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Golfsmith And Golf Town Merge – Biggest Golf Retail Business On Earth

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Categories: GolfGolf Gear

Golfsmith and Golf Town have officially combined their operations as was announced back on May 24th.  Golf Town, for those of us south of the Canadian border who don’t know, is the largest golf retailer in Canada.  Golf Town bought out Golfsmith for around $97 million.

The combination of the two will create the largest golf retail business on the planet with 151 stores in North America.  Store names in their home regions will remain the same.


First Look: Score Band – Wrist Mounted Golf, Tennis, Sports Scorekeeper

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, July 30th, 2012
Categories: Golf AccessoriesGolf Gear

New product in for review is the very simple Score Band golf and sports scorekeeper.   I have yet to put the unit into play and see how the scoring works, but in short you can enter scores on the fly.

Score Band - Scorekeeping Wristband Watch

Track golf or tennis scores on your wrist…

I’ll play some rounds with it and see if my scores are any lower…


Latest World Golf Rankings

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, July 30th, 2012
Categories: European TourPGA TourPro Golf

We haven’t taken a look at the world golf rankings for a few weeks.  Things have been relatively the same for a bit, with some minor movement.  Tiger Woods has been edging closer to #1, behind Luke Donald.  The next several weeks, with the PGA Championship etc., will be interesting.  Where do you think the top five or ten will end the season?

Rank
Player Points Avg. Total Points Events
1
Luke Donald, Eng 9.84 501.75 51
2
Tiger Woods, USA 8.37 334.75 40
3
Rory McIlroy, Nir 8.27 405.19 49
4
Lee Westwood, Eng 7.77 357.27 46
5
Webb Simpson, USA 6.39 332.32 52
6
Adam Scott, Aus 6.17 265.41 43
7
Bubba Watson, USA 6.12 287.81 47
8
Jason Dufner, USA 5.80 272.57 47
9
Matt Kuchar, USA 5.69 295.86 52
10
Justin Rose, Eng 5.40 280.61 52
11
Graeme McDowell, Nir 5.31 276.02 52
12
Zach Johnson, USA 5.26 262.90 50
13
Hunter Mahan, USA 5.18 269.29 52
14
Steve Stricker, USA 4.80 196.83 41
15
Ernie Els, Zaf 4.76 247.45 52
16
Dustin Johnson, USA 4.71 216.82 46
17
Phil Mickelson, USA 4.44 217.56 49
18
Martin Kaymer, Deu 4.39 214.99 49
19
Louis Oosthuizen, Zaf 4.37 227.07 52
20
Rickie Fowler, USA 4.35 226.11 52
21
Jason Day, Aus 4.22 181.59 43
22
Charl Schwartzel, Zaf 4.19 217.94 52
23
Francesco Molinari, Ita 4.12 214.20 52
24
Brandt Snedeker, USA 4.11 209.42 51
25
Sergio Garcia, Esp 3.91 183.78 47
26
Bo Van Pelt, USA 3.76 195.76 52
27
Bill Haas, USA 3.73 193.88 52
28
Keegan Bradley, USA 3.72 193.23 52
29
Ian Poulter, Eng 3.69 188.09 51
30
Peter Hanson, Swe 3.63 188.50 52
31
Paul Lawrie, Sco 3.50 174.77 50
32
Nick Watney, USA 3.46 179.71 52
33
Nicolas Colsaerts, Bel 3.45 175.86 51
34
Jim Furyk, USA 3.22 167.28 52
35
John Senden, Aus 3.20 166.60 52
36
K.J. Choi, Kor 3.17 164.97 52
37
David Toms, USA 3.15 151.40 48
38
Martin Laird, Sco 3.01 156.58 52
39
Carl Pettersson, Swe 3.01 156.34 52
40
Thomas Bjorn, Dnk 2.97 148.41 50
41
Fredrik Jacobson, Swe 2.77 135.89 49
42
Bae Sang-moon, Kor 2.70 140.55 52
43
Gonzalo Fdez-Castano, Esp 2.68 109.94 41
44
Rafael Cabrera Bello, Esp 2.66 138.47 52
45
Mark Wilson, USA 2.63 136.93 52
46
Simon Dyson, Eng 2.63 136.67 52
47
Alvaro Quiros, Esp 2.62 125.85 48
48
Geoff Ogilvy, Aus 2.58 126.42 49
49
Jonathan Byrd, USA 2.56 133.33 52
50
Kevin Na, USA 2.55 132.63 52

Fantasy Golf Week 25 Winner – RBC Canadian Open

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, July 30th, 2012
Categories: Fantasy GolfMiscellaneousSite News
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Server Migration Mostly Complete – Welcome To The Other Side

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, July 29th, 2012
Categories: MiscellaneousSite News

I started working on moving the web site to my new, bigger server at 8:45am Friday morning.  I first started with the 19,000 images and converting the image gallery.  I’ve been working on file transfers, software upgrades, server configurations etc, and waiting for the site’s DNS (tech term) to resolve to the new server.  In other words, waiting for the internet to become aware the HOG’s web server is in a new location.

Now that I’m writing this, it does appear that the DNS has propagated and I can now work on bug fixes and such.  The major part of the move is now over.

Welcome to the other side…


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