European Tour: Every Shot Imaginable – Magicians

The latest in the mildly viral promotional European Tour videos starring the magicians from the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.

See future compelling content fresh from the European Tour and the Saatchi & Saatchi Every Shot Imaginable campaign including the previous viral videos by visiting www.everyshotimaginable.com or by clicking the Every Shot Imaginable You Tube Channel here (clay pigeon golf) and here (200 yard Gong shot).

European Tour: Every Shot Imaginable

The latest in the mildly viral promotional European Tour videos starring Stephen Gallacher, Pablo Larrazabel and Jeev Milka Singh.

See future compelling content fresh from the European Tour and the Saatchi & Saatchi Every Shot Imaginable campaign including the previous viral videos by visiting www.everyshotimaginable.com or by clicking the Every Shot Imaginable You Tube Channel here (clay pigeon golf) and here (200 yard Gong shot).

111th US Open Championship: Golf Boys

In celebration of the 111th US Open Championship, this tickled my humour today.

San Francisco to Paris in 2 minutes?

A photo taken roughly every two miles between take-off in San Francisco and landing in Paris CDG made this airplane time lapse film. The flight path from SF to Paris goes well over greenland and the arctic circle, where you can see “northern” lights from all sides of the plane, which explains why they were able to shoot and achieve these results facing South.

View From the Spire: Ballsy CV’s

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A blog was introduced to me recently demonstrating some of the nerve that young creative whippersnapper types had in the creation of their CV. It certainly demonstrated their talents!

However, being far too clever for words, I thought it an interesting posisble topic to share with you – clever/ballsy CVs to remember – good or bad?

View From the Spire: Blatter the Devil you know

Sepp Blatter’s abstinence, and the involvement of other Fifa bureaucrats, today has caused conflict, disrespected the World Cup competition and has brought about embarrassment to what is normally a brilliant game.

The culprit: a high profile strike by England’s Frank Lampard that to everyone but the referee, clearly bounced two feet on the net side of the goal line before bouncing back into the field of play.

Interestingly, in December, Blatter and his committee of cronies advised: “Referees shall remain human, and we will not have monitors to stop the game to see if we are right or wrong. There will be no more discussion [between fans] and then no more hope and then no more life.”

In this simple statement, and with the turn of events this fine afternoon, Blatter has vowed not to step far from tradition and singlehandedly altered the beautiful game and the competition that he is enormously overpaid to run.

However, this is merely the tip of the iceberg. Should the finger of blame lie directly pointed at the Football Association and the Premier League? Two organisations who have played a part in the current situation (and honest truth) that the England National team are not as good as they, their governing organisations and the British media believe them to be. The Football Association who employ foreign team coaches who do not appear to speak the language, actually manage any of the team or are too stuborn to see the sizeable error of their ways – or the Premier League, owners of the greatest league in the world, that in some cases is bringing the beautiful game in England to its knees by the significant involvement of foreign talent to the detriment of home grown players who have to look overseas or lower down the pecking order to secure a career and a chance of some exposure?

Whatever the reasoning, and with the furore surrounding the media hype in the England National squad, the English will no doubt dispute the possible outcome of the game due to lack of goalline technology until the end of time.

The fact still remains though, despite an unfortunate disallowed goal, and barring an eight minute period before half time, England and the overpaid players were played off the pitch, brushed aside and firmly delt with yesterday by a German side who are still gathering pace in what will now (without England) finally be an interesting and unbiased World Cup.

The Beauty of Technology

Tiger Woods delivers best performance of 2010 after a U.S. Open at Pebble Beach without a coach!

Woods, who no longer has a coach after Hank Haney resigned, is in no rush to appoint a new one.  Woods who struggled with his game at the Memorial has been using video technology to iron out his faults says “that’s the beauty of technology…. there’s no need for a coach!”

Tigers ex-coach, Butch Harmon, believes he is reverting back towards the swing that won him most of his 14 Major trophies and as a consequence is definitely hitting the ball straighter.

Technology when used correctly can be a great help to golfers of all abilities.  Video software such as Vertex’s Coaching Studio allows you to see your swing and chart any changes that are made.  Flightscope in their latest software release have included a new club analysis screen allowing you to see all of your clubs details at impact.

Of course all of this technology is only of any use if you understand and know what to do with the information.  The chances are if you are not a professional or single figure handicap you may find interpreting the results somewhat of a challenge.  

Althought if this is the case you, keep your eyes on this blog as we will soon be able to allow you to take advantage of the latest technology available using your home camera, digital camera or smart phone. 

We will shortly announce the launch of the Seve Ballesteros Academy where you will be able to capture your swing in a number of ways and upload it to the Seve Ballesteros Academy (www.seveacademy.com).  Here users will have the chance to view, compare or have it sent away for analysis by Seve approved professionals who then send it back to you with instructions and exercises that help you to improve.