good morning. We slow played he never caught us. 47 46 93 decent bogey golf caddy helps tons.

Hit balls :30 min after round considered shaving, showering, whirlpool. But had one set clothes so grab cab home early meet up with family. Did the 3rd S for Kurnzie hallowed ground Tom & Phil.

Just when I thought I was all but hanging it up only to golf on vacation few times a year funny game draws you back in Wicked Bitch

Maser no Callaway fitting got a playing lesson today $30 savings!

Best part about Dan he had no trouble at all keeping up with Cliftom’s Chit Chat.

Fairways & Greens,
Ron

Sent from my iPhone 5

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