Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Black Friday Madness

Just before midnight at Macy's 
Imagine the Mega Mall Midnight Madness sales in Manila and multiply that across the country.  That's how i would describe the Black Friday sprees in the U.S. Last year most stores opened at midnight. But this year some stores like Target were already open at 9:00 p.m.  Over at Best Buy some shoppers were camped out of the store a few days before Thanksgiving just to make sure they had a slot to go in. This to get a 50"inch TV for half off.  Unbelievable!  

For a couple of years now my niece Selene and I have started to make it a tradition to head out before midnight to check out the madness. We start the day with a hearty Thanksgiving family lunch. One can't shop on an empty stomach after all ...

Then the bargain hunting begins. Our first stop was Target.  The lines were busy as expected. Next stop was Macy's where a large crowd was waiting for midnight to strike so they could begin their shopping.  As soon as the doors opened there was a mad rush to get in. It was scary to watch these mad shoppers acting like it was the last shopping day of the world! The women scrambled to the shoe department.  Then in just a matter of minutes the piles of shoe boxes disappeared! It was like they were possessed and just had to bring a pair home.

Some shoppers get vicious so most stores now have their bouncer like security guys on watch.

For golfers Black friday is  the best time to stock up on your golf must haves. From Golfsmith to TGW, Golfmart, Budget Golf and more!

For the crafty ones, the sales really begin at 6:00 a.m on Friday.  Much awaited are Michaels, Joan's Fabrics and Aaron brothers.

Then there are the constant favorites like H & M

You can literally shop all day Friday .. 

Now that's what i call retail therapy.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Adam wins!

Adam Scott with Ian Poulter
Since the 2012 Open Championship I have had this sinking feeling that Adam Scott will not win a major....

But after watching the Australian masters today and seeing him play....  Well I am hoping maybe next year he might finally win his major..

Congratulations Adam on winning the 2012 Australian Masters!

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Bay area Golf Show!

Yes it's back! The Bay Are Golf show starts tomorrow at the Alameda Country fairgrounds and runs all weekend long.  So if you are looking to upgrade your equipment or get some early Black Friday shopping then check them out.

If only for the $100 off a round for Half Moon Bay i would go...

Check them out at http://bayareagolfshow.com


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Foursome at Mt. Broughton Golf Club

Our foursome

Where did September and October go???  How time flies. And just like that it's almost the end of 2012.  It's been a wonderful
golfing season. Lots of memorable golf. Being able to watch The U.S. Open  at the Olympic club with my golfing buddies from
Forest Hills, playing Blue Rock and Ranch Golf in northern California, Forest Hills Ladies Federation season, and our ladies team
winning the LUZVIMIN CUP Ruby Cup in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines were just some of my golf highlights in 2012.  Capping the
year was a special golfing trip to Australia to play at Mt. Broughton with my business buddies.
With Rubby, Ogie, and Job
It's a rare occasion when our schedules all match and we can  take off for a few days all at the same time for some R and R with golf!

Rubby Lugtu
Mt. Broughton Club house
Mt. Broughton is less than 90n minutes away from Sydney and is ranked as one of the top 25 resort courses in Asutralia and is
surrounded by some of the finest wineries in the Southern Highlands.  My idea of relaxation.  Golf and Wine!!!!!
Ogie Alcasid & Job Adriano

The course was designed by Frank Philips and has the feel of an old course. Lots of lush greens with  undulating fairways.

The bunkers can be treacherous and i thought was similar to the sand traps at the Royal St. George's  in the U.K.
Ogie reads his putt!
What better way to end a lovely round of golf than with a luxurious dinner and wine sampling at the Southern Highland Winery with family and friends.


Thursday, November 1, 2012