Sports endorsement deals: Young Rory McIlroy has now become Nike’s poster boy. A couple of hundred milli vanillia coin is the said figure involved to keep young Rory focused on the script. Nike unveils Rory McIlroy: Tiger’s heir apparent. No one can replace Tiger, yet Rory’s got plenty of time to learn while he earns in a sport that is not ageist to players.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.1.13~
In for a wet one, 2012, NZ.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.12.12~
In LA, Angelenos are crazy about Adam Scott. That was before the Hemsworths hit it big at the box office.
In golf news: Poulter pipped at the post by playing partner Scott. Photo: AFP.
In Melbourne Adam Scott fulfilled a dream to follow in the footsteps of his childhood hero Greg Norman.
“I had to [win] or otherwise I could never have come back to a golf course,” the Aussie golfer said after a final round 67 gave him a tournament total of 17-under 271 around Melbourne’s Kingston Heath.
Ian Poulter, the defending champion was up by a shot. In the final round, Europe’s Ryder Cup man landed on a 72. (more…)
John Key takes to the golf course at Otago Golf Club at Balmacewen in Dunedin in a charity match aimed at a fight against diabetes. Mr Key appeared for The Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research.
Yesterday, he spoke at an Otago Chamber of Commerce breakfast function, then attended a prizegiving at St Hilda’s Collegiate School before teeing off at 1.30pm.
Joining him on the fairways were former All Black captain and coach Sir Brian Lochore, former All Black coach Laurie Mains and former Otago rugby player Brett McCormack. Jamie Mackay, who hosts the Farming Show on Radio Sport, was also among the 10 golfers involved, having organised the event.–Otago Daily Times.
The Horiwood Top Ten are:
New Zealand news – Lawyer Greg King dies aged 42
No.3 ranked rugby star by votes – Helensville’s Tony Woodcock
Top NZ women: Brooke Fraser
Top ranked US music artist: Katy Hudson
No.1 non-Hollywood American hard news story - International Indigenous Peoples Day 2012
Hot B*tch Hollywood Award: Betty White
No.1 non-rugby star, New Zealand – NRL’s Shaun Johnson
Funny New Zealand Quips – John Key fundraisers on the green: Harbour Fish City owner Aaron Cooper won the game with 41 points, followed by Mr Mackay on 37, Sir Brian on 36 and Mr Key in fourth-equal place with Mr McCormack on 33. Not a bad day rolling on the green then for a good cause. :)
I post this having just downed four steak and cheese pies in one hit with extra ketchup .. for brunch. Geez! Shocking.
There you have it! :)
In other political news: The close Obama-Romney USA race is the big news story in the world right now. Not to be missed as the USA turns on an election show.
Wise proverb of the day on lives in politics: “You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town” ―Anne Lamott, Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith.
Always take time to smell the roses and have fun.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.11.12~
New York’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, may have canceled the NYC marathon for 2012, but NZ’s PM is going all out for diabetes rundraising events. He started with a David Beckham d*ss, then progressed to a game of golf with some old rugby mugs.–Read up here. And here: Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research.
[Photo - TaylorMadeR7 CGB MAX Driver]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.11.12~
Ric Kayne and Suzanne Kayne, United States financiers of Santa Monica, have struck a deal with Northland’s Te Uri o Hau to plan an international golf course which they say will be world class. The area involves 616ha forest estate shouldering Te Arai beach, between Pakiri and Mangawhai, a joint statement from the parties said. Te Uri o Hau sold 230ha of the forest estate in the deal. The sale allows Te Uri o Hau to develop other projects. Local wildlife and the beauty of nature may be affected.
Architect Tom Doak will design the new course.
Ric said something important for Iwi Maori when he said he sees the partnership as “complimenting not competing.” A community spirit effort.
Scotty Morrison and the Te Karere news team feature Ric and Deborah Harding a spokesperson for the Te Uri o Hau in the news clip in Te Reo Rangatira (New Zealand’s inidgenous Language of Chiefs).
~Laly County. Irena Smith has the story. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.10.12~
“I am emotionally clear,” is how an elated Michael Campbell, 43, described being back on the green.
Speaking from the Portugal Open, Campbell, the 2005 US Open champion, carded a final round 68 to end the tournament at the Oceanico Victoria golf course on 12-under, two shots behind the winner Shane Lowry from Ireland.
Once upon a time… I saw Michael play in Melbourne in his prime.
A happy Maori soul. A novelty, the toast of the green.
Photo: TV3. News Sources - TV3 & TVNZ.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.10.12~
It was described as a miracle, at Medinah Country Club, Europe’s effort to keep the Ryder Cup in European hands. The team of golfers did it. Read up @TheWin. Watch TVNZ video at the pic click.
BBC’s Tom Fordyce writes: “And so, after a sporting summer that has defied belief, the final miracle came to pass.
Europe’s 14½-13½ victory over a stupefied US team in golden Sunday sunshine at Medinah was many things – a nerve-mangling epic, an unprecedented comeback and a criminal collapse, golfing larceny on the grandest scale. It was the year when the extraordinary became commonplace, perhaps the most remarkable afternoon of all.–More@TomDyce.
Photo: Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole - Ryder Cup Official Website.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.10.12~
the right in heart are as bold as a lion
–King Solomon‘s poetry.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot of bold ideas. This has made me want to study the depths of words more.
1. a: fearless before danger : intrepid.
b: possessing a daring spirit
2: impudent, presumptuous
3: obsolete: assured, confident
4: sheer, steep – bold cliffs
5: adventurous, free -a bold thinker
6: standing out prominently
an idea is a concept or impression
the capacity to create ideas and understand the meaning of ideas is a defining characteristic of shared human experiences.
an idea is a blueprint, a map of a concept or a series of interconnecting concepts
an idea is a container, containing the essence of something important.
–bold ideas … I like that sentiment today.
Photos: Michaela Mae‘s Kruger National Park lion, South Africa – National Geographic photo competition entry photo, 2012. More amazing photos at the link. Kauri Cliffs, Northland.
~MW. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.9.12~
Sports humor: Gerry Bubba Watson. Funny press statements.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.9.12~
Search Terms We Like:
Some (publishable) search trends being fed this blog’s way are:
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chelsea clinton fashion
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To grow New Zealand’s filmmaking in groundbreaking news ways: “Ancient Maori legends combined with a big 3D budget vision have the potential to be relevant in the world.”
“Think, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon being a Maori legend told well,” is what Tini Molyneux told me about 12 years ago.” Today, I have to say, all of those years ago, Molyneux’s vision was right.
Food for thought for Iwi, China, Asia-Pacific to mull over concerning cool new films adding to NZ’s already cool movie genre of new films being made and produced.
In the films, I’d probably cast actors who didn’t know how to read or write well, yet their action skills were a forte. They’d shine in these groundbreaking films as whole people earning good incomes. eg: Some of Hollywood’s brightest stars story.
Seeing people who’d struggled with literacy “not intimidated” and acting in movies for tiger markets, with more golf time on their hands outside of their careers to play golf at St Andrews in Scotland in movie down time, would kinda rock too.
Summation: Chaori film production companies are a fantastic idea to grow NZ’s economy. Win-win-win. A billion dollar industry each year, just waiting to be developed in New Zealand. I like the idea as it the idea is about sustainable creation in new industry-building ideas from NZ.
What do you see in your Kiwi dream?
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.9.12~
A way kool story is that of Sir David Levene who backs teen golfer Lydia Ko. It’s a joy, says Levene. Read more@TheDrive.
How inspiring. A Kiwi that gets it. Help the young more.
That’s the one! :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.9.12~
World Champion golfer, Lydia Ko has some dancing fans this side of the USA. A nephew Jordan (a hip hop dance champ in Australasia) would dig.
Sports-Dance News: “Korean breakdancing champion Shorty Force took top boasting honours at Vector Arena in Auckland last night. (more…)
Ko is a humble pheonomenon making waves in the sporting world and golf history.
Congratulations. The moment in sport, is like a young Kate Sheppard, just with golf clubs, and that winning adorable Ko smile.
[Photo - Ben Helms Reuters Photograph: Lydia Ko holds the Canadian Women's Open trophy in Coquitlam, B.C., on Sunday after becoming the youngest winner of an LPGA tour title in history. The Star. 2Kool!]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.8.12~
Condolezza Rice and Darla Moore became the first two women admitted to the Augusta Golf Club. The club has long had a ‘no women’ policy and has longstanding members such as Warren Buffet in its ranks.
The USA sees this as a real milestone of change in the corridors of power of equality for women in sports and clubs in general. Watch and read, at ABCNews’ link.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.8.12~
Teen Champion of the World, Lydia Ko news: “World No 1 Lydia Ko has followed in Danny Lee‘s footsteps in winning the US Amateur golf championship.
The 15-year-old from the Gulf Harbour Country Club was impressive in the 36-hole final to defeat American Jaye Marie Green by 3 and 1 at The Country Club. Ko, who was never behind in the match, was 1up after 18 holes this morning, before turning on a masterclass when it mattered most in the final 18 holes.”– TVNZ reports. More to at US WashPo too.–Kool Kiwis news!
By the audience zooms, World News is as follows:
Global: Opinion: A grain reserve is invaluable in drought.–W. Scott Steele.
Global: How will the world’s population explosion change the planet.
My pick: Olympics 2012: Historic moments–Wash Po.
USA: In High Point NC & WI - The Romney-Ryan Combo draws crowds of 10,000. Media product. GOP:‘Electrifies grassroots USA’. Gwen Stefani & Michelle O hang out. Humor: V Talk – 60 MINS: Romney/Ryan answer critics. In wasteful and really bad driving news: U.S. destroyer collides with oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz. The medal winners – U.S. athletes strut. Tiger Woods is too kind: post tree-golf, Rory Mac romps to record PGA Championship win. Billy Graham, 93, news. Military humor: Lackland & air force sex scandals. Angelenos wild about Kiwis: Meet Frieda Caplan. Paul Ryan’s Liberal Fan Club. Lessons from Vietnam. Hollywood humor: Jennifer Aniston engaged.
New Zealand: Heavy rain alert: Ch-Ch.
Australia: Phil Lutton: The Ins & Outs of the Australian Olympics 2012 story. Australians road to karaoke. Politicians getting it wrong: Report undermines need for power sale. Asylum seekers Q+A. Trade officials scandals. Dangerous Bali. Newcrest boosted 23% by gold.
Brazil: At Olympic party, Brazil steps up to Rio 2016 challenge. Russia beats Brazil in men’s volleyball final. Getting to know Brazil: Iguazu Falls.
Phillipines: Tragic: Philippines braces for more rains.
Egypt: Morsi forces generals into retirement.
Favorite Names include: Valerie Adams, Anthony Davis, Lisa Carrington, Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, Sonny Bill Williams, Ivan Djokovic, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Alex Baldwin, Jessica Simpson and Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
Photo caption: Jaye Marie Green of Boca Raton, Fla., and Lydia Ko of New Zealand at No. 13 during the finals at the 112th U. S. Women’s Amateur Championship.–Golf Week.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.8.12~
Newsday reports: Photo credit: AP | Ernie Els of South Africa plays a shot off the first tee during the third round. (July 21, 2012). And: Els recieves the Claret Jug after winning the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club. (July 22, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images. More @Newsday. Adam Scott and Tiger Woods finished in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.7.12~
Golf News Update: LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England – Adam Scott, seeking a first major championship many thought would have come years ago, put himself in position to accomplish the feat after grabbing a four-shot lead to take into the final round of the British Open.
Jeff Shain‘s sports commentary of the Oralando Sentinal can be read at LA Times. Rad.
[Photo caption: Adam Scott, right, shakes hands with Brandt Snedeker after the 18th hole during Saturday's 3rd round of the 2012 British Open. Photo credit: Kyle Terada, USA Today Sports via US Presswire].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific 22.7.12~
Golf: “I’m sure everybody in this room is in about as much shock as I am right now,” Brandt Snedeker said in his opening comment at a packed news conference as the golfer soars into the lead, round three of the British Open.
Photo caption: Brandt Snedeker, on the sixth fairway Friday, is atop the leader board at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. More with Christopher Clarey, NY Times.
[Photo: Harry How - Getty Images].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.7.12~
Live Blogging The News:
New Zealand observed as a nation the massacre of innocents at the movies in Aurora, Denver Co. for 11 minutes this evening. Mr Peter Williams, Bernadine Oliver-Kirby, Jenny May-Coffin and Karen Olsen bring the news.
6.00pm: Kate Lynch recalled how James Holmes had died his hair red, released two green canisters in the movie theater, before shooting with four weapons unsuspecting movie goers. He had purchased ammunition from three separate stores like a nutter. His apartment such a booby trap, a robot is needed by police to seize James porn collection in a Kim Dotcom styled Nazi raid authorized (apparently) by Joe Biden. No. But kinda. Wearing a “spidey saves the day – like a boss” tee shirt, witness David Casper piped up on cam to give his account for cameras too.
In serious aspects of the massacre, 50 people are in hospital. 11 still critical. 12 dead. The 5’11 Holmes, was said to be a quiet soccer player, University student. Ray Kelly, Marissa Randazo and Kaitlyn Fonzi, Alex and Tom Sulliven all commented to cam. Chris Ramos talked of surviving the experience, wishing for a moment of “washing away the fear, the dirt and the blood on their skin, okay?”
A young brotha who needs to enrol in NASA asap as he’s so smart, who helped people in the theater was described as a reluctant hero. “I don’t want to say hero,” he denies. “I was in the wrong place at the right time. The wrong place as I had to deal with the situation. The right time, as I was there to help the family.” Well said. (more…)
In New Zealand we’re talking about Lydia Ko, the first New Zealand amateur to make the cut at the US Open Championship. At 15 years-of-age, Ko is the no.1 ranked amateur in the world.
Ko carded a disappointing seven-over-par 79 in Round Three of the 67th US Open on a testing day at Blackwolf Run in Wisconsin.
The teen shot an even-par 72, dropped 10 places to a share of 43rd on a nine over par total. Ko, who is only the second New Zealand amateur to contest the US Open Championship after Olivia Hartley in 1999.
As a rising star of golf, she remains the leading amateur by three shots from American Alison Lee (79), with another American Emma Talley (81) a further shot back. More at the drive.
Let’s hope Ko’s good taste in hip hop music gets her through the tough level of competition.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.7.12~
Bromhead does his Kramer Vs Kramer cartoon art commentary today down in New Zealand with his cartoon titled: A More Interesting Split.
The diversions of US In Kiwiland over a cuppa of Chanui Pure Ceylon tea.
[... Far more fun than Kiwi families contemplating whether to get out of the house and go get their own damn sovereign breadmakers at the local Ware-Whare store!]. A homemade Weta Wheat Bread recipe is due about now from those myriads of reality TV Master Chefs - to show Kiwis how to make their own German bread to go with their cuppa too. :)
Love the cartoon.
[This photo: The Sunbeam Bakehouse Breadmaker - Noel Leeming's souped-up breadmaker version, NZ].
What this means: After Maori get water rights sorted with blindie, shall we start growing wheat in the South for the USA and other countries that get parched in summer? That’s so Bill Clinton down in Queeenstown, after Monica-gate back in the naughty presidents golfing club yarn-around-the-greens days.
Wheat n’ Wheels. [I think NZ and Iwi-Kiwis can more than do a big ag project for "Africa"peeps on our own!].
As this is not a Turners & Growers German distributed idea (at this stage), it could quite possibly be a Ngai Tahu and other Iwis distributed model - if the dry goods produce are to be “China” bound, here’s that look for baby pandas and Aussie friends afar off – growing up on Canterbury plains good grains and our shared Iwi-Kiwi wai ora in the future.
[grains, hops, beer, wines - Project Generation Joseph Store House Economies for the longer view].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.7.12~