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"What do you do after you shoot a 16 under 55? If you are Rhein Gibson, you go home and mow the lawn.”
Ryan Munson, one of Rhein’s mates on this memorable and historic day headlines his report, “Act Like You've Been There Before,” and by all accounts Rhein’s relaxed demeanour was aided by the sound of music.
Rhein said, "I wasn't nervous…I had this song playing in my head. It is that new one from the Eli Young Band. It was in there all day."

I’ve played with people who very quietly whistled their way round the course. Read of how Bobby Jones had music in the back of his mind while playing and golf teachers suggesting that their pupils practice-swing to Viennese waltz music. But it now looks like American country music may be the way to go. And if you’d like to try the tempo of the Eli Young Band here’s a link on iTunes

It’s said that many golfers have already tried the tune however what’s not been greatly publicised is that Rhein used his ”brand new Cleveland Classic driver,” and maybe it will do for Cleveland sales what it’s done for the Eli Young Band’s music sales.

I’ve just had a look at Cleveland’s latest offering and it has a definite retro-look about it. With its polished persimmon look, so familiar to those of us who’ve been around for a long time.

Sceptics suggest River Oaks Golf Club is on the short-side and the very wet conditions were of conducive to target golf however Rhein’s round does appear to have the prerequisites for inclusion to The Guinness Book of Records

Here’s one for Antipodeans, Americans and golfers who don’t normally play in Europe. But could be there in July.

The folks at Golf Magic write, “Celebrities launch inaugural Seve Day…Tee up in Seve Day on any European course and you could end up winning a trip to the The Masters”
“Seve Day is the perfect opportunity for golfers of all abilities to participate and celebrate one of the sport’s most talented and charismatic players a year after his death.” – Here! Here!

“For just a £25 entry fee, which goes directly to the Seve Foundation, golfers will have until July 31 to play their qualifying round of 18 holes on any European course before registering their scores on…The top-72 full handicap Stableford scores from across Europe will then be invited to play in the Seve Day final at Celtic Manor in October…Finalists will win an all expenses paid trip to the star-studded celebrity final and be in with a chance of winning a once-in-a- lifetime trip to The Masters.”

Dunno about getting all expenses paid if you don’t live in Europe but if you’re not eligible it’s still a great opportunity to celebrate the life of Seve.

Here’s the link to Ryan and thanks to Geoff for the tip and to Seve story on Golf Magic and

Quote of the Day
“I'd like to see the fairways more narrow. Then everyone would have to play from the rough, not just me.” - Seve

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