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Would you lose $183,826.22 if you slept in?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Categories: PGA Tour

I was going to write some golf blog posts today, but I slept in…

I like Jim Furyk.  He’s a gritty player (#3 in the world) and seems like a nice cat.  Apparently he made a little boo boo this week though.  He uses his cell phone for his alarm in the morning, but his battery died.  He missed his Wednesday morning pro-am tee time at the Barclays by five minutes.  That made him NE (not eligible) for the tournament.

Quick math

I did some quick math.  Furyk has made $3,308,872 in 18 tournaments this year.  That averages $183,826.22 per tournament.  So he arguably missed out on $183,826.22 based on those numbers.

I can’t imagine being in a situation where I’d lose $183,826.22 if I slept in.  The worst it is for me when I sleep in is that my automatic coffee has already shut off and I have cold coffee in the morning.

Coleman SkinSmart

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Categories: Golf AccessoriesReviews

I have a ton of Coleman gear, all of which is for my camping rig.  Ovens, lanterns, tents, coolers…  Now I have a Coleman product for my golf bag!

One of my three home courses is at a low point in the valley.  Several creeks and a river run through the course.  Most of the holes are very “swampy.”

With that much water and heavy vegetation, there are a ton of bugs and gazillions of mosquitoes.  Three rounds ago I apparently provided many insects a good dinner, and I had some nice itchy welts the next day.

I had forgotten that I put my new Coleman SkinSmart insect repellent in the bag previously, but after all the itching I remembered the next round at the swamp.

This Coleman repellent comes in a container not much thicker or bigger than a sharpie and stores easily in a golf bag.  Even better than the convenient size, is the fact that it has a squirt nozzle on the top.  This is very helpful for golfers.  I don’t want slippery hands from applying bug repellent and having to use my hands to spread it.  The repellent lasts for eight hours, just enough for an infuriating round at a muni course.

What does “deet free” mean?  I didn’t know until I did this piece.  Deet is short for Diethyl-meta-toluamide, which is the most common ingredient in insect repellents.  But deet can be harmful if ingested so deet-free is especially good for children.


The Coleman SkinSmart bug repellent is small, convenient, easy to apply and doesn’t interfere with good golf scores.  Add it to the “in the bag” list.

Elin Nordegren Woods Is Now Single – Tiger Woods Divorce Final

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, August 23rd, 2010
Categories: Tiger Woods

The rumors are now no longer rumors.  Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren are now divorced. Below is their official statement, released through their attorneys.

We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future. While we are no longer married, we are the parents of two wonderful children and their happiness has been, and will always be, of paramount importance to both of us. Once we came to the decision that our marriage was at an end, the primary focus of our amicable discussions has been to ensure their future well-being. The weeks and months ahead will not be easy for them as we adjust to a new family situation, which is why our privacy must be a principal concern.

Rumors have it that the total dough to Elin is about $100 million, not $750 million.  Either way she’ll be fine.

The good news

Elin Nordegren, hot blond Swedish (now rich) model is single.  Too bad for her I just tied the knot a couple of months ago…

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-22

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, August 22nd, 2010
Categories: Miscellaneous

Testing out some social networking links

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, August 20th, 2010
Categories: Site News

I’ve (perhaps temporarily) added some social networking links to the bottom of each blog post.  If you like a post here, click share for facebook, TWITter or the share for other social engines.

I may not use this engine as it accesses another web site to load, so it slows the site down a bit.  But let me know if you think the social links are a good idea.

Actually, upon further examination, the windows and options which pop up are very much driven toward gathering info and getting signups at another site.  I anticipate getting rid of this one and putting the one I mention in the next paragraph.

There’s a different facebook option, which just puts a “like” button and posts that like to your facebook profile.  I may go with that one instead.  Still tinkering.

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