Around The Links: September 11, 2013 Day of Remembrance

Sept 11, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Three-year-old Lucas Kuznicki waves a flag during the playing of God Bless America on the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in the seventh inning of the game between the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Sept 11, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Three-year-old Lucas Kuznicki waves a flag during the playing of God Bless America on the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in the seventh inning of the game between the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

I spent the evening of September 10th as I do every year. On the eve of one of the most tragic days in American history I watch all of the stories and specials that surround 911. Last night the special was centered around Condoleezza Rice, and her recount of the days events. I later watched the new special that included the museum that is seven floors beneath ground zero and includes artifacts from that day, and that time. I remember the day like it was yesterday, and after watching the second tower come down, I left work, went home and put my flag up. I was the first in my neighborhood to do so.

 

Wisconsin golf course advertisement offers ‘$9.11’ discounts

Tumbledown Trails general manager says they’ve received death threats since news of the promotion went viral. The tragedy-themed deal offered golfers at the Verona, Wis., course nine holes for $9.11 on 12th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

This is an interesting article from the New York Daily News and goes into detail about this golf course, and the mess it has gotten itself into trying to capitalize on this tragic event.

Golf course promotion backfires

Another take on this subject from ESPN!

Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore, Augusta’s first female members, are barely seen, not heard at Masters

In staying with the 911 theme for today, I felt compelled to include an old story from the first Masters that included a female member. The effort to include women at Augusta is small, to say the least, I guess it can be viewed as a positive step. Now it’s time for the R&A, ans some of the “Mens Only” venues in Europe to start conforming as well.

What We Learned: Couples’ not-so-hot move

Freddie Couples is catching quite a bit of flax for not calling potential President’s Cup pick, Jim Furyk ahead of the Captain’s Picks that were televised live on the Golf Channel. When it was apparent that Furyk, who has been on every Presidents Cup team since the first match, had not been called, Captain Couples said he had sent the veteran a text message.

 

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Topics: Fred Couples, Golf, Presidents Cup

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