Archive for February, 2010

10 reasons you don't need a golf pro

Editor: This is a post from a Scottish friend, living and writing in Belgium. In my club, lessons go around as “sloppy seconds”. Fred invests in a half-hour with the pro, then tells ten friends what he’s learned, then they tell ten friends, etc., etc. After a week everybody in the club is using a putter under the trees and a driver from the fringe just off the green.. One thing for sure – golf pros have a very subtle sense of humor…Let us know what you think!

So, you took a lesson with the golf pro. You handed over your hard earned money. He took it, he spent it on some woman. But now you’ve seen the light. You don’t need him, what would he know anyway? You’re a successful business person. You’ve made presentations to up to ten people at a time. You’re surrounded by friends and family and colleagues who can guide you, in life as in golf. They’re the same thing after all. Aren’t they? …

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Graeme McDowell wins at Pebble Beach!

Graeme McDowell won the 2010 U.S. Open with a  one-stroke victory over Frenchman Gregory Havret. A great victory for the 30-year-old from Northern Ireland. It was the first time in 40 years that a European has taken the title!

Fans – unfortunately no one  predicted this month’s winner of the Champion of Champions.There seem to be a lot od dark horses taking the big tournaments this year.

For the July Contest – the 2010 British Open!

How about a young up and comer? An old pro? An odds on favorite?

In any case you all are entered in the year-end drawing and you don’t have to guess a thing! But keep on playing – the more you play the better your chances are for each month’s contest and the year-end drawing (your name gets added for every month you play).

Thanks and look forward to your comments.

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U.S.Open and the Champion of Champions

The clock is ticking! Only one more full day to pick your entry into’s Champion of Champion contest. See our Facebook Page for full details.

The list of U.S. Open participants can be found here.

Make you choice and be eligible to win a valuable Wilson Staff prize. You have to enter to win!

One more thing – the best pictures we’ve seen of Pebble Beach can be found on the U.S. Open website. Visit their gallery here.

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Executives International Summer Dinner hosted the Intiation and Putting contest at the Executives International Summer Dinner held at the Golf and Country Club de Bonmont in Cheserex, Switzerland last Friday June 11th.

It was a big hit and we added 18 more initiates to our growing community of new golf enthusiasts!

There was also a frindly golf competition for the members and diners.

Pictures will be on our Flickr gallery today. Be sure to take a look.

Executives Dinner

The Gorilla wants to thank our sponsors Wilson Staff and Giroud Vins of Sion for helping us to make this a memorable event.

And the winners of the GorillaGolfBlog drawing are:

  • Diana Ritchie and Russel Crowe!

Each receive as prizes:

  1. 6 Gorilla Golf Wilson Staff golf balls
  2. A free inviation to participate at the IGOLF Environment Tour Initiation (or 18-hole competition if they have their handicap by then) to be held August 20, 2010 at the Lavaux Golf Club.

Congratulations to Diane and Russell!

Please contact us at to arrange the delivery of your prizes.

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The U.S. Open - it's anyone's to win

Take a look at the U.S. Open rules for participants. It just underlines what a great event it is.

There are hundreds of local amateur entries, well thousands if you count the sectional qualification rounds – all of whom have some chance of taking the title.  The Gorilla has been looking over the U.S. Open official website and it is full of goodies. For instance, (directly from the U.S. Open website)

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Léman Events Open - a Great success!

The Léman Events Open, a collaboration between Léman Events and MyGolf SA was held last Saturday at the Vuissens Golf Club, and was a tremendous success.
Gorilla Golf Blog, sponsor of the Golf Initiation and Putting Contest was a very happy sponsor and will definitely repeat its support next year.

There were 88 competition participants and 24 intiation enrollees! And then for the barbeque there were over 120 diners! Pictures will be on our Flickr gallery before the end of this week. Be sure to take a look.

The Gorilla was joined by other great partners in supporting this event:

We congratulate all the particiapants (results list) and the Vuissens Golf Club for their magnificent collaboration.

Also, please sure to send your Gorilla Sponsor Contest entries to clearly titled “Sponsor Contest”.

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