Monthly Archives: November 2007

LG Skins: Ames Sneaks Another One In

Well, the 25th Skins Game finished with Stephen Ames doing what he did last year and dodging several bullets to make a $650k putt. BUT, that is the Skins game and since Indian Wells signed up for at least three more years of the Skins Game we can only hope that Fred will be back to take a walk with Stephen around the 18 Hole ATM.

Now it comes down to who you would like to see play Fred and Stephen next year. For me I would like to see Woody Austin with either Chris DeMarco or Jerry Kelly grind it. It is the hard core money players who are needed to bring the zest back into the game.

I would like to see Phil Mickelson get serious and bring the fun back into his game so he could take Fred’s place one day, but right now, I do not see anyone who can play the Skins like Mr Couples….not even Tiger.

OH, well, guess we will have to just wait to see who it will be who plays next year’s LG Skins Game.

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Business Golf: Where is Waldo?

Can you guess where this golf course is?


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The 2007 Skins Game: ESPN Steps Allover Itself

When it comes to REAL golf the LG’s Skin’s Game provides the most drama and for ardent golfers this two day made for TV event is the Golf Event millions wait all year to watch.

However, it clear that ESPN’s sponsors for the hours of football that is on their networks each weekend feel they are losing viewers to the Skins Game. There attempt to gather viewers during the Skins Game may have back-fired on them.

Asking Fred Couples what he thinks about this year’s line-up of college football playoff teams was a slap to Fred’s golf feats and a rib punch to all the golf fans who could care less about the football games being aired on other channels. Mr Couple’s half-hearted response was probably not what ESPN was expected and Judy Rankin’s jab at network’s efforts to appease the wrong fan base was applauded when she remarked if Fred would comment on the ladies field hockey championship being held in Indian Wells this weekend.

fred-couples-skins.jpgIt was clear Fred was not comfortable talking football while he was playing golf. All Fred Couples’ fans know that Fred likes to talk football. So does Phil Mickelson and other professional golfers. There is nothing wrong with a professional golfer wanting to talk about something else beside golf, but for a football announcer to break in on a golf event in progress to talk to Fred about what he thinks about these seasons line up for the college football playoffs while he is getting ready to hit a golf ball for $50k…well, Fred said it best…

“I am surprised with you asking for my reaction.”

I don’t think you would see Andy North, golf commentator for ABC Sports, break into the Rose Bowl Game to ask the USC quarterback standing on the sidelines what he thinks about the FedEx Cup standings in golf…would you?

Come on ESPN, when are you going to realize that it is not all about Football? And come on sponsors of football programs, don’t you have enough viewers for your products during the football game?

It seems ESPN is falling for the same marketing hype that is pumped out about the mega online social networking groups having 100’s of millions of members by believing more unproven marketing statistics they are provided telling them there are billions of football fans who would view a sponsors products. Maybe so, but most football fans wanting those products are not watching a golf event.

The fans of these two totally different sports are definitely from two different gene pools and no matter how hard ESPN, and other sports networks, want to keep golf off the air during football season, it isn’t going to work. Talking football during the The Skins game is not going to get golf fans to watch football. These type of blatant efforts to insult golfers intelligence with bring football to golf just is going to force the millions of golfers who watch this event to instead of watching football to just go play golf.

Hopefully the thousands of emails ESPN and ABC are now getting for this snafu this they pulled during The Skins game this afternoon will not happen again, but more than likely it will since the sponsors of the football are demanding from ESPN more viewers for the money they are spending on the football game. Where else is ESPN going to get more viewers? Well, in this case they were thinking they were going to get them from the golf event. That didn’t work out did it?

There is more exciting Skins Game taking place tomorrow with Mr Couples leading with $75k in Skins….tune in and find out what Golf is REALLY all about. And OH, yaw, there will be a Football Game on before, during and after The Skins Game.

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IBGS: Getting a New Look!

If you have been out and around then you have seen that I am in the mist of overhauling my IBGS site. Needless to say, it is well over due. I am not sure what it is going to exactly look like, but I know it will be different.

For this project I am taking an international approach. My friend and leading international internet marketer,paul.jpg Paul OFlaherty will be serving as General Contractor for this project. He will be keeping an eye on producing something that answers my perpetual questions…Is This Really ALL Worth It?

Seems Paul is asking himself that questions a few hundred times a day and since our series of podcasts on all of the problems we have found on the internet feels that this project will give him a chance to develop something that will visually help with providing viewers a look at all of the stuff I offer people professionally as well as personally.

I get excited thinking about this new change and even more excited to ending the year with something new and positive to build on for the New Year. As far as GOLF and BUSINESS…yes, I will be writing plenty on the two and the two together…plus, my new book and some other new publications are still in the works for next year.

Taking a glimpse at the New Year, I see several things cooking that hopefully make this project Paul and I have been working on something we can sit back and say Is This Really All Worth It?

Look for an announcement soon of the launch of the new IBGS site.

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It Just Depends On How You Look At It!

Over at The Golf Blog site, there is a report on how Jessica Alba placed on Golf Digests Celebrity Golfer list….jessica-alba-golf.jpgof course she placed 81st out of a 100, but as reported, if you take out all of the men on the list she was #2…with Cheryl Ladd, cherylladd.jpga much better choice for this report, would be #1.

Guess I need to come up with my own list…of something. HUMMMM, I’ll get back to ya on this.

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The Business of Blogging

The Business of Blogging and what does it have to do with Business Golf.

Well first of all, every business should be blogging. It does not matter if the company has one employee or…tens of thousands of employees all over the world. Everyone one of them need to blog and play business golf.

Why? Well, blogging puts out in front of people information that comes across 100 times better than a slick commercial.

Yaw, I know, that puts a ton of artsy type people who make nothing but commercial out of a job…well that is where the golf comes in place.

Learning to play business golf and blogging would provide these individuals an opportunity to express themselves while marketing for their marketing companies.

There will always be a need for honest marketing and blogging is honest marketing. Try both, playing golf and blogging…it covers both the offline networking as well as he online networking. A win-win for everyone.

Make your business of blogging for you business.

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Will the Real Mr Business Golf Stand Up!

OK, let’s see,is there a Mr Business Golf in India?  I don’t think so!

If you are not aware of it there are a lot of, what I call, Slogs out there causing people to look bad and on my part bring up questions on who is the Real Mr Business Golf.

These Slogs are sites that copy other people’s blogs and edit them so it makes it look like they wrote the blog.  I know that the Pirating of blogs has been going on for sometime and most all of those sites are based offshore so our legal system can’t get to them.

Why are these sites pirating the blogs?  For the almighty Hit Traffic…that is my guess.  I am sure there are lots of other opinions on this and I will be talking to my good friend and my eyes looking into the blogsphere from abroad, Paul OFlaherty.

So, If this is not the Business Golf: The Real Deal Blog site you are reading this own, it is not one of the official Blog sites of Mr Business Golf.  If it is…then welcome to the world of Reality and of the real place to find out all about Business Golf.

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