Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Tribute to Michael Jackson: The King

What does Golf have to do with Michael Jackson? For me, a lot! Ask any golfer if Michael Jackson has played a role in their lives, and I'm sure they'll have a story. The sudden death of a King has hit me harder than I'd imagined, he was never supposed to die, not like that. Not without a strong finish...

Sitting in my basement at 3 years old, watching "The making of Thriller" on VHS... over and over. Hugging my knees on the couch, my hands covering my eyes, I'd peek through my fingers to watch. Terrified, I'd run to my parents room in tears, but I couldn't take my eyes off of him, he was mezmorizing, he was Michael Jackson! AND - I was back again the next night for more...

Every album is on my ipod. Every song has a memory and a meaning - a feeling. Over the years, I've practiced multiple hours on the range and ran hundreds of miles with Michael. His music "moves" me... literally. "Jam" on the Dangerous album made me work harder and "Man in the Mirror" made me a better person. Life without Michael would be different in a way that drive and inspiration would be missing.

MJ is my Tiger Woods of music... Exciting, inspiring, mesmerizing, motivating, electric and talent-filled. I can't believe he is gone:(

Dear Michael,
You were a true gentleman with a soft heart. After all the negative things said, you will remain and leave our world, a kind soul and a legend. I will continue to watch your videos and hopefully one day share them with my children. I will listen to your music when I practice, travel, work, run, play and stay motivated. Despite the good, the bad and the ugly; Yesterday, today and forever, you are a hero and inspiration to me. I've never met you, but felt I knew you. I've never touched you, but you've moved me. I will love you forever .
Rest in peace. Xo.

My favorite song (if I had to pick one) is "Torture"... with a slide show to go with:) Enjoy...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Bethpage Game Face

What's is going Golf Crazies? I've been on the road trying to move mountains therefore, putting the Golf Couture blog to the side:( I feel like, "totally" bad about it, but I am soooo over it - and I think that like, you should get over it too... K?

SO... Let's talk about Tiger. I mean, WTF? The chip-in on 17 last week at the Memorial... Is he real? OMG! By far the 2nd most exciting chip-in, number 1 being the 16th hole at the Masters!!! ...minus the clumsy high-five with Steve-O:) LOL:)As we prepare for the 2009 Men's US Open at Bethpage Black in Bethpage New York... I ask myself... What am I going to wear?
What's that? Oh... yes, I am going. For how long? Oh... the entire week. With who? Professionals from the PGD roster. We are headed out to do a fabulous golf event, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the PGA Tour's finest.

So excited to see Tiger! (I am jumping up and down, screaming with fist pumps) Now that his leg is better I wonder how he is going to "bring it"? With the amount of work I've been doing, I've just fallen off the golf horse, but plan on getting focused and back in the saddle next week. Just like Tiger, I've got my Bethpage Game Face on!!!

Kinda wanna follow David Duval out there for a bit - Does he twitter?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Twitter-Dee or Twitter Dumb?

“I’d love it if players Twittered during the middle of a round,” Bivens said in an interview in New York. “The new media is very important to the growth of golf and we view it as a positive, and a tool to be used.”

I didn't wanna open my big mouth since that Time interview, so I had to let C-Biv take the mic first. I still haven't really honed in on my "twittering" skillz, but I understand the value of twitter on a social networking level... BUT - The idea to use it in a professional sport where you are supposed to stay focused? Hmmmm, not so much.

So like, are we gonna hear from Kobe now during time-outs in the playoffs? Never. Because...

The fact is, there is a line between fans and athletes that creates the "illusion and elite depth" of an athlete by the fan. Sure I'd like to hear from Christina Kim during her round, but at the cost of not taking her seriously! Athletes don't use their cell phones during competition or practice!!! Come on!  Athough it may increase "fan engagement", it will cost them legitimacy in the sportsworld. 

It is disrespectful if while watching an athlete to see him/her bust out the blackberry and text (twitter) the world during a game. This ain't social hour ladies... 

"If we’re going to get out of the collared shirts and khaki pants and make golf chic, hip, happening, Christina Kim is exactly the kind of player to reach out and make golf a lot more relevant.” - Carolyn Bivens

CONCLUSION: You can't get rid of khakis by twittering. It is going to take more than a mass text-message to eliminate collared shirts, and (if you haven't already) you probably should've gotten rid of your bad golf fashion during the MySpace era, right? Ha!