by Robert Bicknell This has long been a problem for the USGA / R&A, but it’s not the average players making the complaint, nor is it the Tour professionals. Rolling back the ball seems more like a solution in search of a problem than anything else. When queried, the overwhelming response by the average recreational player in general is that they are happy with things the way they are and the USGA / R&A should leave it the hell alone. In a recent study, MyGolfSpy asked players a lot of questions and the overwhelming answer was what was just reported above. In fact, what surprised me was that most players attributed to increased distance to “improved fitness” as well as “improved techniques” rather than equipment modifications and that got me to thinking… which is dangerous. As I have mentioned in previous columns, I will use my own experiences for reference… First of all, I am now 60-years old, and when I was young (read: 16-26 … [Read more...] about Does the golf ball go too far?
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People cooling off in the Trocadero Fountain in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on July 27, 2018 as a heatwave continues across northern Europe. — AFP PhotoViet Nam News PARIS — Eiffel Tower workers are planning to strike this week over a new access policy for visitors which they say is generating "monstruous" waits at the famous tourist landmark, union officials said on Monday. Since early July the monument has set aside half of daily tickets for people who buy them in advance on the internet and choose a scheduled time for their visit. Previously just 20 per cent of tickets could be booked ahead of time. But the tower’s management has also decided to reserve specific elevators for each type of ticket holder, a move which "creates lines that are at times monstruous and often lopsided," the CGT union said in a statement. During off-peak times for pre-booked tickets, such as early afternoon or evening, the reserved elevator might be half empty -- despite lines … [Read more...] about Eiffel Tower strike looms over long lines
Customers’ belief in giant car manufacturers is once again shaken as Nissan is caught up in another emission fraud scandal, after on July 2 it admitted falsifying emission tests on 19 models offered in Japan. Nissan's 1,200 vehicles use emissins-cheating software. Photo: nissan.com.vn Reuters quoted Nissan’s representative as saying that it had found that most of its factories in Japan used emissions-cheating software on their vehicles and submitted inspections reports based on altered measurements. “This is a deep and serious issue for our company,” chief operating officer Yasuhiro Yamauchi told reporters at a briefing. The latest misconduct does not impact vehicles exported overseas, as it only was discovered in tests for requirements intended specifically for the Japanese market, the representative said. The issue was discovered during a voluntary compliance check following last year’s scandal at Nissan. Accordingly, affected models include the … [Read more...] about Nissan joins long line of emission scandals
The nearly 40 degrees Celsius hot weather seems fail to discourage some 200 people queuing in a front of a store at the Nga Sau crossroads in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday.They are waiting to become the very first customers to taste the well-known Starbucks coffee in Vietnam, with the country’s first store officially opened in the morning. The grand opening of the HCMC store marked Vietnam as Starbucks’ 12th market in the Asia – Pacific, and adding up to its chain of some 3,400 stores in the area. “Vietnam is one of the most dynamic and interesting market in Asia, and we are proud to enter this country,” John Culver, president of Starbucks Coffee China and Asia Pacific, said during the ribbon cutting ceremony. The HCMC store is operated by Coffee Concepts, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Maxim Group. The store officially opened at 2pm, attracting a number of customers despite the hot weather of the afternoon. “This is the first time I tasted a US coffee … [Read more...] about Starbucks attracts long line of customers in VN debut
Dung snookered at 9-ball (02-11-2007) Yellow ball, side pocket: Luong Chi Dung took the silver medal for Viet Nam in the men's singles 9-ball pool event, losing to Chinese Fu Jianbo 11-6 in the final of the Asian Indoor Games in Macau yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngoc Truong HA NOI — Viet Nam's top cueist Luong Chi Dung failed to rack up a golden hattrick for Viet Nam at the Macau Asian Indoor Games when he lost against Chinese Fu Jianbo in the final of the men's 9-ball pool singles last night. The two-time South East Asian (SEA) Games silver medallist was outslugged 11-6 in the final at the Macau International Convention Centre, stalling Viet Nam's gold tally at two. Dung, who together with Nguyen Thanh Nam won a bronze medal in the World 9-Ball Pool Championship doubles earlier this year, reached the final after outplaying Chinese Taipei's Yang Ching Shun 11-8 in the semi-final yesterday morning. In a disappointing performance, Dung failed to double the Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Dung snookered at 9-ball