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Question for UK golfers about CONGU handicap system

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, August 19th, 2010
Categories: Golf

Click over to my other site, The Golf Space, where I’ve posted a question about golf handicapping in the UK/Europe or wherever the CONGU system is in use.  This is research for an online score and handicap tracker for The Golf Space which will track USGA and CONGU handicaps.

Basically I’m gathering that after the first three rounds establish the handicap, a somewhat “live” calculation happens.  It isn’t like the USGA where the last 20 rounds are used in a formula…. right?

How not to carry a golf bag – Volume II

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, August 19th, 2010
Categories: BoneheadsHow Not To

Volume two of “how not to carry a golf bag” features the low riding rock & roll guitar player golf bag carrying technique.  This looks similar to the way my old bass player Johnnie holds his Fender Precision bass.

People, the way you carry your bag says a lot about you.  What does this technique say?

How not to dress on the golf course – Volume II

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
Categories: BoneheadsHow Not To

I haven’t done any posts for my new “How Not To” category for a while, so I’ve been on the lookout this week and caught some new material.

Below is the 2nd installment of “How not to dress on the golf course.”

I wasn’t golfing when I shot this pic.  I was at my family reunion, which was near a golf course.  I was standing in the trees and right when this guy looked at me I snapped the pic.  The flash from the camera went off.  I smiled and waived, hoping he wouldn’t beat me up….

Click here for volume one…

PGA Championship thoughts – A changing of the guard

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
Categories: PGA TourPro GolfTiger Woods

I had a family reunion this past Sunday afternoon, so I only watched the final group play the first hole live.  Then I had to record the rest.  I started watching the 7 hour recording (I always extend it an hour) at about 6:00pm.  By the first few minutes it was obvious that Nick Watney didn’t have the mojo.  He was doing the “major meltdown” which you see many players do when leading a major on Sunday, giving up a three shot lead on the first hole.

Players who made a run

Meanwhile many players made a run at it like Zach Johnson, Jim Furyk, Steve Elkington and my pick Rory McIlroy.  Rory had a chance to go into the playoff if he capitalized on a great approach shot to 18, but the birdie put slid left.  He will get his share though, perhaps sooner than later.

Bubba Watson

I’m turning into a big Bubba Watson fan.  I’ve exchanged a few tweets with Bubba and from all I’ve seen he’s a genuine guy.  This guy is contenting in majors and he’s never had a coach.  Bubba did make it into the playoff with eventual winner Martin Kaymer (first image upper right).  In fact, Bubba’s final round was by far the best of all the leaders at -4. Many are questioning Bubba’s choice on the 3rd playoff hole where he went for the green and came up quite a bit short in a water hazard, allowing Kaymer to play for bogey and win the PGA.  Bubba stands behind his decision and even said he’d do it again.  That has sparked much debate.  The facts are that if he’d hit that shot good enough to get on the green, he would have won and we’d all be talking about how brilliant and gutsy of a shot it was.  But perhaps Bubba might have been better off playing for bogey himself and extending the playoff?  We’ll never know.

Dustin Johnson and the infamous bunker disaster


Do you boneheads have to yell “get in the hole” on every shot?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, August 16th, 2010
Categories: BoneheadsPGA TourTiger Woods

Are there more “get in the hole” guys in Wisconsin per capita than in any other state?  Seriously you cheese heads.. what is up?  Did you have to yell “get in the hole” on every damn shot today in the PGA Championship?  Maybe you should wait to yell it and make sure the shot is going toward the green let alone the hole, right?  Or perhaps you should make sure the player is even hitting at the green and isn’t simply hitting a layup 2nd shot on a par-5?

I have a better idea:  SHUT THE HELL UP.

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