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Golf ball diver recovering after alligator attack in Florida

From his hospital bed Saturday, a professional diver described his brush with death when an alligator attacked him in a Charlotte County golf course lake.

Scott Lahodik, 51, is a sub-contractor who has been hired at golf courses throughout the state to recover golf balls from water hazards.

He was working in a lake at the Palms course at the Rotonda Golf and Country Club Friday when an alligator nearly ripped his arm off.

“He just came and, full blast, grabbed my arm all the way back in his throat and then he started to roll with me,” Lahodik told FOX 13 during a FaceTime call from his hospital room at Lee Memorial  Hospital in Ft. Myers. “He rolled a couple times and then he still didn’t let go so I knew I had to  do something, so I started punching him up by the eye and then he let go.”

Lahodik was able to make it out of the lake and, realizing he was now in a race to save his own life,  he jumped in his golf cart and sped back to the clubhouse.

“I was going to lay down on the green, but I knew if I did I didn’t think I would make it,” he said.

He was rushed to the hospital where he had surgery and is in the recovery process.

“There’s probably over 400 staples and stitches and we’re just praying no infection sets in over the next couple days,” Lahodik said.

Lahodik said he’d made a career diving for golf balls since he retired from the military in 1988.  He’s doubts he’ll ever be able to do it again.

His wife, Maritza Lahodik, said she’ll never forget the call from her husband moments after he escaped the animal’s jaws.

“I got a call with him screaming on the other line with a gut-wrenching sound telling me that he had been attacked by an alligator,” she said, adding she knows how lucky he is to be alive. “Given the  fact that this gator was the size that it was, where it happened and how it had happened, I have no  qualms about saying that this was a miracle, that I believe that God was protecting him.”

Read more from FOX 13 News.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/07/09/golf-ball-diver-recovering-after-alligator-attack-in-florida.html

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Check out these paintings drawn on iPad Pro at the PGA TOUR

Over the last few years the PGA TOURhas gotten more creativeabout how it keeps fans at home in touch with whats happening on the course.

For example, during last years THE PLAYERS Championship they commissioned an iPhone-only photographer to capture professional-quality photos from the course, which greatly cut down on the time it took to upload these photos and share them with fans at home.

This year, THE TOUR had a similar, but slightly more artisticidea.They recruited artists to come toTHE PLAYERS Championship and spend time on the course capturing the energy of the tournament but instead of taking pictures, they are painting withan iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.

PGA TOUR illustrator Kristian Champagne captures THE PLAYERS Championship trophy at sunrise on iPad Pro.

We spoke to two of the artists participating to learn a little more about the experience and how the iPad Pro, and technology in general, has changed the way they make art.

Jim Conway is a middle school art teacher in San Jose, California. While hesalways been interested in art, he explained how it used to be hard to find time to paint during the school year especially using traditional mediums like pastel where it takes so much time just to get your supplies and station set up.

But in late 2015 when the iPad Pro was launched Jims whole workflow changed. He instantly took a liking to the new digital medium, and now is able to paint about 50 pieces a year a dramatic increase from what he was limited to by time and medium constraints before the iPad Pro came out.

Jim explained how he used to constantly be fighting with the medium pastel colors would mix when he didnt want them to,brushes wouldnt be as exact as he needed, etc. Butlike most professional artists now Jim usesProcreate, arguably the most popular painting app available on a tablet. The software essentially gives him instant access to every color and brush available period.

And both of the artists painting at the tour this week specifically mentioned how significant of a toolApple Pencil has been in their work, because it feels so natural that thetransition from paper to a digital surface was essentially seamless.

One other cool feature of Procreate it records your time painting and turns it into an interactive time-lapse when youre done. Check out the time-lapsebelow of one of the artists painting on the course thisweek.

Besides looking really cool, these time-lapses have practical uses too Jim uses them to show his art students how to paint different objects.

Evan Sklar, an another artist recruited by the PGA Tour this week to paint atTHE PLAYERS Championship, tolda similar story. A photographer by trade but lifelong artist,Evans passion for drawing was reignited once he realized sketching on an iPad let him forget about materials and focus on the pleasureof drawing. Working on an interactive medium like iPad also lets him sometimesincorporate his photography into his artwork, and even sketch on top of a photo.

Evan Sklars aerial portrait of 17th hole

Of course painting obviously isnt the most efficient way to share memories from an event. Pictures can be shared in seconds, and some of the artists we talked to spend dozens of hours on a single painting. Butin a world where we sometimes forget about the importance of old-fashioned art,its nice to see the craft is still alive and well and maybe even thriving with the helpof digital tools.

iPad Pro artist Evan Sklar sketching Courtesy of PGA TOUR

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/11/check-out-these-paintings-drawn-on-ipad-pro-at-the-pga-tour/

Swing Things: 7 Tech Tools to Improve Your Golf Game

The world of golf has evolved far beyond the $1.50 pimento cheese sandwich still served at the Masters Tournament year after year. These days, you can learn to swing like a pro with hyper-realistic golf simulators. Reading the greens has shifted to the wrist. Even Boeing’s in the game, contributing research on aerodynamics to create clubs now laced with titanium bars. The growing technological influx represents a changing golf world—pimento cheese sandwich not included.

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Callaway Epic Driver

Want to increase ball speed? Use clubs designed by physicists. The latest Epic Driver from Callaway Golf wasdesigned using research from Boeing and a physics concept called “energy lensing” to redirect the brunt of the impact on the face of the club. Callaway claims the new shape offers 21 yards of shot-shape correction, creating a straighter and more accurate club path. Ultra-light three-gram titanium bars behind the clubface also reduce how much the crown and sole of the club deflect. As a result, the face can take on more impact than before, making for faster ball speed and more distance off the tee.

Credit: Callaway

Want to increase ball speed? Use clubs designed by physicists. The latest Epic Driver from Callaway Golf wasdesigned using research from Boeing and a physics concept called “energy lensing” to redirect the brunt of the impact on the face of the club. Callaway claims the new shape offers 21 yards of shot-shape correction, creating a straighter and more accurate club path. Ultra-light three-gram titanium bars behind the clubface also reduce how much the crown and sole of the club deflect. As a result, the face can take on more impact than before, making for faster ball speed and more distance off the tee.

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TaylorMade TP5 Ball

The standard golf ball has two, three, maybe four layers. But now,enter the five-layer golf ball. Eric Loper, TaylorMades golf ball research and development director, says the new TP5 and TP5x balls are the result of over a decade of experimentation to find exactly the right thickness, rebound, and stiffness to each layer. Using an intricate radar-tracking system to understand launch and trajectory characteristics during the R&D, TaylorMade tracked the coefficient of drag, lift, and spin rate from take-off to landing in real time to inform the design of the ball. The resulting combinations of materials makes for a ball that’s high-tech, fast, and resilient.

Credit: TaylorMade

The standard golf ball has two, three, maybe four layers. But now,enter the five-layer golf ball. Eric Loper, TaylorMades golf ball research and development director, says the new TP5 and TP5x balls are the result of over a decade of experimentation to find exactly the right thickness, rebound, and stiffness to each layer. Using an intricate radar-tracking system to understand launch and trajectory characteristics during the R&D, TaylorMade tracked the coefficient of drag, lift, and spin rate from take-off to landing in real time to inform the design of the ball. The resulting combinations of materials makes for a ball that’s high-tech, fast, and resilient.

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Garmin X40

Garmin, the go-to for tracking movement on cyclists, runners, and swimmers, now brings its technology to golfers. Its X40 golf watch combines standard activity tracking (like step counting and heart rate monitoring) with metrics for 40,000 courses worldwide. Turn on “green view” to see the layout of the green or a specific hole. The GPS provides precise distances to the front, middle, and back of the greens, plus course hazards. The X40, priced at $350, also comes with built-in swing tracking to measure shot distance for post-round analysis.

Credit: Garmin

Garmin, the go-to for tracking movement on cyclists, runners, and swimmers, now brings its technology to golfers. Its X40 golf watch combines standard activity tracking (like step counting and heart rate monitoring) with metrics for 40,000 courses worldwide. Turn on “green view” to see the layout of the green or a specific hole. The GPS provides precise distances to the front, middle, and back of the greens, plus course hazards. The X40, priced at $350, also comes with built-in swing tracking to measure shot distance for post-round analysis.

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Full Swing Golf

Not everyone can make it to the Masters. No matter. You can play the best courses across the world from home with Full Swing Golf. The golf simulator has become even more realistic by pairing high-speed cameras with infrared light waves to measure things like spin rates and rotations even before the ball hits the screen. Older simulators spent time calculating where your ball would land; this one transfers immediately from the ball hitting the screen to virtual flight on the screen.

Credit: Full Swing Golf

Not everyone can make it to the Masters. No matter. You can play the best courses across the world from home with Full Swing Golf. The golf simulator has become even more realistic by pairing high-speed cameras with infrared light waves to measure things like spin rates and rotations even before the ball hits the screen. Older simulators spent time calculating where your ball would land; this one transfers immediately from the ball hitting the screen to virtual flight on the screen.

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Zepp 2

Golfers can easily drop $25,000 on high-end motion-capture systems, but Zepp 2 offers a simple, tech-forward option for just $150. The training technology uses sensors attached to your glove to track club speed, club plane, tempo, and backswing length with real-time analysis and evaluation. Working wirelessly via Bluetooth, Zepps 3-D swing analysis operates for practice sessions on the range or during rounds on the course to give visual updates on your mobile device. Want to swing like a professional? Zepp also has a library of professional players and their swings, so you can see how your metrics stack up to the pros.

Credit: Zepp

Golfers can easily drop $25,000 on high-end motion-capture systems, but Zepp 2 offers a simple, tech-forward option for just $150. The training technology uses sensors attached to your glove to track club speed, club plane, tempo, and backswing length with real-time analysis and evaluation. Working wirelessly via Bluetooth, Zepps 3-D swing analysis operates for practice sessions on the range or during rounds on the course to give visual updates on your mobile device. Want to swing like a professional? Zepp also has a library of professional players and their swings, so you can see how your metrics stack up to the pros.

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Bushnell Pro X2 Rangefinder

To find the distance to a point on the green, you can’t do much better than Bushnell’s laser rangefinder. During tournament play, golfers can use the laser to lock in on a flagstick over 450 yards away. When not in a tournament, toggle into slope-switch mode and the device will compensate distances based on the topography of the course. With an updated processing speed—the company claims it has increased distance reading five times faster than ever before—the yardage provides accuracy within half a yard up to 125 yards away.

Credit: Bushnell

To find the distance to a point on the green, you can’t do much better than Bushnell’s laser rangefinder. During tournament play, golfers can use the laser to lock in on a flagstick over 450 yards away. When not in a tournament, toggle into slope-switch mode and the device will compensate distances based on the topography of the course. With an updated processing speed—the company claims it has increased distance reading five times faster than ever before—the yardage provides accuracy within half a yard up to 125 yards away.

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IBM’s New App

Technology has changed how golfers play on the course—but it’s also changing how we watch golfers play. IBM has continued to build one of the most robust digital experiences in the game, highlighted every year with its mobile app in partnership with Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters. This year, IBM expanded that technology to Apple TV and will stream 4K video for the first time using the app. Its Track 3.0 feature gives fans the ability to follow video action based on holes, groupings, or players, bringing video of every shot. Now, you can experience the Masters from nearly anywhere.

Credit: IBM

Technology has changed how golfers play on the course—but it’s also changing how we watch golfers play. IBM has continued to build one of the most robust digital experiences in the game, highlighted every year with its mobile app in partnership with Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters. This year, IBM expanded that technology to Apple TV and will stream 4K video for the first time using the app. Its Track 3.0 feature gives fans the ability to follow video action based on holes, groupings, or players, bringing video of every shot. Now, you can experience the Masters from nearly anywhere.

Read more: https://www.wired.com/2017/04/golf-tech-tools/

Mama alligator leads her young across a golf course to their new home

A Florida woman witnessed an adorable gang of tiny killers parade from a tiny pond to their new forever home.

According to Rotonda West resident Sharon Whiting, the mother alligator gave birth to her babies in February, but is just now moving them to a larger pond with more water, WFLA reports.

Mama gator started across the golf course to the other pond with babies following her, Whiting told WFLA. She went back and forth all day until they were all in the big pond. It took her all day, because she had to move them between golfers.

While these clips are super cute, just remember around 7 percent of baby alligators are cannibalized by adults. Not so adorable.

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/04/04/alligator-mama-baby-parade/

Tiger Woods: I ‘unequivocally’ want to play professional golf again

The 14-times major champion said hes feels better than hes felt in years, but a return to the tour wont be happening any time soon

Tiger Woods said hes feels better than hes felt in years and unequivocally wants to play professional golf again, but it wont be happening any time soon.

The 14-times major champion said in a statement posted to his website on Wednesday that he underwent fusion surgery on 19 April as a last resort and outlined a long-term prognosis he described as positive.

We tried every possible non-surgical route and nothing worked, said Woods of the fourth procedure hes undergone on his back since 2014. I had good days and bad days, but the pain was usually there, and I couldnt do much. Even lying down hurt. I had nerve pain with anything I did and was at the end of my rope. The process leading up to my decision to have surgery was exhaustive. I consulted with a specialist, and after weighing my options, thats when I decided to go to Texas to have surgery.

The 41-year-old, who in Aprilruled himself out of the Mastersfor the third time in four years, said it is hard to express how much better I feel after experiencing instant nerve relief, adding that I havent felt this good in years.

But Woods stressed that he will not be hurrying back to the tour after a period of recovery that will see him from swinging a club for several months.

I cant twist for another two and a half to three months, Woods said. Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me. I am concentrating on short-term goals.

Woods season ended almost before it started in February, after he withdrew following a first-round 77 at an event in Dubai. That came one week after he missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open.

I did everything I could to play at Augusta and was ready to go, he said. Unfortunately, it was kind of like the 2008 US Open [where Woods won despite playing with a leg fracture]. The pain was post-impact when I swung the club. I figured, Can I handle it? This time the answer was, Probably not. That shows the effect that nerve pain can have.

Woods touched on other topics in the 986-word statement, including his charitable foundation, his recent book on his 1997 Masters breakthrough and his predicted winner for the upcoming NBA finals: the Golden State Warriors.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/24/tiger-woods-i-unequivocally-want-to-play-professional-golf-again

Professional golfer’s son cheats at golf because even he knows the sport is hard

Who hasn’t wanted to throw a tantrum while playing mini golf with friends who are way too into it?

Professional golfer Amanda Blumenherst‘s two-and-a-half-year-old son Will knows the feeling. His mom is a professional golfer and he just … doesn’t get it. His feelings get the best of him while putting on the green. Turns out , he’s completely over it.

So, what do you do to get a losing game over with? You cheat, obviously.

Blumenherst posted this video of Will’s adorable tantrum and sneaky strategy on Twitter:

This move is probably illegal, but we’ll let it slide because he’s cute and golf is just too hard.

If collapsing on the ground isn’t the perfect expression of defeat, we don’t know what is.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/05/25/kid-throws-tantrum-playing-golf/

American Airlines responds to PGA golfer who claims they lost his clubs

American Airlines says they are currently investigating claims made by a PGA golfer who insists the airline lost his clubs, causing him to miss an U.S. Open qualifier. 

Early Monday morning, Michael Buttacavoli a member of the PGA Tour Latinoamérica told American Airlines that he was forced to withdraw from a qualifier scheduled that day at the Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, Fla., after they misplaced his golf clubs.

However, according to a statement issued by the airline, the pro golfers clubs arrived on time with his flight– and they were never claimed from the baggage area.

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Buttacavoli first contacted American Airlines via Twitter at 5:55 p.m., shortly after his flight from Ecuador arrived in Miami at 4:41 a.m.

Thank u @AmericanAir. 1 golf bag w/ priority tags on plane & the only bag u can’t find. Unfortunately have to WD from @usopengolf sectionals, Buttacavoli tweeted at the airline at 5:55 a.m. on Monday morning.

American was quick to respond, offering to help find Buttacavolis bags just two minutes after his original tweet.

Still, the 29-year-old golfer insisted that American was too late, as he had already withdrawn from the qualifier, which was scheduled to begin at 7:24 a.m. He then chastised the airline for not doing their job in the first place.

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Buttacavoli and American went back and forth a few more times: American apologized, Buttacavoli basically rejected the apology, American promised to direct-message him once they located his missing bag but Buttacavoli ultimately explained that he needed to leave for the Dominican Republic on Tuesday.

Still waiting on that DM, Buttacavoli tweeted at the airline a little after 11 a.m. Have another flight booked to POP tmrw for my next event. Hoping not to swallow my expenses for 2 events in 1 week.

Americans public tweets to Buttacavoli ended there, although Buttacavoli continued to field questions from fellow golfers as to why he couldnt just borrow a set of clubs and rush to the course.

Searched for my bag + filed missing bag report, explained Buttacavoli. Wouldn’t have made it by then. I leave tmrw to DR for next event and need clubs.

According to a Twitter post later that evening, Buttacavoli was reunited with his clubs by the early evening, but American has since issued a statement on the matter that appears to contradict Buttacavolis original claims that the airline lost his property. 

We have looked into the claims by Mr. Buttacavoli, a representative for American Airlines told Fox News. His red-eye flight arrived on-time at 4:41 a.m. ET, Monday, June 5. Our scan data shows that both of his checked bags were on his flight. Both bags came off within the CBP area, since this was an international arrival.

“The golf bags were not claimed by the passenger.

American further confirmed they delivered Buttacavolis clubs to him and reached out to him directly regarding the matter.

Buttacavoli was scheduled to compete against 42 other golfers for one of three spots in the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, in Erin, Wis.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/06/07/american-airlines-responds-to-pga-golfer-who-claims-lost-his-clubs.html