factoid of the day
How much have the shareholders in the companies that sponsored Tiger Woods lost because of his extramarital dalliances ? 12 billion dollars. That so much money that could have been used for say, environmental protection or social justice, was riding on the spotless image and unbeatability of this great sportsman to me is far more …Read More
#46: The Thistle and the Bee.
Donald Trump wants to put a luxury golf resort on a gloriously unspoiled swath of Scottish seacoast. His plan has come under fire by environmental activists and led to a battle that has reached the highest levels of government. Plus, he’s up against another character: local fisherman Michael Forbes.
by Alex Shoumatoff
THE DONALD: Trump on the …Read More
#12: Annals of Investigative Golf : The Gavea Golf Club in Rio de Janeiro.
This piece was commissioned by TheSpook, a lively Web rag started by the multi-talented and multifaceted Anthony Sapienza, who subsequently changed the name to Metropole. Posting it as a Dispatch is admittedly a bit of a stretch—what, after all, does investigative golf have to do with the vanishing world ?—but I’m including it because it’s …Read More