Monday, September 01, 2014

Golf lessons

I have been taking golf lessons and my teacher is none other than the great Ben Hogan. I am not kidding!

Click [here] to see a video of Ben Hogan teaching me golf.
Note: Click on the "Skip Ad" button on the right to see Ben Hogan.

I have been going to play golf twice a week. My friend John is the golf organizer. He makes the T-times and emails all of us who go golfing together. We have been playing at National City Golf Course and Sycuan Golf Resort.

Pot Luck party
Yesterday at Guava Gardens Apartment, the tenants had a Pot Luck party! The apartment house management makes hot dogs and burgers on their BBQ grill. And we tenants bring pot luck food. I signed up for drinks and brought Pepsi.

Police murder?
Michael Brown, an unarmed black American was gunned down and murdered by police on August 9th. There is perhaps some question about what happened at the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

About four miles away from where Michael Brown died, another black man was killed by police. His name is Kajieme Powell and he died on August 19th. However, Kajieme Powell was videoed by a witness. You may view that video by clicking [here].

There are some things that are apparent from viewing the Kajieme Powell video:
  1. Kajieme Powell was some distance away from the closest policeman when the police commenced shooting. Powell was not an imminent threat to police when the shooting began.
  2. From viewing the slow motion section of the video, it is clear that Kajieme Powell was shot twice after he was already on the ground after being shot several times.
There is one thing that is NOT apparent from viewing the video. It seems to me from listening to the audio, that the bystanders and especially the person taking the video knew what Kajieme Powell was doing. Powell was trying to provoke police into shooting him while being videoed by bystanders.

You can hear on the audio the man operating the video camera saying, "This is not how to do it, Bro. You know what I'm saying?"


  1. Ben's back from the dead!! That's better than his golf swing.

  2. My retirement home is in the small town of Dublin,Tx.One of the only claim to fame facts of our tiny town is that it is where Hogan grew up. We have a small museum for him here and one of the non traffic lanes used for our annual Irish festival is named "Hogan's Alley".It is great that you can exercise and enjoy life.Vada in Tx.

  3. I find it interesting that a young unarmed white youth was shot by a black police officer yet we hear nothing of that.

    1. The man killed was black and the two policemen who killed him white.

    2. Nancy is likely talking about a case from Utah.

  4. Glad you are enjoying your golf outings - good to be with friends.

  5. I have used that video also. I have played golf for 34 years and play to a 3 handicap. I am still working on my swing and hip movement is what is challenging me now. Golf is a great game in that you never stop learning.

  6. How is the pond and the interior garden doing?

  7. I am missing you, George. Is golf keeping you so busy?

  8. Thinking of you and your family this weekend George, the sad-anniversaries are always heart wrenching. Hugs.