Are You the Ultimate Golf Fan?

PGATOUR.COM is looking for the ultimate fan to help cover the finale of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 22-26.

You can upload a self-produced video or photo essay describing why you are a fan of the TOUR. Contest entries will be posted to PGATOUR.COM/fancontest to be voted on by the public through Sept. 6. At that time, the top 10 entries that receive the most votes will be judged by a PGA TOUR panel and a grand prize winner will be announced on Sept. 10.

The winner will receive roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations in Atlanta for THE TOUR Championship as well as a media badge good for Wednesday and Thursday of the tournament, where you will work alongside a PGATOUR.COM staff member to cover events like the Wounded Warrior Clinic, The First Tee Clinic, practice rounds, player press conferences and first-round play. The winner will post to Twitter via a new fan account, @PGATOURfan, and contribute content to the Live Report on PGATOUR.COM, PGA TOUR Facebook page and YouTube channel during those two days.

The top 10 entries will be judged on the following criteria: evidence of being a PGA TOUR fan; experience working with digital media, including blogs, Twitter, social networking and/or video; and originality of entry.

August 17, 2010 at 11:39 am | Golf To Go by Frank LaRosa, Uncategorized | No comment

The World’s Most Expensive Golf Book

 “The Golf Links of Scotland,” an ultra-deluxe, hand-tooled leather-bound tome that surely will be recognized as the ultimate hole-by-hole tour of the venerable Old Course at St. Andrews, as well as a tribute to 18 other top Scottish seaside links, will be published on September 14th. The limited edition collector’s volume will sell for $4,600 (inclusive of shipping!) and is more expensive than a luxury trip to the original home of golf.


Only 150 copies of “The Golf Links of Scotland,” two books in one, will be printed with 145 made available for purchase.  Book One devotes 130 pages to the Old Course and Book Two visits 18 other Scottish coastline gems in the span of 170 pages of descriptive text, playing tips and stunning photography.  



“The Golf Links of Scotland” is handsomely presented in a hand-made clamshell case.  The oversized book’s leather binding is graced with 23-carat gold leaf inlay that includes four thistles on the cover corners.


For more information, visit Get your copy now. After January 1, 2011, the book will cost $5,000. 

August 17, 2010 at 11:23 am | Golf To Go by Frank LaRosa | No comment

Sacramento Kings Announce Preseason Schedule

After announcing their season schedule the other day, now the Sacramento Kings give us their preseason set of contests.

They will open at home against the Phoenix Suns on October 5th. They will also play the Clippers twice and Golden State twice with a few other games.

See the schedule here.

August 12, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

Ken Burns.. Goin’ To The ‘Tenth’…

If Ken Burns is involved, I’m gonna have to watch it.  He’s responsible for some of the most eloquent stories ever told on television…. The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, the War and so many others.  The award winning filmmaker has decided to revisit Baseball with The Tenth Inning. The two-night, four-hour film begins where the original left off in 1994 and continues through 2009, covering the steroids era, The Strike and “The Greatest World Series Ever Played.”  And I’m happy to say my fellow Giants lover and Sacramento Bee writer and author Marcos Breton is featured prominently in the film.  Don’t miss it September 28 – 29 on PBS.

August 11, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Tom Nakashima's Blog | No comment

Growing Pains, Or Big Trouble For the 49ers

Are all of the injuries for the San Francisco 49ers a big concern, or are they just growing pains?

Already, Center Eric Heitmann has a broken leg. Ahmad Brooks is out with a lacerated kidney. Scott McKillop is out for the season with a torn ACL, and there have been a few other injuries.

Are the 49ers in trouble?

Read more….

August 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

49ers’ Eric Heitmann Out With Broken Leg

It seems like a key player gets hurt for the 49ers everyday, and now you can add Eric Heitmann to that list. He broke his left fibula, which looks like he would miss 6-8 weeks. That would land him back in the starting lineup by week two or three. He’s been very reliable, starting all 16 games for the 49ers each of the last three seasons.

August 9, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

How Is Jerry Kramer NOT In The Hall Of Fame?

After watching the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremonies over the weekend, I couldn’t help but think about some guys who have been passed over.  It’s been said that this hall is the toughest to get into.  No kidding?  The Green Bay Packers were the greatest team of their generation.  Look at any film of the famous Green Bay Power Sweep, and Jerry Kramer is leading the way.  Yup, teams knew it was coming and they still couldn’t stop it.  Jerry made one of the most crucial blocks in NFL history, allowing Bart Starr to sneak into the end zone in the famous “Ice Bowl.”  An All-Pro 5 times, he helped the Packers win 5 World Championships… and he’s the only member of the NFL’s 50th Anniversary All-Time team that is NOT in Canton. And it bothers me that there’s a whole generation of football fans who don’t even know who Jerry Kramer is.  I suppose he’ll be voted in someday…. I hope they don’t wait until he’s gone.

“Instant Replay” photo

August 9, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Tom Nakashima's Blog | No comment

49ers linebacker Scott McKillop tears ACL, May Be Done For Season

The rash of injuries continues today in 49ers camp, but this one is the most serious of all.

Linebacker Scott McKillop suffered a torn ACL and torn patella tendon in his left knee, which means he’s likely out for the year. Instead of McKillop backing up Takeo Spikes, it looks like NaVorro Bowman and veteran Matt Wilhelm will get a shot at it.

August 5, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

The Royals Give A’s the Win Today, 4-3

The Royals gift wrapped an A’s victory today with two crucial errors and allowing a four-run sixth inning. Brett Anderson got his first victory since May, which is nice to see.


August 4, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Uncategorized | No comment

Buster Posey Named NL Rookie Of the Month

This is a no-brainer if you’re a Giants fan, but Buster Posey has been named the National League rookie of the month.

Posey led all National Leaguers with 43 hits in July and was in the Top 5 in several categories. Third in the league with a .417 batting average, tied for third with 24 RBI, fourth with a .466 OBP and fifth with a .699 slugging percentage, and that’s just the beginning!


August 4, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Derek Moore's Blog | No comment

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