Today, golf made history by returning to the Olympics after a 112-year absence. Shortly thereafter, on the par-3 fourth hole at the Olympic Golf Course, Justin Rose claimed his piece of history by making the event's first hole-in-one.
Which got us thinking, what does it take to actually make a hole-in-one? Was it luck? Skill? Some combination of patience and persistence?
For the answer, we turned to this Janina Jacob's personal account of her first hole-in-one:
“Your mind is stronger than you think. By concentrating on the trouble, your mind thinks ‘Water! Trees! Sand!’…..and that’s where you’ll go. The mind doesn’t hear ‘don’t.’ Instead, focus on where you want the ball to go.”
For Janina's full take on the experience and what it takes to make a hole-in-one, read her recap at The A Position.
The Golden Bear now has a golden idea. He has created a new course with 12 par-3 holes on it. Jack Nicklaus designed something “unique and different.” The course is more playable for families and below-average golfers.
“You are going to see a lot of hole-in-ones,” said Nicklaus, who has made 21 in his famed career. “And that’s a good thing.” [MORE]
Picture Credit: Facebook @JackNicklaus
Did you know that there was only .59 points between the top men golfers and top women golfers? The world's top five male players have a scoring average of 69.327 per round. For the top five female golfers it's a 69.916 average. That is where the similarity ends.
The men's tour earns 5 times more than the women's. And this is one of the reason's that some detractors are saying why the top men aren't attending the Rio Olympics. There is no prize money to compete for. [MORE]
Picture Credit: Instagram @gerinapiller
Team U.S.A. has brought the largest group of female athletes to the Summer Olympic Games. 229 of our finest athletes are in Rio competing to bring home the gold.
The advertising community is capitalizing on the huge number of younger female viewers. Here are 10 of the most intriguing ads by our top Olympic athletes. [MORE]
Picture Credit: Instagram@simonebiles
24 year old American art student, Maragret Abbot was just visiting Paris during the 1900 Olympic games.
Unbeknownst to her, Ms. Abbot would go on to become both the first female golf champion and America's first female Olympic champion.
This is her story. [MORE]
Bill Boswell was seeking a design concept. Boswell spent a good chunk of his career designing huge golf courses across the world. Now, like most baby boomers, he is looking to downscale. Boswell is designing a golf course on a smaller scale. One that a round lasts 45 minutes.
"You’re just walking a nature trail and playing golf very quickly. It’s also a great way to introduce kids into the game", says Bill Boswell. [MORE]
Next week the wait is finally over. Golf returns to the 2016 Olympic games in Rio.
To add to the fun, EWGA is running a contest. Predict the winners (Gold, Silver and Bronze) of the Men's competition and win a prize! Hurry, you must have your entry in by August 8, 2016. [MORE]
EWGA wishes to congratulate Ariya Jutanugarn, the 2016 RICOH Women's British Open champion. This was her first win at a major. Jutanugarn also received the honor of being the first Thai player, male or female, to win a major championship.
''I think it's really important for me and for Thai golf, also,'' Jutanugarn said. ''Like my goal, I really want to win major and I did. I'm really proud of my achievement because I accomplished my goal this year.'' [MORE]
Picture Credit: RICOH Women's British Open Facebook Page