Wednesday, May 20, 2020

I hope last week's skins game will not become the norm!

Did ya'll watch the Skins game the past weekend where the players were carrying their own bags? It was nice being able to watch live golf...those reruns were about to drive me to drink! But, If that becomes a trend, (players carrying their own bag), I am out of a job.

I guess it is the PGA's way to comply with the 6' "social distancing". I am not sure about all this stay at home and social distancing stuff. The golf course is in the open air, you get lots of vitamin D, which the experts say is good for you.

I was talking to Sarge, via text, and he thinks this whole mess is overhyped to see if the government and the media can put the fear into the people to force them to shut down stuff and take further control of us. It sort of makes sense when you look at the total deaths of Covid-19 and the normal seasonal flu deaths. By far seasonal flu kills more people than the Covid-19. I am glad to see things are opening up and we are trying to return to life pre-Covid-19.

 Stay safe and wear a mask to protect others and don't forget your elbow pads, because since we cannot fist bump, shake hands or high-five our elbows are going to bruise up.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Hello everyone, I am Count, actually, that is not the name my mom and dad is the nickname Hoss started calling me because I am always looking at life through the prism of numbers.

I came across this video where these guys were setting up experiments to find out how hard can a golf ball be hit and what does it look like at impact.  Using super-super slow motion, I was amazed at the results of what they found.

Take a look. 

Pretty neat, huh!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

 The Coronavirus Chaos Impacts Golf! 

Hey there, I am Dr. Sal.  It seems that the hype behind the Coronavirus wreaking havoc on a lot of things.  The NBA has canceled some games and others they are not allowing people in the stands.  The NCAA March Madness is canceled!  

I just read that the PGA Players will be played as scheduled but with no crowds on the course.  How will you be able to watch without hearing some a**hole yelling "In The Hole"?  I wonder how the professionals will be impacted by no crowds.  They will not be able to feed off of the crowds when they make a good shot and hear the applause and cheering when they sink a 70' putt for Eagle.  I think it will make a difference and the guys will have to adjust.  

Too bad Collin Montgomery won't be playing, cause he can hear a gnat fart from 100yds away. With no crowds, he could hear that gnat a mile away!

For sure, Golf Channel and NBC will love having the largest viewer ratings in the history of television. 

I wonder what the folks at The Masters are thinking?  All the cost of preparing for a huge tournament. the bleachers, the camera towers, the port-a-potties, all the stuff inventoried for food and clothing sales and think of all those folks that bought tickets well in advance? This is going to have a huge impact on the golf industry.

What a mess!  

So, my advice is to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds (sing happy birthday twice) serval times a day, keep your distance for others as if they have garlic breath, cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough.  Avoid crowded places and pray that God will help us contain this scary virus.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

If you have read "Scruffy"s Story" you know that Scruffy & Pals originated from marking my golf ball. My idea behind Scruffy & Pals is that people will read and get to know each pal and relate to one or two of them.  In time I would start producing their images on balls, towels, hats, and other golf stuff in hopes that folks would want to spend some of their money on them.

I did some research and found a company in Ohio that would produce my original drawings digitally on balls.  I was excited and worked out a deal with them that they would produce Scruffy, Hoss' and Knothead.  But there was a catch.  They required me to buy a minimum of 1,000 balls for each character.  In other words, I had to buy 3,000 (no name) balls!  I agreed and in a few weeks I receive the balls and I was well pleased even though my bank account was still feeling the pain.

Recently I saw Golfdotz.  They are a family-owned business that had this crazy idea of producing easy to apply identity for golf balls.  They introduced the idea at the 2008 PGA Golf show in Orlando, FL. And it was well-received and so they were off and running. 

After seeing and reading about Golfdotz, I wondered if they could/would make their Golfdotz using the characters of Scruffy & Pals.  At the time of this writing, I have contacted them and the discussion is ongoing.

Check out Golfdotz

Friday, March 6, 2020

Heartworm and flea and tick protection

This is the time of year to give us pups some heartworm stuff. Heartworm sounds bad and I sure don't want any of those slimy things crawling around in me!

I am out on the golf course chasing geese and in the woods chasing squirrels, I get a lot for fleas & ticks.  So while you are at it get your pub some chewables to prevent those nasty little pests from driving your dog crazy. 

I hear Scruffy calling me, so I have to go, but please don't let your dog suffer and get these things to protect it.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Are thinkin of going to Tokyo for the Summer Olympic Games 2020?

Howdy fellow golfers.  It just came in that you can purchase tickets to the Tokyo"s Summer Games 2020.  The United States will have a team of golfers there. I ain't got any information on what players will go the summer games, cause they ain't decided yet.  

But I do know that Tokyo is a long ways across the Pacific Ocean and if you wanna go, go here to get your tickets. Unless you figure on sleeping on the ground or in your rental car, here is a better idea.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

This new blog is about golf. Here each of Scruffy's Pals will post about golf stuff, including golf bags, golf balls, golf carts, and cart accessories, golf cartoons, golf club reviews, golf clubs, golf humor and more.

Niles is our golf rules, go-to man. He used to be a butler for one of the richest men in England and soon found out he would have to learn the rules of golf to settle arguments after his boss came home with his four-ball group. he is well versed in the R&A and PGA rules. 

Looper will be talking about golf bags since he has a lot of experience on that subject.  He will also talk about golf courses since he as walked a few, and he will talk about golf shoes since he wears out a few pairs each year looping for pro-golfers and amateurs. Looper knows a lot about golf course management and will give some of his insight.

Crash loves souped-up anything that has 4 wheels.  He will be giving us the latest on golf carts, equipment, and accessories. Crash thinks that getting to the next hold first is more fun than scoring.  So, he will give some pointers and warnings about golf carts.

Uncle Jess looks grumpy and at times he is.  He runs a business to provide travel and lodging for golfers.  So, he will be giving us some of the best places to play and how to get there.  Plus he is connected with getting tee times.

Lefty, as you can see faces some challenges on the golf course, so he will be using his experience as an amputee and direct you to places to learn more about amputee golf.