Pat Shingleton: "The Human Cough and Bent Grass..."
Folks are getting their flu shots in preparation for the season. All of us have a jet propulsion and its called a sneeze. A human sneeze hits a speed of 100 m.p.h. while a human cough has been clocked at 60. The H1N1 virus was one of the first to be identified and scientists determined how it can spread on a plane. One case determined that a passenger on a flight from Madrid to Tel Aviv passed the virus to a woman seated a row away. Engineers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health believe that a sick-person’s cough spreads droplets within seconds and those seated closest get the biggest dose. Airline officials contend that air-circulation systems reduce the risk and are cleaner than the air in schools and homes. From circulation and Old Sol. Sunlight travels at 186,282 miles per second and once it hits the golf course strange things can happen. Especially, in the way you think and specifically in "reading a putt." Golf courses all over the world have a variety of grasses and one variety, called "bent" grass, was so named because of its attraction to the sun. As the sun rises, the grass will lay toward it. As the sun crosses the sky, the grass will lay in the opposite direction. You'll see many pros not only "reading" the line of the putt but the way the grass is lying as it approaches the cup from their vantage point. Many professional golfers believe grass has a grain causing the ball to break toward the setting sun. They contend that blades of grass have a shiny appearance and if you're down grain, the ball will roll faster. Billy Edrington recently received "Putter of the Year" from Louisiana Water Company. It was a Scotty Cameron.