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Billy Horschel believes he saw a UFO

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“I just think that to think we’re the only people in this universe that are alive or living or anything like that is sort of naive in my opinion.” That’s a statement from Billy Horschel that I think most people would agree with.

Most people, however, don’t have an experience to support that belief. PGATour.com’s Helen Ross talked with Billy Horschel about his close encounter (how did they get on the subject in the first place?).

Apparently, when Horschel was younger, he was riding in a car with his mother and younger brother along U.S. 1 in central Florida. It was then that he saw, as Ross writes, “arched lights glowed yellow above the water as if to outline a bridge.”

“I was like that’s weird, the Melbourne Causeway looks so nice and then it hit us that we had passed the Melbourne Causeway and there’s no other bridge for the next 40 or 50 miles,” Horschel said. “So it was just weird that there were six perfect lights that were hovering over the Indian River in a perfect little arch that looked like a bridge.”

So many people saw the lights that night and called the police that the local newspaper ran an article about the phenomenon the next day.

According to Horschel

“Millions of people have seen UFOs and have video recordings. And when you think about pilots — these guys are in the skies hours and hours and they know what a plane is and they know stuff and when they talk about their experiences and what they’ve seen and they can’t justify what they’ve seen, it sort of makes you think a little bit.”

Millions? Ross noted that Horschel’s peers tease him about his flying saucer frenzy, and that he is prepared for more needling following her article.

As we love Billy Horschel at GolfWRX, he reads the site, and is a friend of our TG2 podcast, I’ll just say, plenty of respect for sticking to your guns, Billy Ho, whether it’s about the greens at Chambers Bay or little green men.

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  1. WTFF

    May 18, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Put the bottle down….and hand it to the Mrs.

  2. Ian Woosnam

    May 17, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Likely he was standing next to his wife, and got a contact high which caused him to hallucinate

  3. SK

    May 17, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    UFOs were golf balls hit with PXGs…. 😮

  4. Darryl

    May 17, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Maybe just the new PXG Period Period Period driver coming in to land?

  5. Lordy

    May 16, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    UFO’s are simply an agglomeration of the lost souls who are stuck between heaven, earth and the 16th hole after a hellish 5 hour round of golf.

  6. Terry

    May 16, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    This is about par for the course for Billy

    • Jack Nicholas

      May 17, 2018 at 10:52 am

      He’s always struck me as being a bit ‘light’ in the brain department.

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Exploring Ireland: Where to golf, drink and stay on the Emerald Isle. Pt. 1. Woodbrook Golf Club, Wicklow

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Having been born and raised in Ireland, I can safely say that this little island offers a fantastic amount of breathtaking natural beauty, some of the best bars in the world, as well as magnificent golf courses.

In these series of articles, I will be taking you around the Emerald Isle providing you with great golf courses to visit that go a little under the radar in some of the loveliest spots in Ireland. I’ll also be highlighting the best and most authentic Irish bars in these spots, as well as places to stay, eat and how to get there. Whether you’re taking a golfing holiday to Ireland in 2019 or are interested in doing so sometime in the future, I’ll make sure to let you in on the best places to spend your time.

Woodbrook Golf Club, Wicklow

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Beginning with my area on the east coast, Wicklow, which is situated just below Dublin and therefore very easy to reach. Wicklow offers plenty of stunning views and is home to some beautiful golf courses. After Glen of The  Downs shut its doors last year, the cream of those courses now has to be Woodbrook Golf Club, which is an underrated gem.

Right off the bat, Woodbrook shows its uniqueness with its clubhouse. The old pavilion-style clubhouse resembles that of a cricket club, which is due to Sir Stanley Cochrane, the club’s founder, and his fondness for that sport. Inside the clubhouse, you will find all your usual facilities in pristine condition, with the walls displaying plenty of famous faces who have played the course in the past.

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Woodbrook has excellent credentials as a course, hosting the very first revived version of the Irish Open in 1975. The golf course is situated on the coast and offers stunning views of the Irish Sea on one side and the Dublin and Wicklow mountains on the other. So no matter how you’re playing, your day out will be a treat.

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Always in immaculate condition, Woodbrook offers up a stern challenge, and despite being a flat course, when the wind blows this a true links test. Unusually, the course features five par 3s and five par 5s, and you will want to avoid the nasty fairway bunkers if you can.

18 holes at Woodbrook GC will set visitors back a little over $50.

Food & Drink – the Harbour Bar, Bray

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A five-minute taxi will take you right onto the seafront where you will find The Harbour Bar tucked away. A very traditional Irish bar full of character that describes itself as “scruffy, wild and elegant”. The Harbour Bar was once voted the best bar in the world by Lonely Planet, and even gets mentioned in the iconic novel “Finnegans Wake,” written by Ireland’s very own James Joyce.

The music and good times rarely stop in this place, and although most nights you will hear traditional music played in the bar, there are also plenty of occasions where modern artists and comedy acts take to the stage in the lounge.

As far as drinks go, you’re never going to go wrong with a pint of the black stuff anywhere you visit in Ireland. However, if you want to sample a local craft beer, try a pint of Wicklow Wolf, the deep and rich tasting lager that is brewed just up the road. Soak up the booze by ordering the Fish And Chips for about $15 from the Fish Bar located in the same complex that offers up a variety of fishy goodness.

Where To Stay

If you decide to stay in the town, then the seafront of Bray is undoubtedly the most attractive area to spend your time. The Martello is a nice little hotel smack back in the middle of the seafront, and a double room for the night costs around $85. For slightly extra, you can stay in the Strand Hotel just a few doors down, the building which was the childhood home of Irish writer Oscar Wilde.

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A half an hour away from Dublin on the train, Bray is also a great spot to stay to explore the capital at a fraction of the price. There are a plethora of things to see and do in Dublin itself. For general sports fans, my recommendation is to try and catch a game of hurling, Ireland’s national sport, in the 80,000 seater stadium Croke Park.

How To Get There

From the centre of Dublin, this area of Wicklow is easily accessible. It will take about 30 minutes to get here in a car, or you can take the train from the capital right into the heart of Bray. On your ride, you’ll get to admire Dublin bay, and you’ll also get a sneak peek of Woodbrook GC just before your stop.

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Video (allegedly) of Anthony Kim discussing Woods-Mickelson match posted on social media

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Sightings of Anthony Kim are about as rare as those of Bigfoot these days, which makes the short video posted yesterday on social media from the guys over at No Laying Up quite a development.

In the video, Anthony Kim (or someone who sounds and looks a lot like him) surrounded by a multitude of dogs, discusses Friday’s upcoming match at Shadow Creek between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

It’s not clear where the original video emerged from, and though in it Kim is discussing this week’s $9 million shoot-out between Woods and Mickelson, previous false alarms regarding Kim’s whereabouts means that when it comes to AK, social media users are always wary of being disappointed.

Anthony Kim last played on the PGA Tour in 2012, and in 2015 the American described the game as just “a fond memory” now.

What do you think about the authenticity of the video, GolfWRX Members?

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Peter Kessler lashed out at anyone and everyone on Twitter

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With 140K followers on Twitter and a website as well, No Laying Up have become one of the most popular accounts in the golfing world. However, when the group plugged the second season of their show Tourist Sauce” with a new promo, it provoked a strong response from “the voice of golf,” former Golf Channel and PGA Tour host, writer, and producer, Peter Kessler. (Kessler responded to Green Jacket Auctions, who praised NLU’s work).

Kessler, no stranger to speaking his mind, then spent hours feuding with fellow social media users who defended No Laying Up’s promo. As is often the case in the world of social media, the arguments descended into personal insults, on which Kessler did not hold back.

Consider these tweets representative of dozens more in the same vein.

Although Kessler was firmly in attack mode, he had to be on his guard when @ProV1_iron took aim at his Perfect Club infomercials from back in the day. The spots are largely a humorous relic in the golfing world, but Kessler was having none of the “people in glass houses” analogy.

The responses from Kessler went on and on, and many had been expecting the ex-Golf Channel host cool off after yesterday’s exploits. However, the opposite happened, with Kessler getting right back in the saddle this morning and continuing his tirade against defenders of the show, with Kessler claiming NLU’s promo “is like intro to entertainment in 9th grade and school just started. Surely you’ve seen good movies and tv shows. These aren’t them.”

Despite saying that he has “Gotta run,” Kessler remains locked in a battle of personal insults with other social media users.

What do you make of Peter Kessler’s social media outburst, GolfWRX members?

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