A Lightning Detector You Can Carry

Other than perhaps rolling a cart over, the greatest danger on a golf course is lightning. If you’ve ever witnessed a strike, you know the risk is real and deadly.

Bag DropMost golfers know Retief Goosen’s story and some the tragedy at Hazeltine during the 1991 U.S. Open when one spectator was killed and five more were injured. A few may even recall when Lee Trevino and Jerry Heard were struck while sitting under a tree at the 1975 Western Open. Lightning is no joke.

I know. I lost a great friend to a lightning strike just this year. While it didn’t happen on a golf course, it happened 20 miles from my house. It was a heartbreaking and frightening reminder of strikes I’ve witnessed while playing.

That’s why a product I recently stumbled across while surfing the web seems like a must have, even if it is expensive. Here’s the story…

Nine Holes With The Aussies

It was a successful PGA Tour year for the Aussies with one Major and another seven regular season wins among them. Karrie Webb nearly equalled the number of PGA victories on her own.

ProFilesIt was another successful year for the Australians in golf. With a history of producing successful golfers Australia is teaching their students the right thing. Foremost among Australian golf is Greg Norman, and while he’s hung up his spikes for the most part, the legacy he created and left for his country seems to be paying dividends.

Aussies were responsible for eight PGA and five LPGA victories in 2006. Out of a relatively small group of professionals has come a lot of success. Look for Aussie golf to continue to garner plenty of attention in coming years as a few of these players are really young and already successful. Join me for nine…