First, there is the Phil Mickelson thing. He is being critcised for using some old golf clubs. Specifically, Ping wedges with square grooves. Ones which were manufactured before April 1, 1990.
A legality issue has arisen.
Most professional golfers say it is wrong to use the clubs. Others say it is ok. There was a rule change followed by a court case. Ping won the court case. In effect, the decision legitimatized the square groove clubs manufatured by Ping.
These square grooves are supposed to provide an advantage. They assist in making the ball spin when hit out of the rough. Which means the ball will hit the green and hold with more precision.
Life moves in strange ways. Last Wednesday I was at the golf course. I keep 2 sets of clubs there. An old set. My first set. And a newer set purchased about 7 years ago.
I never use the older set. It is in a corner covered with dust.
The pro talked to me Wednesday about the old set. He asked if I knew what I had. I can hardly play golf. How would I know!
Turns out my old set gathering dust are pre 1990 Pings with square grooves. He said hold on to them. Some day they are going to be worth money.
Wednesday’s conversation meant nothing to me till yesterday when the Mickelson story hit the news. Now I understand!
I watched President Obama meet with the House Republicans yesterday. What an appearance!
In effect, it was him all alone with the enemy.
He was terrific!
The questions asked him were loaded and tough. He handled them all deftly. He understood the issues. I was impressed with the depth of his knowledge. His responses contained no bullshit. He knew what he was talking about. Where he agreed with a questioneer, he agreed. Where he disagreed, he did so firmly but as a gentleman.
I thought he showed more respect to the Republicans than they showed him. Some forgot with their snoddiness that he is the President of the United States. Whatever happened to respect the office even if you might not respect the man.
I am glad Obama is my President during these trying times. If there was any doubt, it was erased yesterday.
My day otherwise yesterday was busy. Paperwork took more hours than anticipated. It was an off and on thing. Five hours in the morning. Two in the late afternoon. In between, I sneaked in a visit with Lisa after her work day.
I stayed home last night. I was mentally drained. My body was even tired. It was early to bed and sleep.
The weather has turned again. Back to warm. I hope to get out today and move my body around. Perhaps I will start the day with a bike ride around the island.
Enjoy your day!