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    Quote Originally Posted by jdub
    trevino said after shanking a 1-iron and a bolt of lightning hit a nearby tree immediately thereafter, "See! Not even God can hit a 1-iron!"




    Rain isn't bad....we've played in rain....and snow with ice on the ground! It's when ya start to hear the thunder...then ya have to be careful and most likely take a raincheck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastCoastTropics




    Rain isn't bad....we've played in rain....and snow with ice on the ground! It's when ya start to hear the thunder...then ya have to be careful and most likely take a raincheck.
    And don't run under a tree to get out of the rain if you hear that thunder...THAT's the dangerous part...getting zapped by the lightning. "Toasted on the 9th hole".

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    The Mayor (or Gov') should hold another "No Scade 'Em, Go Get 'Em" celebration for her, like the parade that was held for our Ewa Beach Little League Champs.

    That would be way cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miulang
    And don't run under a tree to get out of the rain if you hear that thunder...THAT's the dangerous part...getting zapped by the lightning. "Toasted on the 9th hole".

    Miulang

    I'd rather get toasted on the 19th!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe
    I'd rather get toasted on the 19th!


    hehehe...
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    Anyone notice that Michelle Wie was the "Question" to a Jeopardy "Answer" the other night?

    It had to do w/ (not sure if this is completely correct...please correct me if I'm wrong)

    "This person became the youngest person at 14 to win the ..."

    The answer of course being said by a mainland person was "Who is Wie"

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    We is the people on Hawaii Threads!

    haw haw haw <snort>

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    Seeing her cry yesterday because of a bad golf round....made me think twice whether she IS MATURE ENOUGH????

    She still must have at least $9 million Banked on just sponsorship....

    Made me think... "Money Doesn't Buy Happiness."

    But, damn.... to cry because of a bad golf game????

    ANYONE ELSE CRY when they have a bad golf game and still have 9 million in the bank?

    OK... Please don't hate me hawaii...just observing... I am a true fan of hers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoasurfer123
    Seeing her cry yesterday because of a bad golf round....made me think twice whether she IS MATURE ENOUGH????
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    I dunno...I've been following her and feel she is mature beyond her years. That said, I prefer that kids be allowed to remain kids thru high school.

    She's handled other disappointing rounds with grace and dignity. I think those might've been tears more out of embarrassment and/or humiliation than anything else. That might've been her worst round of golf in the last 3 years or so. Then to have it happen at home, during a major tournament, in front of what I've heard was a large gallery...well...she's only human.

    Just my 2 centavos...

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    crying? CRYING!? There's no CRYIIINNNGGG... in golfball!

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    She shot a 68 today. An 11-stroke turnaround from the prior day's round is almost incomprehensible, not to say nearly impossible.

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    $700,000 appearance fee...

    However the winner of the tourney only gets $600,000...

    I say Wie won before she stepped off the plane at the latest tourney

    Manoa thinking what he would do w/ $700,000 for stepping off an airplane

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    I am We as You are We as She is Wie and We are all together...

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    He is da Lurkah (woooooo)
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    yahoo buzz index... #2 Michelle Wie

    at the time I post this....

    Haven't seen her in the top 10 before!

    It also appears that she has an official website now...

    http://www.missmichellewie.com/

    However, I can't guarantee that's not someone trying to swap her glory.... it does look pretty official though...

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    Michelle received an exemption last week from qualifying for the Women's US Open which will be held at the Newport Country Club in Newport, RI last week, and I think the organizers of this event all gave a collective sigh of relief when they heard that news. She is officially in! I'm pretty sure they've been waiting impatiently for that announcement.

    The Boston Globe sports section this past Sunday had a large ad announcing that she would be in the tournament and implied, with her admission to the tournament, prospective attendees of this event better get their tickets now.

    There has also been a large billboard in downtown Providence, off one of the interstates, that has been touting the Open since last winter. Right now, the billboard highlights Paula Creamer and I'm not sure who else. But I'm betting with Michelle now an official entrant to the Open, that billboard will be changed to one exclusively announcing that she's in the tournament.

    There's quite a buzz around here...Michelle's in the Open...better get your tickets now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoasurfer123
    It also appears that she has an official website now...

    http://www.missmichellewie.com/

    However, I can't guarantee that's not someone trying to swap her glory.... it does look pretty official though...
    Nope. A quick WHOIS search shows that that domain is owned by some guy in Manila. Somehow I don't think that would be Michelle or her parents.

    Whois.Net

    WHOIS information for missmichellewie.com:

    [whois.melbourneit.com]

    Domain Name.......... missmichellewie.com
    Creation Date........ 2005-10-13
    Registration Date.... 2005-10-13
    Expiry Date.......... 2007-10-13
    Organisation Name.... Aster Edward Umali
    Organisation Address. Unit 24i Tower 2 Paseo Parkview Suites
    Organisation Address. 142 Valero Street
    Organisation Address. Makati City
    Organisation Address. 1200
    Organisation Address. Metro Manila
    Organisation Address. PHILIPPINES
    Michelle's official web site is at http://michellewie.com, and is owned by her father BJ and managed by the William Morris Agency. Apparently it's just a placeholder for now.
    Last edited by Glen Miyashiro; May 23rd, 2006 at 12:20 AM.

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    if your on now...

    Turn to the golf channel...Digital channlel #216

    Michelle is one stroke away from winning her first Championship!

    And what a championship it would be... the LPGA McDonald's one... Big Money!
    Last edited by damontucker; June 11th, 2006 at 12:08 PM. Reason: channel #216

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    Here's why you always read at least the lead paragraph when you're headline-surfing:

    Last edited by scrivener; June 11th, 2006 at 03:30 PM. Reason: "somewhere in the distance, i hear the bells ring..."
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    that's a good one scriv!

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    Nice catch, Scriv. (And good thinking saving a screen capture locally... of course they've fixed it elsewhere: "Pak lifts LPGA title after play-off win.") A bit of a "Dewey Defeats Truman" flub there! Bet the web team was sitting with their fingers hovering over the "publish" button on different versions of the story, clicking when the final score was posted but forgetting to rewrite the hed.

    The correct headlines spreading across the web tell the real story...

    The newscasts were so optimistic about her one-off-the-lead standing yesterday... so it was hard not to guess how this tournament was going to end. It's a story we've seen a few too many times.

    I wish Wie well, I do. But "Wie almost makes it" won't be news much longer. It barely is now. Sigh. I want her to be an inspiration, not a cautionary tale, you know?

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    I really don't get the high expectations for her, at least not in the first part of her summer. She doesn't play in tournament conditions for about six months out of the year, and then people expect her to win her first time out?

    Wait till she's playing full-time, folks.

    That said, if she could get her putting up to the level the rest of her game has reached...

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    WEEI-AM/FM, a sports talk station from Boston has been frequently airing ads that exclusively announce (no mention of any other lady golfers) that Michelle Wie will be playing the Women's US Open in Newport. It's an ad that chronologically tells a brief story of Michelle's golf history...at age 4 she did this, at age 7 this, at 10 she shot a 67 (or some absurdly low number for a 10 year old), and so on. Like all of the other Women's US Open ads I've seen in print, and heard over the airwaves, this ad implies one best get their tickets to the tournament now if one wants to see Michelle in action. I'd say (and I'm no rocket scientist in declaring this obvious fact) that Michelle has huge expections from the golfing fans out this way. A heavy burden of pressure for such a young girl to bear.
    Last edited by Surfingfarmboy; June 11th, 2006 at 11:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfingfarmboy
    WEEI-AM/FM, a sports talk station from Boston has been frequently airing ads that exclusively announce (no mention of any other lady golfers) that Michelle Wie will be playing the Women's US Open in Newport. It's an ad that chronologically tells a brief story of Michelle's golf history...at age 4 she did this, at age 7 this, at 10 she shot a 67 (or some absurdly low number for a 10 year old), and so on. Like all of the other Women's US Open ads I've seen in print, and heard over the airwaves, this ad implies one best get their tickets to the tournament now if one wants to see Michelle in action. I'd say (and I'm no rocket scientist in declaring this obvious fact) that Michelle has huge expections from the golfing fans out this way. A heavy burden of pressure for such a young girl to bear.
    Can we expect a "Farmboy HT 3:16" Sign in the near future?

    I'd love to start seeing some WIE fan with an HT Shirt some time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfingfarmboy
    I'd say ... that Michelle has huge expections from the golfing fans out this way. A heavy burden of pressure for such a young girl to bear.
    Yes, and it also justifies the numerous sponsors' exemptions Michelle received when she was still an amateur. The corporate sponsors cough up the money, so exempting certain players from qualifying when those players will bring in the fans totally makes sense. It's good for the sponsors and good for the towns that host the tournaments, and ultimately it's good for the pros. The only thing it's really not good for is the integrity of the game, but pro golf was never going to make it without the financial backing of corporate sponsors, so it sold its soul long, long ago anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miulang
    She'll probably the only rich kid at Punahou who earned her millions on her own. The rest of the rich kids there probably were born with silver spoons in their mouths and are related to wealthy people.
    You could say that about rich kids at any school in the world. So why bring it up? Are you trying to imply that only rich kids attend or have graduated from Punahou?

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