Lucy Li Shoots 78 at Age 11, and It’s Good for Golf

By Rob Lindquist
PSDC Contributor

Lucy Li’s U.S. Women’s Open debut of 78 is a great thing for golf. Oh, and as you’ve heard by now, she’s 11. I’m 20 years her senior and I have never broken 80 on my local course. I’m a high school golf coach, she’s in sixth grade. She missed one fairway (by about a foot or two). I usually cheer when I hit a fairway three holes in a row. She shot a 78 on one of the most famed courses in the world, Pinehurst No. 2. I have played a course with pine trees. Ms. Li playing in the U.S. Women’s Open is great for golf, even if she missed the cut after a second round of 78 in as many days.

Oh, and I’m jealous as hell. [Read more…]

Forcing the Issue: Bringing Nostalgia Back from Rosenblatt

By Rob Lindquist
PSDC Contributor

As a short-time resident of an Omaha suburb, to me, the dawn of the College World Series means a crowded Old Market and NoDo (local slang for the bar district and the stadium area in the North Downtown area). The streets are bustling, the beer-tents are packed and tourists from around the nation (mainly LSU and Texas fans) are still getting used to the openness of TD Ameritrade Park. Don’t get me wrong, the new stadium is great, but something is missing. Something that Rosenblatt had. Nostalgia.

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Nostalgia can’t be forced, no matter how much ESPN tries. There were some great games played at the Blatt, like the recent Oregon State vs. North Carolina rivalry over two Series in 2006-2007, the LSU domination with five championships between 1991 and 2000 or the Southern Cal teams in the early ’70s that I came to hear from the locals. I’m sure over time TD Ameritrade will get there on its own. [Read more…]