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!
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.
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:
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 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.