Category Archives: General

Dec
16
2014
By Stephanie Wei under General

Welcome to this year’s edition of the WUP Holiday Gift Guide. It’s not quite as fancy as last year’s — no special photoshoot — but I think there’s more diversity and a variety of options in different price ranges, so you can find a special gift for your golfer friends and family.

Happy Holidays!

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Nov
2
2014
Dustin Johnson sues

Dustin Johnson conned by his attorneys

Dustin Johnson filed a lawsuit with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia last week against the firm of Morris Hardwick Schneider, which formerly represented the golfer. Johnson is allegedly the victim of a theft and extortion scheme carried out by the firm’s former managing partner Nathan Hardwick, the firm’s current managing partner Mark Wittstadt, and Gerard (Rod) Wittstadt, who are the named defendants in the complaint.

The suit claims that Hardwick, who “played a particularly unique and significant role of trust and confidence, serving as one of Mr. Johnson’s primary advisors on all matters relating to his career as a professional golfer, as well as an officer in Mr. Johnson’s professional corporation,” and the Wittstadts used their positions to steal $3 million from him — while claiming they’d pay him back $4 million for his “investment.” Then, when the first two payments were missed in September and October and Johnson created a stir about getting paid, the defendants threatened to expose confidential information they learned in the course of representing and advising him.

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Sep
19
2014
Fivesome!

Our fivesome!

I wasn’t going to let a little whiplash or a sore back stop me from playing in the ment’or BKB charity outing at Liberty National on Monday, which featured famed chefs, including Thomas Keller, Jerome Bocuse, Chris Jaeckle, Scott Anderson and Mike Anthony.

It was an early start for me as I had to take the first flight out of Atlanta back to Newark (oh, and I didn’t have a confirmed seat, but no big deal). However, I managed to drop off my luggage at home in NYC and catch a car back to Jersey in time for breakfast and a quick warmup at the esteemed club that’s best known for its magnificent views of the city skyline and Statue of Liberty.

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Sep
14
2014
By Stephanie Wei under General

Australian golfing legend Greg Norman nearly lost his left hand in an accident while using a chainsaw on Saturday.

He posted the above photo of himself in a hospital bed on his Instagram account with the caption, “Working with a chainsaw ALWAYS be respectful of the unexpected. I was one lucky man today. Damaged, but not down & out. Still have left hand.”

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Aug
4
2014
Pros and celebs

Pros and celebs

The morning after the Open Championship, a bleary-eyed Rickie Fowler walked up to the patio outside the Ryder Cup Room at Wentworth Golf Club, sipping on a cup of coffee. Fowler, who had just finished runner-up at Hoylake about 12 hours earlier, greeted Gary Player, the tournament host, and completed with his media gauntlet with ease. 

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Jun
13
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under General
Keegan's shuffle. ©USGA/John Mummert

Keegan’s shuffle. ©USGA/John Mummert

Keegan Bradley has developed a distinct preshot routine where he rocks back and forth to ease himself into the address position. It is working for Keegan at the U.S. Open with consecutive 69s over the first two rounds, but one of his playing competitors finds the routine difficult to deal with.

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