PGA Poker

by , May 27, 2007 | 5:24 pm

Just sitting at home doing a little blog-piddling — you know, because I’ve got a million important things to do — and I’ve got Day 4 coverage of The Colonial golf tournament on in the background. One of the ads — for tourism in Michigan — struck me as rather similar to a Full Tilt ad. Watch below and see for yourself …



Both are pretty good, no? Perhaps they were made by the same company? Either way, I gotta think one was inspired by the other — and it’s pretty cool if the golf biz (and a state intertwined with it) sees a similarity between the duffers and donkeys one might want to reach.

UPDATE: Oooh, try watching them at the same time — audio on and everything. Fun!

3 Comments to “PGA Poker”

  1. Karridy

    Did the double watch. Interesting indeed.

  2. DanM

    Golf is really such a good way to look at all things poker, too … because it provides an answer to any questions like, “what about the losers in poker?”

    the vast majority of golfers are also “losers” — probably 98 percent of them — even if they don’t gamble on the course. My guess is that an average weekend player might spend anywhere from $1k to $5k (on equipment, greens fees, lessons, magazine subscriptions, etc.) … no different from the typical losing poker player.

  3. Woody

    Similarly addicting as well.

    After a good round of golf, you start to think you are actually pretty good, have turned the corner and figured the game out, and can’t wait to get back out the next time to conintue mastering your craft.

    After a bad round of golf, you remind yourself of the good ones to convince yourself you really are a good player, chalk up the bad round to a variety of factors, and can’t wait to get back out the next time to get the bad taste out of your mouth.

    Sound familiar?