Tuesday, December 9, 2008
2008 Pinx Cup Snowed Out
Check out the Seoul Sisters.com discussion board thread and the JoongAng Daily for pictures and accounts of the unofficial 9-hole snow-golf remnant of the Pinx Cup played for the fans after the tournament organizers decided it would be impossible to complete the annual Korea-Japan head-to-head team stroke play competition this year. This is as good a time as any to revive my proposal from last fall that the Pinx Cup (or Kyoraku Cup, as it's called when it's hosted by Japan) model itself after the Solheim Cup in format and timing, so that the winners and losers of each competition can face off in the "off"-year to crown a world champion. It's not too late to set this up for the 2009 season. The LPGA certainly has enough gaps in its late-summer schedule for the KLPGA and JLPGA to agree on a week off around the time of the Solheim Cup to move the Pinx/Kyoraku Cup near it. And then it's just a question of the 4 major professional tours in women's golf agreeing to my proposal. Piece of cake, right?