Golf with Hunter S. Thompson: Heineken, Chivas, Jose Cuervo, Dewar's and LSD

 

Stories of interest you might have missed out on.The Esquire publication headline to this excerpt from a new book, The Accidental Life, by former Esquire editor and Sports Illustrated supervisor editor Terry McDonnell: Playing Golf on Acid with Hunter S. Thompson.We played that very first night, in the dying light, at the community Aspen Golf Club, which was closed. Hunter simply waved to an individual in the pro shop, who brought us a container of balls, McDonnell wrote of the prominent Gonzo reporter.

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Bob Baldassari, 79, noted N.E. golf professional

 

While maturing in Boston s North End, Bob Baldassari took his very first golf lessons at the Bennett Street Industrial School.At age 10, he signed up for winter season classes, and by the spring of 1947 he was off for caddie camp at http://www.thegolfshoponline.co.uk/ the Maplewood Hotel in Bethlehem, N.H.Imagine getting away from the city and generating income. It was a dream become a reality, Mr. Baldassari informed the Globe in 1998. I opted for 10 years and ended up being caddie master.

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Pro Golf Driving Distances Growing at 'Slow Creep,' States New Research study

 

The viewed distance "explosion" in professional golf? It's more of a "sluggish creep," according to a research study performed collectively by the USGA and R&A.The two governing bodies published a report Thursday that information driving distance averages from seven tours across the world (PGA Tour, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, Web.com trip, PGA Champions Tour, LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour). The report consists of decade’s worth of driving information, dating back as far as 1968.

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Golf (the sport)

According to the report, the average clubhead speed, launch angle, ball speed and ball backspin on the PGA Tour have actually all been "reasonably steady" over the past nine years.

Golf (the sport)

According to the report, the average clubhead speed, launch angle, ball speed and ball backspin on the PGA Tour have actually all been "reasonably steady" over the past nine years.

Golf (the sport)

According to the report, the average clubhead speed, launch angle, ball speed and ball backspin on the PGA Tour have actually all been "reasonably steady" over the past nine years.

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