Pro Golfer Paige Spiranac Speaks Out About Online Harassment For Being Female While Golfing and Social Media-ing
23-year-old pro golfer Paige Spiranac is currently in Dubai to play in the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic, a women's European Tour played in the Middle East. At a press conference about the event, a reporter asked Spiranac about online harassment she received following a loss at this same tournament last year. Spirinac's poignant response is in the video after the cut.Read More
Mackenzie Davis of Halt and Catch Fire has joined Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Robin Wright in the cast of the Blade Runner sequel. Rad.Read More
Holy Rusted Metal Batman!
People choose to commemorate important events in different ways. Here at Geekosystem, we thought to honor the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech by wondering how far the original broadcast has since travelled into space. Over at the official Twitter for the Golf Channel, they had other... ideas. About golf.Read More
Is this what golf is always like? Because if it is then it turns out I am an avid golf enthusiast.
I've been to golf courses and country clubs a few times for various reasons, but I've never actually been out on a golf course, so I have to ask -- do they all have sassy robots that hit balls at washing machines? If so, then I take back anything I've ever said about golf being boring. In this video for the European Tour, golfer Rory McIlroy faces off against a mouthy robot as they compete to be the first to hit a series of washing machines with golf balls. It's everything golf should be.Read More
Things We Saw Today
Robot drones have a wide array of applications that range from spying on things to killing them. They're usually pretty unassuming to look at, but sometimes they're the stuff of nightmares, like the one pictured above. Proving that you can't judge a book by it's cover, this terrifying drone actually has one of the most mundane jobs we've seen. It isn't used for surveillance or killing, it's used for...Read More
Today is a Good Day For Someone Else To Die
If you're planning to do any outdoor activities this weekend, make sure you keep an eye out for signs of hurricanes and fish falling out of the sky. Yes, that's right folks: There are sharks falling of the sky, and there's nothing we can do about it... Ok, so it was actually just one shark: It fell onto on a golf course in California. It may only be one shark right now, but this could be the first sign of a falling fish epidemic the likes of which we've never seen!Read More
Things We Saw Today
During the Madrid Masters, Scottish golfer Elliot Saltman managed to get a hole-in-one on the third hole at the El Encin Golf Hotel. For his accomplishment, he recieved much praise and many golf claps. Also, his body weight in ham. Each hole had its own prize for a hole-in-one, some of which included a car or a watch. Saltman had the great (mis)fortune of landing it on the third and winning ham.
Saltman weighs in an at a respectable 235 pounds according to the European Tour media guide. Ironically enough, he says that he has recently been trying to lose weight and almost regrets the progress he's made so far. The ham, heavily salted and cured, is a delicacy in Spain and is oddly appropriate considering Saltman's name. His biggest concern at the moment seems to be how exactly he will get the ham home. "I don't think they'll let me take that on the plane," he said in an interview. Despite the great shot, Saltman isn't doing particularly well overall at 3 over and 14 strokes behind the leader. He has his body weight in ham though, and if that isn't winning, I don't know what is.Read More
Let’s chalk this into consideration for the Hyperbole Hall of Fame: the most ridiculous way to start a forest fire. I wish there was video of this report from the AP: [A] golfer at the Shady Canyon Golf Course in Irvine landed a shot in the rough Saturday. On his next swing, his club snagged a rock, causing a spark that lit the rough ablaze and eventually attracted 150 firefighters to the scene. It’s not enough that this place is called Shady Canyon, but now errant rocks and one bad slice can start a forest fire. How bad do you feel for this guy (who, by the way, was not pressed with any criminal charges)? >>>More at SportsGrid.Read More