More than a week after Dorian destroyed thousands of homes on the Grand Bahama and Abaco islands, the official death toll stands at 50 and is expected to rise, as search-and-rescue crews continue to make their way through the devastation.While power has already been restored to much of Grand Bahama, Smith says the electrical infrastructure around Marsh Harbour, which is Abaco’s largest city, was completely destroyed. Bahamian officials say about 2,500 people remain on a list of those missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. However, the names have not been cross-checked against the lists of people who evacuated from the islands following the storm, and those who are still in shelters.Carl Smith, a spokesman for the emergency management agency in the Bahamas, expects the list of potentially missing persons to shrink as it is checked in the coming days.
Usually when a news story involving the extreme leftist organization antifa comes up during the morning show we don’t give it much attention. Most peole hadn’t even heard of what they are or what they aim to do – until now. President Trump has announced that the organization will be designated as domestic terror group. How did they turn an opportunity for unity into riots? I’ll try to explain here. ~ Bill Adams
Firefighters who helped save West Palm Beach’s only LGBTQ+ bar just donated $9,000 from their own pockets to help rebuild the establishment.In May chemicals ignited a fire that caused H.G. Rooster’s to catch fire, investigators say.On Thursday, the West Palm Beach Firefighters Association presented the bar’s owner, AJ Wasson, with a big check.Firefighters and paramedics each donated $100 of their own money.Courtesy of our news partner WPTV News Channel 5.
30 May 2012 Powakaddy continues support of England Golf PowaKaddy, the number one name in electric trolleys, confirmed today that it has extended its successful partnership with England Golf as the ‘Official Trolley Supplier’ to the nations brightest young golfing stars. The new multi-year agreement saw the Main England Squad presented with a new fleet of electric trolleys ahead of the 2012 season, at a recent training session at the National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa. Each player in the squad was equipped with PowaKaddy’s flagship PK SPORT model, featuring a whole host of innovative design features and performance boosting technologies to ensure they have the very best equipment as they take to the course. PowaKaddy has also customised the trolleys with all-white frames embossed with the striking, new England Golf logo to specifically match the national team colours. The agreement showcases PowaKaddy’s commitment to golf at all levels and Sales and Marketing Director, Simon Homer is looking forward to the next two years of the partnership, “We have enjoyed a mutually beneficial association with England Golf over the last few years. We are keen to support England Golf in a variety of ways, most notably assisting in the development of the stars of tomorrow, so naturally this was a relationship that we wanted to continue and strengthen.” Over the last 2 years beneficiaries of the PowaKaddy agreement have included many young players who have made the leap into professional golf, including the nation’s number one emerging star Tom Lewis. Homer added, “As the most recognised electric trolley brand in the game we enjoy a very strong following amongst young amateur golfers, all looking to reap the health, fitness and performance benefits of our award-winning products. Technology plays a key part in the game at the highest level and I believe our top-of-the-range PK SPORT model will give all the players an added edge to keep them one step ahead of the competition.” Newly appointed England Golf Director of Coaching and victorious 2011 Walker Cup Captain, Nigel Edwards commented, “Our job is to ensure that all of our team members are provided with the necessary tools to help them improve and fitness plays a key part in this, so I am delighted that they will have access to the obvious health and fitness benefits that using a PowaKaddy provides both in practice and in competitive play.” “Golfers need to conserve as much energy as possible during the round as well as avoid injuries that may occur from carrying. The England and England Boys squad members often play 36-holes of competitive golf a day throughout the season so we want them to be at their best physically at all times.” The agreement covers far more than product supply for the England squad players. PowaKaddy will once again be pro-actively involved in England Golf amateur events, most notably as title sponsors of England Golf’s English Champion Club event. In addition, PowaKaddy will be participating in England Golf’s Membership Benefits scheme offering prizes throughout the year to members of the scheme. The award-winning PK SPORT trolley that the players will be using is a state-of-the-art electric trolley that combines strong and lightweight materials with a powerful yet whisper quiet 200 watt motor, for the ultimate in performance and reliability. A host of practical features come together to make the it the market leading brand’s most complete design and the only choice for the UK’s finest amateur players. For further information visit www.PowaKaddy.com
18 Jun 2013 Debbie tops senior leaderboard with personal best Surrey’s Debbie Richards equalled her personal best with a two-under par 70 to take the first round lead in the English senior women’s stroke play championship at Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club on the Isle of Wight.The Burhill player (image © Leaderboard Photography) is one shot clear of playing partner and former champion, Sue Dye of Cheshire. British senior champion Katherine Russell of Sussex and her predecessor, Felicity Christine of Surrey, are a further stroke behind, after both returned level par scores.Debbie, who won the second flight competition at the English senior women’s amateur championship earlier this year, carried her good form into this event. She started with a pair of birdies, added two more on the 4th and 13th and dropped her only shots on the 15th and 17th, a par three of 220-yards. “I was a bit nervous at that point,” she admitted.“I didn’t know my score while I was playing, but I knew I was doing reasonably well. It’s my best in one of these events and it equals my personal best,” added Debbie, who putted consistently well throughout the round. “I’ve had a lovely day – but tomorrow is another day!”Playing partner Sue Dye (Delamere Forest) also birdied the first hole on her way to amassing a total of six birdies in her round. “I could have been three or four better, but I’ll take it because playing in a championship isn’t easy,” she said.Sue’s ball striking was impressive and she’s crediting continuous play through the winter: “I normally put my clubs away but last winter I played enough to keep me going and it’s been good.”Defending champion Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest) is currently in a share of eighth place after scoring three-over 75, which included four birdies but ended with a double bogey on the last. Janet has already won the English senior amateur title this season.Meanwhile, Cheshire’s Cath Rawthore is hoping for third time lucky tomorrow when she tees up. Last week, she was using her tried and tested driver when the head flew off in mid-swing and hit her on the back of her head. “I’ve still got the lump,” she remarked.She got a replacement and headed to the driving range to practice – but six shots later the head flew off. Today she played with her daughter’s club, but her repaired driver was shipped to Shanklin and Sandown and is ready for use tomorrow.Cath, (Sale) who was a semi-finalist at the senior amateur championship, said: “I didn’t feel comfortable at all today but hopefully I’ll get my driver going tomorrow and be in some better positions. She took 77 today and shares 11th place.After tomorrow’s second round the field will be cut to leading 36 players and ties who will play the final round on Thursday.Click here for full scores
1 Apr 2015 Dorset’s Kevin Brown wins South West Golf Steward of the Year Dorset’s Kevin Brown has won the title of the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year for England Golf’s South West region. Kevin, from Sherborne Golf Club, received his trophy at the annual presentation lunch at The Counting House in London, when the national and regional winners were celebrated. The competition to find and recognise England’s top golf club stewards was in its eighth year and attracted hundreds of votes for the nominated stewards. Kevin commented: “This is a huge personal achievement and it’s just tremendous that the members appreciate what we do in trying to meet their needs.” Kevin was noted by the judges for his flexible approach to the catering offered at Sherborne and his willingness to add new services, such as a café on the ninth tee offering halfway house refreshments. His approach has paid dividends both for the clubhouse takings and for the club as a whole. For example, he has attracted more social members to the club as a direct result of some of the private functions he has hosted. The quality of the food at Sherborne, together with Kevin’s ability to train and motivate his staff came though repeatedly in his nominations, of which there were more than any other club in the South West. Kevin and the other regional winners all received their trophies from England Golf Chief Executive, David Joy, and from Richard Fuller, Fuller’s Corporate Affairs Director. The other winners were: national and South East winner, Samantha Hudson of Swaffham Golf Club, Norfolk; Midlands winner David Guest of Halesowen Golf Club, Worcestershire; and North winner, David Prior of Blackley Golf Club, Lancashire. They were chosen after a rigorous judging process. The 2013 Stewards of the Year, Simon and Karen Ward of Wilmslow Golf Club, Cheshire, joined the judges to whittle down the record entry to three finalists from each region. Each of these 12 were visited personally before the four regional winners were selected, having been judged on their commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. Caption: Kevin Brown (centre) is pictured with Richard Fuller (left) and David Joy.
Tags: elite golf, England squads 13 Feb 2019 New faces feature in England men’s squads A host of new faces have played their way into the two England men’s squads for 2019.Spanish amateur champion Billy McKenzie and Tom Plumb, who was recently third in the South American amateur, have shot straight into the men’s squad.They are joined by three players promoted from the A squad: Bailey Gill, Ben Jones, a semi-finalist in the recent New South Wales amateur, and Tom Sloman.Jake Burnage and David Hague, both internationals and established squad members, complete the line-up.The A squad is completely new. Its seven members are: Jake Bolton, who was third in the 2018 Italian amateur; Sam Done, who consistently features on the national amateur circuit; former boy internationals Callum Farr and Harry Goddard; Ben Hutchinson, who reached the last 16 in the Amateur Championship; David Langley, runner up in the Hampshire Salver and Tillman Trophy, and Joe Long, runner-up in the English amateur.The full squads:MenJake Burnage, Saunton, DevonBailey Gill, Lindrick, YorkshireDavid Hague, Malton & Norton, YorkshireBen Jones, Northamptonshire CountyBilly McKenzie, Rowlands Castle, HampshireTom Plumb, Yeovil, SomersetTom Sloman, Taunton & Pickeridge, SomersetA SquadJake Bolton, Ogbourne Downs, WiltshireSam Done, Kenwick Park, LincolnshireCallum Farr, Northamptonshire CountyHarry Goddard, Hanbury Manor, HertfordshireBen Hutchinson, Howley Hall, YorkshireDavid Langley, Castle Royle, BB&OJoe Long, Lansdown, GloucestershireClick here to find out more about all our squad players
After a multitude of questions, some valid, some bizarre, the competition got off without a hitch and surprisingly when the cards came in nearly all were legible and correctly filled in.The winning scramble team (from left) Richard Kubicki, Carole Kubicki, Karen Brown and Rob Brown.The winning team were the pre-tournament favourites, having the lowest handicap and consisting of Rob & Karen Brown and Richard & Carole Kubicki with a hot 57.5 net. Although their round started ominously with a bogey, they fought back to one under for the front side and then put the after burners on, with 6 birdies and 3 pars on the back nine.In second place with a solid 60.8 was the Danish group of Torben Sorensen (who has lived in Canada for many years), Kai Aabling, Peter Bygballe and Jan Lovgreen. Third was a three-ball of Henning Olsen, Jan Badura and Thorbjorn Asmunsden with 65.1. It was nice to see a three ball making the grade as with one less player it’s that bit harder, especially as they told me that one of their members had found the water carries impossible.Near pins went to Thorbjorn Asmunsden (No.3), Carole Kubicki (No.6), Kenny Chung (No.8), Henry Wong (No.14), Torben Sorensen (No.16)It was a fun day and we’re planning to have another scramble in February as there were several requests to do it again before the end of the season. Golf from Café KronborgThursday, Jan. 5, Silky Oak – 4P ScrambleCafe Kronborg golfers started the new year with a scramble competition instead of the regular stableford format.This was a tight competition enjoyed by all, with only one team breaking net 60 and less than 7 shots separating the remaining groups. We played at Silky Oak whose quirky layout was well suited to a scramble competition, and all teams had at least one member with the firepower to clear the daunting water carries.
Lawn bowlers from the Pattaya based Coco Club were pleased to be invited to the inaugural Chiang Mai Challenge at Don Bishop’s Non Kai Lawn Bowling Green following the installation of a 1 million plus baht new carpet from New Zealand.Coco Club lawn bowlers pose for a photo with their counterparts in Chiang Mai.The 11 strong members landed at Chiang Mai and could not get to the green quick enough for the initial practice session. A very sociable group welcomed the players and it was game on.The triples proved it was going to be a tough competition, with scores of 22-6, 19-6 and 11-13 to give Coco a 2-1 lead in the afternoon session. The evening singles were shared at 2-2 to give Coco a 4-3 lead but on the points system adopted by Chiang Mai the visitors had an 8-5 lead at the end of day one.Day two pairs were all square at half way until an amazing comeback by Peter and Lita, from 12-6 down to win 21-18, gave Coco an 8-7 lead on matches but on the points system an unassailable 14-7 lead. After a super meal break the second string singles all went Chiang Mai’s way to finish the match at 14-11 for Pattaya’s Coco Club.
Richard Anderson wears the Green Jacket and holds his trophy after winning the 23rd annual T.Q. Masters golf classic.Phoenix Gold was the venue on Friday, October 19 for the 23rd annual T.Q. Masters golf classic, presented by The Tahitian Queen rock n’ roll bar. For those who don’t know, T.Q. is Pattaya’s oldest go-go bar that opened its doors in 1978 and has been at the same address on Beach Road all these years.The coveted and traditional Green Jacket in this tournament always goes to the player with the best individual stableford score and this year’s contest was the closest it has ever been.B Flight winner Daniel Tobler accepts his trophy from Mama-san Ead.It had been two years since the T.Q. Masters had been held, out of respect to the passing of His Majesty the late King, and the resumption this year was much anticipated. There were 70 contestants in 3 divisions playing the Ocean and Mountain courses. This even included 18 who make the trip down from Bangkok, with a big thanks to Mark Guthrie and the crew.There was a very organized send off in the morning and the weather was brilliant. For all the rain and lightning around, the players only had to endure a mere splash for just five minutes. The golf course was in excellent condition and the new putting greens with the white picket fencing looked all pro. There were loads of volunteers for the day, with Bill, Bernie and Queeny passing out the on-course beers helped by Pom, Bee, Su and Nam who doled out the tournament shirts at check-in with Phil and Woody. They also did a great job churning out those legendary Bloody Caesars at the starting gate.After the round, everyone headed back to the Tahitian Queen for the BBQ buffet dinner provided by The Golf Club on Soi L.K. Metro. Pork mega-ribs, chicken satay, sliders, chili con carne and the best Buffalo chicken wings in town were happily washed down with happy hour beers from the bar.TGC’s own Capt. Phil gave the best kind of presentation (short) aided by Mama-san Ead passing out the trophies. As mentioned earlier, this was a very closely contested tournament and amazingly, we had all three division winners turn in cards of 43 stableford points.Richard Anderson (H/cap 9) won the A Flight on 43 and was five clear of Graham Rudd (9) in second on 38 while Trevor Harvey (10) placed third with 35.Daniel Tobler (19) topped the B Flight with his 43-pointer, David Dawson (12) was close behind in second on 41 and Ross Schiffren (20) had another fine round for third place with 40 points.Pierre Zbinden (23) was the third player to notch 43 points and won the C Flight ahead of Brian Reid (28) in second on 40 and Dale Drader (28) third with 35.C Flight winner Pierre Zbinden.The Mountain track was used as the count-back decider and Richard Anderson took the Green Jacket courtesy of his better score on that nine.Near pins were taken by (A Flight) Steve Snelgrove, Trevor Harvey, Richard Anderson; (B Flight) David Dawson, Daniel Tobler, Paul Ovens; (C Flight) Brian Reid, Nigel Henry, Dale Drader, while the Long-Putt (9th on the Ocean course) sponsored by Jack Levy was measured at 20-foot 8 inches and tagged by our Aussie mate Butch Furneaux.This drinking tournament with a golfing problem was once again a great success and thanks go out to all who participated and to all sponsors and helpers. You are all invited to the T.Q. Masters 24th edition next year. Can it top 70 players? Let’s give it a try!The long wait is over – all set for another T.Q. Masters.Putting for glory at the T.Q. Masters.Russell tees off on the first.Dark clouds can’t dampen the fun for this group.