Our limerick competition finishes at the end of the month…here’s a few more from the prolific GoKartoonist Laureate, soon to be retitled Limerickitist Laureate. To inspire you for your own creations in the competition here
A rather strange lady from Chester
Claimed her GoKart had possessed her
Her friend even said
It was banned from her bed
Because it had tried to molest her
An Indian golfer named Gandhi
With a wedge was remarkably handy
He could chip the ball in
With incredible spin
But struggled in areas sandy (more…)
Coincidence? We don’t think so. With the South Winchester Ladies Club championship going to one GoKart owner, the top nett prize going to another, and the senior champion also sporting a GoKart they rather romped over the field. Congrats to the ladies there; Sally Ireland (on the right), Lindsay Dolphin (left) and Denise Wilson (polishing trophies at home). Handicap cuts have been sprinkled with abandon!
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Sadly nobody walked away with a shiny new GoKart in our Open competition so it was just Mr. Oosterhuizen that triumphed. And what a triumph, talk about doing it in style!
So we have a rollover for the USPGA, when we’ll have two GoKarts up for grabs. We’ll announce the new comp a couple of weeks before the tournie when the line up is definite.
And in honour of the week we have a wee Scottish themed limerick from Mr. W;
Old Jock the Scots pro passed away
He’d shot eagles and birdies each day
As they lowered him down
Said his caddy Jim Brown
“That’s his first hole in one I would say.”
Thought for the Day
If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried
Bring it on
As GoKart likes to regard itself as having its finger on the pulse, ear to the ground and any other insider, informed, access to the skinny cliché you can think of, you will no doubt want our view on who is going to win the Open. But the truth is, what the heck do we (or anyone else) really know? Who, for example, could have predicted Ben Curtis, Todd Hamilton or Paul Lawrie to lift the claret jug over the last decade or so? And how about Trevor Immelman and Zach Johnson to don a fetching green jacket; Lucas Glover, Angel Cabrera and Graeme McDowell to lift the US Open trophy; or YE Yang, Shaun Micheel and Rich Beem to take the year’s fourth Major, the USPGA?
As a general rule of thumb, two of the year’s big ones are captured by players who already have a Major win under their belt, while the other two go to debutant victors, and so far in 2010 that pattern has continued, with Phil Mickelson grabbing the Masters on behalf of the been-there-done-that-got-the-T-shirt brigade, and Northern Ireland’s finest being the representative for the gosh-what-just happened contestants, who are supposed to be there just to make up the numbers. (more…)Add a comment
This is how we’re thinking in terms of a mathematical equation;
The Open + St Andrews + All sorts of British Players getting lairy = a very brilliant conclusion.
And what will be the outcome? We are unashamedly cheering for Westwood and Poulter, McDowell, Harrington and McIlroy, and the rather engaging Chris Wood – a wild card but you never know.
The Open is unique; to a degree, anything can happen. A bit of genius can come to the surface. It’s all about when the genius happens. There’s the first couple of rounds … and then the RUMPUS begins. We can’t wait!
To celebrate all this, we’re giving away a GoKart electric golf trolley (or the equivalent value in batteries and accessories) to the first person out of the hat to predict the winner. We’ve told you our favourites so now bet on yours. Simply choose who you think will win (and for a tie-breaker their winning score) and put your answer in the comments box below; enter your name and email and that’s it, you’re in the hunt. (more…)Add a comment
The Dalai Lama is 75 today. And we have proof he plays golf. Well Bill Murray caddied for him.
Thoughts on the US Open
Golfers don’t win the US Open; they hang on like grim death and survive – it’s like watching a 20-car motorway pile-up, and waiting to see who emerges from the wreckage once the blood, smoke and debris have cleared. A few facts to prove the point; in the first round, the world numbers one and two (Tiger and Phil) couldn’t make a birdie between them; in the last round, only five out of 82 players were under par for the day – and none of them were in contention; and the six players in the last three pairings were a combined 11-over par for the 8th, 9th and 10th holes. There are numerous other stats to emphasise the point.
It might be dramatic, in the way that car, plane or rail crashes are dramatic, but it’s not what I want to watch.
All credit though, to Graeme McDowell, who did what he needed to do. He is a man, as my mother would say, who has no ‘side’; what you see is what you get and being in the public eye hasn’t changed him at all. His swing is not the most orthodox but, and here is a lesson some of his peers might want to absorb, it repeats flawlessly, even when the pressure gauge is turned up to 11. (more…)Add a comment
In celebration of our extremely successful launch in Ireland we thought we’d have a bit of a limerick competition. You know the sort of thing; ‘There was a young man from Devizes…’ (cleanish please, or not, but then we won’t be able to print it, just titter here at GKHQ). It doesn’t have to be about a GoKart, but the theme should be golf.
We’ll run the competition for a month, and the winner will have their limerick illustrated by Geoff Waterhouse and sent to them in a posh frame, completely unique and ready to display with pride.
So to start the ball rolling, a quick one from Mr. W himself -
Simply enter your creation, along with your name in the comment box below.
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