Cobra Baffler XL Driver Review: Add Distance to Your Game
What is every golfer looking for when they purchase a new driver? Long and forgiving! Cobra has a driver that will fit both of these categories, the Baffler XL. Don’t have a fast swing speed? No worries, the Baffler XL is made for ALL swing speeds.
EASY TO HIT FAR. EASY TO HIT STRAIGHT. NO MATTER YOUR SWING SPEED.
– High MOI
The Cobra Baffler XL Driver has weight positioned low and further back in the club head. This creates high MOI, which increase forgiveness on shots that are hit off-center. We all hate the feeling of hitting a bad tee shot, the high MOI will help make these mis-hits feel and look a lot better.
– Oversize Face & E9 Face
One of Cobra’s major technology break-through over the past few years is their E9 face technology. The E9 face expands the sweet spot to where most mis-hits occur. Along wit the E9 face, this driver has an oversize face that creates a larger “trampoline” across the face.
– Offset Design
The Baffler XL offset design helps make it extra forgiving! Offset gives a golfer more time to square the face at impact. More golfer’s hit a slice off the tee, this will help eliminate or decrease a slice. This will also make for a higher, straighter, and more draw-biased shots.
The Cobra Golf Baffler XL driver has stepped up to the plate as one of the longest drivers of 2014 for Game Improvement drivers. The ball flight off the Baffler XL driver is high and long. The one thing you will really notice on this club is the offset at address, which promotes a draw and some confidence from hitting that dreaded slice. If you bash the ball off he toe a lot and end up hitting big fades and slices the Baffler XL is a great option. If you don’t like big sounds at impact, you might want to stay away from the Baffler XL. It has a loud solid sound at impact, which let’s you know you hit your ball on the sweet spot. I’m not a big fan of loud drivers but this driver doesn’t seem to bother me that much.
One of the most forgiving and long drivers when it comes to the game improvement category. With the offset design it will help many players who struggle with slicing the ball. Not only that, but it also has a pretty cool look to it. With the light blue stripe to help as a visual aid against the darker blue, many beginning players will find that as a nice tool.
This driver is made for the golfer that needs forgiveness off the tee. Any golfer, slow swing speeds to fast swing speeds, can hit this driver. Want to hit the ball straighter, higher, and farther, this driver is for you!
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Here is our friend Mark Crossfield’s look at the at the Baffler XL Driver.
Speed Demon Season 2, Episode 12A Episode name pun on: the phrase itself meaning fastAirdate: June 2, 2000 CreditsDirector: Randy MyersCraig McCracken Story: Charlie Bean Writer(s): Amy Keating Rogers See also episodetranscript imagegallery EpisodesPrevious“Cover Up” Next“Mojo Jonesin'” Rating
Speed Demon is the first half of the 25th episode in the second season of The Powerpuff Girls, preceding “Mojo Jonesin.” It aired on June 2, 2000.
The Powerpuff Girls are looking forward to a vacation in the Bahamas after school but a race home soon sends them to an alternate timeline where they discover that they’ve traveled fifty years into the future and that due to their absence, Townsville and its people have all paid the ultimate price for the Girls disappearing. Furthermore, one of their enemies has become a huge threat…
At Pokey Oaks Kindergarten, Buttercup is impatiently looking at the clock at school, waiting to go on vacation to the Bahamas. Ms. Keane gets her back to reality by calling Buttercup’s name and insisting that the young Powerpuff pay attention. For the next few minutes, Ms. Keane begins talking to herself while scribbling complicated forms of math on the board as her young charges look on. She gets so distracted she loses attention before realizing that her class is staring at her puzzledly. She snaps back to herself and, as the bell rings, bids the children goodbye. The group races past her, waving goodbye.
Outside, the door springs open with Buttercup announcing that they’re free at last just as her classmates come out the door. It is soon revealed that the girls are all excited as they’re going to the Bahamas for the weekend. Bubbles even announces that she’s going to work on her tan with Blossom stating that they’ve got a whole weekend away from the people of Townsville and Buttercup agrees, telling them that they’ll be free from the Hotline too. This has both her and Blossom laughing and embracing one another. Buttercup then arrives, telling them which one of her sisters aka the slowpokes wants to race her home with Bubbles angrily retorting, “Who are you calling a slowpoke, fathead?”.
The three girls then line up and after taking turns to count down, race off at the speed of light with Ms. Keane biding them goodbye while on the street. With their sheer power having destroyed a car, a passer-by, a man with a mustache, urges them to slow down. Soon, the race gets very intense. A tunnel of blurs ensues. Blossom and Bubbles are evenly matched but Buttercup sails past them, forcing her two other sisters to increase their speed until they’re all level again and then suddenly, everything just stops with the three girls themselves having frozen. It then cuts to a close-up of the girls as Buttercup’s voice is heard echoing as she says, “I told you I’d win!” Finally, the whole thing begins moving slowly at first before returning to normal speed and the girls all land outside their house, not noticing that the sky is red and that windows of their house have been smashed.
Buttercup’s thrilled about her victory but Bubbles is not so happy, convinced that Buttercup cheated, causing Buttercup to make fun of her by pulling her pigtails. Bubbles starts crying, calling for the Professor but he’s not there. They then head down into the lab where they discover an aged and miserable Professor apparently struggling to create another set of Powerpuff Girls but his ingredients do not work nor do they match whatsoever. Upon seeing the girls, he chases them out of the lab, convinced that they’re nothing more than mere hallucinations, revealing that he’s also senile. Frightened, the Powerpuff Girls flee and head outside but are shocked to discover that Townsville has been reduced to nothing but a barren wasteland as far as the eye can see.
The girls then fly through the decimated city, eventually reaching City Hall where inside, they find Ms. Sara Bellum who has gone old and insane. She’s mourning the death of The Mayor of Townsville. Upon seeing the girls, she then orders them to get out, saying that the Mayor is hers.
The girls flee and soon reach Pokey Oaks Kindergarten which has been destroyed as well. They soon find Ms. Keane who, like the Professor and Ms. Bellum has now aged and is also senile and frail, endlessly waving over and again while repeating the same sentence. Blossom tries to talk to Ms. Keane to get some information but she is not listening, instead repeatedly stating that she stood to wave after the girls went missing for fifty years.
The girls are stunned at the revelation, realizing they crossed a border between two time periods, just as HIM’s laughter emerges. As he explains what happened, wisps of smoke begin emerging from the ground as Blossom sweats, obviously under pressure and as they glance around, the smoke appears from behind Blossom while HIM soon emerges, gleefully telling them that seconds, minutes, hours, days, and nights crawled by on hands and knees as they raced the speed of light. HIM then appears and floats up past them. Sensing something behind them, Blossom and Buttercup turn around while Bubbles points at HIM who is now sitting on the edge of a cliff, asking Buttercup if she remembers.
Suddenly, Buttercup hears herself arrogantly challenging her sisters to a race and as this happens, she clutches her head in dismay, saying, “No!” HIM gleefully agrees and soon gets up from where he was sitting before stating that as the girls traveled through time, “the whole world went to Heck”. Blossom urges her sisters not to believe the lie and they all take off, approaching HIM who simply lets out an evil laugh.
For the next few minutes, the girls channeling all their anger, rage, and grief into their attacks proceed to beat HIM and after silently crying, they give one final punch which sends HIM crashing to the ground. HIM, however, recovers quickly and snaps his claws just as the girls descend on him again. As they continue fighting HIM, it then shows various newspaper headings hanging on the walls with some detailing the Powerpuff Girls’ disappearance, the Professor being exposed as a fraud, the Mayor presumably dying at the age of 83, and “Who is HIM?”. Once the fight with HIM ended, HIM, having recovered at a frighteningly fast level, mockingly asks the Girls if they’re finished. But, Buttercup assures HIM that he is while Blossom tells him that he can never beat them.
It is soon clear that the usual fighting has taken its toll on the girls as they’re all breathing rather heavily and sweating too. HIM then begins to mockingly say if they’ve beaten him before he remarks with his eyes now glowing bright green that he’s already won. As he says those words, HIM promptly launches himself in the air before his whole body soon grows bigger and more muscular than ever before a jolt of lighting erupts. As the lighting ends, it is shown that HIM now has grown into a powerful monster nearly hundred times the size he normally is. He then gleefully remarks in a demonic voice that the beauty lies in the blame because it is their fault for leaving, before stating, “Just ask your friends.”
It then cuts to show of a group of aged and broken children who approach the Girls and tell them that they did this. While Bubbles puts her hands to her mouth, stunned, and a distressed Blossom says “No.”, but the monstrous HIM states to the girls that all he did was take over and it was easy. Then, while descending on the girls, the aged children, along with their families and the other citizens of Townsville, ask them to know why they did leave them and tell them that they were not here to protect them and it is their fault. After that, they begin chanting, “Your fault.”, while pointing to them, with the accusations leaving the girls deeply guilt-ridden and distressed. As the chanting goes on, Blossom brokenly states, “What have we done?” while the monstrous HIM just does an evil laugh demonically. The chanting continues as both Buttercup and Bubbles struggle to cope with Buttercup yelling “No! No! No!” while Bubbles starts crying out “WHYYY?!?!” and pulling her pigtails in distress. As the townspeople continue chanting, the girls soon rush up into space, screaming before making a circle for a few seconds. Then, as one, they then fly down to the planet, going back the way they came as they head back into the present, having seen the horrific future.
Once they’ve emerged, the girls then crash-land into some grass and after recovering, realize with joy that Townsville and its people are all intact and alive. As they head home, the girls say hi to the male passerby who’s now walking his dog, Ms. Keane, the Mayor, and Ms. Bellum. Once they see the Professor, they crash into him and while embracing him, begin talking about what happened. The Professor is stunned but tells the girls they’ve got to get ready for their vacation. However, after realizing what would happen in their absence, they tell the Professor that they cannot leave Townsville, not even for a weekend away in the Bahamas.
The episode ends with the Narrator fooling the viewers into believing that he was also affected with the time travel aging, and after the standard end phrase, he says he will never drive over 55 mph again.
Ms. Sara Bellum
The title of this episode shares the same title as the Michael Jackson song, “Speed Demon”.
According to the fans of this show, this is one of the scariest and darkest episodes of the entire Powerpuff Girls series (with the other five being “Boogie Frights” (excluding the dancing motifs), “Power-Noia”, “Tough Love”, “Knock It Off”, “Abracadaver, “Cootie Gras”, and “Collect Her”.
It is revealed that Ms. Keane can teach math at a very advanced level.
During the episode, the Professor asks himself why he did not write down how he created the girls, but in the episode Twisted Sister there’s a book with it all written down.
It is possible he lost and then forgot all about the book.
When the girls fly in and land in the Mayor’s office, it is a direct copy of Superman 2’s General Zod and cohorts as they fly into the White House.
HIM does not frown at all in this episode.
This is the only episode that has Buttercup letting her hair down.
Ms. Keane’s math explains what happens when the Powerpuff Girls are traveling through time.
This is one of the few episodes where Bubbles impersonates The Mayor, the other being “The Powerpuff Girls’ Best Rainy Day Adventure Ever”.
HIM’s line “Seconds, minutes, hours, days and nights, crawl by on hands and knees as you race the speed of light” is a reference to The Twilight Zone episode, “Time Enough at Last”, in which a man survives a nuclear blast and finds himself alone in a shattered world. The original line goes “Seconds, minutes, hours, they crawl by on hands and knees for Mr. Henry Bemis, who looks for a spark in the ashes of a dead world”.
A later episode “Power-Noia” from 2002 reuses a lot of music that played in this episode. That episode is also very similar to this one.
Despite the girls begging the Professor to never leave Townsville, in the following season’s episode “Town and Out”, the girls end up leaving Townsville since Professor has a new job in Citiesville. Both episodes were written by Amy Keating Rogers and storyboarded by Charlie Bean.
This could be because they forgot the part where they abruptly traveled in time through 50 years. In “Town and Out”, however, they only left their residence in just one day.
When the Narrator says, “I’m never driving over 55 again” references to the Back to the Future trilogy about driving over 88 miles per hour would travel through time.
It is also a reference to the Sammy Hagar song “I Can’t Drive 55”, which was used in Back to the Future Part II when Marty explores Hill Valley ruled by Biff Tannen in alternate 1985.
Creator Craig McCracken also revealed on Twitter during a conversation with a fan of the show that all the other villains including Mojo Jojo are dead, HIM having killed them.
MsMojo ranked this as the darkest episode of The Powerpuff Girls and the #7 darkest Cartoon Network episode.
While scribbling down the maths on the board, the chalk in Ms. Keane goes from being in her left hand and then to her right hand before going back to her left hand once again.
Ms. Keane writes 43.14 = π on the chalkboard.
However, the correct statement would be 3.14 = π.
When Buttercup is seen in the classroom she can be seen sitting at her table alone in the middle seat. Later however all the Powerpuffs are seen at the same table, and Buttercup is present at the seat to the right. The number of seats and kids in seats and the locations of them differ.
Blossom’s left eyelids change color when she and Bubbles are hugging and laughing.
Although this episode premiered in 2000, it was produced in 1999 according to the credits.
By pure coincidence this was the only 5 wood available and matches my 1 and 3 woods and at £72 it was a snip. The condition is really good, much better than expected so I am delighted with my purchase.
Best Stand Golf Bags Of 2015 (Reviews) (UPDATED) | 60S Today
The following is a review of several highly-rated stand golf bags from reputable brands such as Nike, OGIO, TaylorMade, Callaway and others.
The great thing about these bags is that because of their age, you can typically find them at significantly lower prices, even new.
Below the comparison chart (which compares the prices, features, pros and cons), I will list the bags according to my personal rating from highest to lowest and talk about their features, benefits and overall reception.
Note that the golf bags that follow are stand bags, which have retractable legs that allow you to stand the bag up on its own, canted or upright. If you plan to predominantly use a riding or push cart on the course, you should look at other bag types like cart bags.
Reviews and discussions of these other types of bags will eventually be posted to Golfstead, if they haven’t been already.
Stand BagPrice in USD (subject to change)Approximate WeightStrengths and WeaknessesAmazon Review RatingMy Rating 1. OGIO Grom Under $120 on eBay; depends on condition and other factors6 lbsStrengths: • full-length individual dividers keep clubs organized and unstuck • bag is sturdy and well-made • pockets are useful and are conveniently placed • ball silo is a nice touch • storage space is plentiful • functions well as a cart bag • carry straps are comfortable and easily removable Weaknesses: • expensive relative to other cart bags • strap system adjustment can be a bit confusing4.8/54.9/5 2. Nike Air Sport Depends on make year and condition7 lbsStrengths: • lightweight • sharp appearance • great construction • pockets are secure and provide tons of useful storage space • shoulder straps are comfortable • great value for money Weaknesses: • club shafts can get tangled and stuck within the dividers • cooler pocket could be a bit larger4.7/54.8/5 3. Titleist 14-Way $200 or less on eBay6.4 lbsStrengths: • both light and sturdy • quality is top-notch • has tons of functional and convenient pockets • 14-way top with some full-length dividers is a big plus • towel loop and umbrella strap are a nice touch Weaknesses: • look may not be for everybody • some want more pockets and external rings4.9/54.8/5 4. Nike Sport Lite Around $150 or less on eBay4 lbsStrengths: • extremely lightweight • suitable for women/teens/kids • appearance is minimalistic and clean while still providing sufficient space • price is relatively low Weaknesses: • not as many pockets and not quite as much space compared to other bags • not as durable as other heavier bags4.7/54.8/5 5. Callaway Hyper-Lite 5 $130 on Global Golf5.2 lbsStrengths: • comfortable straps • light and easy to carry • slick look • plenty of pockets and storage space • clubs are easy to access Weaknesses: • not easy to access water bottle pocket while carrying • stand legs have questionable durability and could fold more nicely4.7/54.7/5 6. Callaway Fusion 14 Less than $200 on eBay (depends on seller and condition)5.2 lbsStrengths: • sturdy yet lightweight • can be carried comfortably • divider system is 14-way • plenty of storage space Weaknesses: • no hooks or rings for towels/umbrellas • not all of the dividers are full-length • some people may find the bag a little fat and voluminous4.3/54.7/5 7. TaylorMade Purelite Around $140 on eBay5.5 lbsStrengths: • comfortable to carry • light yet solidly built at the same time • stable legs extend easily • pockets are useful and accessible • umbrella sleeve and towel loop are a nice touch Weaknesses: • a few more pockets would have been nice • club grips can interfere and rub within the dividers4.5/54.6/5 8. Sun Mountain C-130S $244.99 on Global Golf5.8 lbsStrengths: • bag is lightweight without being flimsy • quality construction • tons of pockets and storage space • clubs are easy to stow and keep separated Weaknesses: • bag is mainly designed for carts • some may find the bag too voluminous4.3/54.6/5
1. OGIO Grom Stand Bag (2015)
Where To Buy Online
The Grom model is quite old now, but you can still find it on this page at great prices. It comes in several colours.
The dual-strap bag weighs 6 pounds, comes with a rain hood, has a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty and the following features:
a 14-way “Diamond Performance” 10″ stand top with an oversized putter pit and integrated front handle
6 pockets (4 zippered)
a low-profile Zipperless Ball Pocket (ZPB) which is the ball-holding silo that can be seen on the front of the bag in the image
a weather-resistant fleece lined valuables pocket
a water bottle pocket, scorecard/rangefinder/GPS sleeve, and pen/divot tool sleeve
the SHOXX X4 full suspension system (equalizes load across shoulders for carrying), with advanced molded XX shoulder pads for added comfort
This bag has received exceptional ratings: a 4.8/5 stars on Amazon with over 58 customer reviews, and a 4.6/5 rating (95% recommended) on the DSG website.
very functional pockets (including an insulated pocket for beverages)
dual use as a cart bag
My rating: 4.9/5
2. Nike Air Sport Stand Bag
Where To Buy Online
You can find this bag for under $100 on eBay. Check out the current stock on Global Golf.
This stand bag weighs 7 pounds, includes a rain hood and features:
an 8.5″ oval top with a 3 full-length, 8-way divider system
9 functional pockets (6 zippered); among them a water-resistant fleece-lined valuables pocket, full-length apparel pocket, scorecard/pencil pocket, rangefinder/GPS loop, insulated cooler pocket and numerous accessory pockets
a durable, lightweight nylon construction with custom grip leg end caps
Nike EquaFlex Max Air curved revolving double-strap system
a ventilated air mesh back pad for carrying comfort
Very positive: a 4.7/5 stars on Amazon (the #3 best selling stand bag there) with over 140 customer reviews, a 5/5 rating on Global Golf, and a 4.8/5 rating on the DSG website.
secure functional pockets
ample storage space
excellent bag for the money.
some have expressed discontent with the fact that the club shafts and grips can get tangled within the dividers
some feel that the cooler pocket could be a bit larger
My rating: 4.8/5
3. Titleist 14-Way Stand Bag (2015)
Where To Buy Online
You can find Titleist 14-Way stand bags at good prices on eBay and on this page.
This dual-strap nylon stand bag weighs 6.4 pounds, comes with a rain hood and features:
an umbrella strap and an easily-accessible towel loop located on the top cuff
a 9″, 14-way top with 4 full-length dividers for club separation and protection
lift assist handles located on the top cuff and spine for increased maneuverability
a segmented air mesh hip pad for increased air flow
11 pockets in total (3 open and 8 zippered); among them, a velour-lined valuables pocket with a weather-resistant zipper, an oversized garment pocket, ball pocket, scorecard pocket and an insulated beverage pocket
4-point padded dual carry straps that provide optimum comfort and balance while carrying
a cart-friendly automatic stand assembly with a leg retention strap
This bag has an average of 4.9/5 stars on Amazon and 5/5 stars on Global Golf.
a wealth of pockets and storage
overall quality construction
useful towel loop and umbrella strap
some customers, believe it or not, would like more pockets
My rating: 4.8/5
4. Nike Sport Lite Stand Bag
Where To Buy Online
The best place to get the Nike Sport Lite now is on eBay.
This nylon stand bag has a Nike “EquaFlex” revolving double-strap system for added carrying comfort.
It weighs only 4 pounds, includes a rain hood and features:
a 5-way, 2 full-length divider system with putter well for club organization
an 8.5-inch oval top
6 functional pockets (5 zippered); among them, a fleece-lined valuables pocket (good for cell phones, etc.), glove patch, full-length apparel pocket, range finder/GPS loop, and an easy-access water bottle sleeve
a zip-off ball pocket
custom grip leg endcaps that provide stability when standing
a very lightweight and durable nylon construction with custom grip leg end caps
Positive: a 4.7/5 stars on Amazon with over 58 customer reviews (the #18 best selling stand bag there), a 4.8/5 rating on Global Golf, and a 5/5 rating (100% recommended) on the official Nike website.
extreme light weight and suitable for women/kids/teens
classy and minimalist look
some feel that the bag could be more durable
others feel that the bag could be a bit more spacious and have a few more pockets
My rating: 4.8/5
5. Callaway Hyper-Lite 5 Stand Bag (2015)
Where To Buy Online
You can get the Hyper-Lite stand bag on Global Golf here.
This nylon stand bag weighs 5.2 pounds, includes a rain hood and features:
a 5-way, full length, 9.5-inch “Club Divider Organization System” with an ergonomic molded handle
an “Xtra Traction Technology” base system that provides greater turf contact for added stability
non-slip foot pads that prevent sinking or slipping on the turf
an E-Trolley base system that integrates with many push carts
a soft mesh hip padding system that provides comfort, ventilation and support for the lower back
8 pockets; among them a water resistant velour-lined valuables pocket with Key Fob, thermal-lined water bottle pocket, full-length apparel pocket, full-size ball pocket and four accessories pockets
This bag has been very well received; it’s currently the #2 best selling stand bag on Amazon.
It has a 4.7/5 stars on Amazon, a 4.5/5 rating (88% recommended) on the Dick’s Sporting Goods website, and a 4/5 rating on the official Callaway website.
easy and comfortable to carry
has more than enough pockets and storage space
a few have had problems with the durability and design of the stand legs
My rating: 4.7/5
6. Callaway Fusion 14 Stand Bag
Where To Buy Online
The best place to get the Callaway Fusion bag is definitely eBay. The prices are fantastic and there’s free shipping.
This nylon “Comfort Tech” dual-strap bag weighs 5.2 pounds and includes a matching rain hood. It has the following features:
a 10″ top with a 14-way, full-length club divider organization system
a “Redesigned Molded Handle”
an E-Trolley base system that integrates with many push carts
the “Xtra Traction Technology” base system – flex activation with greater turf contact for extra stability
strap system that includes an ergonomic EVA foam core with soft mesh padding
10 pockets; among them, a water resistant, velour-lined valuables pocket with Key Fob, a thermal-lined water bottle pocket, a full-length apparel pocket, a rangefinder/GPS pocket, a full-size ball pocket, 3 accessories pockets and 2 mesh utility pockets
This bag, which at one point made the Golf Digest Hot List, has exceptional ratings: 4.3/5 stars on Amazon, 4.3/5 stars (100% recommended) on the official Callaway website, and 5/5 stars on the DSG website.
At one point, it was the #7 best selling stand bag on Amazon.
has a hybrid stand/carry ability
individual dividers for all 14 clubs
ample storage space
carrying comfort and nice light weight
some have complained about the lack of hooks for securing towels or umbrellas
dividers are not all at full length)
the bag has a fat appearance
My rating: 4.7/5
7. TaylorMade Purelite Stand Bag
Where To Buy Online
The Purelite model can still be found by looking through these listings.
This double-strap stand bag weighs 5.5 pounds, comes with a matching rain hood and features:
a 5-way top with full-length dividers and grip handles
seven (7) strategically placed pockets that provide ample storage; among them, an insulated cooler pocket and a velour-lined valuables pocket
a zip-off ball pocket for customization and embroidery
a towel loop and umbrella sleeve for quick and easy access
a 4-point shoulder strap that provides a balanced and secure fit
an EVA ergonomically molded hip pad for additional comfort
a cart-compatible base that allows for versatile usage options
an anti-split stand system that provides superb stability
Ratings for this bag are very good, and arguably better than those of the 2015 model. It has 4.5/5 stars both on Amazon, with over 52 customer reviews, and on the DSG website.
great distribution of the weight for carrying
easy to use (stand legs)
pockets are accessible
good amount of storage space for all the essentials
some people would have liked more pockets and better placement of them
some find it a bit difficult to get clubs into the slots
My rating: 4.6/5
8. Sun Mountain C-130S Hybrid Stand Bag (2015)
Where To Buy Online
You can get the latest version of this Sun Mountain bag on Global Golf.
This single-strap nylon stand bag weighs 5.8 pounds and includes a “coordinating” rainhood.
The bag is primarily designed for use on a cart, but it includes a stand system intended for use on the driving range. Features include:
an 11-inch top that has 14 individual, full-length dividers
a locking system for the stand legs
four integrated lift-assist handles, including one built in to the lower pocket
eight pockets; among them, two velour-lined valuables pockets (one sized for a rangefinder) and a pocket for beverages
a cart strap pass-through that allows complete access to pockets when the bag is on a cart
E-Z Grip zipper pulls
This quality bag has earned very good ratings overall.
On Amazon, it was the #6 best selling stand bag at 4.3/5 stars. It also has a 4.8/5 star rating on the DSG website.
light yet sturdy construction (legs, body, zippers, etc.)
unimpeded individual full-length dividers
ample storage space
other benefits that are only really found on cart bags
Note that the bag is designed to stand on the range and not necessarily through 18 holes, so if you’re looking for a “full-on” stand bag you may want to look at other options.
My rating: 4.6/5
All of the above stand bags are excellent in their respective price ranges, and their quality has been tested and proven. Which one is best for you depends on your budget, your desired features, your aesthetic preference and your brand preference (if you have one).
Also, you don’t need to just take my word for it; I would recommend clicking through one of the links above to read the customer reviews on any bag you might be interested in.
If you’re willing to spend a bit more money for something with more/better features and a higher build quality, you should get something like the OGIO Grom or the Titleist 14-Way. In general, you get what you pay for.
For something ultra light, the Nike Sport Lite is an awesome choice.
Good luck shopping for your stand bag!
Have you played with any of these stand bags or similar models? What is your experience with them? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
September 8-9, 2007 Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, Northern Ireland 7,181 yards, Par 71
Captains: Colin Dalgleish (GB&I) and George “Buddy” Marucci (USA)
Day 1 Foursomes (GB&I players first) Lloyd Saltman / Rhys Davies lost to Billy Horschel / Rickie Fowler 4&3 Rory McIlroy / Jonny Caldwell halved with Colt Knost / Dustin Johnson John Parry / David Horsey beat Trip Kuehne / Kyle Stanley 2&1 Jamie Moul / Danny Willett halved with Webb Simpson / Jonathan Moore GB&I 2 – USA 2
Day 1 Singles Rory McIlroy lost to Billy Horschel 1 hole Lloyd Saltman lost to Rickie Fowler 5&4 Rhys Davies beat Dustin Johnson 5&4 Danny Willett lost to Colt Knost 2 holes Llewellyn Matthews lost to Jamie Lovemark 5&4 Nigel Edwards beat Kyle Stanley 1 hole Jamie Moul beat Chris Kirk 1 hole David Horsey beat Webb Simpson 1 hole GB&I 4 – USA 4
Day 1: GB&I 6 – USA 6
Day 2 Foursomes Jonny Caldwell / Rory McIlroy lost to Billy Horschel / Rickie Fowler 2&1 Rhys Davies / Nigel Edwards lost to Colt Knost / Dustin Johnson 1 hole Jamie Moul / Danny Willett lost to Trip Kuehne / Jonathan Moore 4&2 David Horsey / John Parry lost to Chris Kirk / Jamie Lovermark 1 hole GB&I 0 – USA 4
Day 2 Singles Rory McIlroy beat Billy Horschel 4&2 Rhys Davies beat Rickie Fowler 3&2 Danny Willett halved with Colt Knost Lloyd Saltman beat Trip Kuehne 2&1 Jonny Caldwell beat Kyle Stanley 2 holes Nigel Edwards lost to Jonathan Moore 1 hole Jamie Moul lost to Jamie Lovemark 4&3 David Horsey beat Webb Simpson 1 hole GB&I 5.5 – USA 2.5
Match Result: GB&I 11.5 – USA 12.5
Series Results: USA 33 – GB&I 7 – Halved 1 (after Match 41)
Royal County Down in Newcastle was confirmed as the host of the 2007 Walker Cup match on 18th March 2003. It had most recently hosted the Amateur Championship for The R&A in 1999 and became the second Irish course to stage the match after Portmarnock in 1991. Crowds were limited to 10,000 per day and daily tickets cost £25.
This match is remembered by many for Jonathan Moore’s 4-iron approach from 252 yards to the 18th hole which finished 3 feet from the hole and arguably secured the trophy for USA. GB&I, having been whitewashed in the Day 2 Foursomes, kept their opponents honest by winning four of the first five afternoon Singles and halving the other. Moore’s eagle on the final hole, helped of course by Jamie Lovemark’s late win, ensured there was to be no famous comeback.
USA’s victory was their first overseas win since 1991.
With the benefit of hindsight the names of Rory McIlroy and Danny Willett, both future Major champions, stand out in the GB&I line up. However, at the time Rhys Davies and Jamie Moul (who was WAGR No. 1 for 17 weeks in 2007) were equally well known. 18 year old McIlroy, a child protégé who had recently earned low amateur honours at The Open at Carnoustie and was already committed to turning pro after a home Walker Cup, was always certain to be picked. However, Willett was an outsider and only played his way on to the team at the last minute winning the English Amateur the week before it was due to be announced.
Nigel Edwards played in his fourth consecutive and final Walker cup match. He subsequently captained the team with great distinction winning his two home matches in the three he oversaw.
Buddy Marucci (55), the co-owner of a chain of luxury car dealerships in the Philadelphia area, was USA captain. Marucci played in the match in 1995 and 1997 and was best known for taking Tiger Woods to the 36th hole of the 1995 U.S. Amateur Final before succumbing by 2 Holes.
The USGA selected their first eight players in early August. Billy Horschel, Dustin Johnson, Trip Kuene, Chris Kirk, Colt Knost, Jamie Lovemark, Jonathan Moore and Webb Simpson were all in this formidable first group based on their form during 2007.
Having left a mid or senior amateur off their roster for the first time in 2005 the USA selected Trip Kuene (35) for the third time for the match in Northern Ireland.
Knost went on to win the U.S. Amateur at Olympic Club in San Francisco later in August allowing the USGA two free picks to make up their team. They went for Rickie Fowler and Kyle Stanley. Michael Thompson, who was runner-up at the U.S. Amateur, Drew Weaver – winner of that year’s Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham – and Alex Prugh were the three U.S. alternates in 2007.
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Liftoff Houston is the City of Houston’s annual business plan competition. It is an entrepreneurial initiative that aim to empower Houstonians with business literacy education and mentorship to start their own business while contributing to the local growth and sustainability of the Houston economy. It is sponsored by Capital One Bank, which provides cash prizes totaling $30,000. This year, there are two ways to participate in Liftoff Houston:
The 2021 Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition The 2021 Liftoff Houston Educational Pathway
Both programs will include orientation, workshops and mentoring sessions. However, the competition will have an additional component of presenting and pitching the idea/business. Contestants and participants will participate in a myriad of workshops ranging from business plan basics to raising capital, as well as information sessions on essential City of Houston business resources available through the Houston Public Library (HPL) and the City’s Office of Business Opportunity (OBO.) The goal is to enable individuals to successfully research and develop their business plans. They will also receive additional support from professional mentors from SCORE Houston and Capital One Bank to further refine the business plan for submission.
This year there will be three award categories: Product, Service, and Innovation.
$10,000 – Awarded for top “Product” Based Business Plan (Retail, resale, merchandise, etc.) $10,000 – Awarded for top “Service” Based Business Plan (Food, labor, consulting, etc.) $10,000 – Awarded for top “Innovation” Based Business Plan (Software, Hardware, inventions, new market businesses, etc.)
WHEN? The 2021 Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition will launch in July, more details to come. Application Open: July 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM Application Close: August 2, 2021at 11:59 PM
Orientation is REQUIRED for everyone. Please visit 60stoday.com for more information.
WHERE? The competition will be mainly held online at 60stoday.com. Due to COVID-19, the workshops will continue to be held virtually this year. Contestants/participants only need to register for ONE session per topic. Each topic is offered multiple times to allow all contestants more than one opportunity to attend. Please do not sign up for more than one session.
HOW DO I GET STARTED? Click on the apply button and follow the instructions below once you arrive on the LiftOff Houston website.
Step 1: Click “Register” on the top right of this page to create an account. (Once you finish creating an account the website will send you a confirmation email to confirm that you have a working email.) Step 2: Complete the “Eligibility Test” to the determine the program you are eligible for. Step 3: Compete an application either for the Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition or the Liftoff Houston Educational Pathway.
CONTACT Please note: Liftoff team members are available Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Calls or e-mails outside of regular business hours will not be returned until the following business day.
City of Houston-Office of Business Opportunity Twitter/Facebook: @Liftoffhouston Telephone: 832-393-0954 firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf Ball (abbreviated GB, spelled Golfball in Total Firey Island and Total Firey Points) is a female contestant in Battle for Dream Island, Battle for Dream Island Again, IDFB, Battle for BFDI, and Battle for Dream Island: The Power of Two.
In Battle for Dream Island, Golf Ball competed on the Squashy Grapes until “Insectophobe’s Nightmare”, when she joined Another Name. Despite not receiving the most votes, she was eliminated in “Lofty” because the Squishy Cherries voted Rocky on their team instead of her. She placed 17th overall.
Golf Ball received 215 votes to join Battle for Dream Island Again, which was not enough. However, InternPony707 picked her to join the season. Golf Ball competed on Team No-Name, and survived to appear in IDFB.
In Battle for BFDI, Golf Ball competed on A Better Name Than That until the split in “The Escape from Four”.
In Battle for Dream Island: The Power of Two, Golf Ball competes on Are You Okay.
Golf Ball is a golf ball with dimples. Her main body is light gray, and her dimples and shading are a slightly darker light gray. Inside her shell, she has a light-yellow core.
Golf Ball has lighter outlines.
Golf Ball’s legs are closer to each other.
Golf Ball has darker outlines.
Golf Ball gains a bluish tint.
Golf Ball’s biggest strength is her intellect, often creating devices and formulating plans. As such, Golf Ball usually asserts herself as the leader or manager of whatever team she’s on and will get flustered if someone denies her that position. She also expects her teammates to respect her authority whenever she’s in such a position. Golf Ball has been described as bossy by her fellow contestants because of her analytical and utilitarian demeanor, giving her a low social standing among the objects.
Despite her bold personality, Golf Ball truly cares about her team’s well-being and only wants to lead them to a great victory.
Official Character Guide biography
Golf Ball, sometimes known as GB, is bossy… but most of the time she’s right. She often puts herself in a position of authority because she always has a grand plan on how to execute each challenge.
Golf Ball doesn’t have the best people skills. Once she became angry at Spongy for how smelly he is. Not cool! However, she does have impressive writing skills and a self-published author of the Book of BFDI Tips and Tricks. She can twist a dismal 17th place to an impressive 2nd place, and she’s great at rhythmic poetry… Even when she doesn’t mean to!
Did You Know?: Golf Ball is capable of deciphering the ancient lettering known as Yoylese.
Intelligence: Golf Ball happens to be one of, if not the smartest out of all the contestants, and she uses her intelligence to formulate plans and strategies, create devices and inventions, understand and decipher things that may seem complicated or unfamiliar to her, and would combine her intelligence with Tennis Ball when they’re together. While she is well prepared when it comes to challenges, her plans still fall short as seen in some episodes when she leads a team, she often lacks a backup plan in case another problem occurs and would lose a challenge, and due to her self-proclaimed status as team leader, would clash with other contestants that would happen to disagree with her, which would almost cost them the win at times.
Durability: Golf Ball is durable enough to completely stop the Announcer Crusher with her own body, making it explode. However, those with high strength comparable to Blocky’s can easily break Golf Ball’s body and kill her.
Weight: Golf Ball suffers more disadvantages in challenges or events when it comes to her heavy body. She can easily drown, contestants other than Blocky and Snowball can barely pick her up, and she can be helpless when she is flung into the air. However, there are some devices and items that can handle her weight effortlessly and her speed isn’t affected by it at all.
Battle for Dream Island
“Take the Plunge: Part 1”
“Take the Plunge: Part 2”
“Barriers and Pitfalls”
“Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?”
“Bridge Crossing” (does not speak coherently)
“Power of Three”
“Cycle of Life”
“A Leg Up in the Race” (cameo)
“Half a Loaf Is Better Than None”
“Insectophobe’s Nightmare 2”
“Return of the Hang Glider”
Battle for Dream Island Again
“Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know”
“Insectophobe’s Nightmare 3”
“Zeeky Boogy Doog”
“Get in the Van”
“No More Snow!”
“It’s a Monster”
“The Long-lost Yoyle City”
Battle for BFDI
“Getting Teardrop to Talk”
“Lick Your Way to Freedom”
“Why Would You Do This on a Swingset”
“Today’s Very Special Episode”
“Four Goes Too Far”
“The Liar Ball You Don’t Want”
“This Episode Is About Basketball” (does not speak)
“Enter the Exit” (does not speak coherently)
“Get to the Top in 500 Steps”
“What Do You Think of Roleplay?”
“Return of the Rocket Ship”
“Don’t Dig Straight Down”
“The Four is Lava” (does not speak)
“The Escape from Four”
Battle for BFB
“X Marks the Spot” (speaks in group)
“Who Stole Donut’s Diary?” (flashback)
“The Hidden Contestant” (flashback)
“SOS (Save Our Show)” (flashback)
“Chapter Complete” (cameo)
Battle for Dream Island: The Power of Two
“You Know Those Buttons Don’t Do Anything, Right?”
“BFDIA 6 Deleted Scenes”
“Thanks for 4 years!”
“Thanks for 4 years of Thanks for 4 years!”
“BFDI and II Finally Cross Over”
“Happy Birthday, Battle for BFDI!”
“”Revenge”, except every syllable is from BFDI”
“Battle for Dream Island: Official Character Guide/Instagram Promotion”
“Lo-Fi Beats to Yoyle To
“PUMPKIN 2.0 – BFDI Halloween Shorts”
“If Among Us Was a BFDI Challenge”
Battle for Dream Island
In “Take the Plunge”, Golf Ball is first seen criticizing Firey and Coiny’s argument and Spongy for being smelly. This causes Eraser and Blocky to complain behind her back about how bossy she is (with the former calling her a bossy bot). She is then seen competing in the platform challenge with Flower pushing her off along with Tennis Ball, Woody, Needle, Eraser, Firey, and Leafy. After the challenge, Golf Ball has a chance to be chosen by Leafy or Pin. When Pin is deciding, she calls out that Golf Ball is too bossy. Golf Ball then tells Pin to say that to herself, only to be shushed. She is then chosen by Leafy’s team. In the challenge, Golf Ball tries to explain a plan to the team while they are chattering. Annoyed, she shouts at the team for not listening to her, but Snowball dismisses her and says that her plan is too confusing and that he could push her off the cliff if he wanted to. Golf Ball starts insulting him by saying that his brain is too small to allow him to do such a thing. This enrages Snowball, causing him to knock Golf Ball off the cliff and plummet to the water, making the contestants run off (except Flower and Rocky). Golf Ball is shown to have somehow survived sinking in the water as she is later shown floating on Spongy. Her team loses and is up for elimination.
In “Barriers and Pitfalls”, Golf Ball is still standing with the others floating on Spongy and is brought back to the plains with a giant net. Golf Ball is in the bottom 2 for elimination, but she is safe with one vote. Golf Ball also inadvertently saves the Announcer, as her hard body cracks Flower’s Announcer Crusher, which also blew Flower away to the TLC. Relieved, Golf Ball increases her chances of winning from 5% to 5.263%.
During the challenge, Golf Ball, Tennis Ball, Rocky, and Woody are seen reaching the rising wall where Pin is stuck. After Pin slaps Woody from the wall, Golf Ball and Tennis Ball jump over Woody while the latter kicks Rocky over. Shocked and irritated, Golf Ball asks why he did that, but Tennis Ball reasons with her. Golf Ball then tells Tennis Ball to kick her over the wall, getting her across but leaving Tennis Ball behind. Golf Ball also gets frustrated once she encounters the rock climbing wall due to her lack of arms. After failing to get the Cherries to toss her and Tennis Ball up, the latter notices a shortcut, allowing the two of them to bypass the wall. However, they are unable to jump through the lowering spike due to Bubble blocking them, causing the duo to fall while pushing Bubble to safety. The Grapes eventually win, keeping Golf Ball out of danger despite her failure. In the epilogue, Golf Ball wonders if the Announcer is going to rescue them.
In “Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?”, Golf Ball is first seen being rescued from the pitfalls via the net. During the challenge, Golf Ball is one of the few contestants to do the challenge without ripping their test apart, damaging it in some other way, cheating, or not completing the test. Golf Ball also scolds Rocky for not doing the test and becomes angry at him for initially costing them the win, although the discovery of Blocky and Pen’s cheating causes the Cherries to lose again. Golf Ball receives the highest test score, at 19 out of 20, and therefore wins the Win Token. Subsequently, the Grapes win again and are safe.
In “Sweet Tooth”, both the Announcer and Golf Ball update her chances of winning, which increases due to Blocky’s elimination. During the first half of the challenge, a clump of dirt thrown by Snowball lands in Golf Ball’s cake batter, unbeknownst to either of them. All 3 judges for the challenge give Golf Ball’s cake a zero for this ingredient, as well as for lying. Ironically, Coiny’s cake, which is made up entirely of dirt, receives a much higher score of 14. The Grapes lose the cake-baking half of the challenge but win the chocolate ball-eating half, and due to Snowball winning the tie-breaker, the Grapes are safe from elimination.
In “Bridge Crossing”, Snowball throws Rocky at Golf Ball as retribution for her insults in the first episode, causing him to hit the bridge instead. Snowball can later be seen chasing Golf Ball in circles before eventually catching her and throwing her at Leafy, Needle, and Ice Cube, and the four of them fall into the gorge. After both teams abysmally fail in the challenge, Snowball wins the tie-breaker once more, allowing Golf Ball to be safe from elimination. It is later revealed that Golf Ball, along with Rocky, sank when they reached the watery bottom of the gorge.
In “Power of Three”, Golf Ball is grouped with Rocky and Snowball in her team-within-a-team, much to Snowball’s displeasure as not only does he have to deal with another armless contestant, he is also forced to cooperate with his own enemy to complete the challenge. After Golf Ball and Snowball argue for a while, Snowball grabs Rocky and starts the challenge without Golf Ball. However, the Announcer forces Snowball to go back for her, bringing their trio in dead last. Snowball eventually finds her and throws her and Rocky to Island One. They quickly find a raft and place second. Golf Ball is unable to participate in Island Two’s block-stacking, but she offers constant criticism on Snowball’s stacking strategy, which allows Firey to sabotage them by kicking down Snowball’s structure. Snowball eventually grabs a key. Golf Ball’s trio places 4th after Snowball pushes Coiny’s triad out of the way, allowing Golf Ball to be safe from elimination again.
In “Puzzling Mysteries”, Golf Ball demonstrates her ability to spin seven basketballs, to which Snowball responds with nobody caring. After the Grapes and the Cherries are trapped in a single-room building to complete the challenge involving a jigsaw puzzle, her team is able to swiftly complete their puzzle, letting them out of the room, as well as gaining Firey onto the Grapes. No team is up for elimination, so Golf Ball is safe from danger.
In “Cycle of Life”, Golf Ball points out the numbers disadvantage the Grapes have over the Cherries in the relay race, prompting the Announcer to make only five randomly-chosen Grapes race. Golf Ball is one of the five selected, so she participates in the race. Leafy, who has to carry Golf Ball, repeatedly remarks that Golf Ball is heavy. While carrying Rocky, Rocky vomits into Golf Ball’s face, resulting in her slamming into a tree, though she eventually gets him back to the mat. When it is Rocky’s turn, Golf Ball grows impatient of his unresponsive behavior and kicks him to the tree, inadvertently popping Bubble. Impatient that Rocky is walking back at an extremely slow pace, Golf Ball rushes towards him and kicks him back to the starting mat, causing the Grapes to win.
In “Insectophobe’s Nightmare”, Golf Ball is placed on and names Another Name. Golf Ball participates in the six-legged race with relative ease. The Names place second, so Golf Ball is safe from elimination.
In “Crybaby!”, Golf Ball helps her team win the first challenge by forcing herself to release tear a single tear from her eyes. In the skiing contest, her team hits Rocky and gets trapped in a snowball, along with the Cherries. They are tied since the snowballs make it hard to tell which team placed 1st and 3rd. However, the Names lose the handstand contest, putting Golf Ball up for elimination for the second time.
In “Lofty”, Golf Ball argues with Tennis Ball over the shape of a particularly round cloud. She also questions the reasoning behind Firey and Coiny’s feud, to which they respond by calling each other jerks. During Cake at Stake, Golf Ball uses her Win Token, but she still places 2nd. The Cherries unanimously choose Rocky over Golf Ball, so Golf Ball is eliminated.
In “A Leg Up in the Race”, when Coiny is eliminated, Golf Ball’s picture can be seen with a large OUT over it since she was already eliminated.
Golf Ball reappears in “Half a Loaf Is Better Than None”, where she partakes in the challenge to rejoin, being cheered on by Tennis Ball. However, she drowns in the loaves with only one loaf of bread in her basket, so she does not rejoin.
In “Reveal Novum”, Blocky says they have to escape the TLC. Golf Ball angrily says that’s easy for him to say since he got released before. Later, Golf Ball says that the TLC’s lid will open in 3 minutes and asks what Blocky thinks they should do to escape. The contestants settle on hitting the side of the TLC so they can walk out. However, as they’re pushing it, it bounces off the springy shoes which Bubble threw away and falls into the bottom of the lake. The TLC then starts filling up with water. Golf Ball tells Blocky that this is all his fault. The TLC is eventually lifted by the sun, causing the water to drain.
In “Gardening Hero”, Golf Ball declares her chances of rejoining and winning in an attempt to garner votes from the viewers to rejoin.
In “The Glistening”, Golf Ball votes Ice Cube to be eliminated because she doesn’t have dimples like her. Golf Ball and Pin each receive 13 votes, so they do not rejoin, cementing their position as eliminated contestants for the rest of BFDI.
In “Insectophobe’s Nightmare 2”, Golf Ball makes a very brief and minor appearance, where she asks what Blocky hears. Golf Ball is then consumed by the Announcer’s bugs and dies unless the eliminated contestants faked their deaths as well. She also appears when the TLC is teleported away.
Golf Ball makes her final appearance of season one in “Return of the Hang Glider”. Golf Ball votes for Leafy to win, and she also remarks that all of the finalists weigh less than one-tenth of an ounce. Firey lets Golf Ball into Dream Island. However, once Dream Island is revealed to have been stolen, Golf Ball is quick to get over its disappearance, sharing an imaginary statistic about islands being destroyed after being sold. Despite this, Golf Ball joins Pin in her quest to find out who stole Dream Island. Golf Ball is also quick to put together that Leafy bought Dream Island in an act of revenge. After Firey saves Leafy, Golf Ball is still adamant about executing Leafy. This carries over into BFDIA.
Battle for Dream Island Again
In “Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know”, she is among a pack of contestants trying to catch Leafy, due to her stealing Dream Island. After the pack loses track of Leafy in the forest, Tennis Ball asks if they even need to catch her, to which Golf Ball replies that she’ll steal Dream Island again if they don’t. She lets Pen choose which path to take, but Pencil uses her Leafy Detector instead, which reignites the chase that leads to Leafy being trapped in Yoyleland. Later, in the joining ceremony, Golf Ball only gets 215 votes but is chosen by user InternPony707 to enter the game. She then suggests that they split into teams. In the favorite screen compilation, she does not show a screen and instead commands the other contestants to stop. In the contest (Tug of War) her team wins, even though she is seen not grabbing the rope in any way.
In “Get Digging”, many clones of Golf Ball can be seen laughing at W.O.A.H. Bunch as they walk to the Cake at Stake area. After talking with Book and Firey on how they’ll get yoyleberries, Golf Ball firstly commands several teammates to ride on Puffball to Yoyleland to get yoyleberries for the stew, seconding Pencil’s advice to get away if they see a wild Leafy. She then commands the rest of Team No-Name to get other ingredients and that they’ll need to get a big bowl first. Match and Nickel show off the size of their bowls, but Golf Ball rejects them and shows the base of the bowl, which is quite big. She tells Nickel, Yellow Face, Firey, Dora, and Rocky to build the bowl, and the other members to get ingredients. Fries asks Golf Ball why she didn’t assign herself a job, to which she replies that she is the team manager, which Fries thinks is an excuse. Golf Ball says it isn’t an excuse and it is actually a necessary job. Golf Ball interrupts Yellow Face’s commercial to remind him of his order. Golf Ball asks why Book and Ice Cube are back early, to which they reply that Evil Leafy chased them out of the forest, but caught Spongy, to Match’s delight. Golf Ball calls her out for this since he was their teammate. Team No-Name loses the challenge due to going overboard in the quantity and ingredients.
In “Insectophobe’s Nightmare 3”, Golf Ball gets upset when she isn’t the one with the most likes. She’s the fourth to last safe with 190 dislikes. Before the contest starts, she asks Ruby, Pencil, and Match why they aren’t coming. Match says that they are excusing themselves from the contest. Golf Ball tries to say that everyone should participate but Match shushes her. During the challenge, the alliance looks at and criticizes her book on BFDI “Tricks and Tips”, while Golf Ball scolds her teammates as they become poisoned, before becoming poisoned herself. Her team still wins.
In “Zeeky Boogy Doog”, Golf Ball is recovered by Tennis Ball and she recovers Ruby. Golf Ball is shown to have an underground factory and has been working on building another Dream Island, which is just in time for the next challenge. On the way down, she kicks Fries into her incinerator when he calls her factory a waste of time. Gelatin freezes her to calm her down and she falls towards the same incinerator. The factory detects Golf Ball and quickly shields her from falling in. The heat causes her to unfreeze and Gelatin asks her why she even has an incinerator. Golf Ball says it’s none of his business and moves away from the incinerator. The factory no longer detects Golf Ball and removes the shields, which causes Gelatin to fall in and burn to death. Afterwards, Golf Ball tries to go over their plan but Pencil says it’s “her” plan and that she’s too bossy. Golf Ball angrily tells her to get out and has Tennis Ball throw her in the incinerator. Match protests what she just did, but stops when Golf Ball threatens to send her there too. With no one now arguing with her, Golf Ball has her teammates push her vat of “Dream Sauce” into an Oven-0-Tron 2000. After some skepticism from Yellow Face, Golf Ball pours the sauce on the floor and it morphs into Dream Island. Unfortunately, the other team uses Bomby, one of their new team members, to sabotage her Dream Island, which results in Team No-Name losing and every contestant in the factory dead.
In “Get in the Van”, Golf Ball gets recovered by Leafy and Bubble. Golf Ball is once again upset that she didn’t get the most likes. Golf Ball ends up in the bottom two against Match but survives with 20 less dislikes. Golf Ball’s team members are defecting to W.O.A.H. Bunch. Golf Ball forms a promising plan with her teammates to never switch, but Pencil refuses and, with her alliance, breaks off to form a separate team. During the challenge, she orders everyone to get onto Puffball. While they are traveling to Yoyle Mountain, Gelatin pushes her off Puffball, along with Tennis Ball and Rocky. The three land in the forest below and end up swallowed by Evil Leafy next to Evil Canyon.
In “It’s a Monster”, after the HPRC is made when W.O.A.H. Bunch fails to threaten Puffball into helping them, she successfully recovers the rest of the team, including Golf Ball. She runs the team through an attendance check and the team resumes as normal. They catch up to FreeSmart in the desert with Golf Ball falling into their van at one point. Pencil notices her and panics, calling her a monster. Pencil then kicks her out of the van and Puffball turns back to catch her.
In “The Long-lost Yoyle City”, Golf Ball is seen on Puffball, racing to the goal above Davidland. She brings up how dangerous the location is. When Firey and Gelatin get stuck between Puffball and the Davids, Golf Ball asks how they’ll get the two back on top of Puffball, and Fries replies to kick them off the team. Once they’re close to Yoyle Mountain, Pencil freezes the Team No-Name members, using Freeze Juice. Once FreeSmart reaches the top of the mountain, the members unfreeze. Golf Ball is somewhat satisfied that they (seemingly) got 2nd place and is glad they aren’t up for elimination.
Once Firey Speaker Box reveals that the mountain isn’t the end, Golf Ball gets the other members of her team back on Puffball, but they have to go back down, due to Pencil killing Rocky. At the end of the race, Puffball deliberately shrinks to her minimum size, making her team lose so she can get the prize for a third time. The Team No-Name members on her, including Golf Ball, fall off and are eaten by a Fish Monster.
According to Pin, Golf Ball figured out how to use Pin’s pigment to form new limbs some time prior to “Welcome Back”.
Golf Ball walks with Tennis Ball to a museum to learn more about science, being briefly stopped by Needle. Once the two enter, Golf Ball says the museum has great treasures, before saying it’s waiting to be “stolen” in a low voice. Her face briefly changes after saying this. Golf Ball then has a flashback when she sees a row of large vases where someone who looks somewhat like her is hiding from another mysterious figure with a spiked club. Golf Ball begins to sweat nervously and suddenly decides to walk out. Tennis Ball takes a wall teleporter before they go. Once they meet Coiny and Pin, they plan to teleport someone out of the LOL and travel there. Coiny says they should get Snowball out first, which makes Golf Ball furious, saying he should stay in the LOL forever.
Battle for BFDI
In “Getting Teardrop to Talk”, Golf Ball is first seen looking for Leafy. Tennis Ball tries to tell her where she is, but Golf Ball ignores him to concentrate. She then spots Leafy and runs to her but accidentally hits Pin and knocks her blueberry seeds away. Later, after the team-forming starts, she and Tennis Ball get picked by 8-Ball and Basketball since they’re balls. Golf Ball then selects two “mechanical minds”, believing this will help them outsmart the other teams. When she hears Death P.A.C.T. name their team, she says she has to come up with “a better name than that”, which accidentally becomes their team name, A Better Name Than That (ABNTT).
During the challenge, she instructs Blocky and Robot Flower to climb a tree to catch the basket, TV to give coordinates of the basket’s location, and Basketball and 8-Ball to weigh the baskets down. She also insults Grassy when he wants to help. Blocky then asks what Golf Ball will do and she says she’s managing the team. This makes Blocky angry but he instead kills Tennis Ball when he says the same thing. Later, after Blocky is knocked out of the tree, Grassy catches him safely, and Golf Ball commends him for actually being useful. Blocky then asks how she plans on getting 8-Ball and Basketball to weigh down the basket if Robot Flower is already at the top of the tree. Golf Ball actually doesn’t have an answer and Blocky starts to find it funny that the so called strategy manager isn’t doing a good job. Golf Ball ditches her old idea and decides to just use the trebuchet Tennis Ball built before he died. Blocky becomes annoyed with Golf Ball for giving him a pointless task and kills her. Her team still manages to win by flinging the basket to X with the trebuchet.
In “Lick Your Way to Freedom”, Golf Ball is one of the contestants trapped inside one of the jawbreakers, as she was killed by Blocky in the previous episode. 8-Ball takes a big bite out of Golf Ball’s jawbreaker, freeing her and causing Golf Ball to poke her head out of the jawbreaker, screaming “stop it”. This lands ABNTT in 6th place. Later in the episode, Golf Ball tries to thank her team for freeing her, but Blocky brings up Grassy’s desire for respect. Golf Ball questions if Blocky is being serious about this and says, “Oh come on, really? Grassy?”. After this, Basketball informs Golf Ball that the team has decided to choose 8-Ball as the new team leader. Golf Ball then demands Tennis Ball “do something”. He tells her that the other team members wouldn’t listen to him.
In “Why Would You Do This on a Swingset”, Golf Ball commands ABNTT to spin the team’s swing forward, but 8-Ball commands the team to spin the swing backward instead, and all of the other members follow 8-Ball’s request. Golf Ball is in shock that her team didn’t obey her, saying they “can’t be serious”, only for Basketball to remind her that the team listens to 8-Ball now. Robot Flower chimes in and agrees that 8-Ball is a “much better leader”. Golf Ball then commands her team to jump up, prompting 8-Ball to command them to duck down, which they do. Golf Ball further commands them to turn yellow, but 8-Ball orders them to turn purple, which TV and Robot Flower do. Golf Ball has finally sussed out 8-Ball’s reversal of her commands, so she orders her team to spin in circles really slowly, so that 8-Ball will (presumably) order ABNTT to spin in circles very quickly, thus securing their team safe from elimination. Her team is the 6th safe.
In “Today’s Very Special Episode”, Golf Ball has additional trouble managing her team in conflict with 8-Ball. She tells her team not to waste time, but 8-Ball tells everyone to waste time, which everyone else does. Golf Ball later urges her team to do something as time was running out, but Tennis Ball says they’re just following orders. Once the wasting time timer is up, she grabs some paper and markers and tells Grassy to draw their picture, but he only responds to 8-Ball’s commands. In the last few seconds, she gives up and draws it herself, with the rest of the team saying “Treason!” repeatedly. When their picture is submitted, Four first examines it without emotion but is then seemingly surprised by some detail, and the picture ranks better than Death P.A.C.T., making the team safe. Afterwards, 8-Ball drops the act since he almost made them lose and claims that he had only been saying the opposite of Golf Ball’s order sarcastically, “to add some humor” and lift the team’s spirits. Golf Ball seems to forgive him, but the rest of the team continues to ignore her.
In “Fortunate Ben”, Golf Ball asks how the steering of their plane is going, and Tennis Ball answers that there is no steering, since it is just a paper plane.
In “Four Goes Too Far”, Golf Ball and the rest of her team see Four abusing his powers on Free Food. When Basketball asks what they should do, 8-Ball defers to Golf Ball. So she thinks and comes up with an idea to multiply Four with Zero (using Donut). Four leads the elimination with Beep; it’s down to David and Roboty when ABNTT is ready with their plan. They sled down a hill, passing by the recommended characters, before reaching their targets. Donut is hit first, then X, then Four. Four (and X seemingly) disappears, and Golf Ball and her team celebrate. Golf Ball then has TV reveal that Roboty was eliminated. When trying to figure out who should choose the next contest, Tennis Ball says that Four became a factor of Zero, and he and Golf Ball shift their eyebrows at each other. During the challenge, the Better Namers, led by Golf Ball, travel to the moon in Golf Ball’s rocket ship to avoid catching the Twinkle of Contagion. However, upon landing, ABNTT finds out that has followed the Better Namers, and accidentally brought the Twinkle with them. The two teams are next seen standing in two lines, staring at each other to pass the Twinkle of Contagion back and forth. When Taco’s plan works, no one on the moon has the twinkle, but Golf Ball’s rocket suddenly crashes, leaving the two teams stranded on the moon. Golf Ball also repeats the line “Um, are they gonna pick us up, or what?” from BFDI 2.
In “The Liar Ball You Don’t Want”, Golf Ball is worried when Taco is killed since she was the only earthling out of both of ABNTT and . As Basketball explains that Robot Flower can send signals to the ship Golf Ball and Tennis Ball shift their eyebrows at each other again. For the challenge, Golf Ball tells Robot Flower not to break the signal as Basketball and Tennis Ball use her to control Remote. At one point during the challenge, Blocky gives Golf Ball a task. She gets angry since she’s rarely told what to do, but decides that she should listen. Later, Robot Flower eventually breaks the signal to save the moon occupants and Remote lands the Liar Ball in ABNTT’s hole. This shocks Golf Ball, who had trusted Robot Flower to keep the signal up.
In “Questions Answered”, Golf Ball tells TV not to mess with the Cake at Stake results. Golf Ball, ABNTT, and are all eventually brought back to earth when Donut forces the entire earth through TV. Golf Ball lands in the bottom two along with 8-Ball, but is declared safe with 4,049 votes. During the challenge, Golf Ball answers the question “What’s 1+1?” with “2”, granting her team safety.
In “This Episode Is About Basketball”, Golf Ball is only seen in a crowd shot before Donut attempts to pick the 9th contest.
In “Enter the Exit”, Golf Ball gets sent flying by Bottle using a golf club on her in an attempt to get Four back. She crashes into Cloudy’s window. She is also seen when Robot Flower reveals Remote to be the one who tried send them a bomb.
In “Get to the Top in 500 Steps”, Golf Ball asks Four and X to hurry the explanation of the contest.
In “What Do You Think of Roleplay?”, Golf Ball asks Tennis Ball what the first thing he took from the science museum was during the challenge. He answers that he took a wall teleporter, which causes Golf Ball to conclude that he must be real. She then realizes that Pin, Coiny, Nickel, and Fries also knew the answer to that question, so he could be any of those people too. Robot Flower questions why Golf Ball isn’t interrogating herself, to which she responds there is no need since she knows that she’s real. Angered, Robot Flower tells her that’s exactly what an impostor would say.
Moving on, she asks “Basketball” who the team leader is, and Basketball responds that the team leader is definitely Golf Ball. This prompts Golf Ball to assume that Basketball is real, so she allows Basketball to interview half of the remaining members, and when Basketball (who is really Puffball) responds “okay-dokay”, Golf Ball compliments her singing. Later, Golf Ball tells Grassy to prove he’s himself. Grassy responds with “I’m Grassy”, which isn’t a satisfying enough answer for her. Golf Ball has a dumbfounded expression when Basketball is revealed to be the impostor.
In “Return of the Rocket Ship”, Golf Ball presents the MMR to Tennis Ball, a device she built to read minds. Golf Ball also demonstrates its functions to Blocky by using it on Cloudy, Saw, and Bell, receiving one of each of their thoughts. In return Cloudy, Saw, and Bell each receive one of Golf Ball’s thoughts as well. After the demonstration, she asks Tennis Ball to use the MMR on X to determine what his treasure is and where it could be located. Tennis Ball agrees to her request. As Tennis Ball is locating where X is, Golf Ball reminds him that X can read his mind as well, telling him what not to think resulting in Tennis Ball accidentally sending an insult to X. As a result, he learns that X’s treasure are emeralds underground and the coordinates of where some may be. Grassy then yells this information out loud for all the other teams to hear, making Golf Ball angry with him. Golf Ball seems to not trust Basketball, evident when Basketball asks her about the team’s plan for the episode in which she declines in doing so.
Later on, Golf Ball uses her GPS to make it so the team is standing directly above the coordinates. She then orders Robot Flower to retrieve her Rocket Ship from the moon. After telling her team to go inside of the rocket, they dig downwards by rotating the ship’s satellite dish.
In “Don’t Dig Straight Down”, Golf Ball is glad after hearing her rocket make a bonk noise. She explains that it means the team has hit an emerald. She, along with the rest of her team, wall-jump to the surface to bring the emerald back to Four. After getting to the surface, Golf Ball snatches the emerald which was originally held by Basketball and gives the emerald to Four. This makes her team safe. When Death P.A.C.T. uses ABNTT’s emerald to win, Golf Ball thinks it’s a big deal so she tells Four a joke to get the emerald back. She is appalled when two more teams end up safe by turning in her emerald.
Later, as iance tries to avoid Golf Ball, she feels the grass getting warm. She somehow figures out that a team is getting chased by lava while also avoiding her and tries to prevent them from breaking out of the surface, which could get them up for elimination. Golf Ball continues doing this despite her teammates telling her to stop, until she notices someone is breaking into her underground factory. Therefore, she heads down to her factory to investigate, which allows iance to break the surface and win. Golf Ball is bewildered by the noises the intruders are making and tries to find out who they are. When they successfully break through, however, the lava rushes into the factory, killing Golf Ball.
In “The Four is Lava”, Golf Ball is recovered.
In “The Escape from Four”, Golf Ball is first seen walking with the other contestants to watch Four struggle to eliminate Spongy. Later, she tries to help the eliminated contestants escape by attempting to pull Spongy out of Four with the other contestants. Once Two arrives, Golf Ball is not enthused by Two’s abilities and agrees with Tennis Ball that Two should not be trusted. Golf Ball points out that nobody is aware of where Two came from, what their motives are, and if Two is a qualified host, to which Pie states that she has yet to answer those questions about Four. Despite her hesitation to trust Two, Golf Ball decides to switch to TPOT after seeing more of his powers.
Battle for BFB
In “Who Stole Donut’s Diary?”, Golf Ball is only present in a flashback of what happened just before the events “Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know”. Her single line in the episode was “People! Leafy is over there!”
Battle for Dream Island: The Power of Two
In “You Know Those Buttons Don’t Do Anything, Right?”, Golf Ball gives Two the idea to let the second most voted joiner in the game so that the number of contestants can be divided up equally. Golf Ball teams up with Tennis Ball, despite his earlier grammatical error. She also begrudgingly allows Basketball to join. When her team is full, she yells that her team is filled with useless people, causing Basketball to leave. With this free spot, she invites TV onto the team. She laughs when Basketball is stuck with Snowball on her team. When Pen wants to be called Death P.A.C.T. Again, she says they can’t do it and that “Our team name will have to be” before she realizes whatever she says will be the team name. The pause confuses Tennis Ball and he asks “Are You Okay?”, which becomes the team’s name. During the challenge, she tells everyone to get on Puffball, but they can’t all fit on her, leading Golf Ball to say there wasn’t enough room (compared to BFDIA 5a). After Tennis Ball repairs his trebuchet from the lava damage, Golf Ball tells him to use lava resistant materials next time. The trebuchet is used to fling her team to the top of the building, but they fly over it and land in a tree, which flings them back into the trebuchet and so on. Puffball catches her teammates using Fries and Golf Ball’s team is the first one safe.
Main article: Golf Ball/Relationships
Season 1 Episode Votes 2 1 11 12 (eliminated) 21 13 votes (to rejoin) Season 2 Episode Votes 1 215 (to join, directly joined via INTERN-PONY707) 3 143 likes, 190 dislikes 5a 278 likes, 406 dislikes Season 3 Episode Votes 1 665 likes, 675 dislikes Season 4 Episode Votes 8 4,049 Total votes Elimination Prize Total 5,333 1,086 6,647
“Take the Plunge: Part 1”: May have drowned when Flower pushed her into the water (debatable).
“Bridge Crossing”: It’s implied that she drowns at the bottom of the gorge.
“Insectophobe’s Nightmare 2”: Is devoured by bugs.
“Insectophobe’s Nightmare 3”: Is poisoned by a bug.
“Zeeky Boogy Doog”: Dies in Bomby’s explosion.
“Get in the Van”: Is eaten by Evil Leafy.
“The Long-lost Yoyle City”: Is eaten by a Fish Monster.
“Getting Teardrop to Talk”: Is broken in half by Blocky off-screen.
“Don’t Dig Straight Down”: Killed when the lava spews into her factory.
“Last BFDI”: Is zapped simultaneously with Puffball and Leafy, forming Tennis Ball.
“If Among Us Was a BFDI Challenge”: Is sucked into Black Hole
Total kills: 6
Character Number of times killed Episodes Bubble 2 “Barriers and Pitfalls” (along with Flower)”Cycle of Life” (along with Rocky) Book 1 “Zeeky Boogy Doog” (along with Ruby, Spongy, Puffball, Match, and Tennis Ball) Fries 1 “Zeeky Boogy Doog” Four 1 “Four Goes Too Far” (along with Donut and ABNTT) Gelatin 1 “Zeeky Boogy Doog”
Golf Ball is one of the few ball characters, the rest are Tennis Ball, Basketball, Snowball, 8-Ball, and Puffball.
Golf Ball is one of the five characters who have written books. Hers being The Book of BFDI Tips and Tricks. The others are Donut, Gelatin, Teardrop, and Announcer.
Golf Ball is one of the seven contestants that have been in all five seasons of BFDI, the others are Needle, Pin, Coiny, Ice Cube, Rocky, and Tennis Ball.
Most of the teams that Golf Ball joins have the word “Name” in the team name. This is caused by either not naming the team, or by Golf Ball making a mistake while still thinking of a name.
This applies to all teams she joins, excluding the Squashy Grapes and Are You Okay.
Golf Ball and Tennis Ball are the only contestants who have consistently stayed on the same team in every season since BFDI.
Golf Ball is the only armless contestant to earn a Win Token.
Golf Ball was the only female in Another Name.
She’s also the lowest ranking member of said team.
In the three-team stage of BFDI, Golf Ball was the only armless contestant eliminated, as Coiny and Teardrop were also eliminated in that stage, but had arms.
Golf Ball is one of the three people to get eliminated without getting the most votes. The others are Teardrop and Tennis Ball.
Golf Ball and Needle’s eliminations are extremely similar.
Both used their Win Tokens but were still eliminated.
Both characters had 12 votes which were brought down to 6.
Coiny having 5 votes in both Cake at Stake’s were what prevented both characters from being safe.
She ties with Pin for the least votes in BFDI at only 26.
She actually has 13 votes, due to her Win Token, technically having the least votes.
Golf Ball is one of four original contestants that never received the most elimination votes, the others being Bubble, Tennis Ball, and Firey.
Golf Ball, Flower, Match, Woody, Spongy, Blocky, and David are the only BFDI contestants who have never been safe with the least votes.
Golf Ball is the only one who hasn’t done either, making her the only original contestant who has never been the most or least voted to be eliminated.
Golf Ball originally didn’t have enough votes to join BFDIA, however, InternPony707 chose her to be in the game.
Golf Ball is the only original female who didn’t get enough votes to join BFDIA.
The only time Golf Ball was not in the bottom two was “Insectophobe’s Nightmare 3”.
Golf Ball is one of the few contestants who always has more dislikes than likes more than once, the others are Match and Fries.
She states in her book of BFDI Tips and Tricks that she had placed 2nd and 1st, but in smaller print, it says she placed 17th overall, being 2nd in armless females in BFDI, and that she is tied for 1st in BFDIA due to not being eliminated.
The only other armless female in BFDI is Ice Cube, meaning she received last place out of armless females.
She is also the lowest ranking armless contestant overall.
Golf Ball is one of the few original contestants who haven’t competed during a merge. The others are Needle, Pin, and Coiny.
Golf Ball is the only original armless contestant and ball who hasn’t merged in any season.
Golf Ball is over a billion years old, as speculated in “Insectophobe’s Nightmare 3”. In the book, there are no past generations of her.
In BFDI, Golf Ball would announce her percentage of winning the game, usually after eliminations.
Revealed in “Reveal Novum”, by Dictionary/Book, Golf Ball has 336 dimples, and is stated as an “ugly menace”.
Golf Ball doesn’t like it when someone uses degrees in Fahrenheit, as seen in “It’s a Monster”.
Despite her not having arms, she can spin seven basketballs on her foot, more than Pen and Eraser combined.
She has an obsession with square roots.
According to the Official Character Guide, Golf Ball is capable of deciphering the ancient lettering known as Yoylese.
It is possible that Golf Ball wasn’t originally a golf ball, as seen in “Welcome Back”. She used to be a spherical white ball presumably known as “Bozo” (named by an unknown shadow, possibly a ping-pong ball, but this could be a bully and her name could still be Golf Ball). It may be either that the spiked mace club gave her punctures being her dimples, or the flashback was showing her younger self. However, this may not be the case, as Golf Ball has a core, while a ping-pong ball is hollow.
There is a possibility that Golf Ball’s votes were rigged in “Questions Answered”. During the beginning of the voting period, Golf Ball had the 6th most amount of votes. Over time, her votes skyrocketed at a rapid rate.
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Phoenix1 was a North American team. The year after leaving League of Legends, the organization rebranded as Sentinels.
Phoenix1 was announced on May 23, 2016, as the team inheriting the NA LCS Summer Season seed previously belonging to Team Impulse. On May 26, their starting roster was announced and included zig, Brandini, Inori, Slooshi, Pirean, Mash, and Gate.
Faced with visa problems for Inori, the team also added a substitute jungler Zentinel to their roster, who competed for them for the first three weeks of the LCS. In that time, Phoenix1 lost all of their series and won only two games total, cementing themselves in last place, behind Echo Fox. Their winless streak continued after Inori’s return and through their first series of the fifth week, at which point they had a 3-18 game record and 0-9 series record. In the second series of that week, however, they picked up their first series win against Apex Gaming, with a comeback 2-1 victory after dropping the first game. After this first win, their record improved significantly, and in the second half of the season they went a combined 5-4 — not enough to keep them out of relegations, but enough to surpass both Echo Fox and NRG in the standings for a top seed in the promotion tournament, where they requalified for the LCS with an easy 3-0 win over Echo Fox.
On December 7, 2016, Phoenix1 announced a revamped roster: Korean star mid laner Ryu and AD carry Arrow joined, along with veteran support Adrian.
The team began the Spring Split looking much improved but not quite top tier, going 4-4 over the first four weeks and fluctuating between 3rd and 4th place. After that week, Inori took a leave of absence from the team due to “personal issues” and was replaced by veteran Cloud9 jungler Meteos. This addition seemed to be just what Phoenix1 needed, as they went 3-1 over the next two weeks. Adrian also left the team after week 6, but this did not stop their momentum, as he was capably replaced with the acquisition of Team Dignitas substitute support Stunt. After his arrival, Phoenix1 went on a four series winning streak to reach 11-5 and come within one game of a possible playoff bye before losing their final two games, finishing 11-7 and in 3rd place. Arrow was also named both the NALCS first team ADC and the MVP of the split.
In the playoffs, the team elected to start Inori against 6th seed Dignitas, despite him having only played three games since week 4. While he made a few shaky plays in the jungle, Inori and Phoenix1 easily swept Dignitas 3-0. Moving on to face Cloud9 in the semifinals, Phoenix1 elected to start rookie support Shady, who had also appeared in only three late season games, in place of Stunt. After two opening losses, Stunt and Meteos were subbed back in, but failed to reverse the team’s fortunes in game 3, sending them to the third-place match against underdog FlyQuest. Despite the semifinals losses, Shady got the start in this series as well, and Phoenix 1 proceeded to come back and take third after going down 2-1 in the series.
In the midseason, Phoenix1 transferred Stunt to Immortals and named Shady as their starting support, as well as reaffirming that Inori would start in the jungle. Expected to be a strong contender to make Worlds, Phoenix1 got off to a horrible start in the Summer Split, losing all of their first six games. Criticism was especially directed at the duo of Arrow and Shady, both of whom were under performing in lane. After subbing in Meteos for week 2 failed to yield any positive results, 18 year old jungler MikeYeung, who had only graduated from high school the previous week, was made the starter and Shady was replaced by veteran support Xpecial. These changes failed to yield a win in week 3, but the team slowly improved after that, picking up their first win in week 4. Phoenix1 seemed to turn a corner in week 5, going 2-0 in series including a win over the first place Immortals, with hype building around MikeYeung due to his youth and outstanding performances on aggressive jungle champions.
This hype continued to build in Rift Rivals, the first international tournament for Phoenix1, which they had a spot in due to their 3rd place finish in the Spring. Despite their relatively unimpressive domestic record, Phoenix1 went 4-2 in the group stage, only missing out on advancing to the finals due to TSM going 5-1. Unfortunately, this would be the high point of the summer season for them, as Phoenix1 only managed two more wins upon returning to domestic play and finished 10th, sending them into the promotion tournament. MikeYeung, however, was still rewarded with the Rookie of the Split award.
In promotions, Phoenix1 was matched up against Challenger Series champions Gold Coin United due to finishing lower than Team Liquid. Phoenix1 won the first two games, then dropped the next two before recovering in the fifth game to pull out a series win. A 3-2 loss to Team Liquid in the next series sent them into the loser’s bracket, but they managed to quickly sweep EUnited in the final round and retain their LCS slot. Despite staying in the LCS, however, their participation in the promotion tournament meant they forfeited their Spring Split championship points, robbing them of a chance at Worlds.
Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.
C ID Name Position Michael Moore Co-Owner & Managing Partner Rob Moore Co-Owner Jack Giarrapunto Co-Owner LovePentaKills Eric Ma General Manager Charlie Charlie Lipsie 80Director of Business Development
C ID Name Position Next Team History Teacher Chad Smeltz 80In-House ManagerHarrisburg University Zyto Bryan Ybanes General Manager None TheAkiri Tyler Perron 80Assistant CoachGolden Guardians Reinfcmnt Matthew Edwards Performance Coach100 Thieves Fly Kim Sang-chul (김상철) 80Head CoachJin Air Green Wings PsycSummer Summer Scott Esports Psychology ConsultantGold Coin United BonQuish Alec Warren 80Head AnalystGold Coin United Caldo Jorge Calderon Social Media CoordinatorDignitas Saparino Brendan Franco Manager None
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“ This is where we part ways, friend. You have yourself a good time. „ —Jake leaving Marston to his fate at Fort Mercer
Jake is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption.
Nothing is known of Jake’s background, other than he knows enough about the New Austin area to be a guide. From his behaviour in the saloon, it can be inferred that he is a drunk and a womaniser.
Jake is only seen in the mission “Exodus in America”; he has been hired by Marshal Johnson to serve as a local guide and to escort John Marston from Armadillo to Fort Mercer.
After arriving at the fort, Jake leaves and is not seen again.
“Exodus in America”
“ So, who is this friend you’re looking for? „ —Jake to John Marston “ You ain’t very talkative are ya? „ —Jake to John Marston “ I was send here by Marshal Johnson. You know him? „ —Jake to John Marston “ Well I’m just chewing the dog mister, it’s how I am, I don’t mean nothin’ by it. „ —Jake “ I got the horses saddled up and ready out front. You ain’t gonna find sturdier horses than all of these in all of New Austin. Easy on the spurs now. We don’t need to draw undue attention. „ —Jake “ Ain’t taken nobody up to the Fort in a long time. Strange place for a decent fella to visit, if you don’t mind me sayin’. „ —Jake
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