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Hooked On Golf Blog / Energy Athletic Facebook Photo Contest Winners

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Categories: Contests/GiveawaysMiscellaneousSite News

The time has come to announce the winners of the Hooked On Golf Blog / Energy Athletic Facebook photo contest!  This has been a fun experiment and collaboration between HOG and EA.  We had some very neat submissions and a big surprise.  Here are the four winners below.

Above left: Stacy Brown is golf’s version of Catwoman surveying a birdie putt, which she made!

Above right: Most liked photo by Evan Luthra had over 1200 likes! Having 100,000 twitter followers helps.

Lower left: Jeff Bricker’s photo is very touching.  A young caddie and his uncle who won the club championship.

Lower right: Mike Dobbyn as posted by his friend John Hartline.  There is some “energy” in this shot for sure.


Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to Energy Athletic for the cool contest concept.  It was a learning experience and quite fun.  I’ll work on more contests and giveaways to “thank” HOG patrons for their support!


Energy Athletic polo review (long sleeve review coming shortly)

Energy Athletic website and Facebook page

Golf On TV This Week – PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour, Web.com Tour

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
Categories: European TourLPGA TourPGA TourPro GolfWeb.com Tour

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The McGladrey Classic
Dates: Oct. 18-21
Venue: Seaside Course, Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island, Ga

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 2-5 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 2-5 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 2-5 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 2-5 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)


LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship
Oct. 19-21
Venue: Ocean Course, Sky 72 Golf Club, Incheon, South Korea

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Friday 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Sunday 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)

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ISPS HANDA Perth International
Dates: Oct. 18-21
Venue: Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Perth Western, Australia

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 1:30-5:30 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 1:30-5:30 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1:30-5:30 a.m. (Live) / 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1:30-5:30 a.m. (Live) / 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Replay)

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Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open
Dates: Oct. 18-21
Venue: Dye’s Valley Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 5-7 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Friday 5-7 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 5-7 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Sunday 5-7 p.m. (Tape Delay) / 1-3 a.m. (Replay)

USGA To Make Long Putter Ruling This Year – My Prediction

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
Categories: GolfMiscellaneous

I read an article a day or two ago on Golf Channel stating that the USGA (United States Golf Association) plans to make a ruling on long/belly putters this year.  Personally I don’t think it is the putters themselves which are the issue and I never have.  I think it is the way they are used.  Many years ago Sam Snead putted straddling the target line and that was made illegal.  I predict a similar outcome with “anchoring” putters.  This quote from the Golf Channel interview of USGA Executive Director Mike Davis is quite telling:

“If we make a change, again, if we make a change, it will be Jan. 1 of ’16, and it would be a rules change. We wouldn’t ban the long putter, we wouldn’t ban the mid-length belly putter. We’re looking at the type of stroke that is made.” ~USGA Executive Director Mike Davis

There it is in black and white.  Long or belly putters themselves will not be banned.  The act of anchoring the putter to one’s body, belly, chest, eyeball sockets etc., is what will be banned.  And WHEN that type of stroke is banned will be January 1st, 2016.  Come to think of it, the rule will likely not just include putters.  No club in the bag can be anchored to the body starting in 2016.  Mark it down.

(Video) Phil Mickelson missed the $1 million charity shot at last night’s Monday Night Football game, and so did the TV audience

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Categories: GolfGolf VideosMiscellaneous

I was excited to watch Phil Mickelson hit a 100 yard shot from goal line to goal line at last night’s Monday Night Football game, during half time.  Unfortunately ESPN did not cover any part of the shot.

I heard ESPN had Phil on the pregame and he broke down and analyzed the two teams very well.  I wonder if he predicted that Denver and Peyton Manning would execute one of the largest road comebacks in NFL history, coming back from a 24-0 deficit to win by double digits?

I found the video on YouTube this morning, so here it is:

First Look: Miura New Wedge Series

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, October 15th, 2012
Categories: GolfGolf ClubsGolf EquipmentGolf Gear

Warning: Golf gear heads please put on your drool bibs before looking any farther.  

In for review here at Hooked On Golf Blog is the “New Wedge Series” from renowned Japanese golf club manufacturer Miura.  For those who don’t know who Miura is, I’m happy to acquaint you.  Miura is widely known as one of the world’s finest makers of forged golf clubs.  Miura painstakingly hand makes clubs, one by one.  One notable player using Miuras is K.J. Choi.  Many other players who endorse other equipment brands secretly use Miura as their gamers.

Mirua PP-9003 Wedge

Mirua New Wedge Series 59 degree wedge – click for more Miura photos

My review process on this wedge has begun.  Yes, it is tough job, but I’m up to the task of testing out this baby.  I’ll have it in play for a while.  For more on this wedge series until the review is posted, refer to this Miura press release.

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