Times Online is a UK publication in which I found a wild job which I may just be the guy for. A UK company called Your Golf Travel which I’ve mentioned before, is offering a job for someone with less than a 14 handicap who wants to travel the world for a year writing about golf courses and travel. Pick me pick me…
This sounds like a non-job just like that one running a desert island off the Queensland coast that turned out to be a big come-on for the state’s tourist industry. But I am assured it is for real. YourGolfTravel, set up four years ago by a couple of City types to arrange golf holidays, wants a redundant worker, possibly also with a City background, to go around the world for a year visiting golf courses, researching opportunities and writing reviews.
The successful candidate will be chosen by means of a golf tournament and entrants must have a handicap of less than 14. “It’s a genuine offer, with a competitive salary,” Ross Marshall, one of the founders, tells me. “A lot of my friends have been made redundant and are struggling to find jobs. We’re only offering the job to people made redundant in the last 12 months. A corporate background would be useful, but we’re not restricting it.”
My other site is The Golf Space, a 100% free online golf community or social networking site. It is basically a site built strictly for golfers like Facebook or MySpace (without the strippers or the spam).
At The Golf Space members have free profiles with blogs, photo galleries, golf stat trackers, networking tools, forums, golf instruction, videos and a zillion other online tools designed for golfers. Below is one sample image of a member profile:
“TGS” has now gone over the SIX MILLION unique visitor mark since opening Masters week 2006!
My hat is off to the Mickelson family after the news that Phil’s mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer, six weeks following Phil’s wife Amy’s same diagnosis.
Cancer is evil. It took my beloved mother, a great lady, from me.
I send all my best Karma to the Mickelson family.
Here’s a link to a more detailed AP article at golf.com, but the article is poorly written.
Some may know I’m a professional musician. Along with playing the drums for about 38 years, I’ve been playing a unique instrument called a Zendrum for a few years.
I play in a very odd band called Zentherstick, which plays music as unique as the instruments we own. Here’s a shot of me playing last weekend at a western stampede on the 4th of July. Notice my Tattoo Golf shirt and my SUMI-G golf belt?
I must be the only person on this planet to wear a Tattoo Golf shirt, SUMI-G golf belt, and play Zendrum at a western stampede!
I got some telephone updates yesterday from my best bud Al who was playing with my caddy connection Boynie, The Old Course at St. Andrews. They had a spectacular time. In the morning my bud played and Boynie caddied. In the afternoon Boynie hung up the caddy bib and threw on his clubs to play with my pal Al.
Al called me from the road hole. I actually felt bad because he was using a cell phone on the course but I was happy to hear from him. I felt like I was there. Connected to the course just a little. All my pal could say over and over was “you’ve got to come out here.”
I’ll be getting some surely great photos soon, which I’ll obviously post here.