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Posey vs Cain on the Links

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 12, 2015

Buster and Cain are both playing in the AT&T Pro Am this weekend down at Pebble. Buster checked in with a 14 handicap and is paired with Nick Watney (a golfer who I think can win this tournament outright). Cain is the better golfer with a 6 and he’s playing with Matt Bettencourt.

And after round one, whaddya know, Posey and Cain are tied for 4th place in the *Am* part of the *Pro* at -10.

Think there’s a bet or two under the table between those 2?

Goddamn, what a life those 2 lead.


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  1. pawliekokonuts said, on February 12, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Not a golfer, but just checking in here on a frigid, wicked cold night.

  2. Nipper said, on February 12, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Why do golfers favor white shoes?

    • Nipper said, on February 12, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      And that ugly creep Daily kissing his caddie…….I bet she’s bought and paid for.

  3. xoot said, on February 12, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    76 degrees fahrenheit today in Oakland CA. Meanwhile, our Calif. drought continues. Also when the weather get this way, that particular golf course in Carmel is one of the most pleasant places in the world. Strange days. Both my kids learned to golf, so I sort of play. Once I make it to the green I’m ok; reminds me of the many hours I put in on the pool, snooker and billiards tables of my youth.

  4. DJLoo said, on February 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I hate golf, but in the disco, stoned out ’70s my pal and I once found ourselves playing a round wearing striped bell bottoms and marshmallow platform shoes…

    • xoot said, on February 12, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      Those sound like golf togs.

  5. wilcojoe said, on February 12, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I may have told this one before. I went to high school with Johnny Miller’s boys. Scott was one year ahead, Andy a year below me and Todd was a Freshman when I was a Senior…I started playing golf my sophomore year and for shits and giggles, my buddy and I tried out for the golf team in our Senior year. Johnny had just stunned the golf world that February by winning the AT&T, years after he had given up tournament golf for the broadcast booth. Our golf team had won like three straight state titles, and all of the Miller kids were low single digit golfers at this point…So our first tryout is at Silverado Country Club and my buddy and I end up getting paired with Andy Miller. Andy tees off first and crushes a monster drive down the middle of the South Course. Andy hung with the other rich and famous kids (Sebastiani’s, Mondavi’s, Fetzer’s) that made up a small but popular faction of our Napa prep school. I came from the other side of the hill, Solano county, not Napa, so while I knew very well who Andy was, he probably had no clue who I was. Anyway, with knees shacking, I proceed to tee it up and hit an ugly shank to the right that nearly takes out the shins of our golf coach who was standing, clipboard in hand about fifty yards in front of us. I felt like packing it in right there, but my friend reminded me that we were there to have fun, not try to compete with Andy fucking Miller. Plus he said, ” at least his dad isn’t here to tell you how shitty you are.”

    Long story short, neither one of us made the squad, but because so many students tried out, they created a JV golf team. The first of its kind at our school. So my buddy Will and I were the only two seniors on a JV golf team.

    • snarkk said, on February 12, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      Awesome story…

  6. zumiee said, on February 12, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    My most recent experience with golf- about 10 years ago I walked across a small section of a golf course to take a shortcut, and some golfers yelled at me to get off the course. I guess I was right in their firing line. I thought they were going to start hitting balls at me.

  7. zumiee said, on February 12, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Today’s Puig gif:

    • willedav said, on February 13, 2015 at 7:25 am

      Zum, those are awesome. One of them ends a game with guy on 3rd I think.

  8. snarkk said, on February 12, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Years ago in the early ’80s, I lived down in the LA area. The LA Open was held at Riviera, still is, so I went to it one Saturday. I followed Johnny Miller around, he was still playing pretty damn well. These were still the days of wood woods. Anyway, on a back nine par 4, a long one, he duck hooked his drive into some big Eucalyptus trees down in a slight ravine about 10′ below the fairway. His lie was bareass hardpan, obviously uphill lie, with Eucalyptus leaves all around. He had about 210 to the pin in the middle back of the green, uphill facing green, but with 100′ high Eucalyptus trees all in front of him. To get even near the green, he’d have to shape a helluva right to left jobby, and hope it didn’t skedaddle-spin across the green into the left trap, assuming he even got the shot up that far. Anyway, he pulls out a 3 iron, maybe a 4. Surveys it, waggles a little, and boom! He hits this perfect ass soaring soft hook, lands on the front right of the green, and skittles a little left into the middle of the green, leaving him about a 12 footer uphill for the bird. Sinks it. Dang. Best friggin’ golf shot I ever saw (other than my own second shot at #8 at Pebble, a perfect ass 4 iron over the chasm and Pacific, years ago, floating in to stop within 10 feet below the hole, which I missed for the bird, but made a lifetime memorable par). That was the front nine I shot a 41 on Pebble. Don’t ask about the back 9. Anyway, Miller pulled his shot off like it was ho hum, nothin’ special. In my high school days I used to rock Power Bilt persimmon woods and some Wilson 1200 blades. Got down to about a 9, when I played a lot. My best round ever was a 76 at Tilden Park, just above Berkeley. My favorite course was always Spyglass, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. — the old man. Tough ass par 4s, and beautiful. First time I ever played it, it cost $40 for greens fees. And THAT was expensive. The pros used to hate it, the par 4s were brutal in the wood woods days. Haven’t picked up my sticks in about 4 years now, last course I played was The Prince on North Shore Kauai. Tough bastard of a course by Robert Trent Jones, II. Some Asian conglomerate has bought it out, and turning it private. Sheezus. I remember going to the old Crosby when they still played one of the rounds on Cypress Point. I walked that course once at that tournament. By far, the most beautiful golf course I’ve ever seen. One of the hardest courses to get onto in the world. Being rich helps, but won’t necessarily get you on it. If somebody offered me a round on Cypress or a few hours alone with Kim Basinger ala 9 1/2 Weeks I’d say see ya’ Kimmy, I’m off to the first tee. Plenty of blondes around…

    • snarkk said, on February 13, 2015 at 1:10 am

      I dunno.
      If I’m about 7 over at the turn, I might activate my glutes and head early for the 19th hole…

  9. Flavor said, on February 13, 2015 at 5:34 am

    2 great golf stories from Joe and Snarkk. Golf has been a big part of my life since my grandpa taught me to play when I was 8 years old. I think it’s very cool that guys like Cain and Posey pick it up later in life. They say Matt Cain hits a drive as far as any pro can…

  10. Flavor said, on February 13, 2015 at 5:47 am

    I understand when people say they hate golf. It’s like when I say I hate hockey—never played it, don’t understand it, don’t like it because of those 2 things.
    Golf is one of my favorite sports to play and watching it can be a great Sunday afternoon, depending on who’s in contention and what’s at stake.

  11. blade3colorado said, on February 13, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Loved the stories WJ and snarkk. I haven’t picked up my clubs in years. Bystanders are grateful.

    • eddacker said, on February 13, 2015 at 7:53 am

      Nice stories, indeed!
      When does the flap get the “spring training widget” so we can see who is in Scottsdale when we are?

  12. eddacker said, on February 13, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Golf – “a good walk ruined.” my two golf stories:
    1. Rory McIlroy is 25 and made 50 million last year playing golf.
    (while dumping his Danish tennis player girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki.)
    2. The actor, Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in the film “42” is a scratch golfer playing in his 4th ProAm at Pebble.
    Damn, there are a lot of guys out there living large and I am still old and slow. Good on them.

  13. dirtnrocksnomo said, on February 13, 2015 at 8:07 am

    I played a lot of golf as a kid. Maybe hate is too strong but I certainly don’t enjoy it.

  14. Nipper said, on February 13, 2015 at 8:18 am

    I admire the skill and the courses but hate all those idiot fans standing around watching golfers putt going ooohh….ahhhhh. And those white shoes……yuck!

  15. eddacker said, on February 13, 2015 at 8:22 am

    I just got what I think is spam from “twitter” using uncle_chucks name and it goes straight to a get-rich-quick advertisement. Do not see any harmful stuff from it yet,

    • blade3colorado said, on February 13, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Same thing happened to me. I did a registry, malware, and antivirus scans immediately afterward.

  16. willedav said, on February 13, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Not into golf (no way I have mental discipline to play it) but place where I work does get some of the overflow from Pro Am. Last year sold a wallet to one of Stadlers. Nice guy, great mustache.

    Forgot today is Friday 13th. Monk wrote a great tune with that title, and one version has him playing alongside one of my other musical heroes Sonny Rollins on Prestige records early 50s. Good stuff.

  17. zumiee said, on February 13, 2015 at 9:13 am

    I don’t dislike soccer as much as I used to. I don’t see myself becoming a big fan of the sport someday, but having watched some of it on television over the last year, I can see why the sport has appeal to it. Like all sports, as BF mentioned, it’s about being familiar with a sport, and having played it. I’ve never played much soccer, but now that there are sports channels dedicated to showing soccer all day, you can get familiar with who the teams are, what the leagues are, and who the players are. Instead of just a mish/mash of things going on, the strategy and tactics start to reveal themselves.

    • snarkk said, on February 13, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      Good post, zum.
      Totally with you. I don’t know much about soccer, but during World Cup, I pay attention. You watch somebody special like Messi and it doesn’t take a genius to see that this guy is an unbelievable talent, fun to watch. Then, you watch the German team for a while, totally organized and comprehensively talented. They destroyed the Brazilians in this past Cup. You watch some MLS highlights, and the difference in talent level is large between it and the EPL, Bundesliga and World Cup guys. The US squad did about as well as they could have this past Cup, and that was just fine…

  18. pawliekokonuts said, on February 13, 2015 at 9:52 am

    My dislike, if that’s the word, of golf comes from caddying, when some of the rich people used the word “caddy” like the infamous N-word toward me — that, and the fact I am dreadful at it. Last time I played, more than 30 years ago, on the first tee I sliced the ball into the cart-repair shed, sending workers scurrying. I generously gave myself a 10 on each hole and quit after nine. If I were to play now, I’d not keep score.

  19. Macdog said, on February 13, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Great golf stories. Zum’s post reminded me of this:

    • zumiee said, on February 13, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      Ha! Yeah, those guys were just as ticked off at me as that old guy in the movie.

  20. unca_chuck said, on February 13, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Strange . I don’t yaw unca chuck in my twitter account. I barely use my twitter act otherwise.

  21. Irish Kevin said, on February 13, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I used to follow golf when Trevino, Rodriguez, Nicholas and a few others. I don’t know if the Skins game is on anymore. Anyone know if that is still shown? Back when I was watching they mic’ up the players, Trevino and Chi Chi were hilarious. To me today’s players are just too much into themselves. So I just quit watching

    • Alleykat said, on February 13, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      Yeah they still air those old classics Kevin. Usually some wired times on Golf Channel,with good ole boy Curt Gowdy calling the action from anywhere from Spain to Ireland..
      It’s called Shell’s wide world of golf.

  22. zumiee said, on February 13, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    The Baseball Prospectus 2015 season preview book has just been published. The Kindle edition for $9.99. Very cool. The 2014 book was a very fun read. A wide variety of writers and takes on things; entertaining analysis of each team.

    • Irish Kevin said, on February 13, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      Woody is the ultimate Giants fan!!!

  23. blade3colorado said, on February 13, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    That was an awesome video Kevin. Woody was one of my favorite players and I had never seen this video before. Great job . . . thanks for sharing!

  24. zumiee said, on February 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Cool to see inside Woody’s shed. I’d always thought it was just pinball machines and video games in there.

  25. Flavor said, on February 13, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Listened to the Harbs podcast interview with TK. The Niners are in complete disarray. Giants fans are so lucky to have the sound foundation of leadership that we have…..

    • snarkk said, on February 13, 2015 at 9:50 pm


  26. zumiee said, on February 13, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Today’s Puig gif, with an assist from WillieD. 🙂

    • blade3colorado said, on February 13, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Something’s wrong with the GIF Zum . . . I WANT MY DAILY PUIG GIF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • zumiee said, on February 13, 2015 at 9:32 pm

        It’s not showing up for you? It’s Puig striking out to end one of the playoff games vs. the Cardinals. I think it’s the game where Kershaw blew a 7-run lead or so.
        Here’s another Puig gif, where he’s either having trouble with the sun at AT&T, or just went too casual about it.

  27. zumiee said, on February 13, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    The first two episodes of Better Call Saul are very good, IMO. The show is off to a strong start.

    • snarkk said, on February 13, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      I figured you’d weigh in on it.
      We stopped cable, so I’m going to have to figure a way to see it.
      Sounds really good, from the reviews I’ve seen. They’ve got a lot of the crew and writers from BB, so the pedigree is there…

  28. unca_chuck said, on February 13, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    TK = Tim Kawakami.

    All this pissing and moaning around Harbaugh is sickening. For all the wins he screwed up in the playoffs. Especially the Super Bowl.

    He comes through there he’s still the coach. Ad it is all he showed is that he couldn’t win it all with a good team.

    All they really need to do is develo a decent passing game. Something Harbaugh could never do. His passing game was rooted in Bo schembechler’s 1970s offense. We ran the same routes the whole time Harbs was here. Same 8 yard outs, same button hooks. Our FB ran more deep routes than our WRs.

  29. unca_chuck said, on February 13, 2015 at 10:16 pm


  30. blade3colorado said, on February 13, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Did Saul hone in on the Phoenix Meth trade?

    • snarkk said, on February 13, 2015 at 11:58 pm

      Albuquerque. Desert, though…

  31. sportdude said, on February 13, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks for the video Kevin! Great memories of watching those teams. The non WS teams were pretty good too!

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