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Tiger Woods? He's actually a pretty nice guy, says our Undercover Tour Pro:
Tiger Woods? He's actually a pretty nice guy, says our Undercover Tour Pro:
about 5 hours ago
Nike told us no cup is safe from Tiger woods or Rory McIlroy. It's more of the same for this 3-year-old.
Nike told us no cup is safe from Tiger woods or Rory McIlroy. It's more of the same for this 3-year-old.
about 6 hours ago
Tri-Star has opened a new, million-dollar Field of Dreams Las Vegas sports and entertainment store in Las Vegas. The new store, located on the second level of the Grand Canal Shoppes next to TAO AsianBistro, features an extensive array o...
Tri-Star has opened a new, million-dollar Field of Dreams Las Vegas sports and entertainment store in Las Vegas. The new store, located on the second level of the Grand Canal Shoppes next to TAO AsianBistro, features an extensive array of authenticated, autographed memorabilia. Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Taylor Swift, The Beatles and many more current and legendary superstars headline the extensive array of available collectible items. “This new store will be one of the premier locations on the Las Vegas Strip for sports and entertainment memorabilia,” said Jeffrey Rosenberg, owner and CEO. “From $9.99 gift items to $50,000 Babe Ruth baseballs and everything in between, there will be something for all sports and celebrity fans. The Grand Canal Shoppes is among the elite shopping locations on the Strip, and we are very excited to open this new Field of Dreams location.” Opening month festivities include in-store appearances by Hall of Fame football legends Joe Montana (Saturday, October 19th from 12:30-1:30 PM) and Jerry Rice (Saturday, October 26th from 1-2 PM). It is expected that many additional stars will make autograph signing appearances in the new store in coming months. The Field of Dreams sports and entertainment memorabilia stores, owned by a subsidiary of TRISTAR Productions, Inc., have been in business for more than 20 years. Field of Dreams® store locations include The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, as well as Houston (The Galleria), Dallas (The Galleria), Frisco, Texas (Stonebriar Centre) and Bloomington, MN (Mall of America). Related Posts:Field of Dreams Stores Acquired by TRISTARNew Las Vegas Sports Memorabilia Shop to Be Run By TRISTARPete Rose Autograph Biz MovingPawn Stars Exposure Has Vegas Sports Card Shop Business…Editor’s Blog: Fake Autographs in UK, Iowa Show Draws
about 18 hours ago
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ~ John Wooden This not some secret sauce, code or insider...
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ~ John Wooden This not some secret sauce, code or insider information and it’s not complicated. Likeability is a powerful, intangible super power to have. I’ve been stepping up my networking lately to open up new relationships and communities. In observing how people approach networking, I clearly see how powerful likeability is. It opens doors and it doesn’t hurt that you bring a smile to someone’s face when they meet you or talk about you to others. As a small business branding and social media strategist, people are always asking me how they can generate more connections, leads and make more sales. Likeability is a big key in achieving this. Truth is likeability, trust, character and the experience we create for people and each other are absolutes. Likeability has won presidential elections, has fueled comebacks and has sold millions of movie tickets. Likeonomics: The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust, Influencing Behavior, and Inspiring Action by Rohit Bhargava begins and ends with the idea that: Personal relationships are the only currency that matters. Remember companies don’t hire or refer you, people do. So likeability is a great way to get things started. Aside from the obvious things that consultants, experts, authors and psychologists recommend, below are the top assets that I believe make us more likeable and trustworthy to each other. How to Boost Your Likeability Be Knowledgeable Smarts, emotional intelligence and being knowledgeable about what we do can apply to carpentry or engineering. Be a student of your industry and know the most you can about it. Don’t try to fudge your way through things because they are “hot.”  You’ll be exposed for what you don’t know quickly. Your goal is to be thought of as “the best of” in your field. Be Credible Establish your expertise over time and leverage all the results, testimonials and people you touch and help. Publish a book, blog, speak, write, volunteer or take on a project so people can see you in action. Be Honest Stick with the truth and it will always set you free. If you screw up or make a mistake, come forward and come clean as soon as you can in the most appropriate way. Take a cue from Tiger Woods, Martha Stewart, Robert Downey Jr. or Bill Clinton. Be Pleasant Create the most enjoyable experience you can with people, so that they remember you for that.  Deliver it whenever you have an opportunity to. Be Optimistic Nothing is worse than negative complainers who always see the glass as half empty. It’s a downer and won’t advance your charisma. Find the silver lining, the ray of light in the clouds and work on your positivity. Good energy is viral. Be Consistent I would say this one quality has more impact on success today than most. Consistency allows people to know what to expect from us and keeps us in front of  them. Even moderate consistency of good work can yield results and work really well. Be Engaged Meet Generation C, the connected culture and customer. Being digitally and socially connected is valuable capital today. Using  influence, clout and community to educate and inspire is a brand asset that can advance not only you, but colleagues, ideas, issues and yes – sales. Be Caring The power of kindness, caring and tolerance never, ever goes out of style, so make it a brand accessory daily.  Especially in the Generation C (connectivity) culture and younger generations, it is indispensable. So build character and reputation around this. If you think about people that you like a lot, what are the qualities and assets that you like about them? Popular Concept Photo via Shutterstock The post 8 Assets to Boost Your Likeability appeared first on Small Business Trends.
about 22 hours ago
Last time I wrote one of these – before Trestles – I was the wrongest of a very wrong bunch of pontificating pencil pushers. I backed John John Florence, which looked like a solid bet until the swell called it quits after round one. Opin...
Last time I wrote one of these – before Trestles – I was the wrongest of a very wrong bunch of pontificating pencil pushers. I backed John John Florence, which looked like a solid bet until the swell called it quits after round one. Opining that an eventual 33rd place finisher would walk away with the event either makes me a shameless hack or it means that surfing is nearly impossible to predict. Either way, there is no ignominy quite like that of the armchair pundit whose claims to privileged insight are irrefutably contradicted by the evidence. After licking my wounds for one competition, I’m back to offer more unsolicited, half-informed opinion, despite my growing suspicion that predicting the winner of a surf comp before it starts is like trying to judge a roulette wheel before it spins. At this point, it would take a braver person than me to bet against either Mick Fanning or Kelly Slater in the final. They’ve both won here in the last four years, and they are both within sniffing distance of a world title. Between the two, Slater looks better to me to win this event. Like Tiger Woods in his prime, he is more dangerous when he’s trailing into the back nine and I would expect Fanning to be that much tighter because of it. Some might argue that he has “momentum” from his win in France, but if I had to choose between the forward drive of winning momentum and the jitter inducing drag of world title nerves, I would put my (already depleted) money on the latter. But a bet on Slater is a boring one, even if his surfing remains one of the least boring things on tour. To the dark horses: You can’t ignore that both of last year’s finalists in Peniche, Julian Wilson and Gabriel Medina, had strong runs in France. Both of these surfers have the arsenal of tube riding and above the lip tricks to win in any conditions that Portugal can provide. In fact, given their wider stances and progressive styles, they are looking more and more like each others’ doppelgängers every season.  An added bonus is that neither has the pressure of a world title looming over them. I’ll give the edge to Medina given what I assume, by now, is a burning desire for revenge after nearly a calendar year of questionable calls that have mostly gone against him, with one notable exception in Brazil. But as we saw last year, if it comes down to a Wilson/Medina showdown, even the surfing could be a sideshow to what goes on in the inscrutable minds of the judges.
1 day ago
Tiger Woods had one. Rory McIlroy had one. And this kid has one. Meet three-year-old Michael Patton from Dublin, Ireland, who has a remarkable knack of chipping a golf ball from one end of the living room into a laundry basket at the oth...
Tiger Woods had one. Rory McIlroy had one. And this kid has one. Meet three-year-old Michael Patton from Dublin, Ireland, who has a remarkable knack of chipping a golf ball from one end of the living room into a laundry basket at the other. It's a fine skill and made all the more adorable by the fact that he grins with delight every time he holes one. Which, in this video at least, is rather a lot. Clearly his father, who uploaded the video on to YouTube, is proud. Rob Patton is quoted by Eurosport as saying: Michael started chipping plastic balls into the hole in the roof of his playhouse. He kept getting them in so we got the camera out and started filming. Incredibly, he may already have a nemesis Stateside—Owen Kopinski emerged earlier this year on YouTube putting for fun. The two-year-old American is clearly a huge talent as well (and you can watch him here). Imagine them lining up head-to-head on Day 4 of a Major in 20 years' time—or, even better, on opposite sides in the 2034 Ryder Cup...
1 day ago
A Presidents Cup streaker did her best to pump up Team USA, and in the end may have made a miraculous escape from security. The incident happened on Sunday, the final day of the Presidents Cup at Muirfield in Dublin, Ohio. The enthusiast...
A Presidents Cup streaker did her best to pump up Team USA, and in the end may have made a miraculous escape from security. The incident happened on Sunday, the final day of the Presidents Cup at Muirfield in Dublin, Ohio. The enthusiastic young woman donned a red, white, and blue thong and draped herself in an American flag before she took off down the 18th green. Golfer Fred Couples had a close-up view of the Presidents Cup streaker as she ran past, and photographers there to capture the event snapped plenty of photos. The gambit worked. Her patriotic display was enough to will the Americans to victory (or at least distract their opponents). After her display the Americans put the final touches on their fifth consecutive win over the International team. The incident wasn’t anything new for Tiger Woods. The golfer was the target of another interloper at last year’s British Open. A blonde woman wearing only a bikini rushed onto the course at Carnoustie as Tiger was playing the 18th hole. Woods was lining up his final putt of the day when the woman ran up and kissed him on the cheek. Woods finished seventh in the tournament that year, though it’s not clear if the kiss had anything to do with it (and historic evidence would say that Tiger Woods is somewhat familiar with female admirers). Streakers are not uncommon at sporting events. Drunk spectators have been known to slip past barriers at sporting events and run around on the field for a bit before inevitably being captured and tackled by security. But this story appears to have a different ending. Sources say the Presidents Cup streaker actually evaded security and may have escaped without being arrested. Presidents Cup Streaker: Naked Woman Supports Team America, Avoids Arrest is a post from: The Inquisitr News
2 days ago
There is great excitement throughout the golf world. Tiger Woods scored the clinching points for the United States in the Presidents Cup for the third straight time. And Woods went 4-1 in this Presidents Cup after being 5-0 the last two ...
There is great excitement throughout the golf world. Tiger Woods scored the clinching points for the United States in the Presidents Cup for the third straight time. And Woods went 4-1 in this Presidents Cup after being 5-0 the last two times. For whatever reason, he’s a much better Presidents Cup player than a Ryder Cup player. Woods ended the official business of his 2013 season at Muirfield Village, although he’ll play in his own World Challenge, but that falls well short of being officially anything. He’ll play in an exhibition in China at the end of the month and then his event, and that will be it until the Abu Dhabi Championship, to which he’s already committed, Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2014. He’ll miss the Waste Management Phoenix Open, but he’s won in Dubai twice and knows there’s a guaranteed appearance fee waiting for him. After five wins, eight top-10 finishes and $8,553,439 in official money earned this season that included the dominating performance in the Presidents Cup, what does Woods have to do to hit the ground running in 2014? For starters, he could try to make the cut in Dubai. But beyond that, there are a few things he can do. 1. Get healthy At the grand old age of 37, soon to be 38, Woods is starting to feel the aches and pains more regularly. His back has bothered him for a few weeks coming down the stretch. It flared up late in his singles match on Sunday, as reported by Rex Hoggard of the Golf Channel. He downplays the significance of those ailments, but with a history of neck, knee, Achilles' heel and back problems, these are things only aggravated by the passing of time. 2. Get mentally prepared for the chase What motivates Tiger Woods above everything else is 18, the number of majors Jack Nicklaus won during his career. Woods is four short of that number and has been since 2008. He sets up his schedule to be ready for the majors and has swung and missed since June of 2008. The five wins he posted in 2013 prove he still knows how to win, but that somehow has escaped him in the majors. Is he pressing? I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. He knows the clock is ticking, and he knows there are more and more players capable of winning majors now. Those factors are making the task feel more and more daunting. Woods was the absolute mental master for over a dozen years. That’s what seems to be missing now. He has not been able to will himself to good weekend performances since 2008. He will need to find that skill again. He posted a career-worst finish in a major with a 13-over performance at Merion and then topped that with a 40th-place finish in the PGA Championship, his highest finish ever in the PGA after making the cut. Those finishes just magnify the problems Woods has had in the events he considers to be of the utmost importance. He’s been in about half the majors since 2008, and that’s a pretty good percentage. Golf fans watching this chase that has become stuck in a five-year rut appreciate the wins Woods continues to rack up as he inches closer and closer to becoming the all-time winner in professional golf. But those with a sense of history who are rooting for Woods to make some of his own are disappointed that he hasn’t chipped away at Nicklaus’ lead. It’s often been said that for pro golfers, the time between the PGA Championship in August and the Masters in early April is excruciatingly long. Woods has been busy playing until this point. Now is when the real work begins for his 2014 season.
2 days ago
Following its fifth consecutive Presidents Cup victory this past weekend, there was little about the United States' performance at Muirfield Village Golf Club not to celebrate. That is, however, save for one gnawing question that just ge...
Following its fifth consecutive Presidents Cup victory this past weekend, there was little about the United States' performance at Muirfield Village Golf Club not to celebrate. That is, however, save for one gnawing question that just gets louder each time the Americans cruise to yet another victory over their talented International counterparts in the biennial event. Why is it that the United States performs so masterfully in the Presidents Cup yet manages to choke so miserably against the Europeans in the Ryder Cup just 12 months later? The Yanks last lost the Presidents Cup in 1998 when Bill Clinton was calling the shots in the White House and Tiger Woods had only one major championship to his credit. During that same 15-year period, however, the Americans have captured just two of seven Ryder Cup matches, a stretch that includes a pair of losses on its home soil and a historic collapse in the 2012 competition at Medinah. It’s a confounding trend that must have current Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson searching for answers in advance of the 2014 matches scheduled for next September at Gleneagles in Scotland. The Americans will be looking to topple the Europeans on their home turf for the first time since 1993. If the legendary Watson was paying any attention this weekend, he would have witnessed a United States team that was focused, confident and above all else loose at Muirfield. Pairings such as Woods and Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley, and even Steve Stricker and rookie Jordan Spieth weren't just effective, they were engaged and having fun. As a result, even when the Americans fell behind, as they did early in the final foursomes session on Saturday, the Yanks managed to stay relaxed and eventually rallied. Ironically, that’s the exact winning formula the Europeans have utilized during their run of dominance in the more intense and prestigious Ryder Cup. By contrast, the Americans play the event as if in a vice grip of pressure and angst. Top golfers like Tiger and Phil play like the world is on their shoulders and other veterans and less experienced golfers often appear in over their heads to put it kindly. That was certainly the case at Medinah last year as the Americans blew a four-point lead at the start of the singles competition and appeared to be playing golf in quick sand as the Europeans rallied to retain the cup by a single point. For his part, Woods failed to win a single match in that competition, finishing 0-3-1. In the past three Presidents Cups, however, Tiger has claimed the clinching point each time and is a combined 11-4-0 in those matches. Mickelson, the Americans’ second-best player, performed well in the 2012 Ryder Cup, providing three points in the losing effort. Yet in the 2008 and 2010 Ryder Cups combined, Mickelson managed just that same number of points. Recent struggles certainly aren't limited to Woods and Mickelson, but when the top Yanks tank it only intensifies the pressure on the rest of the lineup. More often than not, that has proved too much to overcome against the Europeans. Additionally, the Ryder Cup format often works against the United States’ strong depth, which has been a major advantage against the Internationals in the past several Presidents Cups. Only eight of the 12 golfers play in each foursomes and four-ball Ryder Cup session, allowing the European captain to strategically sit multiple players who might be struggling or lack success in one particular format or another. It’s much tougher, however, for the International captain to hide players in the Presidents Cup as all 12 golfers compete in the first two sessions and only two from each side sit in both the third and fourth. Not only does that format expose the Internationals' lack of depth, it forces golfers to play more matches under intense pressure, which can take a toll as the competition wears on. Following the first two days at Muirfield, the United States led by only
2 days ago
Yesterday marked the final day of the Presidents Cup, but unless you're a huge golf fan, you probably had no idea. The normally buttoned-up game got a bit of a shaking up, with a surprise appearance from the most patriotic streaker we've...
Yesterday marked the final day of the Presidents Cup, but unless you're a huge golf fan, you probably had no idea. The normally buttoned-up game got a bit of a shaking up, with a surprise appearance from the most patriotic streaker we've ever seen. Just as the final rounds were winding down, an unnamed woman stripped down to her skivvies and sprinted across the 18th green. The streaker wore a simple thong, red, white and blue pasties, and accessorized with an American flag. Since few details are known about the episode, we can't be sure whether the lady's outburst was a show of support for Team America, or a ploy to distract Tiger Woods and his fellow golfers. However, we do hear that she was quick on her feet, since initial reports are buzzing that she was actually able to elude the tournament's security. We're not going to condone or admonish the act of streaking, but we would love to find out just what prompted her to take it all off — and what it felt like to bring a little excitement to an otherwise well, humdrum sport. (Fox Sports) Read More
2 days ago