Luke Donald Overtakes Rory McIlory As #1 In The World – Is There An Echo In Here?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, April 30th, 2012
Categories: European TourPGA TourPro GolfTiger Woods

Luke DonaldLuke Donald’s solo 3rd finish this past week at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans has moved him past Rory McIlory and back into the #1 ranking in the world.  I’m starting to lose count, but I do believe this is the 3rd time Donald has held the top spot in the world.

Below is a table showing the recently updated top 50 players in the world: (more…)


2012 Fantasy Golf – Week 12 Winner

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, April 30th, 2012
Categories: Fantasy GolfMiscellaneousSite News
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Week #12 (Zurich Classic Of New Orleans) winner:
Chito

Weekly prizes provided by Champ Spikes: very cool Flix divot tools. I’ve received the first shipment so they’re ready to go. Winners please contact me to make shipping arrangements.

PRIZE BREAKDOWN (prizes still in process)

  • 1st Place: Nike Golf VR_S Irons (forged or cast), value up to $1200
  • 2nd Place: FootJoy complete golf apparel makeover including shoes, pants/shorts, shirt
  • 3rd Place: Sun Mountain Club Glider Journey Golf Travel Bag
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  • Weekly Prizes: Champ Spikes Flix switchblade divot repair tool

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Review: Nike Golf VR_S Forged Irons

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Categories: Golf ClubsGolf EquipmentGolf GearReviews

Nike VR_S Forged Irons - click for more

I’ve been taking my time with this review.  I wanted to log as many rounds in varying conditions as possible to completely fill my cranium with thoughts and comments on the new Nike Golf VR_S Forged Irons.  Now that I’ve had a chance to play in every condition from snow to high winds 90+ degree desert heat, I’m ready.  Here we go.

VR_S Technology

The VR_S Forged Irons feature Nike’s thinnest and hottest forging with Japanese SAE 8655 steel.  This steel provides great distance and precise performance.

Nike puts the center of gravity low and far back behind the club face via an undercut.  This is what they call Powerbow technology.  Essentially what would be the muscle of a muscle back club is moved behind the face with a space between the face and muscle.   Powerbow technology helps the ball launch higher for more carry and distance.  To go with that higher launch angle is a steeper descent, making the ball stop quicker on the green. (more…)


DVR Alert – Zurich Classic of New Orleans TV Schedule

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Categories: PGA TourPro Golf

PGA Tour LogoThe PGA Tour is in New Orleans to play the Zurich Classic.  The Zurich Classic television schedule is posted below.  Set your DVR!

This week marks the first week back for Masters champion Bubba Watson since his amazing win in Augusta a few weeks ago.  I stood on that very spot that Bubba hit that shot from on 11, but didn’t have any idea what would be taking place there a few days later.  Sorta cool.

Luke Donald is in the field too, after losing the #1 ranking to idle Rory McIlory. Can Luke get the #1 ranking back for a 3rd time?

Zurich Classic Of New Orleans Broadcast Times

Day Date Network Time
THU 4/26 Golf Channel 3 PM – 6 PM ET
FRI 4/27 Golf Channel 3 PM – 6 PM ET
SAT 4/28 Golf Channel 1 PM – 2:30 PM ET
SAT 4/28 CBS 3 PM – 6 PM ET
SUN 4/29 Golf Channel 1 PM – 2:30 PM ET
SUN 4/29 CBS 3 PM – 6 PM ET

Final Site Sharing Tweaks – I Hope

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Categories: MiscellaneousSite News

The Golf ChickPost #2 today of my site tweaks.  I’m fixing some social sharing issues which have been a problem.  The last post worked perfectly when sharing to Facebook, with the proper thumbnails appearing on the share.  That has been something I’ve been debugging for a long time.

This post will contain two images. One is the built in feature image (upper right) and the other will be an attached image (below) from the Hooked On Golf Blog image gallery.  The test will be to see if either and hopefully BOTH of these images appear as options when sharing to social networks.

While I’m at it, be sure to follow Hooked On Golf Blog’s Facebook Page. The site is closing in on 1000 Facebook likes and I’m going to give away some free golf schwag when that milestone is reached!

Test Image – Enjoy

Castle Course - St. Andrews

Castle Course - St. Andrews - click to zoom


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