Archive for February, 2010

Camilo Villegas Disqualified After Viewer’s Tweet [VIDEO]

It couldn’t have come at a worse time. 7th January – the day Villegas turned 29 and the day he was disqualified from the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Villegas chipped toward the green and the ball rolled back at him. While the ball was in motion Villegas moved a piece of grass with his club, clearing the path for the ball. Such action violates Rule 23-1, which states that:

When a ball is in motion, a loose impediment that might influence the movement of the ball must not be removed.

Rather than taking a two stroke penalty, he incorrectly signed 72 instead of 74 to his scorecard and was disqualified.

What makes the story more interesting is the fact that all this could have gone unnoticed unless a keen eyed viewer, who saw Villegas’ action, used Twitter to ask whether removing a piece of grass was actually allowed in the game. The story took off like wildfire and soon reached tournament officials, who in turn took action and removed Villegas from the competition.

What do you think, were they right to disqualify Villegas?

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The Most Overrated Golf Courses in the U.S.

Our friend Jay Morse from Forelinksters has just finished his quest to find out which U.S. golf courses are vastly overrated.

Thanks to all of you for participating in the survey of the most overrated public golf course in the US. The results, from 1749 responses from the members of Forelinksters, the Golf Channel message boards, as well as Golfweek and Golf, were somewhat surprising, here’s the tally, then we’ll have a few comments:

The Most Overrated Public Golf Course in the United States

  1. Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach, CA
  2. Doral’s Blue Monster, Miami, FL
  3. Trump LA, Los Angeles, CA
  4. PGA West Stadium, Palm Desert, CA
  5. TPC Scottsdale, AZ
  6. TPC Sawgrass Stadium, Ponte Vedre, FL
  7. Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, NC
  8. Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI
  9. Shadow Creek, Las Vegas
  10. Harding Park, San Francisco, CA
  11. Cog Hill, Lemont, IL
  12. Ritz Carlton, Dove Mountain, Tucson
  13. Bay Hill, Orlando, FL
  14. Bethpage Black, NY
  15. Kapalua Plantation, Hawai
  16. Redstone, Houston
  17. Harbour Town, Hilton Head
  18. Torrey Pines, CA
  19. TPC Four Seasons, Dallas
  20. Bandon Dunes, Oregon

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Gorilla Golf Blog Top Articles to Remember from 2010

When we started blogging last January, we never imagined that 2010 would be such a great year. We are very thankful to all of our readers, social media friends and value highly our collaborators. As a treat, we decided to put together GorillaGolfBlog 2010 articles we thought you might re-enjoy.

Naturist Golf 10 Naturist Golf Resort “La Jenny” in France

We gave you a comprehensive overview of La Jenny in France. This resort on the west coast of France claims to be the only naturist golf resort in the world. Unfortunately no brave soul has come forward yet to talk about their experiences.

Wartime Golf 9 How Wartime Brits Played Golf with Steel Balls

An outtake of the official rules of Richmond Golf Course in 1940 provides several jewels, like “In Competitions, during gunfire or while bombs are falling, players may take cover without penalty for ceasing play.”

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