Earl Woods
United States Army Colonel
Earl Woods
Earl Dennison Woods was a US Army infantry officer who served two tours of duty in Vietnam, and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a college-level baseball player and writer, but is best remembered as the father of professional golfer Tiger Woods. Woods started his son in golf at a very early age, and coached him exclusively for his first years in the sport.
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Yarl's Wood: Report finds no 'endemic culture of abuse' - BBC News
Google News - about 1 year
BBC News Yarl's Wood: Report finds no 'endemic culture of abuse' BBC News There are "serious staffing concerns" at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre but "not an endemic culture of abuse", a report has found. Commissioned by operators Serco, investigators found serious cases of inappropriate behaviour and mistreatment of ... Indefinite detention of asylum seekers inflicts 'catastrophic' harm - campaignersRT Call for time limit on detention of immigrants as report urges "urgent reform"Herald Scotland Call for time limit on detention of immigrants as report urges 'urgent reform'BT.com Financial Times -The Guardian -Bedfordshire News all 14 news articles »
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Warning of huge backlog of immigration cases in UK - The Guardian
Google News - over 1 year
The Guardian Warning of huge backlog of immigration cases in UK The Guardian A protest at Yarl's Wood immigration detention centre. Keeping applicants in detention imposes extra costs on the government but it is taking months for cases to be heard. Photograph: Natasha Quarmby/Rex Shutterstock. Owen Bowcott and Damien Gayle. British resident stranded in South America for two months due to Home Office errorTelegraph.co.uk Ombudsman criticises poor Home Office and immigration servicePublic Finance Home Office criticised over delays in immigration casesBBC News PoliticsHome.com -Epping Forest Guardian all 34 news articles »
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Home Office accused of breaking rules on cuffing asylum seekers
Guardian (UK) - over 1 year
Yarl’s Wood detainees were allegedly asked to wear restraints against official guidance, amid controversy over 84-year-old’s death in handcuffs The Home Office has been accused of breaching its guidelines on handcuffing asylum seekers, which were updated after an elderly man with dementia died while shackled in a detention centre near Heathrow. The charity Women for Refugee Women has complained about the use of restraints on female detainees at the Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre in Bedford. Continue reading...
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The Eye of the Tiger Looks to 2014 for Next Major Championship Victory
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Tiger Woods dominated the PGA Tour in 2013, and was named the player of the year despite coming up short in his quest for another major championship victory. Woods added five tour titles to his illustrious record, and as if that wasn't impressive enough, just wait: Tiger is predicting big things in 2014. Just this week, he said, "I'm looking forward to the four venues. I like them and I've obviously played well on them." Not too long ago, Woods was also quoted as saying his goal is to "win each and every event he tees it up in next season." Does Tiger really believe he can win each and every event he tees it up in? It's a pretty bold statement from a bold guy, but here's the thing: if anyone else made that statement it would be hard to believe, but coming from Tiger Woods not only does he believe it, it's very possible. One of the critical factors separating the world's top performers from everyone else is responsibility. World-class performers like Tiger Woods have a thou ...
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Yarl's Wood sex inquiry witness to be deported without talking to police
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Key figure in immigration removal centre probe held hours before appointment with investigators The only witness to an alleged case of sexual misconduct at Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre is to be deported, without being given the opportunity to testify to police. Sirah Jeng was detained on Thursday inside the centre, hours before a scheduled interview with police. Jeng alleges she witnessed a male Serco employee having sexual contact with a detainee. She has been given five days' notice of deportation, the minimum period required, and is to be sent back to the Gambia on Tuesday. Campaigners accuse the Home Office of attempting to "silence" Jeng by removing her from the UK before she can be questioned by officers. The 59-year-old told lawyers that she saw a Serco employee kissing a 23-year-old detainee called Tanja last year in Yarl's Wood. CCTV footage corroborates her testimony. Jeng is thought to be the only eyewitness to the alleged sexual contact and is therefore cruci ...
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Yarl's Wood immigration detention centre 'needs more female staff' after ... - The Independent
Google News - over 3 years
The Independent Yarl's Wood immigration detention centre 'needs more female staff' after ... The Independent A controversial immigration detention centre needs to recruit more female staff “as a matter of urgency” following an incident where two officers sexually abused a female detainee, the Chief Inspector of Prisons said today. Yarl's Wood immigration removal ... Staff fired over sex with detainee at Yarl's Wood immigration centreBBC News Report documents sexual abuse at immigration detention centrePolitics.co.uk Two immigration centre guards fired for 'sexual activity' with woman detaineeDaily Mail The Guardian -KL.FM 96.7 all 10 news articles »
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Steve Siebold: Tiger Woods and Mental Toughness -- 75 Glorious Championships
Huffington Post Sports - about 4 years
Tiger Woods captures his 75th PGA Tour victory with a win at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Monday, the seventh time he has won this tournament. Whether you're a Tiger Woods fan or not, there's no denying he truly is a freak of nature and arguably the best golfer the world has ever seen. While most people focus on Tiger's physical game, which of course is amazing in its own right, most people don't give enough credit to another very important part of his game: his mental toughness. Mental toughness is taking control of your emotions to get what you want out of life. For professional athletes, it's about taking control of everything that comes at you that could potentially strip the championship right out of your arms. For Tiger Woods, it's been a long three year climb back to the top of the golfing world, having to move on after an extramarital affair, injuries, swing changes and attempting to rebuild his image. Beyond that, the most impressive par ...
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Jon Eig: Tiger Woods and the Deathly Hallows
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Lord Voldemort succeeded in killing Albus Dumbledore. Tiger Woods chipped in on 16 at the Memorial. And two worlds shook. For those unfamiliar with magic and muggles, Lord Voldemort was the evil wizard whose rise to unparalleled dominance in the wizarding world was thwarted by the innocent babe Harry Potter. J. K. Rowling's game-changing Harry Potter series chronicles Voldemort's seven year journey to regather his former potency and regain his preeminence. For those unfamiliar with mashies and flop shots, Tiger Woods was on the verge of being the greatest golfer of all time. Multiple babes of varying degrees of innocence derailed him. Both men inspired great passion in their fans and great fear in their enemies. So, even after the fall, there was always the whispering: "He's ba-ack." Voldemort had a few abortive attempts to return to glory along the way, much like Tiger had Arnie's Invitational win in March. But after that chip at Muirfield Village, a lot mor ...
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Talk Shop With Tiger Woods And Help Scholarship Students
Green Celebrity Network - almost 5 years
Want to talk shop with Tiger Woods? Here’s your chance! On April 2, Tiger Woods and his Tiger Woods Foundation officially launched a unique Facebook fundraising campaign where fans can send 10 deserving students to college through the Earl Woods Scholarship Program. Created in 2006, the program includes tuition, financial assistance, admissions counseling, dedicated mentors, specialized internships and workshops for scholars accepted into the program. “Something a lot of people don’t realize is how big of an impact the first college graduate has on their entire family,” said Tiger. “Younger siblings, children and grandchildren all benefit from the first child to make it through. The most important thing about this campaign is that a small amount can make a big difference. If enough fans each contribute just a few dollars, the impact is felt for generations. It’s so much bigger than 10 scholars.” For the next 24 hours, whoever raises the most money through Tiger’s Challenge will r ...
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Truth & Rumors: Gary Player rails against 'nose putters'
Golf.com - almost 5 years
Gary Player has been a longtime supporter of what golf-industry dweebs call "bifurcation" -- that is, one set of more restrictive equipment rules for pros to limit distance and another, less stringent set of rules so amateurs can bomb away -- and he made that case eloquently on Tuesday at the Masters. Two balls? Definitely. Look, I mentioned this, and the R&A, which I'm a very big fan of, said that you they are the same game. They are not the same game. If you think they are the same game, bring an amateur to come and play against Tiger Woods, and you'll sure as hell see they are not the same game. You are oblivious to the fact that it's not the same game. It ain't the same game. However, the fun part starts when Player talks about his distaste for long putters. I'm just shocked when I see all these young people on the Tour, too. I see them playing with a putter up here and a putter here. I was playing with a guy the other day with a putter in his ...
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Are Youth Sports Good For Kids? - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Sports are metaphorically littered with the scarred psyches of children whose parents tried and failed to do what Earl Woods and Richard Williams succeeded at doing. Your goals as parents are for your children to have fun, learn life skills to succeed
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Library plenty of books to honor National Golf Month - Muskogee Daily Phoenix
Google News - over 5 years
In the book “Training a Tiger” by his father Earl Woods, we learn of the philosophy and training used with Tiger. He shows how other parents can train their kids to play golf and to make if fun and interesting. Do you need to improve your stance or are
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Golf vs. tennis - Yes! Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Tap into your inner Earl Woods and think your child can be a professional tennis player. This especially rings true if your child is over the age of five and has never held a racquet. However, don't let my cynicism stop you from bringing your kids to
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NE boon for Keegan Bradley - Boston Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Does anyone for one minute think when he was 3 he went to Earl Woods and said, “Dad, let's go to the driving range for six hours a day. Let's forget any other sport, not to mention video games or anything remotely resembling skiing
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Wheels had fallen off cart long ago - The National
Google News - over 5 years
The gruff, tough father, who fashioned Woods' towering golf game had died of cancer at 74 that May, and this would be the son's first major title with Earl Woods departed. As the Kiwi caddie and the Thai-African-American golfer unlock and stride off
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Caddie Steve Williams celebrates win at expense of former boss, Tiger Woods - Palm Beach Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
This would include any of Woods' 13 major championships with Williams by his side, including the 2006 British Open where Tiger sobbed in Stevie's arms just 10 weeks after Earl Woods had passed away. Williams then met with the media and contradicted
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Emotional moments on the course - Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
In the 2006 British Open, Tiger Woods, often known for his exhilarating shot making and fist pumps, openly broke down in tears after winning his first major victory following the passing of his father Earl. Woods openly wept on the shoulder of his
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Earl Woods
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 73
    He survived it, but died from a heart attack at his home in Cypress, California in 2006 at the age of 74.
    More Details Hide Details He was buried at Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan, Kansas. The Earl Woods National Youth Golf Academy at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kansas is named in his honor. It was host to the first First Tee National Academy in 2000. On April 8, 2010, Nike released a television commercial, created by the Wieden + Kennedy ad agency, featuring the somber face of Tiger Woods (depicted in black and white) and the voice of Earl Woods. The audio track of the commercial was taken from a 2004 interview of Earl for the documentary DVD Tiger: The Authorized DVD Collection, in which Earl discussed comparing the "authoritative" nature of his wife, Kultida, to his own "inquisitive" nature. The commercial utilized a sound bite from that interview as a backdrop to the camera capture of Tiger's face, and it was widely interpreted as a skewing of Earl's words to posthumously address Tiger's own marital issues which had recently come to light; the commercial was released on the same day that Tiger had made his anticipated return to competition at the Masters Tournament following a five-month self-imposed absence during the resulting public fallout, and it was the first commercial to feature Tiger's participation since the scandal first breached public scrutiny.
  • 1998
    Age 65
    Earl Woods was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998.
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  • 1996
    Age 63
    Tiger signed deals with Nike, Titleist, and the International Management Group, which made him a multi-millionaire as soon as he declared professional status, in late August 1996.
    More Details Hide Details Tiger's deals broke by a wide margin all records for sponsorship money in golf. Soon after Tiger turned professional, Merchant was fired by Earl Woods.
    Earl Woods hired Connecticut attorney John Merchant in 1996 to help facilitate the path for Tiger to turn professional, and to secure lucrative sponsorship agreements when he did so.
    More Details Hide Details Merchant had been the first African American member of the United States Golf Association's Executive Committee.
  • 1993
    Age 60
    Harmon, upon meeting Tiger Woods for the first time in Houston in summer 1993, praised the coaching which Earl Woods, Duran, and Anselmo had done to that stage.
    More Details Hide Details Earl Woods retired from his second career in 1988. He traveled to Tiger's events as often as possible for the rest of his life.
    In 1993, following Tiger's third straight title in the USGA Junior Amateur Championship, Earl Woods sought out superstar teacher Butch Harmon to develop Tiger's game to the next level.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1972
    Age 39
    In 1972, Woods was stationed at Brooklyn's Fort Hamilton, and learned to play golf, starting at age 42, at the Dyker Beach Golf Course in Dyker Heights.
    More Details Hide Details From his first experience with golf, Earl Woods was captivated by it, and played a great deal for the remainder of his life. He eventually became a good standard amateur golfer, often scoring in the 70s for 18 holes. Earl claimed to be playing close to scratch handicap level when Tiger was born in late 1975. Coached by his father, Tiger Woods was introduced to golf in Orange County, California before age two, and became a child prodigy in golf, perhaps the most precocious young golfer in history. Tiger learned golf first on the U.S. military courses in southern California. Earl Woods shared the techniques he used in coaching his son Tiger in two books: Training a Tiger: A Father's Guide to Raising a Winner in Both Golf and Life, and Playing Through: Straight Talk on Hard Work, Big Dreams and Adventures with Tiger. Woods coached Tiger exclusively until age five, then sought professional assistance from Rudy Duran and John Anselmo, both well-regarded PGA club professionals in the area. Earl Woods has been criticized by some for putting too much pressure on Tiger.
  • 1968
    Age 35
    Woods and his wife divorced in 1968 in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
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  • 1966
    Age 33
    Woods had met his second wife, Kultida Punsawad, while stationed in Thailand in 1966. Punsawad is half Thai, a quarter Dutch and a quarter Chinese. They married in 1969 in Brooklyn, New York.
    More Details Hide Details Their son Eldrick was born in 1975. His son's nickname, "Tiger," comes from Earl Woods' wartime friendship with Colonel Vuong Dang "Tiger" Phong, a courageous pilot who flew in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1954
    Age 21
    Woods married Barbara Gary on May 18, 1954, in Abilene, Kansas.
    More Details Hide Details They had three children: Earl Dennison Jr. (1955), Kevin Dale (1957), and Royce Renee (1961). Earl Jr.'s daughter Cheyenne Woods is also a competitive golfer and received some coaching from Earl Sr.
  • 1953
    Age 20
    However, he decided to continue his education, graduated in 1953 with a BS in Sociology, and was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Army.
    More Details Hide Details Woods served two combat tours during the Vietnam War, the first as an infantry officer, and the second with the elite United States Army Special Forces. After graduating from the Defense Information School and being promoted to lieutenant colonel, he was assigned as an instructor of Military Science & Tactics, (Army ROTC) at the City College of New York. He retired from active duty in 1974. Woods moved to Southern California, and became an agent for corporations in defense industry contracting.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1951
    Age 18
    Woods broke the Big Eight Conference (then the Big Seven Conference) "color barrier" in baseball in 1951.
    More Details Hide Details He usually played as a catcher, and was offered a contract by the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1932
    Born
    Born on March 5, 1932.
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