Thursday, July 30, 2009

PGA coming back to Valhalla in Louisville in 2011 and 2014

Good news, Kentuckiana sports fans. The PGA just announced that the PGA Championship and the Senior PGA Championship are coming back to Valhalla Golf Course.

The Senior PGA Championship will occur in 2011 and the PGA Championship will occur in 2014.

Like many I've gone to every PGA event at Valhalla. From Mark Brooks winning the PGA over Kenny Perry, the stormy Senior PGA in 2004 with Hale Irwin won, Tiger's showdown with Bob May to the United States winning the Ryder Cup last year. It is a great venue and the PGA know how to put on a well-run tournament.

My Valhalla highlights are getting to the magnificent course for the first time, in 2004 when the course was flooded and walking the course as the officials were trying to get the tournament back on, Tiger's comeback in 2000 and the Ryder Cup where the U.S. team pulled off the win.

I am so happy to have the PGA coming back to Louisville. Do you have any Valhalla stories?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Calipari unleashes, new Facebook page and book

Coach Calipari getting his point across

UK Coach John Calipari is proving to be the busiest man in sports. He is not only recruiting and coaching, but he is seems to be techno savvy and is everywhere on the internet. I mean everywhere. Not only does the prolific tweeter have almost half a million (as of today) on Twitter, but he now has a website and a new Facebook account. Oh, did I mention he has a book coming out soon.

The new website contains articles, videos and a blog. It is free, but it has various memberships to sign up for which does cost money. The proceeds will benefit the Calipari Family Foundation For Children. When the season starts it ought to be a great place to learn all things UK basketball.

Become a fan of Coach Calipari's Facebook page. There are almost 20,000 fans of that page already.

Lastly, he has a book coming out on Sept. 1 called Bounce Back: Overcoming Setbacks to Succeed in Business and in Life.

Like myself you probably can't wait for basketball season to start. With the about outlets you can get your Calipari fix in many different ways.