did a whole lot of nothing this weekend. it was great. spent a lot of time with my girls, and yes this includes heather. she is my girl. started of the weekend with great food on friday night. little barbeque, a little hot pretzel and some peaches on the grill. heavenly. hit up a lot of parks and did some crafts on the patio. even squeezed in a little casting practice. i would call it fishing, but i got skunkered. anyway, after posting a bunch of shots from the hexar, i’m back to the digital. it was fun burning up the flash card and getting results. look forward to a post a day this week. i’ll try to be diligent.
question of the day: ?? have you ever heard of tiger woods called one of the greatest athletes? yes. golf is very difficult and you need a lot of talent to play it well. he is the best. but the best athlete???
i think golfing is very challenging, physically and mentally. in other sports you have teammates sp? to help you win, but with golf you need to depend only on your own ability and you have to be in top physical shape. you have all of that walking and swinging the club. look at the baseball players. they do less that a golfer. football mostly physical doing just one job. yes, i think that tiger woods can be the best athlete. that’s one mother’s opinion.
here is an excerpt from my favorite writer on ESPN’s website:
“One national writer declared Tiger “the greatest athlete of all time,” which is an interesting theory given that he doesn’t run or jump, someone carries his bag, fans aren’t allowed to make noise or snap pictures while he’s playing—and he still loses to guys who cower at the sight of a treadmill.”
i think that answers my question.
i mean, if there was a bowler that won all the tournaments (which i’m sure there has been) and was so dominate in the “sport” of bowling do you think they would be calling him the “best athelete ever”?
one word: NIKE
I just saw the 60 Minutes interview where he was asked (and I am paraphrasing), “Why is the golf swing so hard?” His response was, “You have to use every muscle in your body to swing and hit something that is small and still.”
He also said he has added 25 pounds of muscle to his body in order to be “in shape” for golf.
I think you need to be an athlete to be a golfer (with the exception of John Daly). I’m not quite sure if I think he’s the “greatest” athlete, though.